Dear THINX Fam,
I am an eternal optimist. When you’re an entrepreneur, you kind of have to be. Dealing with people saying that your idea is weird or that “it’ll never work” and “what do you mean bleed in your underwear?” and still forging ahead, dealing with the ups and downs or growing a business and still looking at the glass half full...that’s been me my whole life.
But I gotta tell ya, even after the historic women’s march on Saturday, where we were on cloud nine, marching peacefully and with creative signs, shouting loudly and proudly that we won’t tolerate going backwards, Donald’s first week in office left me quite speechless.
In one week, Donald signed an executive order directing federal agencies to undermine Obamacare. He spent the weekend on social lying about the crowd size of his inauguration (with real data that proves him wrong but what are facts these days anyway?) and then kicked off Monday by reinstating a federal ban on foreign aid to organizations that include abortion or family planning in their mission statements. Then TPP. Then NAFTA. Then the EPA lockdown. And THEN Dakota Access Pipeline? Really?! What is happening!?
Yes, we came out in the millions to show that we’re here but no, he didn’t care. In fact, it fueled him further.
So, all we can do is TAKE MORE ACTION. MAKE MORE NOISE. NOT TOLERATE.
We are especially not going to tolerate his normalization of lying and making it ok to completely misrepresent facts, even with the data available for all to see in plain sight. We must keep showing the facts and data. We must not tire to keep him and everyone honest. We must honor the truth and what’s right because it will inevitably set us free.
So, here’s the first thing we’re going to do and we need your help.
Bring ur blood, let’s flood the phones.
What do these women have in common? They all represent *u* in our country’s highest elected institution: The House.
Not a resident of North Carolina? Don’t matter! As elected ~federal~ officials who ID as female, they represent female-IDing citizens on all sides of the (pipe)line.
These 3 also happen to be members of the GOP *oopies* how did that happen?!? I wonder if they might need an itty-bitty nudge down the feminist fallopian tube…
And there’s no time to wait. We are gonna dial up every single GOP woman in the House & beg them to STAND UP FOR OUR HEALTH.
Each office runs about 8 phones deep. Meaning if we all call simultaneously, you could talk to one of the honorable reps *herself*. So, bring franz & don’t stress, cuz we’ve got a script for inspo!
All genitalia welcome, y’all. Anyone can pick up a phone to support women's rights.
Cathy—can you handle this?
Elise—can you handle this?
Virginia—can you handle this?
I DON’T THINK THEY CAN HANDLE THIS.