Supporting workers to standing for choice: strong stuff from 10 2020 Democrats this week

There are 20-some Democratic presidential candidates right now, and one of them will be our nominee. That means that even some of the more prominent candidates will be saying or doing great things that are slipping through the cracks of traditional media and social media. It means that almost everything the lesser-known candidates are doing will fall through cracks that are more like chasms.

Good stuff from Democrats deserves attention. Add to that the fact that we don’t all like every single one of the candidates, but that when the time comes, we’ll have to set that aside and get behind the nominee as our way to beat Donald Trump and start the long, hard task of fixing our country. And that’s where this round-up—which I hope will be a series—comes in. I’ll be looking for the best thing to come from each candidate each week, be it a policy, a quote, a tweet, an action.

So without further ado …

Kamala Harris, Joan McCarter wrote, “has a very clever plan for securing abortion rights.” Harris would require federal preclearance for new anti-abortion laws from states that have passed unconstitutional anti-abortion laws in recent years and had those laws struck down by the courts.

Bernie Sanders used his email list to rally support for striking workers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Elizabeth Warren put up a calculator so you can find out how much you’d save if her universal childcare plan became law. It might be a lot. And then, after I’d chosen that as her top moment of the week, she laid out a plan to make it possible to indict presidents

Joe Biden released an education framework that has real promise, though there are some questions left unanswered.

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