Ayanna Pressley is set to be the first “Squad” member to officially campaign for Joe Biden, according to Fox News.
New Hampshire Democratic Party officials confirmed, “At each campaign stop, Pressley will discuss the issues that are at stake for women in the 2020 election, from access to affordable health care, to protecting reproductive rights, to the future of our planet.”
“While Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a plan to make health care more affordable and accessible, to ensure we get closer to full inclusion of and equality for women, and to address climate change, Donald Trump and Republicans have been a disaster for women and families,” the party said.
During an interview with Axios, she said, “We will have a cohort of progressives that are very clear about their objectives for wanting the implementation of ‘Medicare-for-all’ and a Green New Deal and raising the minimum wage and not allowing for fracking.”
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When Pressley last visited the state 10 months ago, she was campaigning for then-presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at a New Hampshire Young Democrats event. Pressley was the only “Squad” member not to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary.
Four electoral votes are up for grabs in the swing state and both candidates are making a push to win the state that then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton claimed in 2016. President Trump on Sunday held his own rally in Manchester, N.H., while Sanders has visted the state to stump for Biden.
Biden has not expressed explicit support for the Green New Deal or “Medicare-for-all” but has similar climate and health care plans; his website calls the Green New Deal a “crucial framework,” and he has said he plans on expanding ObamaCare to make it “BidenCare.” His stance on fracking and the oil industry has flip-flopped over the course of his campaign.