War on Women Report: “Disturbing” Arrest of Transgender Woman into Unmarked Van

The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made. We are watching.

This week: Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R) said slavery was a “necessary evil upon which the union was built”; Attorney General Bill Barr testifies before the House Judiciary Committee; Trump attempts to take down DACA; plainclothes NYPD officers pull a transgender woman protestor, Nikki Stone, into an unmarked van; more hydroxychloroquine; Trump and Senate Republicans are rushing the census; Trump’s dog whistle to his racist base; and Trump accuses Oregon Gov. Kat Brown of not “doing her job.”

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown: “Trump Needs to Get His Officers Off the Streets”

Since their arrival in Portland, the federal officers deployed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have sparked national attention and outrage. The officers, along with the Trump administration, have entirely disregarded the desires of local officials, and have threatened the safety of numerous Portland protesters.

“We don’t have a secret police in this country. This is not a dictatorship” said Gov. Kate Brown (D-Ore.). “And Trump needs to get his officers off the streets.”

War on Women Report: Trump Wishes Sex Trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell Well

This week: Trump wishes Ghislaine Maxwell—a sex trafficker and close associate of Jeffrey Epstein—well. And says Epstein—a man accused of raping girls as young as 14 and operating a sex trafficking ring—is a “terrific guy” and “a lot of fun to be with.”

Republicans argue unemployment aid deters individuals from returning to work (at their jobs that no longer exist).

And Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) is retiring this year, leaving his misogynist comments as a final goodbye.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Recording the Police

As protesters continue to demand reform and accountability for officers, it is increasingly important and necessary to understand the legal right citizens and the press have to record and publish videos of police activities.

Cue: The NYU First Amendment Watch last month released “A Citizen’s Guide to Recording Police”—which breaks down the legal precedent behind our right to record law enforcement officers.

We Heart: Colleges Fight Back to Save International Students From Deportation

On Monday, July 6, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—along with the Trump administration—announced that F1 student visas would no longer be valid for international students taking their classes entirely online. However, colleges and college students around the U.S. are getting creative to fight back against these restrictions. Here are some of the legal and creative efforts they are taking to help international students stay in the country.

Solving the U.S. Child Care Crisis Is Essential to Economic Recovery

The Child Care is Essential Act would create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund to help child care centers remain open and operating through the pandemic, as well as attempt to repair the nation’s broken child care system for the 21.5 million workers with a child under the age of six.

Providing child care funding would enable moms return to the workforce and help to alleviate unemployment inequalities that disproportionately affect women, especially Black and Latina women.