Monday, July 6, 2020

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Edition): On the Week That Was....

President Trump &  the US  First Lady Melania Trump On Marine One at Mt. Rushmore, July 3, 2020
(Source:  The White House
As a new week dawns, the White House pulled together a lookback on July 4 celebrations.   Our team pulled together a discourse on Social Media on the discourse from the Campaign as a #Election2020 begins with discourse courtesy  the Lincoln Project, David Frum, The Biden Campaign  and the Trump Campaign along with some discourse courtesy the team at the Real News and the Washington Examiner.  

Our team will continue its' daily assessment over Twitter this week as our Live Broadcast POD will be available on demand featuring SkyNews-We also hope all join in making sure to #WearAMask and practice Social Distancing as we all do our part to beat COVID-19:    

CBS host Margaret Brennan said that the White House would not approve a Face the Nation interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci to discuss the spike in coronavirus cases throughout the country.
Brennan opened her show on Sunday morning by noting that the network requested to have Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on the show to discuss the new rise in coronavirus cases, but was denied by the White House.
"We are committed to bringing you the facts about the virus and the most knowledgeable guests that we can. We think it’s important for our viewers to hear from Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control, but we have not been able to get our requests for Dr. Fauci approved by the Trump administration in the last three months. And the CDC, not at all. We will continue our efforts," she said.


 it’s Jen, Joe Biden’s campaign manager. I’m writing to you with an incredibly exciting update.

While we’re still counting, it looks like you did it again! I am proud to announce that in June -- with your support -- and the support of so many others -- we raised over $141 million.

Not only is this a jaw-dropping sum of money, but we once again outraised Donald Trump!! And this is before we have our final numbers!

In total, our campaign and the DNC raised $282.1 million for the quarter. It’s a true testament that the people are standing behind Joe Biden.

And our most powerful tool in winning this election is you, mike. You may have been with VP Biden since day one, or you may have just joined us, but, either way, we’re so glad that you’re here. Here’s a look at how you and your fellow Team Joe supporters are powering this campaign:
  • 68% of our donors last month were brand-new to our campaign.
  • Educators continue to be the most common occupation among our donors.
  • Over 2.6 million people joined our email list last month alone.
The energy for Joe Biden is electric, and I’m so thankful for each of you that chipped in.

It’s clear that voters are looking for steady leadership, experience, empathy, compassion, and character -- and they’ll find all of these qualities in Vice President Joe Biden. This has been our argument since day one of this campaign, and it will be our winning argument in November.

And mike, we can’t lose sight of what is at stake. As the VP likes to say, we are in a battle for the soul of this nation, and the need to elect Joe Biden has never been more apparent. The coronavirus. Our economy. Combating institutional racism. All that and more is on the line. We absolutely cannot afford a president who only cares about himself. We urgently need a leader who will bring us together, overcome this emergency, and build us back stronger than before.

I’m looking forward to the work we’re going to accomplish together, and to the day we’re going to win this thing.

All my best,


Jen O’Malley Dillon
Campaign Manager
Biden for President

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Pride 2020 Brings Wins And Losses For LGBTQ Civil Rights
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Coronavirus Cases Surge As Nurses Demand States Close Until They Can Reopen Safely
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How Is Biden Different From Trump When It Comes To Palestine?
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