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Alex Henderson September 16, 2020 7:25PM (UTC)

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Pennsylvania — which Democratic strategist James Carville famously described as Philadelphia in the east, Pittsburgh in the west and Alabama in between — is among the swing states that could decide whether President Donald Trump wins a second term or former Vice President Joe Biden is inaugurated in January 2021.

And pundit Nathaniel Rakich, in an article published by pollster Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight website on September 15, explains why Pennsylvania is such a make-or-break state in 2020's presidential election.

"Right now, Pennsylvania looks like the single most important state of the 2020 election," Rakich explains. "According to FiveThirtyEight's presidential forecast, Pennsylvania is by far the likeliest state to provide either President Trump or Joe Biden with the decisive vote in the Electoral College: it has a 31% chance of being the tipping-point state. That's what happens when you take one of the most evenly divided states in the union and give it 20 electoral votes."

Rakich adds, "In fact, Pennsylvania is so important that our model gives Trump an 84% chance of winning the presidency if he carries the state — and it gives Biden a 96% chance of winning if Pennsy...

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Jo Frost, Global Parenting Expert, Becomes Official Ambassador for United Nations Foundations [email protected] Campaign

The United Nations Foundation’s [email protected] campaign announces Jo Frost, global parenting expert and best-selling author, has become an official ambassador to the campaign, which works to give all the world’s children access to lifesaving vaccines.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The United Nations Foundation’s [email protected] campaign announces Jo Frost, global parenting expert and best-selling author, as an official ambassador to the campaign which works to give all the world’s children access to lifesaving vaccines.

“The [email protected] campaign is fortunate to have Jo Frost as an ambassador and partner in the fight to give all children access to vaccines, no matter where they live. Jo’s commitment, compassion, and connection with families all over the world are invaluable to help us get the word out that every child deserves access to immunizations and a shot at a healthy life,” said Martha Rebour, executive director of the [email protected] campaign at the UN Foundation. Since 2014, Jo Frost has served as an advocate and champion for childhood immunizations with [email protected]

Jo Frost is best known for her long-running, international, award-winning television series “Supernanny,” which recently returned for an eighth season on Lifetime in the United States and on E4 in the UK. During the global pandemic, Frost has been providing public service to thousands of families worldwide, offering complimentary private and small group sessions to tackle the critical challenges facing families at this time.

“I think there couldn’t be any more poignant a time than now to recognize the importance of global immunization to protect our families from infectious diseases. I truly believe it is a child’s right, wherever they are in the world, to be given the best shot at life. It is a privilege to support and be of service to the United Nations Foundation’s [email protected] campaign with their global mission,” said Jo Frost, Global Parenting Expert.

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Every 20 seconds, a child somewhere in the world dies from a vaccine-preventable disease like measles or pneumonia. The UN Foundation’s [email protected] campaign helps further the work of the United Nations to expand access to these lifesaving vaccines.

To learn more about the [email protected] campaign, please visit https://www.shotatlife.org.

 

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