This is How Women Will Save our Democracy

In the first 100 Days of Trump in office, there has been a blatant assault on women’s progress with damaging consequences for women and their families.

We’ve seen a health care bill passed in the House that considers pregnancy, domestic violence, sexual assault, C-sections and postpartum depression pre-existing conditions. It will take health care away from 24 million people.

The administration also cut violence against women programs, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline, eliminated childcare for military families and cut after-school programs.

They brought back the Global Gag Rule, which prevents recipients of U.S. foreign aid from offering any information, referrals, services, or advocacy regarding abortion care—even if they do so with separate funding sources. The Global Gag Rule will lead to more maternal deaths, more unintended pregnancies, and higher rates of unsafe abortion.

Trump is the least popular president in the modern polling era. His health care bill is cruel and despicable, his border wall is stalled, his executive orders on immigration are tied up in court and he hasn’t nominated anyone for 90% of the administration’s top jobs. He has failed to elevate women and people of color in leadership – there are only four women in his cabinet.

In other words, it’s a racist, misogynistic, chaotic mess. And we didn’t even mention Russia.

Even if Trump gets impeached – which could certainly happen – we’re still left with other branches of government that support this agenda.

The only way we are going to keep our country from rolling back to 1957 – and keep the GOP agenda in check is to flip the House of Representatives in the 2018 mid-term elections.

In other words, women need to focus on the House. For now, anything else is a waste of your time and energy if you want to stop Trump and the radical GOP agenda. You can go to Swing Left right now to find your closest Swing District and get involved.

Swing Districts are places where the winner of the last House of Representatives election was determined by a thin margin or where Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

There are 65 Swing Districts. These are places where the last election was won by 15% of the vote or less. We need to win 65% of the 65 Swing Districts to take back the House.

If we hold the 17 vulnerable Democratic-held districts we only need to flip 24 of the house seats – exactly half of the 48 currently Republican held seats.

It’s imperative that women focus on the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections and put a check on Trump and the female-unfriendly GOP agenda. The countries with the highest level of political freedom tend to prioritize women’s healthcare, education and basic human rights. We must continue to oppose Trump and his administration’s dangerous, oppressive and discriminatory actions.

Please go to Swing Left to find your closest Swing District, learn more and get involved.

More Resources:

If you want to see an entire list of 100 ways the Trump administration is harming women and families, there is a great article here.

Sign up for and download The Indivisible Guide: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda – founded by Former congressional staffers who know how to make Congress listen.

Make a donation to the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU works to defend individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.

Support Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is the country’s leading sexual and reproductive healthcare provider.

She Should Run and Emily’s List focus on getting women elected to office. Both organizations inspire women and girls to aspire towards public leadership.

Tune in to Crooked Media’s podcast, Pod Save America, a hilariously sane and smart, no bullshit conversation about politics hosted by Obama alums, Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor and Dan Pfeiffer.

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