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100 Days of Resistance Against Trump & Pence Administration

April 28, 2017

On Saturday, Donald Trump will mark his first 100 days in office. Never in our history has a president done so much damage so quickly — and we’ve had to act quickly to stop his plan to destroy lives.

In his first 100 days, he has given us: a cabinet that’s a who’s who of the extreme right who are determined to impose their views on everyone; a Supreme Court appointee who is so conservative on issues such as LGBTQ equality and reproductive rights that he makes Antonin Scalia seem moderate; a flurry of executive actions designed to among other things target trans children, people of color, people of faith, LGBTQ elders, immigrants and women. And he has even tried to erase LGBTQ people from four important federal surveys including the Census.

The National LGBTQ Task Force has been resisting the Trump & Pence Administration every step of the way. In the Administration’s first 100 days we:

  • helped to bring over 3,500 activists together at our Creating Change Conference within hours of Trump taking office to outline our vision for the future and how we would preserve, protect and advance progressive change;
  • co-sponsored and participated in the historic Women’s March the day after Trump’s inauguration;
  • joined #NoBanNow actions in DC, at airports and online to resist his Muslim ban; actions that helped lead to the ban being rejected by the federal courts
  • helped lead the way in successfully defeating Trump’s radical right pick for Labor Secretary Andrew Puzder, while continuously urging the Senate to vote no to racist Jeff Sessions #StopSessions as Attorney General, and the ultra-conservative SCOTUS pick Neil Gorsuch #StopGorsuch;
  • were victorious in the unified LGBTQ opposition to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act;
  • kept the pressure on Trump not to issue an executive order that would allow religion to be misused to discriminate against LGBTQ people and others;
  • joined partners at the White House on International Women’s Day to protest Trump’s Global Gag Rule which is a draconian ban on comprehensive reproductive health care across the world;
  • protested outside the White House about his immoral removal of vital protections for trans youth in schools;
  • trained and organized hundreds of people, including LGBTQ faith leaders, in North Carolina, a state that has been viewed as a testing ground for some of Trump’s most extreme anti-LGBTQ policies;
  • responded to the rise in bias related incidents since Trump was elected by joining the #EliminateHate campaign; and
  • challenged the forces of anti-LGBTQ, anti-reproductive justice religious right conservatives with our network of thousands of positive and affirming voices of faith to dispel the opposition’s harmful and inaccurate rhetoric.

This is by no means an exhaustive list: we have been resisting Trump in hundreds of ways every single hour in what has been for millions, 100 days of hell.

Please do not remain silent while he continues to roll back progress, dehumanizing entire communities, and continues to make our nation a more dangerous place for marginalized communities. Right now, the Trump & Pence Administration is trying to advance seriously harmful policies before the 100th Day arrives this Saturday, April 29. Here are four things to note, just from this week:

On immigration enforcement: Trump tried to get Congress to agree to pay for a multi-billion dollar border wall as part of his “fight against illegal immigration” which we know is just a thinly veiled attempt to deport and block black and brown people from the country.

On economic security: Trump revealed a tax reform proposal that benefits the rich but hurts the poor and working people. And Congress narrowly missed a federal government shutdown on Friday by delaying the vote on a spending measure. If federal lawmakers fail to come to an agreement next week and the government closes, thousands of federal workers will be placed at financial risk and people waiting on their federal income tax refunds will be forced to wait even longer to get their checks.

On health care: The White House and House leaders pushed heavily for a vote on legislation that would strip vital health care coverage from millions of people.

On employment protections: The Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta to lead the Department of Labor, a move that could undermine the progress DOL recently achieved and place vital worker protections including for LGBTQ workers in serious jeopardy.

Despite all of these attacks, we remain firm in our resolve to resist and keep the pressure on! Here are 3 things YOU can do:

March on Trump’s 100th Day in office with the People’s Climate March. And courtesy of Communications Workers of America, there is bus transportation available from a select number of cities.

Resist the attacks on immigrants with Rise Up in Washington, DC on Monday May 1st or sign up to participate in any of the 250 events that are happening in 200 cities and 39 states across the nation.

Save the Date for Advocacy Day during Creating Change 2018 January 24-28, 2018 in Washington, DC!


By Stacey Long Simmons, Director of the Advocacy and Action Department, National LGBTQ Task Force

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