NOW Protests Trump’s Record on Women and Labor Exploitation
After disturbing allegations that Trump Model Management flouted immigration laws and exploited girls and young women who came to the U.S. to build their modeling careers, NOW is demanding the answers that #WomenWant2Know.
“Trump has exploited young women to make money at their expense,” said NOW-NYC President Sonia Ossorio.
Drawing more than 50 protesters outside of Trump Tower on September 22nd, NOW-NYC joined with the leaders of National NOW and Feminist Majority to demand answers to questions raised about the exploitative business practices of Trump Model Management and to confront Trump on his terrible record on the issues that matter to women.
Watch the Protest Here
NOW and Feminist Majority call on Donald Trump to shut down Trump Model Management
NOW and Feminist Majority Protest in Front of Trump Tower and Other Protests to Take Place at Trump Properties Around the Country
Announce Launch of #WomenWant2Know Campaign
NEW YORK–The National Organization for Women (NOW) and Feminist Majority are calling on Donald Trump to shut down Trump Model Management until disturbing allegations that the Republican presidential candidate’s modeling agency engaged in labor exploitation of girls and young women have been thoroughly investigated.
This protest will kick off the #WomenWant2Know campaign to raise questions that need to be answered by Donald Trump–because women’s lives and well-being are at stake.
What: Members of NOW and Feminist Majority protest reported labor exploitation at Trump Model Management, and demand immediate shutdown of the modeling agency.
Who: Sonia Ossorio, NOW New York President; Terry O’Neill, National NOW President; and Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority President
When: Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue (between 56th and 57th Streets)
Why: NOW and Feminist Majority demand that Donald Trump suspend all operations at Trump Model Management until the allegations of exploitation of girls and women have been thoroughly investigated. The demonstration will mark the launch of the #WomenWant2Know social media campaign, which will demand answers to questions about Trump that have been sidelined from the national conversation.
For more information please contact:
NOW New York: Jean Bucaria, firstname.lastname@example.org
National NOW: M.E. Ficarra at email@example.com
Feminist Majority: Beth Rader, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reality Check on Trump
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