FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 28, 2017
Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, 617-939-0808
Massachusetts Democrats Work to Combat Trump’s Disastrous First 100 Days: Part 2
Statewide officials and local leaders continue efforts to protect residents and working families in the face of regressive Republican agenda
BOSTON – While President Trump fails to live up to any of his promises during the first 100 days of his administration, Democratic leaders and elected officials in Massachusetts are standing up to Trump and defending Massachusetts residents from his policies and political attacks.
“One hundred days into the Trump administration, the President has broken dozens of his unconventional campaign promises. It’s clear he only cares about enriching himself and advancing the same old Republican agenda of tax cuts for the rich and less for the rest of us,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford. “Luckily, here in Massachusetts, our elected officials are fighting for our rights and looking out for working families. Our Attorney General, Maura Healey, has been recognized as a national leader in the fight to defeat the Trump administration’s illegal executive orders, and our Democratic statewide officials are speaking out against the President’s lies and hateful rhetoric.”
In addition to our congressional delegation’s work to defend Massachusetts residents from the Trump administration, recent highlights from the statewide officials speaking up for residents and against the Trump Administration include:
- Attorney General Maura Healey, with her Democratic colleagues around the nation, successfully sued the Trump Administration – twice – over their unconstitutional Muslim travel bans, leading to both illegal orders being overturned in court. She’s also sued the Trump administration on behalf of consumers, on behalf of students, and on behalf of important environmental regulations.
- Secretary of State William Galvin called out Trump’s “outrageous lies” about voter fraud, telling him to “either put up or shut up.” Trump dropped his calls for a major investigation into voter fraud.
- Treasurer Deb Goldberg joined the Anti-Defamation League for a ‘Speak Out Against Hate’ rally to condemn hate crimes, criticizing Trump’s Cabinet appointments and chief strategist Steve Bannon for nurturing hate.
- Auditor Suzanne Bump joined more than 200,000 protesters at the Boston Women’s March to denounce the Trump’s attacks and rhetoric on women.
Several Massachusetts Senate Democrats travelled to Washington this week to lobby against the President’s devastating budget cuts, and Massachusetts House Democrats formed a Trump Administration Working Group to guide their legislative response to the Trump administration.
Here are some of the promises Trump has broken:
- Trump promised he would drain the swamp, but instead he’s filled his administration with billionaires, Wall Street bankers, lobbyists and the same Washington insiders he railed against during the campaign.
- Trump promised better health care that would cost less and provide more benefits, but instead he backed a bill that would have thrown 24 million off of their health care and driven up premiums for older Americans, all while giving tax breaks to the wealthy.
- Trump promised he would deliver for the “forgotten man,” but his budget would cut funding for vital services like job training, Meals on Wheels, and disease research to finance yet another tax break for the rich.
- Trump promised he would focus on manufacturing jobs. Instead, he proposed a budget that axes job creation programs, slashes job training, and defunds economic development.
- Trump promised Mexico would pay for the wall, but instead he’s trying to get U.S. taxpayers to pay for it in the latest government funding bill.
- Trump promised he would get tough on outsourcing and trade, but he has failed to stand up to China and continues to hire foreign workers at his resorts like Mar-A-Lago.