IN THE STATES: Dems Blast GOP’s Radical Anti-choice Agenda
May 6, 2022
In the states this week, following the Supreme Court’s draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, Democrats across the country blasted Republicans for pushing their extreme, unpopular anti-choice agenda on our country – and made clear that Democrats will fight for Americans’ fundamental rights and control over their own health care decisions.
Here’s a look at some of the recent local coverage:
- In North Carolina: Winston-Salem Journal: “The right to choose should be protected.’ Abortion rights supporters demonstrate in Winston-Salem after leaked draft court opinion.
- In New Hampshire: Manchester Ink Link: NH Democratic leaders raise alarms following leaked Roe v. Wade brief
- In Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Advocates, Democrats energized by possibility of U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade
- In Wisconsin: ABC Madison: Wisconsin Democrats Rally for Abortion Rights
- In Florida: Florida Phoenix: FL Dems denounce leaked abortion opinion; GOP denounces the leak itself
- In Michigan: The Detroit News:Michigan senators stress high stakes in Michigan of overturning Roe decision
- In Texas: Fox 26 Houston: With reversal looming, Texas Democrats vow defense of abortion rights
- In Washington: KUOW: ‘We cannot let this stand.’ Sen. Patty Murray reacts to SCOTUS Roe v. Wade leak
- In California: Desert Sun: Newsom, Democrats vow to protect abortion in California after leaked Supreme Court opinion
- In Maine: Spectrum News: Portland rally draws hundreds in support of abortion rights
Meanwhile, Americans continue to make clear they are not on board with the radical MAGA Republican agenda to raise taxes on half the country and put Medicare and Social Security in danger:
- In Wisconsin: UpNorthNews: Republican Tax Plan Would Raise Taxes on Most Wisconsin Small Businesses, According to Analysis
- In Wisconsin: The Cap Times: Opinion: Republican plan hurts Wisconsin retirees
- In Wisconsin: Door County Pulse: Opinion: Hands Off Social Security and Medicare
- In Florida: Sun Sentinel: Opinion: The Rick Scott-Marco Rubio Agenda: Killing Social Security and Medicare
- In Florida: Ocala Star-Banner: Opinion: Sunset their political careers
- In Michigan: Manistee News Advocate: Raddatz: Make sure Rick Scott plan never sees light of day
- In Michigan: Holland Sentinel: My Take: Does Huizenga care about his disabled constituents?
In contrast,Democrats’ American Rescue Plan continues to help small businesses keep their doors open and cut housing costs – not to mention President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is helping to jump-start clean energy projects across the nation.
- In North Carolina: WRAL: $200 million now available to NC businesses for pandemic losses
- In Maine: Center Square: Maine unveils $50 million homeowner relief program
- In New Hampshire: New Hampshire Bulletin: New Hampshire to receive $26 million in new carbon-reduction program
- In Michigan: mlive: Michigan businesses get $27M in federal funds for solar arrays, co-op loan
- In Arizona: KTAR: Arizona Department of Education invests $12.1M in children’s mental, physical health programs
- In Arizona: Arizona’s Family: Gila River Indian Community receives $4.5M grant to close digital divide
- In Virginia: WSLS: Nearly $5M in improvements coming to Blacksburg Transit
- In Connecticut: Hartford Courant: How Connecticut is helping its lead-poisoned children
- In Arkansas: Fox16: Pine Bluff receives $32 million to fix flood and drainage issues
- In Massachusetts: NBC 10 Boston: American Rescue Plan to Fund Payments to Low-Income Cambridge Residents
- In Maryland: CBS Baltimore: Mayor Scott Awards $300K To Violence Prevention Initiatives
Meanwhile Republicans across the country said no but are still taking the dough, as Republican governors who opposed the American Rescue Plan continue to try to take credit for the Democrats’ critical relief package – despite opposing the relief bill themselves.
- In Florida: Tampa Bay Business Journal: Tampa Bay cities, counties get $2M in federal funding to assess flood vulnerability
- “A major resiliency funding announcement from Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday will kick off a flurry of flood vulnerability studies throughout Tampa Bay. The money comes from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and marks the latest attempt at addressing the long-term problem of a state surrounded by water on three sides while the seas rise.”
- In Ohio: Columbus Dispatch: Could ‘pie in the sky’ become reality? DeWine proposes $500 million for Appalachian Ohio
- “Late last month, DeWine, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and the state’s director of development, Lydia Mihalik, announced their proposal to invest $500 million of federal American Rescue Plan dollars into the state’s Appalachian counties — a ‘long overdue’ investment, the governor said.”
- In New Hampshire: AP: New Hampshire Executive Council approves $100 million housing fund
- “The fund, paid for with federal American Rescue Plan money that Sununu once opposed, will be used to provide grants to developers for multifamily housing projects, incentives for communities that move quickly with permitting, and money for demolishing vacant buildings.”