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HC Wake-Up Call: Elizabeth Warren Says She Isn’t Planning a Presidential Run in 2020, 67 NRA-Backed Politicians Voted in Favor of the Florida Gun Control Bill & The Obamas Are Talking to Netflix About Getting a Show

Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds — we’re all only human, after all.


But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)


Elizabeth Warren Says She Isn’t Planning a Presidential Run in 2020

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is often said to be a potential presidential candidate against President Donald Trump, but Warren says that she is not planning a presidential run during the next presidential election, ABC News reports.

Instead, the Democratic Senator has vowed to complete another six-year Congressional term if re-elected this November


Warren told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that she is aware that there is some anxiousness about possible Democratic challengers to Trump in the next election.

Unfortunately, it looks like Warren will just be sticking to Congress this time around, but we know that she will work to make change while in Congress.


67 NRA-Backed Politicians Voted in Favor of the Florida Gun Control Law


For the first time in more than two decades, Florida has passed a gun control bill. According to The Huffington Post, 67 NRA-backed politicians in the Florida House and Senate voted in favor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.


The bill, however, was passed 20-18 in the Florida Senate and 67-50 in the House. Only six out of the 23 Republican state senators and 19 out of 76 Republican House members voted against the bill, HuffPost reports.


Several Democrats did vote against the bill, however, due to a provision in the bill that allows superintendents and sheriffs to arm certain school employees.


The NRA had come out against this new bill and its provisions to raise the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21, along with a three-day waiting period and a ban on the sale of bump stocks, HuffPost reports.


Marion Hammer, an NRA lobbyist in Florida, called for gun rights supporters to inundate their Florida House members inboxes to urge them to vote no on the bill after the Florida Senate had passed it, HuffPost reports.


“YOU and every other law-abiding gun owner is being blamed for an atrocious act of premeditated murder,” she wrote.  


The NRA has long backed Republicans in Florida, but it’s good to see some resolution to gun violence in Florida after the horrific Parkland shooting.


The Obamas Are Talking to Netflix About Getting a Show



Former President Obama may be talking to Netflix about a potential show, USA Today reports.


According to The New York Times, Mr. Obama might either go on camera as a moderator for the show, or stay behind the scenes and help produce it.


The high-profile show would focus on issues close to the Obamas’ hearts, including immigration, health care, voting rights, foreign policy and, the issue that Mrs. Obama focused on as First Lady: nutrition.


This could be a new way for the Obamas to communicate with the American people.


According to The Times, the Obamas would be paid for exclusive content, but the format and length of the show has not been decided.

Mr. Obama would not use the show, according to The Times, to criticize President Trump or his conservative critics, but would work to “highlight inspirational stories.”

What to look out for…

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Emily has also authored political articles for Restless Magazine and numerous inspirational and empowering pieces for Project Wednesday. When she isn't writing, she can be found flying off to her next adventure, attempting new recipes, listening to one of her infinite playlists on Spotify, or cuddling with her dogs. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @emilycveith.
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