Stop the Republican attacks

By Tim Ryan

Trump is building a wall — but it’s not on the border. It’s around coal and steel powered communities — like my hometown of Youngstown — locking them out of the economy of the future.

Last week, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made a bad decision — canceling President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. This move will make it even harder for Midwestern cities and towns like mine to develop high-paying, clean energy jobs that can’t be outsourced or automated out of existence.

This has been a difficult week for our country. After a horrific shooting and massive storms, I hoped Republicans would reach across the aisle to address the many crises we’re facing.

But instead, earlier this week House Republicans passed a 20-week abortion ban. And today, the Trump White House rolled back an Obama-era rule that helped millions of Americans afford birth control.

These actions do nothing to help our country recover from historic storms. They do nothing to address gun violence. They do nothing to create jobs. They only continue the assault on women’s rights and women’s health the GOP has been waging for years.

There are too many scenarios, too many variables, and too much complexity for pregnancy to be anything but a personal decision. And the idea of politicians stepping in and deciding which prescriptions Americans can and can’t afford disgusts me.

With 3.4 million of our fellow Americans in need in Puerto Rico, families in pain following the shooting in Las Vegas, and families all over the country looking for an economic boost, I cannot comprehend why Republicans at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue remain fixated on attacking women’s reproductive rights

We need to make sure these actions don’t go unnoticed. Add your voice and send a strong message that these attacks on women’s rights must STOP.

Meet Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan is a relentless advocate for working families in Ohio’s 13th District known for challenging both parties to do more to rebuild the middle class. Tim believes that every hardworking Ohio family deserves a good job, a quality education for their kids, affordable healthcare, and the security of knowing they can retire with dignity.

Tim was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 and was sworn in on January 7, 2003. Successfully reelected seven times, he is currently running for an eighth term.

By Tim Ryan