Six Months Since the Women's March: What We've Built
Six months ago today, 14 women from NYC boarded a questionably small van in Brooklyn and set out to join the Women's March. Some of us had been protesting since we were in diapers; some of us were marching for the first time. We made protest signs (and an all-lady playlist), crammed into the van, and headed out to join over 6 million women protesting Donald Trump and his party's anti-woman, anti-LGBTQ, anti-immigrant, anti-American plans for our country. And we haven't stopped.
In the six months since then, we've grown from those 14 women on a bus into a full-scale, badass organization with more than 1,000 subscribers: The Broad Room.
The Broad Room is training up an army of young women in NYC to resist the right-wing agenda and fight back. We issue a weekly action letter, offer free monthly trainings, and host networking events to connect women and build our feminetwork. And our group has grown—exponentially. It's been exactly six months to the day we met up in a slightly sketchy car rental lot in Gowanus. So we're taking a minute to count up all that we've achieved since then:
van of women heading to the women's march.
events hosted by The Broad Room, where we've trained women, phone banked, and networked with other incredible activists.
"Broad Memo" action letters written on issues like Trumpcare, intersectionality, and gerrymandering.
events and actions we've sent women to, including phone banking for Jon Ossoff, donating to Kentucky's last abortion clinic, protesting Trump's (anti) environmental plans, and supporting lady candidates for office.
women trained at The Broad Room's free trainings on local government and sustainable activism.
women subscribed to The Broad Memo.
In six months, Trump has targeted Muslims and immigrants; tried to defund Planned Parenthood and worked to cut healthcare for millions; pulled out of the Paris Accords and rescinded Obama’s Clean Power Plan; and appointed a racist to lead the Department of Justice.
But the resistance has grown as well—and like all the strongest movements, women are at the core of it (obvs). We're incredibly proud of what we've achieved in just six months, and can't wait to grow even larger. Make sure to join us at next month's Membership Happy Hour on August 1st, where we'll talk about all we've achieved, and let our badass new members know what's next.