IN THE STATES: Women’s Freedoms Under Attack from Trump’s Abortion Bans

This week, leading up to the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans’ extreme and overwhelmingly unpopular plans to pass a national abortion ban and rip away women’s freedoms were put on blast in states across the country. 

  • In Arizona: The Copper Courier: With freedoms on the line, Arizonans can’t afford another Trump abortion ban
  • In Iowa: Des Moines Register: Republicans seek national abortion ban, threatening women’s health and freedom
  • In Wisconsin: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin Republican lawmakers introduce 14-week abortion ban. Evers promises veto.
  • In Wisconsin: NBC 26: Wisconsin Republican lawmakers introduce 14-week abortion ban
  • In Wisconsin: WISN: Wisconsin GOP proposes 14-week abortion ban
  • In Wisconsin: Fox 6: Wisconsin GOP proposal; abortion ban after 14 weeks of pregnancy
  • In New Hampshire: Union Leader: Rep. Alexis Simpson: Women’s freedom is under attack in NH and Trump is to blame
  • In Nevada: This is Reno: Opinion: Nevada should protect reproductive rights in its constitution

Yesterday, President Biden visited Raleigh, North Carolina to announce $82 million in new investments that will connect thousands of North Carolinians with high-speed internet and, also, grab a milkshake.   

  • In North Carolina: ABC 45: President Biden visits North Carolina to announce funding for high-speed internet
  • In North Carolina: Technician: President Biden visits Raleigh, announces investments in internet infrastructure
  • In North Carolina: The Carolina Journal: Biden touts $82 million for high-speed internet in NC
  • In North Carolina: The News & Observer: Biden touts millions in funding for internet access on NC trip. How state will benefit
  • In North Carolina: WDPE: Biden to announce $82M investment to expand high-speed internet in North Carolina
  • In North Carolina: WFMY: ‘Absolute Necessity’ | President Biden announces plan for affordable high-speed internet in North Carolina visit
  • In North Carolina: WRAL: Biden touts investments, economy during Raleigh visit as 2024 Trump rematch looms
  • In North Carolina: WTVD: Biden announces $3B investment in high speed internet for rural communities during NC visit
  • In North Carolina: WUNC: Biden announces high-speed internet investment in NC as part of nationwide broadband goals
  • In North Carolina: WXII: President Biden announces funding for high-speed internet in visit to North Carolina
  • In North Carolina: Cardinal & Pine: Biden visits Raleigh, announces $82 million for high-speed internet in NC
  • In North Carolina: WTVD: Biden grabs milkshake at Cook Out in Raleigh during North Carolina visit
  • In North Carolina: WXII: What did the president order at Cook Out?
  • In North Carolina: The News & Observer: President Joe Biden stopped at a Raleigh Cook Out in trip to NC. What did he order?
  • In North Carolina: WRAL: Can you guess President Biden’s Cook Out order in Raleigh?
  • In North Carolina: WNCN: President Biden, Gov. Cooper stop at a Raleigh Cook Out – what they ordered

President Biden and Vice President Harris honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Columbia, South Carolina with service projects and remarks on the importance of safeguarding our democracy.

  • In Pennsylvania: CBS Philadelphia: President Biden volunteers with Philabundance on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • In Pennsylvania: KYW: Biden volunteers at Philly food bank for 3rd year running to mark city’s MLK Day of Service with Mayor Parker
  • In Pennsylvania: NBC 10 Philadelphia: Biden packs food in Philly for those in need on MLK Jr. Day
  • In Pennsylvania: Patch: Biden Volunteers At Philadelphia Food Bank For MLK Day Of Service
  • In Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Biden, Casey and other elected officials mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at events in Philadelphia
  • In Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly Mayor Cherelle L. Parker met with President Joe Biden during his visit to the city Monday
  • In Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Inquirer: President Biden returns to Philabundance in his third visit to Pa. this year
  • In Pennsylvania: WHYY: Biden returns to Philly food bank for MLK Jr. Day volunteering
  • In South Carolina: Post and Courier: VP Harris decries ‘threats’ to civil rights, democracy in speech on SC Statehouse steps
  • In South Carolina: WACH: Vice President Kamala Harris makes a stop at local barbecue restaurant
  • In South Carolina: WCSC: Vice President Harris speaks at ‘King Day at the Dome’ event
  • In South Carolina: Fox Carolina: VP Kamala Harris in Columbia for MLK Jr. Day
  • In South Carolina: WIS: Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at campaign event in Columbia
  • In South Carolina: WLTX: Vice President Kamala Harris says ‘freedom is under threat’ at King Day at the Dome in Columbia
  • In South Carolina: WLTX: ‘We will fight,’ VP Kamala Harris delivers keynote address at annual MLK Day at the Dome event
  • In South Carolina: South Carolina Public Radio: In SC, Kamala Harris urges voter turnout as she stresses ‘freedom is under profound threat’

The president’s Investing in America agenda continues to build up the economy from the bottom up and middle out – rebuilding our infrastructure and creating millions of good-paying American jobs. 

  • In California: The Log: Port Receives $283 Million For ‘America’s Green Gateway’
  • In Connecticut: Hartford Courant: Dozens of charging stations to be built in CT: See where they are planned
  • In Michigan: WKAR: Lansing receives federal grant for EV chargers
  • In Minnesota: Pine Journal: Thomson Reservoir to be Minnesota’s final cleanup of St. Louis River
  • In Wisconsin: Milwaukee Courier: Jobless Rate for Black Americans Declines to 5.2%