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Recruiting and Training the Next Generation of Campaign Organizers

Organizing Corps 2020 kicks off this summer. Our next cohorts are planned for winter and spring 2020 — subscribe to be the first to hear when our next application period opens!



DEMOCRATS CAN WIN BACK THE WHITE HOUSE

on November 3, 2020, but to do so, we need a smart, talented and passionate team that reflects the nation’s amazing diversity to organize in every community


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ORGANIZING CORPS 2020 IS GIVING YOUNG PEOPLE THE SKILLS NEEDED TO WORK ON THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION STARTING THIS SUMMER

We are recruiting college juniors and students expecting to complete school by June 2020 to spend 8 weeks this summer – June 10, 2019–August 2, 2019 – learning the art and science of being a field organizer in a presidential election.

Corps members can earn $4,000 gaining valuable career skills in leadership, project management and communication while experiencing the exciting and rewarding field of campaigns.

The program kicks off with a five-day national training led by campaign veterans where corps members will learn key skills in field and digital organizing, and data analytics. For the remaining 7 weeks, corps members will, with the help of a coach, return to their home communities and work with their local Democratic party to turn the training into on the ground learning through action – organizing neighborhoods and registering voters. In the process, corps members will build a powerful network of like-minded peers and mentors from across the country that will last beyond 2020.

The summer 2019 corps experience will give young people the skills and tools to organize their community and – importantly – get a great first job working for the Democratic presidential nominee and fighting to win across the country in 2020.


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Organizing Corps 2020’s 8-week paid training program will build your skills so you can work on the presidential election and build the kind of America you believe in.


What are the eligibility requirements for Organizing Corps 2020?

The summer 2019 program is designed for current juniors and those expecting to complete school by June 2020. Our next cohorts are planned for winter and spring of 2020. Additionally, Organizing Corps 2020 applicants should meet the below requirements:

Ability to commit to the full 8-weeks experience June 10, 2019–August 2, 2019
Ability to commit approximately 35 hours a week from Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-6PM with some Sundays
Will be 18 years of age on or before the first day of the program on June 10, 2019
Be legally eligible to work in the United States
Have fluency in spoken and written English
Reside in and/or have housing in the 10 cities where Organizing Corps is training
Be excited about the prospect of working on a presidential campaign (approximately June-November 2020)


Much More At The Organizing Corps 2020 Link

Women's rights are human rights.

Fight Back!!!

https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/1128668142018924545

Hillary Clinton:

The abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Mississippi are appalling attacks on women's lives and fundamental freedoms.

Women's rights are human rights.

We will not go back.


Here's what you can do today to fight back:

1. Donate to @abortionfunds: https://abortionfunds.org/abortion-funds-101/

2. Support @EmergeAmerica, @EMILYSList, @runforsomething, and @TheDLCC, who work to elect pro-choice candidates

3. Join @supermajority to organize for the future

abortionfunds.org

S.1738 - PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008

Sponsor: Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [D-DE] (Introduced 06/28/2007)

10/13/2008 Became Public Law No: 110-401

Summary

Public Law No: 110-401 (10/13/2008)
Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act of 2008 or the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008 - Title I: National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction - (Sec. 101) Directs the Attorney General to create and implement a National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction. Sets forth the required content of such Strategy, including: (1) comprehensive long-range goals for reducing child exploitation; (2) annual budget priorities and federal efforts for combating child exploitation; (3) a five-year projection for program and budget goals and priorities; (4) a review of the policies and work of the Department of Justice (DOJ) related to the prevention and investigation of child exploitation crimes; (5) a description of DOJ efforts to coordinate with international, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and private entities on child exploitation prevention and interdiction efforts; (6) a review of Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Programs; (7) plans for reducing the backlog of forensic analysis for child exploitation cases; (8) a review of federal programs for child exploitation prevention and education; (9) plans for liaisons with the judiciary on matters relating to child exploitation; (10) an assessment of federal investigative and prosecution activity relating to reported incidents of child exploitation crimes; (11) a review of statistical data indicating the overall magnitude of U.S. and international child pornography trafficking; and (12) a review of the cooperation between the private and public sector in combating child exploitation.

Requires the Attorney General to designate a DOJ senior official to coordinate the development of the Strategy.

(Sec. 102) Establishes within DOJ a National Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program consisting of state and local task forces (including at least one ICAC task force for each state) to address online enticement of children, child exploitation, and child obscenity and pornography. Requires the Attorney General to conduct periodic reviews of the effectiveness of each ICAC task force. Authorizes the Attorney General to establish new task forces and establish national training programs to support the mission of ICAC task forces.

(Sec. 103) Sets forth the purposes of the ICAC Task Force Program, including: (1) increasing the investigative capabilities of state and local law enforcement officers in the detection and investigation of child exploitation crimes facilitated by the Internet and the apprehension of offenders; (2) providing training and technical assistance to ICAC task forces and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; (3) increasing the number of Internet crimes against children offenses to be investigated and prosecuted; (4) enhancing the nationwide response to Internet crimes against children offenses; and (5) developing and delivering Internet crimes against children public awareness and prevention programs.

(Sec. 104) Sets forth the duties and functions of state and local ICAC task forces relating to investigations, forensic examinations, and prosecutions of Internet crimes against children.

(Sec. 105) Directs the Attorney General to establish a National Internet Crimes Against Children Data System (ICAC Data System) to assist the National ICAC Task Force Program and federal, state, local, and tribal agencies investigating and prosecuting child exploitation. Requires the ICAC Data System to develop and maintain a technology and training program to provide: (1) a secure system of online communications between ICAC task forces and federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies regarding ongoing investigations; (2) a secure online system for resolving case conflicts; (3) a secure data storage and analysis system; and (4) guidelines and technical assistance for the use of the ICAC Data System by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

Directs the Attorney General to establish an ICAC Data System Steering Committee to provide guidance to the ICAC System and to assist in the development of strategic plans for the System.

Authorizes appropriations for FY2009-FY2016.

(Sec. 106) Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to state and local ICAC task forces. Sets forth criteria for the distribution of ICAC grants funds.

Requires state or local ICAC task forces receiving grants to submit annual reports to the Attorney General on the operations of such task forces.

Requires the Attorney General to report to Congress on: (1) the progress of the development of the ICAC Task Force Program; and (2) the number of federal and state investigations, prosecutions, and convictions in the prior 12-month period related to child exploitation.

(Sec. 107) Authorizes appropriations for FY2009-FY2013.

Title II: Additional Measures to Combat Child Exploitation - Requires the Attorney General to: (1) establish additional computer forensic capacity to address the current backlog for computer forensics, including for child exploitation investigations; and (2) report to Congress annually on the use of funds for such purpose. Authorizes appropriations for FY2009-FY2013.

Title III: Effective Child Pornography Prosecution - (Sec. 301) Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit: (1) the transmission of a live visual depiction of child sexual exploitation; and (2) the distribution of child pornography that is an adapted or modified depiction of an identifiable minor.

Title IV: National Institute of Justice Study of Risk Factors - Requires the National Institute of Justice to: (1) prepare a report on investigative factors that indicate whether a subject of an online child exploitation investigation poses a high risk of harm to children; and (2) submit such report to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. Authorizes appropriations.

Title V: Securing Adolescents from Online Exploitation - (Sec. 501) Requires electronic communication or remote computing service providers who obtain actual knowledge of violations of child exploitation and pornography laws to: (1) provide contact information to the CyberTipline of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC); and (2) provide information relating to the Internet identity of any individual who appears to have violated a child exploitation or pornography law, including the geographic location of such individual and images of any apparent child pornography.

Requires NCMEC to forward any report of suspected child pornography violations to law enforcement agencies designated by the Attorney General. Allows NCMEC to send such reports to foreign law enforcement agencies designated by the Attorney General.

Imposes civil penalties on service providers who fail to report suspected child exploitation or pornography.

Prohibits law enforcement agencies that receive reports from service providers from disclosing information in such reports except for law enforcement and criminal defense purposes.

Requires service providers to preserve images of child pornography for evidentiary purposes.

Grants service providers and NCMEC limited immunity from civil and criminal liability for reporting information required by this Act, except in cases of intentional misconduct, actual malice or recklessness. Requires service providers and NCMEC to minimize employee access to pornographic images and to destroy such images upon notification from a law enforcement agency.

Authorizes NCMEC to provide images of child pornography reported to its CyberTipline to service providers to enable such providers to stop further transmission of pornographic images of children.

Grants the Attorney General authority to enforce the reporting requirement for electronic communication or remote computing service providers set out by this title.

(Sec. 502) Requires the Attorney General to report to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on the structure established in this Act, privacy safeguards contained in reporting requirements, and information sharing.

Requires the Comptroller General to conduct an audit and report to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on: (1) the efforts, activities, and actions of the CyberTipline; (2) recommendations for legislative, administrative, or regulatory changes; and (3) the effectiveness of actions taken by the CyberTipline and the Attorney General to promote efficient use of federal funds and resources to enforce, investigate, or prosecute child pornography crimes.

(Sec. 503) Provides that if any provision of this title is held to be unconstitutional, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be affected by the holding.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/110th-congress/senate-bill/1738

Why Joe Biden can win the White House

The Democratic primary race has changed, and it has indeed changed fundamentally. Though it has been less than a month since former Vice President Joe Biden announced his candidacy, he has emerged as the clear frontrunner in a crowded field, which expanded to 22 candidates after the announcement of Montana Governor Steve Bullock this week.

Most candidates are struggling to break out and distinguish themselves, and all but a few have yet to break 6 percent or 7 percent in any poll since Biden officially entered the race. The latest poll by The Hill and HarrisX has Biden capturing 46 percent of the Democratic primary vote, followed by Senator Bernie Sanders with 14 percent. Trailing Sanders is South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 8 percent, and then Senator Elizabeth Warren with 7 percent, followed by fellow Senator Kamala Harris with 6 percent.

Biden also maintains this substantial lead in key states with early primaries that are crucial to winning the party nomination. According to the latest poll by the Post and Courier and Change Research, Biden holds a lead of 31 points over the rest of the Democratic primary field in South Carolina, the third state to hold its primary in 2020. Sanders trails Biden in a distant second place, garnering 15 percent, compared to Biden with 46 percent. According to a poll by Monmouth University of Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire, Biden leads the crowded field by a margin of 18 points with 36 percent support, followed by Sanders with 18 percent support.


The Hill

Senator Amy Klobuchar Isn't Afraid of Your Stories--Good, Bad, Salad Comb

Amy Klobuchar announced her run for president last February while standing outside in the middle of a snowstorm. It was a badge of honor for the third-term Minnesota senator and native of the state, a metaphor for her midwestern common sense and effectiveness during one of the most unsettling times in American political history.

A graduate of Yale and the University of Chicago Law School, Klobuchar served as prosecutor for the most populous county in Minnesota before becoming the state’s first elected female senator in 2006. Her ability to reach across the aisle to target the opioid crisis, inflated prescription drug costs, and sexual harassment led Vanderbilt University to hail her as the most effective Democratic senator last Congress. Meanwhile, her affable, folksy charm (she encourages constituents to call her Amy) makes her one of the most popular politicians in office. That “Minnesota nice” image was dented, however, by a series of news reports in February detailing her demanding and sometimes humiliating behavior toward her staff.

Nevertheless, she’s betting her genial pragmatism and penchant for bipartisanship—and her potential to pick up Midwest swing states that sealed President Trump’s victory in 2016—will be just the antidote needed to win in 2020. In April, shortly after releasing her tax returns to the public, the heartland candidate spoke to ELLE about what she’s really like as a boss, sexism in Congress, and her unusual choice of eating utensils.


Elle

Good read.

Pete Buttigieg's campaign asset: 'Do I have a great husband or what?'

The star of presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s campaign rally the other night in San Francisco was obviously the mayor who has vaulted into the national conversation about who will be the Democratic nominee.

But his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, is becoming a star in his own right — complete with 322,000 very active Twitter followers. He often makes separate campaign stops on the road than his husband, the candidate. That could explain why the cheers when Chasten took the stage to introduce South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg were nearly as loud as the roars for the candidate.

Part of that is because the pair are making history with every campaign stop — modeling what a married gay couple would look like in the White House, a point illustrated when they were featured on the cover of Time magazine under the headline, “First Family.”


SF Gate

Bernie Sanders to hold first Vermont 2020 campaign rally in Montpelier

Bernie Sanders is holding a rally in Montpelier on Saturday, May 25, his first rally in the state since announcing his 2020 presidential bid on Feb. 19.

Sanders held his first campaign rallies in Brooklyn and Chicago on the weekend of March 2. He noted in a Tweet at the time that he had spent the first 19 years of his life in Brooklyn.

Saturday's rally in Montpelier is scheduled for 2 p.m. on the State House lawn at 115 State St. People can start gathering at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Sanders campaign.


Burlington Free Press

Zerlina Maxwell was recently called out as having Bernie Derangement Syndrome.

The proof, a highly edited and deceptive video put out by a Sanders front group that goes by MSDNC. The contributors are: @spittingback, a huge Nina Turner fan who trashes Democrat after Democrat including their staff. It is a one hundred percent Sanders account. Their main target is anything Biden or Clinton. Pretty sure they think Clinton is still running.

@_memorable2, a twitter handle that says "I make Bernie vids and graphics." This person sticks to two things. Loving Sanders and trashing Biden.

Last is @greg06897, who says if you will never vote for Bernie then you are either "don't care" or are and "asshole." This person enjoys comparing Biden to Trump and absolutely trashing the Democratic Party.

These are the people calling a strong and accomplished woman of color "deranged."

Here is who they put together a highly edited video together to attack as having "Bernie Derangement Syndrome."

Zerlina Maxwell

Zerlina Maxwell is an American political analyst, commentator, speaker, and writer. She writes and speaks about rape culture, sexual assault, gender inequity, sexual consent, racism, and similar topics.[1][2] She is herself a survivor of sexual assault and describes herself as a survivor activist.[1][3]

Maxwell has appeared frequently on CNN, FOX News, and MSNBC as a commentator and has written for the Washington Post, JET Magazine, The American Prospect, Black Enterprise, CNN.com, the Huffington Post, Salon.com, and Ebony.com.[4][5][6] Her Twitter account was named by The New York Times as "A Twitter Voice to Follow" in 2012,[7] as one of "Salon’s Twitter 50" in 2012,[8] and one of TIME's 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2014.[9] The Cut magazine's Kaitlin Menza said that Maxwell as "has built a career around expressing her political opinions with wit and intelligence."[6]

Maxwell worked as a field organizer for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign,[10] and was Director of Progressive Media for the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign.[6] She is now Director of Progressive Programming for SiriusXM, and hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM, "Signal Boost."[6] In September 2017, Maxwell interviewed Hillary Clinton for a SiriusXM Progress Town Hall.[11]


Wikipedia

Zerlina Maxwell is a political analyst and contributing writer for EBONY.com, theGrio.com, and Feministing.com. She writes about national politics, candidates, and specific policy and culture issues including domestic violence, sexual assault, victim blaming and gender inequality. She has consulted with the United States Department of State to promote the use of social media by students in the West Bank. Her writing has also appeared in JET Magazine, on CNN.com, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, TheRoot.com Salon.com, and RawStory.com. She is also a frequent guest on Make It Plain with Mark Thompson on Sirius XM Left and on Fox News.


Netroots Nation

Zerlina Maxwell’s Secret to Taking On Sean Hannity

Zerlina Maxwell has built a career around expressing her political opinions with wit and intelligence. Her Twitter feed gained the attention of President Barack Obama first, then Hillary Clinton, who hired her to lead the progressive-media outreach during her presidential campaign. Maxwell is now the director of progressive programming for SiriusXM, where she also has her own weekly radio show, “Signal Boost.” She regularly appears as a political analyst on prime-time TV, and speaks about sexual assault and other topics at colleges in engagements across the country. Here, she shares how she gets it all done.

On her morning routine:
I work out as soon as I wake up. I do Beachbody or Insanity videos on my iPad. I try really hard not to look at my phone until I’m done working out. My commute is at least 45 minutes, so I can listen to a good chunk of an audiobook in that time. I have an Audible subscription. I am reading a lot of books on communication and management because I’m in my first real management position right now. And I’ll catch up on the news. I’m flagging things, sending them to my producers so I can make sure we’re covering all the breaking stories. I’m always reachable en route — all the producers are on a group chat — because who knows how long the ride’s going to take. The subways are a hot mess.

On her day-to-day:
I’m the director of progressive programming at SiriusXM. I started here in February 2017, after the Hillary campaign. The majority of my day is managing my in-box, managing my team, talking to my producers. I hate meetings. I hate them. I hate meetings, because I like to do stuff. You have all this work to do and you’re sitting here in this meeting that is pointless. I don’t like conference calls either. I come from campaigns, where you’d have like 55 field offices calling in. Luckily, we don’t have a lot of meetings here.


The Cut





I find it to be nothing short of disgusting to attack a person who is fighting for us. I see it as similar, and might be perpetrated by a similar person or group, to the old Stockholm Syndrome garbage that was promoted by a small group about five years ago and was directed at minorities.


Trump's Allies Want to Clintonize Joe Biden

Donald Trump is clearly spooked by Joe Biden—but some of the president’s supporters say there’s an easy solution: Make Biden out to be Hillary Clinton, just older and with a longer record of not getting things done in Washington.

Go ahead and try, Biden and his advisers say, offering a list of reasons why they believe that strategy won’t work. Though an old white man is not a history-making candidate like Clinton, Biden’s advisers know their candidate benefits from not being a woman, which they think will save him from the sexism and misogyny that defined 2016. They plan to lean into Biden’s personal story of family tragedy to reinforce what they see as his core image of decency, possibly making Trump’s attacks harder to stick. They also believe that running against Trump will allow the 76-year-old former vice president, who first came to Washington, D.C., 47 years ago, to come off as the candidate of change.


The Atlantic

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287111824

"Go ahead and try, Biden and his advisers say."



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