Fight Back NOW: Defend DACA and Net Neutrality Protection
NOW is raising the alarm to our activists: Defend DACA and urge Congress to pass net neutrality protections immediately. Both of these actions by the Trump administration & the GOP Congress restrict civil liberties and hurt women and families. This must stop NOW!
Ending Net Neutrality Hurts Women
The Federal Communications Commission voted against public access to the Internet but NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is vowing to push back. Why? Ending net neutrality allows media conglomerations like AT&T to block access to websites and censor information. This directly impacts advocacy organizations like ours by giving media the power to censor content relating to abortion and other women’s issues.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also highlights how the destruction of net neutrality hurts “a female driven digital economy.” Since men control most media companies and outlets, women have far less representation, meaning less promotion of women’s voices and issues. The internet changed this dynamic, allowing more women writers, artists, and journalists a platform to express their views and perspectives. By denying free and equal access to the internet, this decision will undoubtedly silence women’s voices.
Trump’s War on DACA Negatively Impacts Women
Congress seems to have given up support for DACA, which will expire completely by March 2018. Trump’s vow to end DACA severely impacts immigrants, especially young women. Aside from destroying families, ending deportation protections silences women who are experiencing discrimination or harm but cannot report it in fear of the consequences. It is clear that ending DACA is an attack on this country’s most vulnerable.
This policy has forced more than 100 people every day lose their deportation protections. The administration is also forcing young women to bear unwanted pregnancies that resulted from sexual assault during their migration and are poised to write policy that targets young, uninsured, and pregnant immigrants.
We Must Act NOW!
Call your Congressional representatives NOW! Find their information here and let them know that these policies — will adversely affect women and families.