Trump’s war on women

This piece was originally published in the August 19, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“In the midst of a pandemic, nearly 100 million Americans do not have sufficient health insurance.”

— Ady Barkan, a lawyer and health care activist who is dying of ALS, on the urgent need to rethink our broken health care system

For years, Trump has unleashed an unprecedented set of attacks on women.

He’s appointed judges who proudly chip away at Roe v. Wade and deny women access to abortion and contraception. He’s ranted against prominent women of color who’ve dared to speak out against his disastrous policies and bigoted words. He’s shown a lack of respect for women’s autonomy and most basic rights.

But women are fighting back. They’re reclaiming the narrative and pushing for justice and equality in the face of Trump’s relentless attacks.

Watch and share this video on Twitter and Facebook to amplify their voices:

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It’s Day 3 of the 2020 Democratic Convention. Tonight’s focus will be on Senator Kamala Harris as she officially accepts the Vice Presidential nomination. She’ll be joined by speakers including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, gun reform activist and former Rep. Gabby Giffords, and Speaker Pelosi.

The primetime lineup will air from 9–11pm EST. You can follow along at DemConvention.com/watch or on another one of the many platforms that’ll be airing it.

IN THE NEWS

  • While there were a number of strong speeches last night, Democrats across the spectrum were especially unified around one segment — the roll call across America. Organizers turned the constraints of a virtual convention into a delightful tour of the United States. Representatives from each state and territory announced their delegate counts via video, many with scenic backdrops such as mountains, city skylines, historical sites, and even a few beaches. A total of nine Indigenous people spoke on behalf of their states and territories, highlighting issues like the impact of climate change on tribal waters and the need to repair our crumbling infrastructure.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • As the Postmaster General prepares to face questioning from House and Senate committees in the coming days, CAP Action led 80 organizations today in calling for him to resign. “Since being appointed postmaster general, DeJoy has imposed draconian measures that have slowed the delivery of mail, causing deep concerns among current Postal Service employees and Americans across the country,” the letter says. “DeJoy’s actions appear to be part of a long-term effort by this administration to undermine and privatize the Postal Service.” You can read the full letter here.

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This piece was originally published in the August 19, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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