What You Need to Know Now
With Donald Trump as our president and Republican-dominated legislative bodies at the state and national level across the country, women’s rights are facing serious, imminent threats—especially for women who are low-income, racial and religious minorities, immigrants, and members of other marginalized groups. From Congressional attacks on funding for women’s health to Supreme Court nominees hostile to women’s rights, there will be no shortage of challenges to confront. We have to stand ready to defend past gains towards legal, social, and economic equality and set ourselves up for more advances in the future.
For progressive advocates, this means being prepared to speak out against attacks at every level: local, state, and national. It means taking notice when our elected officials propose—or fail to fight against—measures harmful to women’s lives, and letting them know that we’re paying attention and ready to hold them accountable.