Elections

Taxpayer Tricks and Treats for Halloween 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 6:33pm

An estimated 220 million Americans would frightfully lose their private insurance plans under Medicare for All.

Key Points: 
  • An estimated 220 million Americans would frightfully lose their private insurance plans under Medicare for All.
  • The Green New Deal, which aims to overhaul nearly every sector of the economy, could cost a petrifying $93 trillion and destroy the economy.
  • Forever
    The current national debt of $27 trillion is set to grow at an alarming record pace over the next decade.
  • This trend continued in FY 2020, when legislators added $2.1 billion to fund the acquisition of 22 JSFs beyond the amount requested by the Pentagon.

Early Nat'l Data Shows Strong Turnout Of Young Voters

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 4:52pm

Early voting data is finding higher youth voting rates than in either 2016 or 2018.

Key Points: 
  • Early voting data is finding higher youth voting rates than in either 2016 or 2018.
  • Early voting data available through the TargetEarly site is finding higher youth early voting rates than in either 2016 or 2018.In their age breakouts,18-29s, 30-39s, 40-49s are all voting at higher rates than in either of the last two elections, while voters over 50 are seeing their relative voting rates decline.
  • "If there was any question about whether young people were going to turn out in 2020, the early data suggests we have an answer young people are highly motivated and are voting in very large numbers this year.
  • "Given that Biden is winning about two thirds of young voters right now, avery large youth turnout will helpDemocrats win elections all across the country.Indeed, it is increasingly possible that Biden could match Obama'shistoric2008youthturnout rates and strong Democratic performance.

Seward & Kissel to Host Private Funds Forum on Eve of Historic Election

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 2:19pm

The three-day forum will be hosted virtually from Tuesday, Oct. 27 to Thursday, Oct. 29, with speakers from Seward & Kissel and leading financial services firms.

Key Points: 
  • The three-day forum will be hosted virtually from Tuesday, Oct. 27 to Thursday, Oct. 29, with speakers from Seward & Kissel and leading financial services firms.
  • Seward & Kissel LLP , founded in 1890, is a leading U.S. law firm with an international reputation for excellence.
  • The firm is particularly well known for its representation of private investment funds, including U.S. and offshore open and closed-end funds.
  • The firm has earned numerous best in class awards over the years for its work with private funds.

Amistad Project: GOP Congressional Candidates Demand All Votes Be Properly Counted To Prevent Disenfranchisement In Ballot Fiasco In Allegheny County, Pa

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:28pm

The plaintiff congressional candidates express concern that after already casting a ballot flawed by the County's admitted error, those voters may not cast the corrected ballot out of a concern for casting two ballots.

Key Points: 
  • The plaintiff congressional candidates express concern that after already casting a ballot flawed by the County's admitted error, those voters may not cast the corrected ballot out of a concern for casting two ballots.
  • The plaintiffs propose the County should accept the votes on the corrected ballot and also those votes properly cast on the flawed ballot if the voter has not returned the corrected ballot or otherwise cast a vote.
  • "Every vote must count, so the County must fulfill their sworn duty to protect every voter's ballot by properly counting every ballot cast," said GOP congressional candidate for the 17th District of Pennsylvania, Sean Parnell.
  • "And County officials should make sure that votes are not counted in the wrong district.

NALCAB Hosts Virtual Latino Policy Summit to Explore Priority Issues, Solutions for Nation’s Economic Recovery

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 2:00pm

During this unprecedented election season, as the nations focus turns to social and economic justice and a path to recovery, NALCAB - the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders presents the inaugural event Shaping Americas Future Latino Economic Policy Summit on Tuesday, October 27.

Key Points: 
  • During this unprecedented election season, as the nations focus turns to social and economic justice and a path to recovery, NALCAB - the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders presents the inaugural event Shaping Americas Future Latino Economic Policy Summit on Tuesday, October 27.
  • US Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20) kicks off the event with a live discussion on Latino policy priorities and economic recovery, moderated by NALCAB Executive Director Noel Poyo that includes a Q&A session from participants.
  • This years Policy Summit and the release of NALCABs LEA are happening at a critical moment in our nations history.
  • Tune in to the Policy Summit live on Oct 27: https://www.facebook.com/NALCAB/live_videos
    View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201023005040/en/

CA Legislators to Urge Voters ‘Yes on 21!’ on GOTV Zoom Call on Rent Control Measure

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 5:09am

It would allow local communities to:

Key Points: 
  • It would allow local communities to:
    Expand rent control to more buildings while exempting newly constructed buildings.
  • Allow limits on rent increases when a new renter moves in.
  • Housing Is A Human Right (HHR) is the housing advocacy division of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), and the leading sponsor of Proposition 21.
  • Proposition 21 is sponsored by Homeowners & Tenants United, with significant funding by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

Military Voters Highly Focused on Money Issues in Presidential Election

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:05pm

Personal finance issues are top of mind for career military voters in the upcoming presidential election, according to the latest findings of the First Command Financial Behaviors Index.

Key Points: 
  • Personal finance issues are top of mind for career military voters in the upcoming presidential election, according to the latest findings of the First Command Financial Behaviors Index.
  • The strong interest in financial issues were seeing among military voters underscores the outsized impact these issues have on their lives, said Mark Steffe, president/CEO of First Command Financial Services, Inc. Military retirement and benefits and defense spending are important to military families because they are uniquely personal issues for those who have made the military their career.
  • Military families are also more likely than the general population to focus on financial issues that are not directly tied to military service.
  • Candidates should keep money concerns top of mind in their outreach to military families for the November election.

Over 46 million ballots have been cast in 45 states

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7:05pm

Washington, DC, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aristotle, the leader in political technology and data, today announces that over 46 million ballots have been cast in 45 states by either early or absentee voters.

Key Points: 
  • Washington, DC, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aristotle, the leader in political technology and data, today announces that over 46 million ballots have been cast in 45 states by either early or absentee voters.
  • Below are just a few things data is showing at this point:
    Registered Democrats, where available, have a sizable edge on number of ballots submitted by an almost two-to-one margin.
  • Democrats requesting more than 11 million more ballots than Republicans in states that register by party or are inferred party and do not automatically distribute mail-in ballots.
  • Note: Mail-in ballots do not determine how those will vote but just an indicator on how they may vote.

e.l.f. Beauty Encourages Registered U.S. Voters to Go e.l.f.ing Vote. Speak Up. Take Action.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 2:00pm

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Key Points: 
  • is encouraging all registered voters to go e.l.f.ing vote this Election Day, with a new grassroots digital movement called Voting never looked so ______.
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  • Cosmetics leading up to Election Day, the brand will include an I e.l.f.ing Voted sticker for voters to proudly wear.
  • Our family of brands is available online, and across leading beauty, mass-market, and clean beauty specialty retailers.

Wordbank Is Part of The Make Time to Vote Movement

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 1:38pm

Voter turnout in the US is one of the lowest worldwide, and people who don't vote often cite lack of time or information they need to vote.

Key Points: 
  • Voter turnout in the US is one of the lowest worldwide, and people who don't vote often cite lack of time or information they need to vote.
  • Time to Vote companies are looking to change that through paid time off for voting and through other voting education initiatives aimed at increasing voter turnout.
  • Wordbank is part of the Time to Vote movement of more than 1,600 US companies, representing over 6 million workers.
  • Time to Vote is seeking more companies to join the movement and has already reached its goal of 1,000 members by November 3.