Copy Desk Daily, Aug. 13, 2020

Recommended for you today, from the NCR/GSR/EarthBeat copy desk:

The annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious started yesterday. There were some technical difficulties, as you might guess when something that is normally live and in-person is now an online series of events with hundreds of people ...

Global Sisters Report is "there," so expect daily coverage of the major speeches and themes for this organization that represents 80% of women religious in the United States. Start your day with this inspiring profile of the incoming LCWR president, who didn't become a Catholic until she was older, when she discerned religious life was right for her: Adrian Dominican Sr. Elise García is a bridge for sisters, younger and older

Around 800,000 Latinos turn 18 each year, according to the Pew Research Center. The majority of them were born in the U.S. or are naturalized citizens, eligible to vote in the 2020 election. A new campaign, #Every30Seconds (#Cada30Segundos) aims to engage Latino young adults and empower them to vote. One of our new Bertelsen editorial interns, Madeleine Davison, brings you this report.

From one of NCR's regular Young Voices columnists, Jocelyn Sideco: Whether you are a parent managing video-based education for your child, a college student facing a very changed campus life, or someone inspired by recent times, be gentle, stay open to God's voice and find a way. Read: Words to encourage and guide, wherever you find yourself during this pandemic

In case you missed it, Michael Sean's first take on the big Democratic party news from Tuesday: Joe Biden's selection of Kamala Harris is not a deal-breaker for progressives, and having a Black woman on the ticket means race will be at the center of this autumn's election. Read it here.

From Heidi Schlumpf, NCR executive editor: After last week's deluge of hate mail, Mary FioRito's and Gloria Purvis' rebuttals to my column on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demonstrated a heartening ability to disagree without being disagreeable. This Connections column also has some NCR staff news we're excited about.

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