Moe Talks Move To Zoom
To all those Facebook boycotters who keep asking us to hold our live events elsewhere, we hear you! We are moving our Moe Talks Virtual Town Hall to Zoom starting with today’s 12:30 p.m. session. Please use this link to register for the Monday Zoom sessions. And please use this link to register for the Thursday Zoom sessions.
And, for those who simply can’t live without Facebook, we’ve got you covered. We will be streaming the Zoom event on Facebook Live as well. Best of both worlds!
You can still send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and also submit questions during the Zoom sessions and on Facebook Live.
Join us and learn why Moe Davis is the only choice for Congress in North Carolina’s 11th District.
The Butcher’s Bill
We had a grim reminder on Friday of the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic as we reached a milestone in our failed national response.
According to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center, which is tracking the spread of the worldwide pandemic, the United States passed the 50,000 mark in deaths from the virus on Friday. It reached 55,000 over the weekend — far more than any other country in the world.
It wasn’t long ago that the president brushed off the potential death toll. Remember when he said on Feb. 26, when we had 58 confirmed cases in the U.S., “when you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.”
This despite repeated warnings from his own administration that we were facing a much more dire future.
He didn’t act on those warnings. And two months later, we now know how tragically the federal response was botched. How the administration failed to institute more vigorous testing early on to track and isolate the virus. How it failed to take control of the supply chain so that ventilators and personal protection equipment were managed nationally and equitably.
How it failed to issue stay-home orders quickly and on a national basis, leaving states to act disjointedly. Every one of those decisions has cost lives. It’s 55,000 and counting.
We cannot take four more years of his failed leadership. We cannot vote for followers, like Republican runoff candidates Madison Cawthorn and Lynda Bennett, who will continue to blindly support that failed leadership.
Pass it on. Spread the word. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper and explain why you support Moe Davis for Congress in the 11th District.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Endorses Moe Davis
Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which works to protect the rights of women to have access to vital reproductive healthcare and sex education, has endorsed Moe Davis for Congress in the 11th District.
“People need to know their elected officials are looking out for them, especially during a public health crisis like we’re experiencing now,’’ Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood Action Fund acting president, said in a statement. “It’s more important than ever that we have reproductive health champions in Congress fighting back against Donald Trump and leadership in the Senate who are actively working to undermine our health care and leaving us woefully unprepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Moe Davis has long supported a woman’s right to control her own body.
“Planned Parenthood has been a champion of reproductive healthcare for over a century and has provided essential healthcare services to millions of Americans from all walks of life,’’ Moe Davis said. “I’m grateful they have endorsed my campaign. I believe all individuals have the right to make their own healthcare choices and I believe all individuals have the right to healthcare. Neither one should be dependent on economic status.”
Planned Parenthood joins the Sierra Club, VoteVets, AFL-CIO Western North Carolina Central Labor Council, Equality NC and Patriotic Millionaires in endorsing Moe Davis.
Moms Demand Action Names Moe Davis Candidate Of Distinction
Moms Demand Action, the country’s largest grassroots volunteer network working to end gun violence in America, has chosen Moe Davis as a Gun Sense Candidate of distinction. The recognition is a “signal to supporters, volunteers and voters that a candidate stands for gun violence prevention and will govern with gun safety in mind.”
“I grew up hunting, spent a career in the military and I’m a multi-gun owner,’’ Moe Davis said. “The Republicans use propaganda to mislead and incite their base with their fake claim that ‘the Democrats will take away your guns!’ I am a Democrat and a gun owner. I’m not running to take away guns, but I do want to make it clear that ‘guns’ and ‘sense’ are not mutually exclusive terms. While the Republicans want to stoke rage by fanning a fake claim, I believe I stand with the majority of gun owners who are both rational and responsible.”
Moe Davis supports mandatory universal background checks and red flag laws. He also supports more stringent requirements to purchase military-style assault weapons, modeled on North Carolina’s concealed-carry permit requirements, and strict civil liability if a firearm that is not properly stored and secured is used in the commission of a crime.
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Please Apply For Absentee Ballot
*(See under “Legislative Watch” on this Website. Click either “Voting Information” or “Candidates & Resources” to get links for Registering & Absentee Ballot)
Given the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic and how it could impact voting in November, we are urging everyone in the 11th District to apply to vote by absentee ballot. You can go to this link for an application, which can be submitted now.
Voters have until Oct. 27 to request an absentee ballot, but we would recommend it be submitted well in advance so that the State Board of Elections isn’t inundated at the last minute and there isn’t any delay in getting the ballot back in time.
Reminder, you don’t have to vote by absentee ballot if you apply. But it is a great back-up if there are any disruptions and a reduction in polling locations due to the pandemic.
And If You Can…
We know that times are tough for lots of folks all over right now. But if your situation allows it, a donation to help with the campaign would be most appreciated. You can make a donation online by clicking this link, or mail a check made out to Moe Davis for Congress, PO Box 18584, Asheville, NC 28814. Thanks so much for your support!