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 Biden 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 Warren (D-Mass.) will join on May 4. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) will appear in the series on May 7, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will join on May 18. 

“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 Whitmer (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.” 

Tags Amy Klobuchar Elizabeth Warren Everytown for Gun Safety Gretchen Whitmer gun violence Joe Biden Joe Biden Stacey Abrams
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