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We don’t have to tell you what difficult and challenging times we have faced since Trump entered the White House. But if the last two years have made anything clear, it’s that women aren’t going back.

An activist wearing a Ms. tee-shirt at the 2018 Women’s March in Albany, Oregon. (Pat Kight / Creative Commons)

We began 2018 with massive Women’s Marches and a rallying cry to “March to the Polls!” And march we did. Voter turnout was massive in the midterm elections; equally important, unprecedented numbers of feminists ran for office and unprecedented numbers of feminists won, shifting the balance of power in the House.

With the outcome of the 2018 midterm elections, it’s now possible to hold the line for women in Washington. But even as we were celebrating our election victories, the Trump administration was doubling down on its war on women, issuing new regulations to allow some employers to deny contraceptive insurance coverage for their employees and to limit the ability of sexual assault survivors on campuses to get help.

That’s why we must keep Ms. on the front lines, reporting on what feminists are doing to fight back. As we fight these attacks with renewed vigor, Ms. magazine’s powerful reporting and analysis has never been more needed to keep feminists informed and empowered. But we can’t do it without you.

Just like public radio, we depend on our supporters and readers to keep Ms. strong. Ms. is sustained by our readers and supporters–not by commercial advertisers. It’s only with your support that Ms. can remain fiercely independent. Please help us meet our match challenge, and fuel our reporting and truth-telling, by making a tax-deductible contribution to Ms.

Ms. has covered every aspect of the resistance, from the first historic Women’s Marches to the #MeToo movement and the midterm elections. You can continue to count on us to bring you news of what’s next, analyze what’s at stake for women and cover the work of feminists to advance equality and justice around the globe.

We know that our courageous storytelling and insightful reporting in the days and weeks and months ahead will be critical in this fight. Your year-end tax-deductible contribution to Ms. will help us meet the challenges ahead and make 2019 a year of impact and celebration.

About and

Eleanor Smeal is president of the Feminist Majority Foundation and publisher of Ms. For over five decades, she has played a leading role in both national and state campaigns to win women’s rights legislation, including the Equal Rights Amendment.
Katherine Spillar is the executive director of Feminist Majority Foundation and executive editor of Ms., where she oversees editorial content and the Ms. in the Classroom program.