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Friday, September 25, 2020

MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. NEW: Trump’s Health Care ‘Vision’ is To Tear Away Preexisting Conditions Protections

2. NEW: Biden’s Economy Creates More Jobs; Trump’s Economy Works for the Rich

3. 200,000 Americans Die After Trump Lies About COVID-19

NEWS OF THE DAY

4. Passing of Justice Ginsburg & Future of the Supreme Court

5. NEW: Trump Undermines Democracy

6. 39 Days Until Election Day, a Majority of States Are Voting


MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. NEW: Trump’s Health Care ‘Vision’ is To Tear Away Preexisting Conditions Protections

Yesterday, Trump signed a “total nothingburger” executive order to pretend that he will protect people with preexisting conditions.


  • Trump’s health care plan has been clear for four years: to tear away health care from tens of millions of Americans and strip protections from as many as 133 million Americans with preexisting conditions — including cancer survivors and potentially people with lasting complications of COVID-19.


  • Trump’s executive order is completely meaningless and won’t actually protect people with preexisting conditions.

    • In contrast, if Trump and Republicans succeed at getting the Supreme Court to eliminate the ACA, it will meaningfully take away health care from millions.


  • Trump has tried again and again to overturn the ACA and tear away preexisting condition protections.

    • The Supreme Court will hear Trump’s attempt to tear down the ACA just one week after the election.

    • If Trump and Senate Republicans succeed in rushing through a Supreme Court appointment, that justice could cast the deciding vote to overturn the ACA.


2. NEW: Biden’s Economy Creates More Jobs; Trump’s Economy Works for the Rich

  • A new analysis from Moody’s Analytics confirms that Joe Biden is the jobs creator. His economic plan would create 7 million more jobs than Trump’s.

    • Trump’s plan is to double down on tax cuts for the super wealthy and corporations, which wouldn’t create full employment for working Americans.

    • By investing in working families and our infrastructure, Biden’s plan will lead to low unemployment, higher homeownership, and grow the economy by almost $1 trillion more than Trump would.


  • Trump’s economy works for his rich friends and big corporations, but American workers have been left behind.

    • Millions have lost their jobs — and with it their health care and ability to pay the bills — but Trump is focused on more tax cuts for the wealthiest 1%.

    • Job growth is slowing as the coronavirus continues to infect tens of thousands of Americans a day, but Trump has no plan to contain it.


  • Yesterday, new numbers were released showing nearly 1 in 6 workers (26 million Americans) are receiving unemployment assistance, with 1.5 million workers filing new unemployment claims last week.

    • For 27 weeks, more workers have filed unemployment claims than any week during any previous recession.


  • It didn’t have to be this bad but Trump purposely downplayed this virus.

    • More than 13 million Americans are out of work

    • More than half of lost jobs haven’t come back

    • Trump is on track to be the worst jobs president in recorded history

    • More than 100,000 small businesses have closed for good

    • Trump’s actions have “combined to shutter factories … eliminating hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs”


3. 200,000 Americans Die After Trump Lies About COVID-19

  • Trump lied to the American people and downplayed the coronavirus for months, and now 200,000 Americans are dead.

    • Trump’s lies have had real consequences — for the families of 200,000 lost loved ones, for the 7 million Americans who have been infected, and for the 13 million who are unemployed.



  • Trump is on tape admitting that he knew early on that the virus was “deadly,” but that he was “playing it down.”

    • As Trump lied to the American people, he told the truth to Washington insiders — that the coronavirus is “more deadly” than the flu and that it was airborne and highly contagious.


  • And a former senior White House aide confirmed what we know — Trump put his reelection ahead of the health and safety of the American people.

    • Trump rarely attended task force meetings, contradicted his health officials, and wasted months to slow the virus, which “cost lives.”


NEWS OF THE DAY

4. Passing of Justice Ginsburg & Future of the Supreme Court

Today, Justice Ginsburg became the first woman in history to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol.


  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American hero and a relentless voice in the pursuit of equal justice under law. She fought for all of us, and her legal rulings advanced:

    • Equal rights for women

    • Access to health care

    • The right to choose

    • Voting rights

    • Clean air and clean water


  • While Republicans and Trump have dragged their feet getting relief to 13 million unemployed Americans, hundreds of thousands of families suffering from COVID, and schools and teachers, they are rushing to confirm a new justice because they believe they can overturn the Affordable Care Act.

    • Americans are struggling right now and the GOP is using their power to take more from working families.


  • The Supreme Court will hear Trump’s attempt to tear down the Affordable Care Act, including preexisting conditions protections, just one week after the election.

    • If Trump succeeds and his Supreme Court justice helps overturn the ACA, 20 million people could lose their health insurance and as many as 133 million Americans with preexisting conditions will lose coverage protections.


  • In her final days, Justice Ginsburg asked that the president elected on November 3 choose her successor, and that is exactly what should happen. Voters are already casting ballots for president in a majority of states, and that president should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg.

    • The American people deserve to be heard, especially when health care for millions, in the middle of a pandemic, hangs in the balance.


5. NEW: Trump Undermines Democracy

  • Yesterday, Trump and the White House doubled down on Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses. Make no mistake — the American people have the power to end Trump’s presidency this November.


  • This is just the latest example of Trump trying to undermine our election in an attempt to avoid accountability for his failures — from baselessly attacking mail-in ballots to falsely claiming with no evidence that there are efforts to “rig” or “steal” the election.


  • We have seen this from Trump for years — he is trying to distract from the reality that his failures, in particular on coronavirus, have cost thousands of American lives and millions of jobs.

    • American voters will not be distracted by Trump’s attempts to avoid accountability with this latest outlandish and dangerous rhetoric. 


6. 39 Days Until Election Day, a Majority of States Are Voting

  • It may be 39 days until November 3, but a majority of states are already voting, including Florida and Michigan, which started voting yesterday.


  • Go to IWillVote.com today to check your registration status, learn how to register to vote and what choices you have to cast your ballot, and find out where and when to vote.


  • Join the record number of new voters registering to vote in states across the country.

    • Democrats are out-registering Republicans across the country, including in key battleground states like Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

    • 1.5 million Texans have registered to vote in the last four years, more than double the average of recent cycles.



  • Voters in 130 states are already voting in person, with huge turnout.


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