Wednesday, March 08, 2017

From Socialist Alternative- Catastrophic (What Else Another Trump Disaster)

Sisters and brothers,

Trump has thrown down the gauntlet.  After years of ferocious attacks on women’s rights at the state level, the Republicans and Trump are looking to deliver a lethal blow to Planned Parenthood by shutting off all federal funding to the women’s healthcare provider.

This would be catastrophic.

Trump ran a sexist campaign in which he vowed to defund Planned Parenthood and appoint an anti Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court judge.  And now Trump and his billionaire backers are following through with that threat and are running an administration that has women’s rights in the crosshairs.  Nearly all of Trump’s agenda will have women bearing the brunt of attacks.  Repealing Obamacare, budget cuts to social programs, ramping up the deportation machine, and tax cuts to the rich, to name a few, will all fall heavily on women.

We cannot let this stand.  To challenge the bigoted agenda of Trump and the billionaire’s we need to escalate the resistance with peaceful non-violent civil disobedience, up to and including strike action, to shut down “business as usual”.

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day.  We need to have the largest turnout possible at rallies across the country to send a clear message that we reject the attacks on women. 
 Find a rally and march near you.  

Let’s also use tomorrow as a springboard to build the largest possible actions on May 1.  May 1, or “May Day,” is a day of historic immigrant and labor protests, and this year mass actions and strikes will take place across the country against Trump’s right wing agenda.  Alongside immigrant organizations and unions, Movement for the 99%, Socialist Students and Socialist Alternative are helping to build the largest protest actions across the country on May 1, up to and including mass strike action.

Chapters from New York City to Chicago to Seattle are energetically stepping up to organize actions. But to build for May Day we need to raise $25,000 to print picket signs, rent sound equipment, produce thousands of posters and fliers, and support full time organizers. 
 Please donate $25, $50, or $100 today to support building the biggest possible actions on May 1st against deportations, attacks on women’s reproductive rights, Trump’s wall, the Muslim ban, and anti-union laws.
Please contribute.

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