Love trumps hate. Join us as we challenge a national agenda built on fear and misinformation that is targeting women’s hard-won rights and the foundation of our democracy.
We’ve been fighting since day one of the Trump administration.
Donald Trump is the antithesis of feminism. His “strong man” identity, reckless words, racist policies, and dysfunctional White House are just a few of the reasons we are tracking his misdeeds and the rollbacks to our rights that go with them. We will remain laser-focused on educating, activating, and registering voters for 2020 and challenging his most harmful policies now.
NOW-NYC’s top reasons to Vote. Trump. Out.
1. Trump is eliminating healthcare for millions of women and aims to make abortion illegal.
By issuing the first-ever domestic “gag rule” that prevents women’s health clinics receiving Title X funds from providing or discussing abortion with patients, access to abortion and birth control is plummeting. This president (who once called himself pro-choice) is putting millions of women at risk. Currently, four million women across the country rely on Title X-funded clinics for not only birth control, but for cancer screenings, HIV testing, and STI testing and treatment. A majority of them are young women, people of color, patients in rural areas, and low-income patients. Trump is simultaneously limiting health insurance coverage for birth control and supporting dangerous and illegal abortion bans that violate Roe, while aggressively pushing an abstinence-only sex education model.
2. Trump rejects science and is reversing our ability to stop climate change.
In the face of a multinational scientific report finding that by 2040 the impacts of climate change – drought, flooding, fires, crop destruction, and dangerously rising sea levels – would be irreversible, Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord. Rejecting the historic agreement to lower emissions and stop global warming was a slap in the face to the world. Trump has repealed environmental regulations on the automotive, mining, fossil fuel and off-shore drilling industries. He has embarked on the biggest protected land rollback in history, is allowing oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and has expanded oil and gas drilling in virtually all coastal U.S. waters. Meanwhile, Trump openly mocks climate change and is actually selling branded plastic straws on his campaign website.
3. Trump is fueling hatred and a rise in white nationalism.
It’s no secret that inciting fear and division is a cornerstone of Trump’s political power. He kicked off his campaign for president by scapegoating immigrants and calling Mexicans “rapists.” He used the power of the presidency to send troops to the border in response to what he called a migrant caravan “invasion,” just before the midterm elections. He failed to disavow white supremacy, saying there were “bad people on both sides” after violence erupted when white nationalists marched with torches in Charlottesville, and he enabled chants of “send her back” about an immigrant Congresswoman. Trump is fueling divisions that pit Americans against each other and result in a culture of intolerance and violence, in the U.S. and around the world.
4. Trump is stripping away LGBTQ rights and promoting a misogynist view of manhood.
Trump rescinded protections for transgender students at school, banned transgender people from serving in the military, and is pushing to remove anti-discrimination workplace protections that prevent employers from firing or retaliating against employees because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Beyond these policies, Trump is bolstering a culture of misogyny and homophobia that devalues women, girls, transgender people, and the LGBTQ community.
5. Trump is reshaping our courts for generations to come: making them more white, male, and conservative.
At a breakneck speed, Trump has appointed judges who hold lifetime tenures. In addition to assuring an anti-choice Supreme Court, Trump has also appointed nearly 1 in 4 of the nation’s federal appeals court judges, and 1 in 7 of district court judges. Trump’s cadre of judges are 87% white, 78% male, and 100% conservative. To put the potential impact in perspective, the Supreme Court hears arguments in about 80 cases per year, while the federal circuit courts handle tens of thousands of cases each year.
6. Trump has dealt devastating blows to the reputation and integrity of the U.S., creating global chaos.
On Trump’s watch, the U.S. has abdicated its role as global conscience and defender of democracy and human rights. Trump accepted the word of Vladimir Putin that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 presidential election over evidence found by our own U.S. intelligence agencies, including the CIA, NSA, and the FBI, and he is failing to act to protect future elections from foreign influence. Trump refused to hold Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accountable for the brutal murder of journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, sending a chilling message that the U.S. will not prioritize the defense of human rights. Trump has bullied longtime allies while openly admiring authoritarian leaders with egregious records of abuse against their own people. Trump’s impulsive tweeting has destabilized financial markets and confused diplomatic agreements and negotiations.
7. Trump lacks conviction beyond self preservation and puts loyalty to his base above the public interest.
After back-to-back mass shootings that killed more than 30 people, Trump briefly demonstrated support for expanding background checks for gun purchases. It took only one call from N.R.A’s chief executive Wayne LaPierre to get Trump to return to false talking points that focus blame on mental health issues and ignore the undeniable connection between white extremism and deadly gun violence. (Since 2018, 65 people have been murdered by white extremists in the U.S.) Trump has repeatedly rejected scientific evidence from U.S. federal agencies when it runs counter to his political interests. This includes trying to bury the National Climate Assessment, blocking testimony by the State Department on the impact of climate change on national security, and even ludicrously forcing scientists in his administration to reverse their claims that Trump was wrong in in his assessment that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama.
With all the lies, chaos, and confusion of a dysfunctional presidency, we all need help cutting through the noise and having actual facts at our fingertips. Share our talking points or use them to create your own. We need to overcome voter suppression, Russian meddling, and the rising myths of fake news and “alternative” facts to win the 2020 election with margins large enough to obliterate doubt and take back our country.
Meet the individuals who are making policy and implementing Trump’s agenda. Here’s a rundown of who’s who in the administration—and why we need to pay attention to what they’re doing.
Trump’s Sexual Misconduct
Trump has a history of protecting abusers and being one himself. To get the full picture of our Sexual Predator-in-Chief, we’ve put together a list of all the women who have allegations against Trump (it’s long).