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Last week’s blog post featured an interview with Robin Long, 1st vice chair of the Southampton Town Democratic Committee as well as vice chair of both the Suffolk County Democratic Committee and the New York State Democratic Party. If you haven’t had a chance to read the interview yet, check it out.
There is one story Robin told me that I did not include in that blog post. It is the story of when she met Joe Biden in 2019. I saved that for this week.
One thing that everyone agrees about Donald Trump, whether they hate him or love him, is that he is devoid of empathy. His supporters acknowledge it but it doesn’t matter to them. For those of us who oppose him, it fuels our desire to vote him out. In this terrible time of COVID and over 205,000 Americans dead, Trump’s callous disregard for others is literally killing us. In contrast, throughout Joe Biden’s long political career, his sense of humanity has never been in question. This contrast was on full display in the first presidential debate. Biden cares about other people; Trump only cares about himself.
The Washington Post’s sweeping endorsement of Biden, clearly and succinctly documents each and every reason why voters should choose Biden and why taken together, the weight of these reasons add up to a vote not against Trump, but for a candidate who is uniquely qualified to meet this moment [more]


SHDEMS member Barbara Weber-Floyd is an experienced journalist and the author of The Resistance and Me: An Insider’s Account of the Two-Year Mission to Stop the Trump Agenda and Take Back the House.  A unique work of history, it chronicles the rise of the anti-Trump Resistance by introducing the reader to the amazing women of the SHDEMS and the grassroots who powered this movement in our district. Barbara continues to cover how politics and the issues of the day impact our district through her blog,  She is also working on a second book about the women of the Resistance and how, despite the constraints of the pandemic, they helped elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 presidential election.