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Women for Biden-Harris

Website:

www.womenforbidenharris.com/

Type:

Grassroots Digital Outreach

Co-Founders:

Jill Nash and Claire Conway

Women for Biden-Harris (formerly Women for Biden) is a left-of-center digital outreach advocacy organization that supported efforts to elect Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. In 2020, the organization shifted its purpose to support the policies of the Biden administration and other Democratic politicians.

Background

Women for Biden-Harris was founded in 2020 by Jill Nash and Claire Conway. [1] Nash was motivated by the success of the 2016 presidential campaign of Barack Obama with social media, as well as Stacy AbramsFair Fight Action organization, to create an entirely online digital outreach organization to support Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. [2] In November 2020, the organization developed a base of over 725,000 users connected to the group’s network. [3]

2020 Presidential Election

Women for Biden-Harris utilized its large network of Democratic Party-aligned women to support get-out-the-vote efforts, phone banking, and fundraising for the 2020 Joe Biden presidential campaign. [4]

In Pennsylvania, an off-shoot group, Women for Biden-Harris—Pennsylvania, independently reached 120,000 members and gained national attention for its ability to mobilize suburban women in Pennsylvania, [5] including being featured on ABC News’ “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” [6] After the 2020 presidential election, the founder of the off-shoot group, Deborah Eisenberg, [7] became a Domestic Outreach Coordinator for the U.S. State Department. [8]

Policy Advocacy

Opposition to Voter Integrity

Women for Biden-Harris has supported the For the People Act, a bill that would strip state government powers over regulating election administration. [9] The bill would eliminate limitations on mail-in-ballot voting, mandate same-day voter registration, limit the ability of states to enact voter identification requirements, and prevent states from deciding whether former convicts should have the right to vote. [10]

Women for Biden-Harris provided its members with a prompt in support of the For the People Act and urged members to call their Senators and read from a prompt. [11]

Forced Unionism

Women for Biden-Harris has urged its members to support the American Jobs Plan, [12] an expansive industrial policy that includes passage of the PRO Act, [13] a bill that would prohibit employers from speaking out against unionization in the workforce and make it more difficult for employees to leave a labor union. [14]

Deficit Spending

Women for Biden-Harris advocated for the passage of the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan. [15] Women for Biden-Harris published infographics in support of the bill that lauded the hundreds of billions in deficit spending contained in the bill. [16] The American Rescue Plan was passed within both houses of Congress along partisan lines and signed into law on March 11, 2021. [17] Many commentators believe the bill contributed to the highly inflationary fiscal environment experienced immediately after the COVID-19 pandemic. [18]

Gun Control

In 2021, Women for Biden-Harris signed on to a statement published by the left-of-center Indivisible Project, [19] urging the U.S. Senate to pass H.R.8 and H.R. 1446, strict gun control bills that would limit Second Amendment rights. [20] The bills were approved by the House of Representatives, largely but not entirely along partisan lines. [21]

Leadership

Jill Nash is a co-founder and senior advisor of Women for Biden-Harris. [22] Nash is a communications specialist and has worked for a number of businesses based in Silicon Valley, [23] including Wag-Labs and Lifelock. [24] Nash serves on the board of directors of left-of-center LGBT and Democratic Party-aligned organizations, including GLAAD and Emerge California (Emerge America). [25]

Claire Conway is a co-founder of Women for Biden-Harris and a communications consultant. [26] Prior to co-founding Women for Biden-Harris, Conway was a communications specialist for the University of California, San Francisco. [27]

References

  1. Welson-Rossman, Tracey. “Grassroots Organizers Build Playbook For Tech-Powered Networking In Pandemic.” Forbes. January 19, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2022. https://www.forbes.com/sites/traceywelsonrossman/2021/01/19/grassroots-organizers-build-playbook-for-tech-powered-networking-in-pandemic/?sh=2987f6d95ae0 ^
  2. Welson-Rossman, Tracey. “Grassroots Organizers Build Playbook For Tech-Powered Networking In Pandemic.” Forbes. January 19, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2022. https://www.forbes.com/sites/traceywelsonrossman/2021/01/19/grassroots-organizers-build-playbook-for-tech-powered-networking-in-pandemic/?sh=2987f6d95ae0 ^
  3. Welson-Rossman, Tracey. “Grassroots Organizers Build Playbook For Tech-Powered Networking In Pandemic.” Forbes. January 19, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2022. https://www.forbes.com/sites/traceywelsonrossman/2021/01/19/grassroots-organizers-build-playbook-for-tech-powered-networking-in-pandemic/?sh=2987f6d95ae0 ^
  4. Welson-Rossman, Tracey. “Grassroots Organizers Build Playbook For Tech-Powered Networking In Pandemic.” Forbes. January 19, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2022. https://www.forbes.com/sites/traceywelsonrossman/2021/01/19/grassroots-organizers-build-playbook-for-tech-powered-networking-in-pandemic/?sh=2987f6d95ae0 ^
  5. Brown, Marcia. “The Facebook Group That Could Flip Pennsylvania.” The American Prospect. October 31, 2020. Accessed November 10, 2022. https://prospect.org/politics/biden-facebook-group-that-could-flip-pennsylvania/ ^
  6. Brown, Marcia. “The Facebook Group That Could Flip Pennsylvania.” The American Prospect. October 31, 2020. Accessed November 10, 2022. https://prospect.org/politics/biden-facebook-group-that-could-flip-pennsylvania/ ^
  7. Brown, Marcia. “The Facebook Group That Could Flip Pennsylvania.” The American Prospect. October 31, 2020. Accessed November 10, 2022. https://prospect.org/politics/biden-facebook-group-that-could-flip-pennsylvania/ ^
  8. “Deborah Eisenberg” LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborah-eisenberg-0b52b62?miniProfileUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_miniProfile%3AACoAAABmXAkBtc7yn7IYNTsgaSEzEJO2vG3rv1Y&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_search_srp_people%3BuLYkgXYKRtGrfLWL8DjHtQ%3D%3D&original_referer= ^
  9. “For the People Act.” Women for Biden-Harris. https://www.womenforbidenharris.com/democracy ^
  10.  “For the People Act.” Women for Biden-Harris. https://www.womenforbidenharris.com/democracy ^
  11. “Here’s what you can say-For the People Act.” Women for Biden-Harris. https://www.womenforbidenharris.com/democracy ^
  12. “The American Jobs Plan” Women for Biden-Harris. https://www.womenforbidenharris.com/jobs ^
  13. “FACT SHEET: American Jobs Plan.” White House. March 31, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2022. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/31/fact-sheet-the-american-jobs-plan/ ^
  14. “ FACT SHEET: American Jobs Plan.” White House. March 31, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2022. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/31/fact-sheet-the-american-jobs-plan/ ^
  15. “President Biden’s COVID-19 American Rescue Plan.” Women for Biden-Harris. https://www.womenforbidenharris.com/covid19 ^
  16. “President Biden’s COVID-19 American Rescue Plan.” Women for Biden-Harris. https://www.womenforbidenharris.com/covid19 ^
  17. “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.” Ballotpedia. https://ballotpedia.org/American_Rescue_Plan_Act_of_2021 ^
  18. Lynch, David A. “Biden’s rescue plan made inflation worse but the economy better.” Washington Post. October 9, 2022. Accessed November 10, 2022. https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2022/10/09/inflation-economy-biden-covid/ ^
  19. “Gun Safety.” Indivisible Northern Nevada. April 16, 2021, Accessed November 2022. https://indivisiblennv.org/2021/07/09/gun-safety/ ^
  20. “Gun Safety.” Indivisible Northern Nevada. April 16, 2021, Accessed November 2022. https://indivisiblennv.org/2021/07/09/gun-safety/ ^
  21. Giroux, Greg. “Gun Background Check Votes Highlight Growing Party Polarization.” Bloomberg Government. March 11, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2022. https://about.bgov.com/news/gun-background-check-votes-highlight-growing-party-polarization/ ^
  22. “Jill Nash.” LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-nash-922a072/details/experience/ ^
  23. Welson-Rossman, Tracey. “Grassroots Organizers Build Playbook For Tech-Powered Networking In Pandemic.” Forbes. January 19, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2022. https://www.forbes.com/sites/traceywelsonrossman/2021/01/19/grassroots-organizers-build-playbook-for-tech-powered-networking-in-pandemic/?sh=2987f6d95ae0 ^
  24. “Jill Nash.” LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-nash-922a072/details/experience/ ^
  25. “Jill Nash.” GLAAD. https://www.glaad.org/about/board/jill-nash ^
  26. “Claire Conway.” LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/claireconway-commonground/ ^
  27. “Claire Conway.” LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/claireconway-commonground/ ^
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