DNC Talkers’ Toplines - April 24, 2024


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Wednesday, April 24, 2024


North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Endorsed Joe Biden for Reelection

  • Today, in one of their earliest ever presidential endorsements, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) endorsed Joe Biden for reelection. 

  • Following the endorsement, the unions will kick off an eight-figure organizing program to mobilize their 250,000 members in the battlegrounds of PA, MI and WI.

  • As NABTU’s president said, Joe is “the perfect leader at the perfect time for this country and the working men and women who have built it.” 

  • In their endorsement, NABTU cited Donald Trump’s broken promises, and praised Joe Biden’s work to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure and the American middle class. Here’s the contrast:

    • Donald Trump looked union leaders in the eyes and promised to save their hard-earned pensions – he lied. President Biden actually got it done, helping save the pensions of hundreds of thousands of union workers and retirees.

    • While Donald Trump stacked his administration with anti-union officials who weakened worker protections and made it harder to organize, President Biden has built investments and union protections into his administration's accomplishments. 

    • After Trump turned “infrastructure week” into a punchline and failed to deliver on his promises, President Biden delivered transformative infrastructure legislation that is helping create thousands of new, good-paying union jobs. 

    • After Trump’s Tax Scam gifted billions to his wealthy pals and big corporations at the expense of working families, President Biden is fighting to cut taxes for hardworking Americans and make the super rich finally pay their fair share. 

    • After Donald Trump undermined union-supported registered apprenticeship programs, President Biden is strengthening, modernizing, and expanding them. 

  • The bottom line: NABTU knows that Joe has their back, and they have his. And now they’re getting to work.

President Biden Underscores Stakes of 2024 on Reproductive Freedoms in Florida

  • Yesterday, about a week before Florida’s more extreme abortion ban – which will impact the entire southeastern United States – goes into effect, President Biden gave remarks in Tampa on the stakes of this election for reproductive freedom across the country. 

  • The speech came as Trump and his allies have plans to ban abortion nationwide, while Trump brags that he is “proudly the person responsible” for overturning Roe and says that overturning it – and the extreme abortion bans that resulted – is “working the way it is supposed to.”

  • According to Trump, “working the way it is supposed to” means:

    • 1 in 3 women of reproductive age now live under an abortion ban.

    • Women are being turned away from emergency rooms, forced to go to court to seek permission for the medical attention they need, and left to travel hundreds of miles for health care. 

    • Doctors threatened with prosecution for doing their jobs.

    • Access to fertility treatments at risk for families desperately trying to get pregnant.

  • Just last week, Trump’s MAGA allies in Arizona once again blocked the repeal of the state’s extreme abortion ban from 1864 that has no exceptions for health, rape, or incest. 

  • Trump wants to make what is happening in Arizona and Florida a reality in all 50 states:

    • Trump has promised “to be leading the charge” in getting a national abortion ban passed.

    • Trump has said there should be “punishment” for women who have an abortion.

    • And Trump’s close advisors and allies have a comprehensive strategy to rip away access to reproductive health care, including banning medication abortion and restricting access to contraception, without the help of Congress.

  • With reproductive freedom on the ballot in November, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are fighting like hell to get women’s freedoms back.


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CNN: Biden scores major union backing as its leaders attack Trump

MSNBC: 'Donald Trump is incapable of running anything': Union slams Trump in new ad

USA Today: Biden puts Trump on trial in Florida over state's six-week abortion ban

NBC News: Biden: Trump 'bragged' about overturning Roe v. Wade

Arizona Republic: 'Trump failed, Biden delivered' on infrastructure in Arizona, Biden campaign will argue

Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Biden campaign adds 10 new offices across Pennsylvania

@BidenHQ: President Biden: Trump says state abortion bans are working “brilliantly." There’s a six-week ban in Florida, before women know they're pregnant. Is that brilliant? Look at Arizona. That goes all the way back to 1864, before women had the right to vote. Trump has already taken us back 160 years. It should be a constitutional right, and it shouldn't matter where you live. It’s not about states' rights, it’s about women's rights

@atrupar: Biden on a national abortion ban: "As long as I have the power of the presidency, it's never going to happen."

@axios: "Don't inject bleach. And don't vote for the guy who told you to inject bleach," Biden tweeted.

He mocked Trump over his infamous suggestion that COVID could be treated with an "injection" of disinfectant.

@gardnerakayla: An off-script moment in Florida: a @UPS employee tells @JoeBiden "the only reason I have a pension is because of you." He adds: "You stood strong with us and we'll stand strong with you, sir."


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