April 28, 2017
Saturday April 29th represents the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency, and in that time his entire agenda has hurt working families and the middle class. From executive orders to legislative action with Congressional Republicans, Trump has spent 100 days slashing benefits, wasting taxpayer money, and eliminating protections for families, communities, and our environment.
Here’s what Trump and his administration have done in the first 100 days of his presidency:
- Passed legislation to let states to withhold funding from Planned Parenthood.
- Rolled back protections for student loan borrowers and nominated a Secretary of Education with no experience in public education whatsoever.
- Delayed benefits payments to and hiring of veterans.
- Taken trips to Mar-a-Lago costing taxpayers an estimated $10 million.
- Conducted mass deportations that have left U.S. children without their parents.
- Delayed the implementation of a rule requiring financial advisors to work in the best interest of the retirees they’re advising.
- Repealed rules that protected workers from labor-law violators.
- Dismantled protections to ensure clean water.
- Allowed internet browsing information to be sold without consent.
- Blocked a cut to mortgage insurance premiums that would have made it easier to buy a home.
And there’s more that Trump has attempted to accomplish, including proposing a health care legislation that would take health care coverage from 24 million people while repealing protections that ensure coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Washington state Democrats know that this agenda is wildly out of touch with voters – Trump’s poll numbers at the 100 day mark are the worst of any president in the history of polling. And we’ve fought hard to resist Trump’s agenda while advancing our positive progressive agenda.
- Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued Trump to stop the Muslim travel ban in court – and won!
- Grassroots activists made thousands of phone calls to save ACA and prevent a vote on the TrumpCare proposal to repeal health care reform.
- State House Democrats passed legislation to protect internet privacy.
- Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell helped defeat the nomination of anti-worker Andrew Pudzer for Secretary of Labor.
- The people of Washington held some of the largest marches and rallies in history of United States to protest Trump’s inauguration.
- Congressional Democrats blocked funding for Trump’s wall on Mexican border.
- Democrats exposed foreign financial ties and possible criminal wrongdoing of former Trump National Security Advisor Mike Flynn.
- Legislators expanded access to birth control by passing a bill allowing 12 month prescriptions for contraception.
- Congresswomen Suzan Delbene and Pramila Jayapal and thousands more Washingtonians rallied at Sea-Tac airport to provide legal aid and support to refugees and Muslim travelers when the illegal travel ban was suddenly implemented.
- Democratic legislators introduced progressive and comprehensive school funding plan for Washington students.
The Democratic party – from our grassroots activists to our elected leaders – are standing up to Trump, fighting back, and winning.
“We’re all-in to resist Trump and his disastrous agenda,” said Washington State Democratic Party Chair Tina Podlodowski. “It’s been inspiring to see the people who have stepped up across our state to resist Trump and his agenda. From Bellingham to the Tri-Cities, Spokane to Aberdeen, we’ve seen marches, organizing, and activism like never before. We have people calling their members of Congress and new candidates stepping up to run for office. Trump’s terrible 100 days have served as a catalyst for new energy among Democrats, independents, and even Republicans, and I’m excited to see this effort pay off in the 2017 and 2018 elections. It’s time to take our country back!”