The Squad and its allies used pics, videos, quotes and even cookies (!) this week to speak out against hateful rhetoric coming from the White House—and we are all for it. Check out our Instagram roundup!
“Despite [the president’s] attempts to marginalize us and to silence us, please know that we are more than four people. We ran on a mandate to advocate for and represent those ignored, left out and left behind. Our squad is big.”
The four women in Knock Down the House are not running because they have been told they deserve to run, and they aren’t competing because they were bred to pursue higher office. They ran because their communities were invisible, because their families were suffering—and because nobody else was standing up for them.
We as a nation will not survive if we continue to pass (or not pass) policies based on tired, antiquated thinking—and that’s why we need women like AOC and Ilhan Omar to ruffle feathers, rabble-rouse and continue causing good trouble.
“Once upon a time, there were women. Then they became fed-up women. Then they became Congresswomen.”
I felt a heart-warming spark of hope as I stamped my frozen feet this January in New York City, awaiting my beloved Ocasio Cortez at the 2019 Women’s March. Maybe we have finally wiped the fairy dust out of our eyes. Maybe we have started building a future that is not about our own individual love stories, but our love for humanity and our love for the Earth.
After much debate and delay, President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address tonight—and the audience will be ready to talk back.
Only one month after a record number of women were sworn in to serve in the 116th Congress, feminist lawmakers in the House re-introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Meet the 36 feminists being sworn in on Capitol Hill today to serve in the House.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the internet by storm last week with an Instagram photo captioned with just one word: “Squad.” That post summed up the future we’ve been fighting for: a government made up of diverse women, who reflect the communities they represent. Women who have run as they are, and women who won as they are.