Week in Review 5-1-2020

One of the big lessons we learned form the 2016 campaign is DON'T LISTEN TO POLLS. 

Recent polling in key battleground states show Joe Biden ahead of Donald Trump. However, the election is still six months away, a lifetime in elections. Optimism is welcomed, especially during these difficult dark days, but optimism can be lethal. It can lead to complacency. 

We must remain focused on the task ahead which is continue to support our candidates. Donate to JAC candidates. Pledge to make get out the vote phone calls from your home for our candidates. We will be providing you with more details soon. 

Voting will be extremely challenging, and possibly dangerous. The GOP knows that and they will exploit this to their advantage. They do not want voting to be easier and safe for Americans. They will increase their voter suppression efforts even more.

The GOP want to scare us and say that vote-by-mail is rife with fraud. However, there have only been 143 cases of fraud using mailed ballots over the course of 20 years. 

Young people are the future of this country and they need to take a more active role in the electoral process. Unfortunately, they have the lowest turnout of any age group in the United States. But data from Florida's recent primary shows an impressive boost among 18-24-year-olds voting at home.

Congress will also need to ensure that the post office is well funded to handle the influx of mail in ballots. Republicans want to thwart vote-by-mail to reduce voter turnout by defunding the Postal Service. 

We cannot afford to get distracted.

We must keep working hard for JAC candidates while fighting GOP efforts to keep us from voting. Stay engaged. Join a JAC Zoom call to meet our candidates who want to fight to be the voice for us in Washington.

Urge Congress to expand vote by mail and to fully fund the post office.

Sources: The HillWashington Monthly