IN THE STATES: GOP Faces Backlash for Targeting Seniors’ Benefits

In the states this week, Republicans have had to defend their party’s plan that calls for sunsetting all federal legislation, including Medicare and Social Security, after five years – putting millions of seniors’ right to their hard-earned benefits at risk. Unsurprisingly, Americans are making their opposition to the plan known.

Here’s a look at some of the recent local coverage of the backlash to Republicans’ disastrous agenda in the battlegrounds: 

This week, the DNC made yet another round of State Party Innovation Fund (SPIF) grants, giving states across the country the resources they need to help bolster organizing efforts, voter protection, and more. Here are a few examples:

Meanwhile, people across the nation saw headlines about how President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are helping lower housing costs for working Americans – doing everything from cutting home energy bills to increasing access to affordable housing. 

And Democrats continued meeting rural Americans where they are to highlight how the Biden administration and investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will increase access to broadband, clean water, health care, and more.