Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Education Department has been threatened with massive budget cuts, faced repeated risk of wholesale elimination and suffered many smaller blows adding up to significant injury— and students are feeling the pain.
This is a defining moment for our country. Will we resist the current cruelty or will we take our place in the line of countries that, over the centuries, have dehumanized, isolated and destroyed whole groups of people who sought only to survive?
The President’s bellowing about a “tremendous economy” and “rising wages” can’t mask the economic fact: Women are still feeling the brunt of financial pain in the country.
The very lives of women and girls—our safety at home, in school, in the workplace and on the streets—are at stake.
The thought of health insurance without coverage for contraception, mammograms and childbirth? Plainly, it makes us sick.