|Has Trump really only been in office for 104 days? It feels so much longer than that.
The Next 100 Days
This past Saturday marked Donald Trump’s 100th day in the White House (well, when he’s not at Mar-a-Lago). It’s been a chaotic time, marked by harsh executive orders, an ever-growing list of scandals, and broken promises—none of which is exactly surprising for a man who… let’s just say has a casual relationship with consistent truth-telling. So we couldn’t let the day go by without marking all the trouble he’s caused—and what we’ve stopped him from doing and will continue to fight hard to prevent.
Some perfect examples of that fight? Saturday’s People’s Climate March, followed by yesterday’s May Day mobilizations for workers’ rights and immigrant rights. The hundreds of actions people are organizing all over the country are yet another indicator that while we may be sick and tired of the Trump administration attacking our communities, we won’t let him exhaust us into silence. Some more essential reading, to keep us focused on our next hundred days of resistance and beyond:
The Equality Act Is Back!
Today, Democrats in Congress—plus one Republican—reintroduced the Equality Act. This bill would advance LGBTQ equality and women’s equality by updating current civil rights legislation to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity while closing dangerous gaps in legal protections against sex discrimination. Having a strong federal law in this area is incredibly important, especially given many state and local governments’ reluctance to proactively affirm and protect the rights of LGBTQ people.
The Health Care Repeal Bill Is… Also Back
Yes, they really are trying this again. Despite a well-deserved defeat last month, Congressional Republicans are reviving their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It’s unfortunate that they’re still trying to strip health care coverage from millions of Americans and lower the quality of health care for folks who remain covered. But since we’ve beaten them before, we can do it again.
- Join the national call-in day to oppose this bill today. Call your reps at 202-224-3121 to tell them you oppose attacks on the ACA (handy script below!), then retweet this graphic to encourage your friends and networks to do the same:
- “As your constituent, I am urging you to oppose any attacks on the Affordable Care Act, including the repeal proposal, which would take quality, affordable health coverage away from women. Enough is enough—it’s time to stop the repeal bill.” (Also, be sure share your personal health care story if you have one!)
- Read more about why this latest version of their ACA repeal bill is even worse this time around.
We the Resistance is our fight to protect our rights and freedoms and to defend the most vulnerable among us through powerful collective action. Every conversation you have with a loved one about the issues important to you, every call you make to Congress, every rally you attend is a part of that resistance. Join us—sign on to the We The Resistance manifesto.