New Higher Heights National Poll: Black Women More Motivated to Vote than Ever Before, Fully Grasp Political Power to Shift Election Results
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2020
Top Factors Energizing Vote Include Protecting Democracy and Racial Justice
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Black women are more motivated to vote in the 2020 election than ever before, according to a new #BlackWomenVote 2020 nationwide poll released by Higher Heights. The poll’s findings also suggest that a majority of Black women believe that their turnout at the polls will make the biggest difference in this year’s election results.
Democrats face a tough fight to win back the White House in November, and with anti-racism protests raging nationwide, the coronavirus pandemic threatens the voting rights and turnout of their most powerful voting block: Black Americans. While they are 14% of the population, African Americans make up a third of all Covid-19 cases.
In Florida, a recent rise threatens turnout as Black people make up 13% of eligible voters. The state already ranks second in the nation in income inequality. But the pandemic, and recession that followed, worsened existing economic and healthcare disparities between white Americans, and Black communities.
With one in 1,000 Black Americans having died of the virus, progressives such as Angie Nixon are rallying voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election.Running uncontested, she’s the next state representative for Florida’s 14th congressional district representing Jacksonville and its outer suburbs.
The CW has landed the political anthology drama “The Women’s Hour” from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg.
The project, which is in development on the script, will base its first season on Elaine Weiss’ book about the ratification of the 19th amendment, “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote.” The TV project marks Clinton’s first time executive producing.
Weiss’ book, published in 2018, follows the story of the activists who led the decades-long fight to bring women the right to vote and reveals just how close the battle to ratify the 19th Amendment was. Spielberg’s Amblin Television options the rights in 2018 with Clinton’s help.
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A century after women were granted the right to vote, women of color are growing their political power in races across the country.
At least 266 women of color are running for seats in Congress this year, according to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University, a new record that eclipses the 179 women of color who ran in 2018.
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Northwestern University researchers have developed the first quantitative model that captures how politicized environments affect U.S. political opinion formation and evolution.
Using the model, the researchers seek to understand how populations change their opinions when exposed to political content, such as news media, campaign ads and ordinary personal exchanges. The math-based framework is flexible, allowing future data to be incorporated as it becomes available.
“It’s really powerful to understand how people are influenced by the content that they see,” said David Sabin-Miller, a Northwestern graduate student who led the study. “It could help us understand how populations become polarized, which would be hugely beneficial.”
“Quantitative models like this allow us to run computational experiments,” added Northwestern’s Daniel Abrams, the study’s senior author. “We could simulate how various interventions might help fix extreme polarization to promote consensus.”
The paper will be published on Thursday (Oct. 1) in
The idea for a one-time discount coupon may sound great, on paper, however the plan leaves many unanswered questions, including legal and budgetary issues, according to the Associated Press.
Trump made the startling announcement during a Thursday health care speech in Charlotte, N.C., catching the drug industry and health care interest groups off guard – putting his aides on the hook to answer legal and logistical questions.
Trump wants to give out 33 million cards to seniors on Medicare, at a cost of about $7 billion. “These cards are incredible,” Trump said. “The cards will be mailed out in coming weeks. I will always take care of our wonderful senior citizens. Joe Biden won’t be doing this.”
There are nearly 60 million people enrolled in Medicare, yet only about half will be receiving the debit card. The nuts and bolts of the plan still remain blurry, including who exactly will