Received this e-mail from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign:

This is part of Joe Biden’s newsletter series for supporters. To share feedback and submit questions, use this link: https://go.joebiden.com/newsletter

Enjoy! — Team Joe

Hi, it’s Joe Biden again, writing from my home in Delaware.

    As always, I want to start today’s newsletter off by thanking you. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this, thank you for supporting our campaign, and thank you for doing your part to help this great country in a time of crisis. Whether you're currently at home social distancing or you're finishing up a shift volunteering or working to help others through this — thank you for showing us all how strong and good America is.

    Because, I’m so darn proud to be an American right now. Our health care workers, first responders, and other frontline workers across the country are out there saving lives and making sacrifices. We are all participating in something bigger than ourselves, and that’s what has always made America special, this common idea that we’re in this together.

    Times are tough, but the fundamental goodness of America is breaking through. And when we come together, there’s nothing we can’t do. So thank you, thank you, thank you.

What I’m Reading This Week:

We had an amazing fundraising month in March, I can’t wait to share the numbers with you later on. It’s all thanks to you, team, and I cannot thank you enough.

    Now, we know that in April it may be even harder to chip in to the campaign, I understand. Your family, your community, and many great charities are deserving of your time and money.

But we are going to keep fundraising so we can keep campaigning and take this fight to Donald Trump — and our fundraising goals will stay ambitious and competitive. So please, if you are in a position to donate to my campaign today, consider chipping in $5 to power everything from this newsletter to virtual town halls.

My message for Donald Trump: Make it Work

    Last week I asked President Trump to talk on the phone about how we handle the economic crisis our country now faces.

    I released a checklist for making the economic relief and recovery effort work for families, workers, and small businesses. This is a follow-up to the plan to address the Coronavirus crisis that I released on March 12th. I encouraged him to adopt any and all of those ideas.

    I’ve faced a similar challenge to the one facing him now. I led the implementation of the over $800 billion Recovery Act, previously the largest economic relief bill in history. We successfully took a big, complex piece of legislation and made sure it reached those who needed the help without waste or delay. It wasn’t easy.

    The economic response to the coronavirus will require a broad, bold, and unrelenting legislative response from the Administration and Congress. While the U.S. took a consequential step by enacting the $2 trillion relief package, known as the CARES Act, much more needs to be done.

    This conversation with the President took place today and I will continue to offer my help and urge President Trump towards a solution that will work — and can work quickly.

I made the checklist public, and you can read it here on my website: https://joebiden.com/the-biden-make-it-work-checklist/

Hey, Joe!

  1. Question from Libbie in Oakland: I'm worried about kids losing faith and losing momentum. What can we say to them during this crisis?
         One of the most important things to a parent is being able to tell their kids it’s going to be okay. I know from experience, the longest walk you can make is up a short flight of stairs to your child’s bedroom to tell them things are changing.

         I think it’s important how we talk to our kids right now, being honest with them about the world and what is happening. We have to remind them that their studies, even if they are harder and only happening online right now, are as important as ever. These kids are our future and they can, and will, do better than us. Jill and I had a Family Town Hall last night where we talked about this, if you missed it you can watch it here.
     

  2. Question from Maddie in Los Angeles: Music is how I get through the hard times in my life, what music are you listening to during these strange difficult times?
         I agree, music is a powerful tool to heal. Right now, I’m listening to some longtime favorites that feel especially pertinent now: “Come Together” by The Beatles and “We Take Care of Our Own” by Bruce Springsteen. I think one of the best songs for the moment actually came from a singer-songwriter who sadly passed away this week. Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me” is a great reminder that we are all in this together, and we will get through this together. “You just call on me brother, when you need a hand. We all need somebody to lean on.”

     
  3. Question from Nisa in Providence: Hi Mr. Vice President! How are Champ & Major? I’d love to see them in your social media more. I can’t wait to see those two good boys in the White House.
         Major and Champ have no idea why we are home so often now, but I don’t think they’ll question it anytime soon — they’re just happy to have all the attention and head scratches!

Spread The Faith

     Actor John Krasinski started a YouTube show called “Some Good News,” where he shares news stories that are just, plain and simple, good. People celebrating and clapping for health care workers as they walk home from work, neighborhoods throwing a distant birthday party for a young girl finishing her chemotherapy, and a husband visiting his wife of 45 years at her nursing home every single day to sing to her. I particularly loved this last one, you can read about it here.

CHECK OUT SOME GOOD NEWS!

What’s Coming Up

  • Our podcast is live — Episodes one and two are now streaming, click here to download and listen.
  • Virtual Events — We have lots of virtual events, some national and some localized to your area, but all of them you can join from the comfort and safety of your own home! Hear about our youth vote organizing, or meet with supporters from your state, there are a lot of ways to get plugged in at: www.joebiden.com/events

Thanks, as always, for your time and support. Let me know any feedback or questions you have for me here on our newsletter form.

    I look forward to talking to you again soon, and until then — stay safe, healthy and full of hope! We’re going to get through this, together.

    Keep the faith,
    Joe

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