IN THE STATES: Dems Put GOP and Their Ultra-MAGA Agenda on Defense
May 13, 2022
In the states this week, Democratic state parties in the battlegrounds held press events as part of a press day of action highlighting what’s at stake this November as Republicans continue pushing their radical, anti-choice agenda. These events came a week after reports of SCOTUS’ draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade, and days after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed a GOP majority could focus on a federal abortion ban.
Here’s a look at some of the coverage of the events:
- The Hill: Swing state Democratic parties hold coordinated ‘day of action’ on abortion
- In Florida: MyCBS4: Florida Democratic leaders call out GOP for attacks on reproductive freedom
- In Florida: Florida Phoenix: Is DeSantis “scared” to state his stance on an all-out abortion ban?
- In North Carolina: CBS17: NC Rep. Ross speaks out on possible Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade
- In North Carolina: ABC11: Democrats Reaffirm Support Roe v. Wade
- In Pennsylvania: The Times-Tribune: Local women call for supporting abortion rights
- In Georgia: CWAtlanta: Georgia Democrats hold press conference on need to protect abortion rights
- In Wisconsin: Wisconsin Examiner: Providers consider what they’ll do if abortion is outlawed in Wisconsin
- In New Hampshire: InDepthNewHampshire: Dem Leaders: Sununu ‘Broken the Trust’ of N.H. Women on Abortion
- In Arizona: Fox Phoenix: Rally against Roe v. Wade decision
And across the country, while Democrats took aim at the GOP’s extreme agenda to restrict reproductive rights, Republicans talked about the possibility of moving on a federal abortion ban.
- In North Carolina: Indy Week: Op-Ed: Republicans’ Latest Effort to Push Their MAGA Agenda is Overturning Roe v. Wade
- In Maine: Maine Dems: Maine Democratic Party Statement on Women’s Health Protection Act Vote
- In Kentucky: Courier Journal: Mitch McConnell says a national abortion ban is ‘possible’ as GOP candidates dodge topic
- In Arizona: Huffpost: GOP Senate Candidate Blake Masters Embraces National Abortion Ban
- In Iowa: Quad City Times: Grassley doesn’t rule out national abortion ban
Also this week, as new polling shows the GOP plan that could sunset Medicare and Social Security after 5 years is “universally unpopular,” the DNC launched new ads targeting seniors on Facebook to make sure they know that Republicans could put their hard-earned benefits at risk.
- Roll Call: New senior-focused ads from Democrats hit Scott’s plans for Medicare, Social Security
- In Wisconsin: Up North News: Not Letting It Go: National Democrats to Keep Hitting Ron Johnson on GOP Plan to Raise Taxes
- In Florida: Florida Politics: Democrats bet seniors won’t like Rick Scott plan to ‘rescue America’
- In Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Capital-Star: New Dem ad in Pa. hits GOP plan to sunset Medicare, Social Security
- In Georgia: Atlanta Journal Constitution: The Jolt
As the latest step in the Biden-Harris administration’s laser-focus on lowering costs for Americans, President Biden and Vice President Harris announced new steps this week to reduce high-speed internet costs for millions of Americans.
- In Wisconsin: Up North News: 1.5 Million Wisconsinites Eligible for Free or Low-Cost Internet Under New Biden Program
- In Pennsylvania: The Inquirer: Biden announces program offering discounted internet service
- In Nevada: Fox 5: New federal program will help connect Nevadans to high-speed internet
- In Arizona: Arizona’s Family: Biden starts program to provide discounted internet service
- In Michigan: Michigan Radio: The Biden administration is capping the cost of internet for low-income Americans
- In North Carolina: WRAL: 20 internet providers – several with coverage in NC – to offer discounted service
- In New York: WGRZ: White House announces broadening broadband benefit
- In California: NBC San Diego: 20 Companies Offering Low-Cost Internet as Part of White House Plan
- In West Virginia: WVNews: White House says internet providers to discount fee for poor
- In South Carolina: News19: You could soon qualify for free or reduced internet access
- In Tennessee: NewsChannel5: Tennesseans could see gap close in internet divide