What’s At Stake In 2022

If Republicans Win, They Will . . .

  • Impeach President Biden.
  • Reinstate Trump’s draconian policies via legislation
  • Impose nationwide abortion ban, and prosecute doctors, patients and others involved with abortions.
  • Ban contraception, gay marriage, and end all state rights to privacy.
  • Reverse Biden’s student loan forgiveness program.
  • “Sunset” all federal legislation including the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, Medicare, and SNAP benefits, i.e. it would only be renewed at the whims of the GOP.
  • Gut Social Security and Medicare by raising eligibility to age 70, reducing benefits, privatization and requiring yearly renewal.
  • Block Rx drug pricing reforms; end Medicare’s ability to negotiate drug prices.
  • Gut the ACA; renew exclusions/block coverage for patients with pre-existing health conditions.
  • Eliminate any federal benefits for single mothers.
  • Increase taxes on 97% of people making less than $100K – i.e. senior citizens, working and middle class Americans – by an average of $450/yr.
  • Reverse and end all climate change actions and legislation including Biden’s halt on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Block Biden’s judicial and SCOTUS nominees and any efforts to reform the judiciary.
  • Pass anti-LGBTQI+ legislation.
  • Pass pro-discrimination legislation.
  • Pass anti-labor legislation.
  • Expand gun rights and prevent sensible rules to protect children and vulnerable Americans.
  • Return Trump to prominence by passing legislation to protect Trump’s and the GOP’s interests.
  • Block or reverse Biden’s executive orders on abortion, education, climate action, consumer protection and equality in jobs, housing and education.
  • Enact voter suppression laws; end mail-in voting.
  • Enact Trumpian anti-immigration legislation including ending DACA.
  • Ban books and teaching US history.
  • Block efforts to raise the minimum wage.
  • Oppose Child Tax Credit to help working families.
  • Cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy (again!).
  • Cut retirement benefits for veterans.
  • Cut housing assistance.
  • Cut school breakfast, lunch and milk programs.
  • Cut SSI and SSD benefits for the elderly and adults and children with disabilities.
  • Fire 25% of the federal workforce, and reduce federal employee pay and pensions.
  • Eliminate subsidies for farmers.
  • Cut funding for public education, eliminate teacher tenure, and use taxpayer dollars for religious and charter school vouchers.
  • Allow extremist parents to dictate a school’s curriculum for all students.
  • Cut Pell Grants and student subsidies.
  • Cut Head Start and pre-K funding.
  • Slash programs that help low-income families (SNAP, school lunches, Children’s Health Insurance Program).
  • Eliminate or defund the National Labor Relations Board, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, FBI, IRS, EPA, CDC, FDA, the Dept of Ed, NIH, Legal Services Corp, AmericaCorp and more.
  • Impose MAGA GOP “Christianity” on schools and businesses.
  • Prosecute Dr. Fauci, AG Merrick Garland and other Biden Administration officials.
  • Increase police power and penalties for non-violent crimes; institute death penalty for drug dealers.
  • Deregulate to benefit corporate interests and privatize government functions.
  • Eliminate funding for local and state governments.
  • Cut funding to foreign countries.
  • Ban all vaccine requirements.

Sources: RSC Blueprint to Save AmericaNRSC Chair and Senator Rick Scott 11 Point Plan and public statements by GOP politicians.

If Democrats Win, They Will . . .

  • Protect the rights to abortion and contraception.
  • Codify same-sex marriage and interracial marriage.
  • Confirm Biden’s pro-choice, pro-democracy judicial nominees – the firewall of our democracy.
  • Ban assault rifles.
  • Continue to address climate change.
  • Extend the Child Tax Credit.
  • Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit which helps low- to middle-income workers and families get a tax break.
  • Cap the cost of insulin to $35.
  • Reduce Rx drug prices.
  • Close the Medicaid gap.
  • Expand Affordable Care Act coverage.
  • Protect Social Security & Medicare by passing legislation that will save Social Security and Medicare, expand and improve benefits for senior citizens and ensure that it will be fully funded for the next 75+ years.
  • Expand eldercare.
  • Ensure fair taxation so that teachers, nurses and firefighters are not paying more in taxes than billionaires.
  • Invest more in affordable housing.
  • Invest more in education and childcare including universal pre-K.
  • Grant Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico statehood, adding House and Senate seats.
  • Eliminate the filibuster.
  • Consider court reform.
  • Support teachers and schools.
  • Advocate for BIPOC, LGBTQI+ and women’s equality and rights.
  • Enact an Amber alert system for active shooter situations.
  • Bar white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other extremists from serving in the military.
  • Pass the George Floyd Policing Act.
  • Pass the Equal Act which would end the distinction between crack cocaine and powder cocaine in sentencing (harsher sentences are given for crack cocaine vs. powder cocaine despite no chemical differences) – a distinction that has disproportionately impacted communities of color for decades.
  • Pass the Dream Act, codify DACA and promote immigration reform.
  • Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the For the People Act voting rights legislation.
  • Pass Build Back Better which would deliver universal pre-k, affordable childcare, good green and union jobs, and paid family and medical leave.
  • Pass anti-price gouging by oil companies.
  • Legalize weed.
  • Continue delivering wins for all Americans regardless of political party or identity.
  • Continue providing solutions to address income inequality and systemic racism for all Americans.

LAST UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2022