October 24, 2017

Terry O’Neill
National Organization of Women

Join us on Tuesday, October 24, 12:00-1:00 PM to discuss the Trump-Pence administration’s new war on women. Donald Trump and conservatives in Congress spend all spring and summer trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, throwing millions of people off their health insurance, with a disproportionate impact on women. They’ve failed at that so far. Now, however, they are pushing for tax “reform” that would cut nearly $1.5 trillion dollars from Medicaid and Medicare to pay for tax cuts for corporations and billionaires. Millions of women, disproportionately women of color, would lose essential health care. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is determined to promote private and for-profit schools at the expense of public education. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has created a so-called “Election Integrity Commission,” headed by Mike Pence and Kris Kobach of Kansas, which is looking for ways to suppress the vote in African American communities and other marginalized people.

But women are fighting back! Unprecedented numbers of women, especially women of color, are stepping up to run for office this year and in 2018. Women are also leading the resistance in local, state, and national organizations.

Join Barbara Arnwine’s guest host, Terry O’Neill, to discuss these issues with two outstanding leaders in the struggle for equality. Terry is a feminist lawyer, social justice advocate, and former President of the National Organization for Women. Glynda Carr, an advocate and political strategist, is co-founder of Higher Heights for America, an organization dedicated to harnessing Black women’s political power, strengthening their civic participation, and creating a leadership pipeline at all levels of government and civic society. Tanya Clay House is a civil rights lawyer and and policy strategist, former director of the Public Policy Department of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, who was also Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Obama Administration’s Department of Education.

How are women leading the resistance to Donald Trump’s new war on women? What strategies do we need to create to build a broader movement, and more powerful coalitions? How are women engaging their members of Congress and their state and local lawmakers? And what are the strategies women are using to run for office, and win?

Don’t miss this dynamic and informative discussion!

Be sure to listen live in the DC Metro Region at WOL 1450 AM and on the Internet at www.BarbaraArnwine.com. You can call in with questions or comments during the show at 800-450-7876. A podcast of the show will be available on Tuesday evening.

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Glynda C. Carr

Co-Founder, Higher Heights for America. Advocate and political strategist Glynda C. Carr is recognized for her innovative leadership style, commitment to expanding the civic participation […]

Terry O’Neill

Terry O’Neill, a feminist attorney, professor and activist for social justice, was elected president of NOW in June 2009. She is also president of the […]

Tanya Clay House

Tanya Clay House