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Potential Biden running mates to take part in gun control panel

Potential Biden running mates to take part in gun control panel
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A number of potential running mates for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to meet with 6 GOP senators next week Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit On The Money: Five takeaways on a surprisingly poor jobs report | GOP targets jobless aid after lackluster April gain MORE will take part in a virtual panel series about combatting gun violence amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a release exclusively obtained by The Hill. 

The series, titled "Demanding Women," will be hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action later this month and next month. 

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) will take part in the series on April 28, while Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDebate over ICBMs: Will 'defund our defenses' be next? Manchin on collision course with Warren, Sanders Hillicon Valley: Broadband companies funded fake net neutrality comments, investigation finds | Twitter rolls out tip feature | Google to adopt 'hybrid work week' MORE (D-Mass.) will join on May 4. Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharStrengthen CBP regulations to reduce opioid deaths Why isn't Washington defending American companies from foreign assaults? Republicans float support for antitrust reform after Trump Facebook ban upheld MORE (D-Minn.) will appear in the series on May 7, and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris says Mexico, US can work together to improve quality of life in Northern Triangle Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says 'it is time to pass the baton on to someone else' Harris's uncle discusses COVID-19 surge in India: 'The conditions are pretty bad' MORE (D-Calif.) will join on May 18. 

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“The leaders participating in our ‘Demanding Women’ series are doing everything in their power to fight the coronavirus pandemic and its intersections with systemic racism and inequities," Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, said in a statement. "From voter access issues to rising rates of city gun violence and domestic violence, these women are leading the conversation to demand a better, safer world for every American.”

Biden has pledged to pick a woman as his running mate in the general election, and is said to be considering Abrams, Harris, and Warren. He has also said he is considering Michigan Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerMore than half of Michigan adults have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose Michigan Senate votes to exempt high school graduations from crowd restrictions White House to shift how it distributes unallocated vaccines to states MORE (D). 

The former vice president said earlier this week that he plans to announce the members of a selection committee who will help choose his running mate by May 1. 

“We’re going to probably be announcing the setting up of that committee, which we’re doing now, between the people who have agreed to serve on it, and we will be announcing the formation of that I assume by May 1 we’ll have that done,” he said on “The Late Late Show with James Corden."