We’ve made it through the first 100 days of the Trump administration. It was a period marked by chaos and continued assaults on our rights and freedoms, in the US and around the world.
But at the same time, there’s been hope. Our progressive movements have grown in strength and in numbers, mobilizing a powerful resistance to policies fueled by hate and fear. It’s on us all to sustain this momentum – through the next 100 days and beyond.
We're sharing resources on the threats we face, the policies we demand, and how we can resist together. Click here to learn more.
The Trump administration has declared war on environmental protections and launched efforts to roll back effective climate policy, both nationally and globally:
- Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax. Meanwhile, women in poor communities worldwide are impacted first and worst by its all-too-real impacts.
- Trump appointed another climate change denier, Scott Pruitt, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt has sued the EPA 13 times, actively undermined it throughout his career, and is now filling the agency with more climate change skeptics. What’s more, Trump wants to slash the EPA’s budget by 31% and cut its workforce by 20%.
- Just last month, with a stroke of the pen, Trump reversed course on President Obama’s climate protections and policies. The move signals that the US won’t comply with the Paris climate agreement, an international plan to curtail climate catastrophe.
- Famine driven by climate change is threatening the lives of over 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Trump's answer is to cruelly cut vital US funding to lifesaving UN humanitarian aid programs by 50%.
Our Feminist Foreign Policy Demands
We call on the US to:
- Take immediate action to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. To do so, we must implement policies that reduce energy consumption, and ban fracking and other climate destroying industries.
- Bring grassroots women’s voices to climate policy decision-making spaces. As stewards of natural resources and the environment, rural and Indigenous women have innovated local, sustainable protections against climate change, like installing seed banks, protecting local water sources or running sustainable farms. Policymakers must invest in these local solutions and seek women’s guidance for sustainable practices to adapt and replicate.
- Support local women as critical first responders in climate disaster, like famines. Women often care for the most vulnerable in their communities, including children and the elderly. And they have the social networks in place to distribute emergency aid and vital information to those most in need.
Our Resistance with Women Worldwide – And You
With climate change skeptics now in charge of US climate policy, we’re redoubling our efforts to protect women and communities suffering from food shortages, droughts, floods and diseases linked to this growing danger.
- We install clean water wells and train women to harvest and conserve rainwater in Kenyan communities facing unrelenting drought.
- We stock seed banks to feed hungry families and support farmers’ markets for Indigenous women farmers in Nicaragua.
- We raise our local partners’ voices in international climate talks to bring their sustainable solutions to policymakers.
- We stand with climate activists around the world who demand a healthy planet and just policies, including the People’s Climate March on April 29.