It’s official – Donald Trump has been President for 100 days. But what has the man who previously bragged “there’s nobody that has more respect for women” actually done for women in this country? Last week, Ivanka Trump claimed her father “has been a tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive.” However, in the past three months, Donald Trump’s choices reflect someone who not only ignores the needs of women and families, but actually undermines the health, welfare, and safety of women across the country.
Within the first week of his presidency, Trump reinstated the “global gag rule” that denies federal funding for international organizations providing abortions. In the last two months, he pushed to remove funding for Planned Parenthood and limit healthcare options for women across the country in the new Affordable Health Care for America Act. He also reversed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order that provided protection from gender discrimination in the workplace as well as the Title X protection that previously provided protections for health clinics that offer abortion procedures.
That’s why this week, we’re asking you to use and share our #RepresentHer calling cards and advocate for women-friendly policies like equal pay, paid family leave, and universal pre-K. Together, let’s make sure our politicians actually #RepresentHer with more than words — we want action!.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Team
Representation Around the Web
“Blake Lively has fired back at a reporter on the red carpet for Variety‘s New York Power of Women Luncheon on Friday, after she was asked about fashion. The actress, who was chosen as an honoree for the luncheon for her fierce advocacy against child pornography, slammed the reporter for asking an impertinent question during the event: ‘Are we really doing this? Would you ask a man that?'” – Variety
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