In The Battlegrounds: Democrats Slam Trump’s Broken Promises To Women As Biden Rolls Out Aggressive Economic & Civil Rights Agenda

Today, as Joe Biden unveiled an aggressive and comprehensive plan to further women’s economic and physical security and ensure that women can fully exercise their civil rights, Democrats across the battleground states slammed Donald Trump’s nearly four years of broken promises to women. See for yourself:

In Arizona: 

State Senator and National Organization for Women (NOW) Board Member Victoria Steele: “For the past four years, Donald Trump’s utter contempt for women’s fundamental rights has been on full display. Trump promised time and again that he would ‘do more for women than anybody else,’ but over the course of his presidency, Trump has done nothing but wage relentless attacks on women’s rights.” 

In Florida:

Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo: “Not only has Donald Trump failed to deliver on this promise to ‘do more for women,’ he’s actively worked to make it easier to discriminate against women.  The list goes on and on, but perhaps one of the most egregious examples is his push to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which among other issues, would allow insurance companies to once again charge women more for health insurance and discriminate against patients with pre-existing conditions.”

In Georgia: 

Georgia Democratic Party Chair and state Senator Nikema Williams: “Throughout his presidency, Trump has repeatedly acted to undermine women’s access to health care, equal pay, and paid family leave, breaking key campaign promises to Georgians. We deserve so much better. Fortunately, Joe Biden has a strong record of fighting for our values and Georgia women will show up in November to elect him as our next president.” 

In Maine:

Maine Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Marra: “Donald Trump’s presidency has been a disaster for women. His administration’s cruel and ineffective policies have endangered our health, threatened our physical safety, and reduced our opportunities in the workforce. Joe Biden has a plan to fight for Maine women and undo the damage from this presidency, which is why we’re going to send him to the White House this November.”

In Michigan:

Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes: “Donald Trump has been a disaster for women’s rights as he partners with Mike Pence to push extreme anti-choice abortion restrictions, fights to gut critical protections for maternity care, and fails to follow through on his promises to expand paid leave or child care. His presidency has represented nothing less than a war on women and the issues we care about. As women, and especially women of color, disproportionately suffer from COVID-19 and the economic devastation it has brought, we need a president now more than ever who will put women and women’s issues at the forefront of their policy efforts. With the release of this new, comprehensive agenda and after decades of fighting for women’s rights, I’m confident Joe Biden will be that president and I look forward to working with him to build a more equitable future.”

In Minnesota: 

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan: “Donald Trump made a career demonstrating and celebrating behavior that perpetuates violence against Native women and girls. We need a President who will fight for the health and safety of women and Native people across the country. Joe Biden spent his career doing just that and will set a good example for our children as they learn to treat their neighbors with dignity and respect.”

In North Carolina:

North Carolina Democratic Party Executive Director Meredith Cuomo: “Donald Trump’s record with women is simply pitiful. From breaking campaign promises to North Carolinans on reducing child care costs, to working to gut the Affordable Care Act, Trump has never had women’s backs. We know this, and it’s why we can’t wait to vote for Joe Biden in November — a leader with a proven track record of advocating for women.”

In Ohio:

Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus Chair Kathy DiCristofaro: “Donald Trump’s reckless and chaotic coronavirus response has wrecked the economy and destroyed millions of jobs — which has had a disproportionate impact on working women. He has attacked women’s health care and reproductive freedom and relentlessly undermined the Affordable Care Act, which ensured women could not be charged more than men and made maternity care an essential benefit. Trump promised he would support families and help working parents with the spiraling cost of child care, but that’s just one more broken promise. Ohio women are paying the price for Donald Trump’s broken promises and failed policies, and that’s why we need to elect Joe Biden this November.”

In Pennsylvania: 

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chair Nancy Patton Mills: “Since his first days in office, Donald Trump has relentlessly attacked the health, safety, and economic opportunity of women. He has worked tirelessly to undermine access to reproductive health care and to dismantle the entire Affordable Care Act, including protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The Trump tax scam reduced the value of the child tax credit for working families, but expanded it for high income households, once again siding with the wealthy and well-connected as working women got less and less.” 

In Texas

Texas Democratic Party Vice Chair Dr. Carla Brailey: “Donald Trump and his Republican enablers have made it crystal clear to women in Texas and across the country that they don’t have our backs. Under Trump, Texas women have been dealt a terrible hand, from relentless attacks on our health care to enduring unequal pay for equal work. Now, Trump’s failed pandemic response is hitting women particularly hard, and threatening our lives and livelihoods. Texas women deserve a leader who will expand economic opportunity for working families, ensure access to quality, affordable health care, and won’t back down from the fight to protect our rights. That leader is Joe Biden.”

In Virginia:

Democratic Party of Virginia Chair Susan Swecker: “It’s no surprise that Donald Trump has created such a hostile environment for women in this country. He dismissed pregnancy as being inconvenient to businesses, posited that mothers make for absent workers, and his blatant sexism was clear to anyone who followed 2016’s election. We need a president who will be active in the fight against inequities in health care, the workplace, and all other aspects of life, and Trump has shown time and again he’ll only make things worse.”

In Wisconsin: 

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Nellie Sires: “Less than three years after Trump’s declaration in the WOW counties, Democrats won every statewide election and flipped previously Republican held seats in large part because women continue to be repelled  by Trump and the Republican Party. His hostile policies towards women have only further eroded his support among women  since he was elected, and you can bet Wisconsin women will be a driving part of the coalition to vote him out of office on November 3rd.”