5/23/24 Five Things To Amplify From the States This Week


Hi there – Here are five stories from the states that we would appreciate your help in amplifying, including President Biden traveling to New Hampshire where he continued to deliver for our nation’s veterans,  First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff rallying for reproductive freedom in Michigan, and, in contrast, Republicans alienating voters through their extreme agenda of attacking health care and reproductive rights, while flailing in their outreach efforts to voters. 

  1. New Hampshire Bulletin:

Biden touts PACT Act benefits for veterans in Nashua visit

Key Point: “President Joe Biden was in New Hampshire Tuesday to talk up his efforts to expand health benefits for veterans, most notably the PACT Act, which he signed into law two years ago. … The PACT Act legislation expands health care benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances. It adds more than 20 ‘presumptive’ conditions that allow veterans to receive benefits without having to prove exposure during their military service caused their health condition.”
 Tweet This Article2. Midland Daily News: First Lady Jill Biden, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff rally women at Midland campaign event

Key Point: “While her husband is ‘lifting up women,’ Biden said Trump has ‘spent a lifetime tearing us down and devaluing our existence,’ and ‘wants to punish women who are seeking reproductive health care.’ … Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff echoed Biden's criticism of Trump, saying that ‘we need more women leaders’ and asking the crowd to remind people of what it was like during Trump's first term. … President Biden and Vice President Harris care about the things everyone cares about, Emhoff said, including good paying jobs and reproductive freedoms.”
 Tweet This Article3. Boston Globe: State parties play a critical role in elections — are Democrats or Republicans best positioned in 2024?

Key Point: “Republican state parties in several critical battleground states are dealing with waves of inner turmoil, ranging from leadership turnover to financial struggles. Meanwhile, Democrats are confident their state parties are all rowing in the same direction after making a point in recent years of prioritizing them after electoral losses that left Republicans in control of many state legislatures. ‘[State parties are] the essential building blocks to victory,’ said Ben Wikler, chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. ‘In this moment, Democratic state parties, especially in battleground states, are vibrant, energized and focused, and we’re watching Republican state parties fall apart.’” 


Tweet This Article4. Star Tribune: A rousing Minnesota unwelcome for Donald Trump | Opinion

Key Point: “Trump's record on abortion has proven especially unpopular and damaging to Minnesota Republicans. Two-thirds of Minnesotans believe that reproductive care should be accessible for women who need it. … Make no mistake: If Donald Trump became president again, he would lead the charge in banning abortion in Minnesota and override the will of Minnesota voters. … Again and again, he has promised to ‘terminate’ the Affordable Care Act and rip away health insurance from millions of people who depend on the law for access to high-quality, affordable health care. … Minnesotans support Biden and our Democratic candidates up and down the ballot because of their dedication to defending our democracy, protecting reproductive freedom and creating a better future for working families. If Trump knew better, he would follow through on his promise not to return — now, he's in for yet another rude awakening this November, when Minnesota voters will reject him for a third time.”


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  1. The Times-Picayune:

Louisiana lawmakers advance bill classifying abortion pills as controlled dangerous substances

Key Point: “They are concerned that making it more onerous to prescribe misoprostol and mifepristone will delay their use, leading to more dire situations for pregnant and postpartum women. Hundreds of doctors signed letters against adding the two medications to the state’s list of controlled dangerous substances. In a letter to Sen. Pressly, nearly 300 Louisiana physicians and medical students said that classifying the drugs alongside medications like Xanax and Valium would result in ‘fear and confusion among patients, doctors and pharmacists, which delays care and worsens outcomes.’ … Drugs on the state’s list of controlled dangerous substances require a special license and have stricter storage requirements. Patients and prescribing doctors are tracked by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.”

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