IN THE STATES: Trump’s Attacks on Health Care and Reproductive Freedoms, Abysmal Ground Game Take the Spotlight

From reproductive freedom to the Affordable Care Act, health care was front and center over the past week across the country. In the face of Donald Trump’s attacks on health care and plans to raise costs, Americans across the country celebrated the anniversary of the ACA, and President Biden and Vice President Harris visited Raleigh, North Carolina to lay out their plan to make health care more affordable and accessible.

  • In Alabama: Alabama Political Reporter: Sewell vows to continue building on Affordable Care Act ahead of 14th anniversary
  • In Arizona: Northeast Valley News: Arizonans reject House Republicans plan revealed on Wednesday that cuts Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act
  • In California: Precinct Reporter Group: Rep. Aguilar Celebrates 14th Anniversary of Affordable Care Act
  • In Florida: Florida Politics: Nikki Fried warns that Donald Trump could end Affordable Care Act
  • In Illinois: Shaw Local: Underwood visit to DeKalb marks 14 years of Affordable Care Act
  • In Maryland: The BayNet: Congressman Ivey Celebrates 14th Anniversary Of The Affordable Care Act
  • In Michigan: WJRT: Lt. Gov. Gilchrist defends Affordable Care Act on 14th anniversary
  • In Nevada: KRXI: Nevada acknowledges 14th anniversary of Affordable Care Act’s impact on healthcare
  • In NevadaKTVN: NV Dems Say Repeal of ACA Would Be Devastating to Nevadans
  • In North Carolina: NC Newsline: In Raleigh, Biden and Harris celebrate their administration’s record of expanding healthcare access
  • In North Carolina: News & Observer: Raise the retirement age? Mess with Medicare? Don’t even think about it, GOP | Opinion
  • In New York: ABC7 New York: President Biden, Vice President Harris speak in Raleigh for health care event
  • In North Carolina: News & Observer: In Raleigh, Biden and Harris talk health care and lowering prescription drug prices
  • In North Carolina: WFMY: ‘I see a future where healthcare is a right’ | President Biden, VP Harris spoke on affordable healthcare in Raleigh
  • In North Carolina: WNCN: President Biden, Vice President Harris give remarks in Raleigh about healthcare

Abortion was in the spotlight once again this week as the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case threatening access to medication abortion thanks to Donald Trump’s work overturning Roe v. Wade, and after Democrat Marilyn Lands flipped a state House district in Alabama by running against MAGA Republicans’ attacks on reproductive freedoms. Time and time again, voters are rejecting Trump’s charge to rip away women’s right to choose at the ballot box.

  • In Alabama: Alabama Reflector: Marilyn Lands, Democrat who ran on reproductive rights, flips Alabama House seat
  • In Alabama: WPMI: Democrat Marilyn Lands flips District 10 Alabama House seat
  • In Alabama: WHNT: ‘It’s a victory for women’: Democrat Marilyn Lands wins District 10 special election
  • In Arizona: Phoenix New Times: ‘Connect the dots’: Abortion at heart of 2024 elections in Arizona
  • In Michigan: Bridge Michigan: Supreme Court abortion pill case ‘terrifying’ for Michigan women, Nessel says
  • In Michigan: Michigan Public: Whitmer, Becerra push IVF, abortion rights as part of MI reproductive rights
  • In Michigan: The ‘Gander: Whitmer and Nessel say abortion pill case is part of continued attacks on reproductive rights

While Trump’s ground game in critical battleground states is skeletal and strapped for cash with no signs of improving, Team Biden-Harris is strong and growing stronger as Democrats’ infrastructure continues to build the operation needed to defeat MAGA at the ballot box this November.

  • In Arizona: Arizona Republic: Trump’s 2024 Arizona field operation is a shadow of his 2020 campaign. Here’s what to know
  • In Connecticut: CT Mirror: Will RNC reopen Black, Latino community center in CT? It’s unclear
  • In Michigan: Detroit News: Democrats say they’re opening 30 campaign offices, tout ‘ground game’
  • In Michigan: Detroit News: Michigan Republican Party office was ‘stripped down to the bare bones,’ new leader says
  • In New Mexico: Albuquerque Journal: RNC closed Hispanic community centers in District 2, but hasn’t given up on flipping the congressional seat
  • In Pennsylvania: Lancaster Online: Biden campaign opens shared campaign headquarters in Lancaster city
  • In Pennsylvania: Levittown Now: Democrats Ramp Up Election Efforts With New Campaign Offices In Bucks County
  • In Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Capital Star: Democrats open coordinated campaign offices across Pennsylvania
  • In Wisconsin: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: RNC’s former Hispanic outreach center in Milwaukee soon to become an ice cream shop

Also this week, Vice President Harris traveled to Florida to announce the launch of the National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center and speak with families of the loved ones lost during the Parkland school shooting. The contrast couldn’t be starker between the Biden-Harris administration fighting to tackle the gun violence epidemic while Trump tells victims of gun violence to “get over it” and caves to the gun lobby again and again.

  • In Florida: Florida Politics: Kamala Harris pitches red flag laws, gun violence prevention in Parkland
  • In Florida: Miami Herald: At site of Parkland school shooting, Harris announces new tool to curb gun violence
  • In Florida: NBC 6: Kamala Harris tours blood-stained building where 2018 Parkland school massacre happened
  • In Florida: Sun Sentinel: ‘Frozen in time’: Vice President Kamala Harris reacts to viewing site of Stoneman Douglas shooting
  • In Florida: West Orlando News: Florida Democrats Welcome VP Harris, Gun Safety Solutions Announced in Parkland

In more news, President Biden’s agenda continues to deliver for Americans and is transforming state economies through infrastructure projects across the nation. From bridges to reservoirs to battery plants, President Biden is investing in America and creating millions of good-paying jobs.  

  • In Arkansas: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Newport Municipal Airport getting $434,700 in latest round of infrastructure funding
  • In California: San Mateo Daily Journal: Redwood City’s Bair Island gets investment for critical restoration efforts
  • In Delaware: The News Journal: Federal grant coming to DelDOT, Georgetown to fund transportation projects, I-95 cap
  • In Kentucky: 95.3 WIKI: Gov. Beshear Announces 5 Planned Economic Development Projects in 5 Days That Could Bring Thousands of Jobs, Billions in Investments to Kentucky
  • In Maryland: EPA Announces Historic Funding For Chesapeake Bay Restoration Programs
  • In Michigan: Detroit News: Granholm unveils new training program for battery plant jobs at Lansing stop
  • In Michigan: FOX17 West Michigan: Palisades nuclear plant restart gets $1.52B boost from US Department of Energy
  • In Michigan: The ‘Gander: Biden administration funds to bring 500+ new Michigan jobs to hydrogen fuel ‘gigafactory’
  • In Michigan: WNEM: Energy Secretary visits Michigan, unveils training program to create more EV manufacturing jobs in the state
  • In Nevada: Elko Daily Free Press: NGM receives $95M grant for solar system to power mines
  • In New York: Riverhead Local: Riverhead receives $1.25 million in fed funding for public water extensions in Calverton
  • In Ohio: Toledo Blade: Ohio Lake Erie Commission getting $5.8M for environmental justice projects
  • In Utah: ABC4 Utah: ‘It’s huge’: Feds make additional $7M investment in Washington Co. reservoir project
  • In Utah: St George News: Chief Toquer Reservoir gains $7M in new funding