Politics of the United States

J-Talks Live: New Yorker's Susan B. Glasser on U.S. leadership and politics, the pandemic and protests

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 5:28pm

Glasser's award-winning career includes serving as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, founding editor of Politico Magazine and Moscow bureau chief at the Washington Post.

Key Points: 
  • Glasser's award-winning career includes serving as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, founding editor of Politico Magazine and Moscow bureau chief at the Washington Post.
  • She will share her perspective on COVID-19 leadership, Donald Trump's response to the protests over race-related police brutality, the U.S. presidential election and how Canadians can make sense of the chaos across our border.
  • "And now, the biggest issues roiling the U.S. race, health, inequality are converging in an election year in powerful ways.
  • The CJF thanks the generosity of J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporters CPAC and Cision.

Family Research Council and 21 State-Level Family Policy Councils Release Resource Outlining Biblical Principles for Political Engagement

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 4:37pm

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Family Research Council and 21 partnering state family policy councils released a publication today titled "Biblical Principles for Political Engagement: Worldview, Issues, and Voting."

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Family Research Council and 21 partnering state family policy councils released a publication today titled "Biblical Principles for Political Engagement: Worldview, Issues, and Voting."
  • Family Research Council plans to start by distributing 15,000 copies of the brochure, and hundreds of thousands more will be distributed digitally.
  • Founded in 1983, Family Research Council is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to articulating and advancing a family-centered philosophy of public life.
  • Family policy councils are independent state-based organizations that accomplish at the state level what FRC does at the national level.

New Poll Identifies Key Swing Vote Group Among Female Voters - "Guardian Women"

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 3:00pm

It is the most comprehensive study to date of women voters in 2020 as they adapt to the pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • It is the most comprehensive study to date of women voters in 2020 as they adapt to the pandemic.
  • The survey's results have helped identify a key group of swing voters among women: deemed "the Guardian Women" by All In Together, this group of women voters say that their top value is "security."
  • The Guardian Women group is split in identification and in presidential vote, with 46% leaning toward Biden, 42% leaning toward Trump, and 12% undecided.
  • In this group, 62% of respondents strongly agree that their political participation matters now more than ever to protect our country and families.

MassRoots Encourages Trump Administration to Respect Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 4:17pm

MassRoots, Inc. ("MassRoots" or the "Company") (OTC Pink:MSRT), a technology platform for the regulated cannabis industry, released the following statement in regards to the Executive Order issued on May 28, 2020 pertaining to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Key Points: 
  • MassRoots, Inc. ("MassRoots" or the "Company") (OTC Pink:MSRT), a technology platform for the regulated cannabis industry, released the following statement in regards to the Executive Order issued on May 28, 2020 pertaining to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
  • As is the case in nearly every other sector, we believe more government regulations and enforcement are not the answer to this problem.
  • We believe this would not have been possible if the internet was regulated in a manner the Trump Administration has proposed.
  • MassRoots has been covered by the Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, CNBC, Fox Business, Fortune, Forbes, and the BBC.

More than 550 Physicians Join Together in Call for Reopening America, Reports The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 7:39pm

The letter was authored and the signature campaign was led by several concerned Texas physicians.

Key Points: 
  • The letter was authored and the signature campaign was led by several concerned Texas physicians.
  • As we began circulating the letter, physicians across the country, especially from New York, New Jersey, Michigan, California, Illinois, and Pennsylvania asked us to send a copy to their governors too.
  • Some patients now face inevitable death because the diagnosis and treatments were delayed too long."
  • The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a national organization representing physicians in all specialties, founded in 1943.

CAIR Calls on Minn. National Guard to Reject Trump's 'Racist Threat,' Encourages Suspension of President's Twitter Account

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 5:31pm

In response, Twitter restricted the visibility of the post for "glorifying violence" in violation of its rules, but allowed the tweet to remain accessible of "public interest.

Key Points: 
  • In response, Twitter restricted the visibility of the post for "glorifying violence" in violation of its rules, but allowed the tweet to remain accessible of "public interest.
  • "The official White House Twitter account then posted the same quote from President Trump.
  • CAIR also noted that Trump's use of the word "THUGS" is a race-coded word that bigoted politicians use to negatively describe African-American protestors.
  • CONTACT:CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com ; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com

Private Sector Coalition Partners with Ohio to Save Lives During COVID-19

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 4:14pm

But when the coronavirus hit, Bryant was moved by calls from President Donald Trump for private industry to help battle the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Key Points: 
  • But when the coronavirus hit, Bryant was moved by calls from President Donald Trump for private industry to help battle the COVID-19 public health crisis.
  • Bryant began reaching out to potential customers for the face shields, including the state of Ohio.
  • He doggedly reached out to the state of Ohio until, as he put it, he got a "nibble."
  • His efforts to connect Ohio health care workers are now paying dividends in saved lives.

Congressional Candidate Laura Loomer To Resume Campaign Activities Amongst Growing Support

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:11pm

Laura Loomer stated, "My campaign is looking forward to safely resuming campaign activities to win Florida's 21st Congressional seat.

Key Points: 
  • Laura Loomer stated, "My campaign is looking forward to safely resuming campaign activities to win Florida's 21st Congressional seat.
  • On March 9th, Laura Loomer for Congress was the first federal campaign in the nation to temporarily halt events and public activities like door knocking due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Loomer instructed volunteers and staff to assist with community needs such as blood drives and mask making for first responders.
  • Last month, President Trump retweeted support for Laura Loomer's campaign, which he has now done twice since Loomer filed to run for Congress in the Mar a Lago district.

Julián Castro, Former HUD Secretary and Presidential Candidate, Joins Forces with Voto Latino; Voto Latino Commits to Registering over 1 Million Voters

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 3:18pm

"As I said during my campaign for president, the Latinx community will determine the outcome of November's election," said Secretary Castro.

Key Points: 
  • "As I said during my campaign for president, the Latinx community will determine the outcome of November's election," said Secretary Castro.
  • I'm proud to partner with Maria Teresa and her team at Voto Latino in this effort, and look forward to Latinx voters saying 'adios' to Donald Trump in November."
  • "Secretary Castro has been a champion of our community for years and Voto Latino is excited to welcome him," said Mara Teresa Kumar, Founding President and CEO of Voto Latino.
  • Voto Latino is committed to registering 1 million voters for the 2020 political cycle.

Judicial Watch and Election Integrity Project California Both Work to Restore Voter Confidence Nationwide

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 7:02pm

Judicial Watch and Election Integrity Project California joined forces in 2017 to challenge the failure of election officials in Los Angeles and Sacramento to clean up Los Angeles County's voter rolls.

Key Points: 
  • Judicial Watch and Election Integrity Project California joined forces in 2017 to challenge the failure of election officials in Los Angeles and Sacramento to clean up Los Angeles County's voter rolls.
  • In this election year, Judicial Watch and Election Integrity Project California jointly call upon all nonpartisan organizations interested in promoting genuinely fair and honest elections to coordinate their efforts across the election process.
  • "Confidence in voter rolls is a civil rights issue," declared Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
  • Linda Paine, President of Election Integrity Project California, added, "Our Election Integrity Project recently served notice on the California Secretary of State for violations of the NationalVoter Registration Act, after identifying hundreds of thousands of registration irregularities.