Our country needs the Biden Fact Squad.
This month, at state Democratic Party conventions in California and South Carolina, we used facts to raise crucial questions about Joe Biden. And -- as news outlets like CNN, Bloomberg News and USA Today reported -- we got our message out.
“Anyone who spent more than 10 minutes at the convention was handed a two-sided document from the group RootsAction,” the Washington Post reported from San Francisco. Our flyer’s disturbing headline quoted a mainstream journalist: “It is hard to name an infamously unjust feature of America’s criminal-justice system that Joe Biden didn’t help to bring about.”
The Biden Fact Squad is committed to distributing information that is both accurate and hard-hitting.
Here are two important ways you can make it possible for the Biden Fact Squad to widen its reach and boost its impacts nationwide:
Days before last night's debate, the New York Times published an exceptional investigative article with the kind of devastating information about Biden’s record that we’ve been distributing nationally for many weeks.
With your help, the Biden Fact Squad can continue to quickly transmit such explosive material to activists, journalists and the public.
Under the heading “Joe Biden and the Era of Mass Incarceration,” the Times explained: “He now plays down his role overhauling crime laws with segregationist senators in the ’80s and ’90s. That portrayal today is at odds with his actions and rhetoric back then.”
The newspaper reported that Biden “must answer for his role in legislation that criminal justice experts and his critics say helped lay the groundwork for the mass incarceration that has devastated America’s black communities” -- and that he “worked with segregationists to write the bills.” Yet, “Mr. Biden long defended the [1994 crime] bill, saying as recently as 2016 that it ‘restored American cities’ and that he was not ashamed of it.”
We must not let such facts be obscured from public view and scrutiny.
Your help now can make a real difference as the Biden Fact Squad gains momentum.
The power of corporate backers has elevated Joe Biden to frontrunner status. They have the big checks and the big megaphones. But if we organize effectively, we can clear the path for a progressive Democratic ticket that can defeat Donald Trump and provide genuine leadership for social progress instead of corporate greed.
-- The RootsAction.org Team
P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.
>> The New York Times: “Joe Biden and the Era of Mass Incarceration”
>> Ta-Nehisi Coates, Democracy Now: “Joe Biden Shouldn’t Be President”
>> Norman Solomon, Common Dreams: “The Staggering Frontrunner Status of Clueless and Shameless Joe Biden”