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There's Still Time To Protest Rick Perry

Donald Trump's nomination of Rick Perry as secretary of energy has been largely controversial due to Perry's worrisome lack of familiarity with the role and the serious tasks it entails. If you are concerned about this nomination, there are several ways to protest Perry's confirmation as secretary of energy. Heading the Department of Energy is no small matter and leaves little room for uncertainty. According to the New York Times, much of the department's work is focused on nuclear non-proli…

By Sarah Friedmann

The Women's March Books Some Amazing Performers

As the weekend draws closer, many people have likely been anxiously awaiting the release of the performance program for the rally component of the Women's March on Washington on Saturday. Excitingly, we now know who is performing at the Women's March, and the lineup is quite spectacular. Organizers of the March announced the musical performance lineup on Wednesday evening. According to the program, Janelle Monae, Maxwell, and Angelique Kidjo are set to headline the event. Each of these three vo…

By Sarah Friedmann

Sanders Lets Pruitt Know How He Really Feels

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt found himself in the hot seat during his Senate confirmation hearing as Environmental Protection Agency administrator on Wednesday. And the one who put him there was none other than a certain Vermont congressman. Senator Bernie Sanders grilled Pruitt about climate change — and if, like most people, you weren't able to see their interaction in person, you can watch footage of it from the comfort of your own home. Sanders pretty concisely summed up why he ha…

By Maya Parthasarathy

Yes, There Will Be Restrooms At The Women's March

The Women's March on Washington is coming up at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, and if you plan on attending this empowering feminist event, you may have some practical questions in mind. Namely, will there be bathrooms at the Women's March? The answer is yes, but they will likely be of the portable variety. The march organizers are planning on having restrooms along the march route and rally location, according to the Women's March website. But considering that more than 200,000 people have signe…

By Maya Parthasarathy

You Can Watch The Women's March From Home

As many know, on Jan. 21, the day after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, thousands of people plan to march in Washington D.C. in support of women's rights and inclusivity. If you aren't participating in person, you have a few options to watch the Women's March on Washington from home. The idea for the Women's March initially stemmed from a Facebook event for a women's advocacy march in response to Trump's election and the views he espoused about women and minorities throughout his ca…

By Sarah Friedmann

You Can Eat & Support Charity At The Women's March

If you are attending the Women's March on Washington this weekend, determining where to get food at the March is probably an important component of your weekend planning (in addition to, of course, marching itself). Thankfully, many restaurants are seeking to make your DC dining experience social-oriented as well. Currently, over 120 DC restaurants have pledged to contribute portions of their inauguration weekend profits to a variety of charities aimed at improving the rights and lives of the di…

By Sarah Friedmann

Trump's Cabinet Is Now Complete

On Sunday evening, the Trump administration announced that the President-elect will be nominating Sonny Perdue III to be the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. This announcement constitutes the final Cabinet nomination for Trump, who has now selected nominees for all 15 Executive Departments. Perdue, from Georgia, has a long history of both public and private sector work, having served in several elected offices as well as owing several small businesses throughout his career. He also, notably …

By Sarah Friedmann

Some Of Trump's Accusers Will March On Washington

The inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump is almost here, and with the list of Democratic elected officials who're planning to boycott it growing ever larger, and Trump's approval ratings being dismally low for an incoming president, it's no surprise that the protest march scheduled the following day has picked up so much steam. And on Tuesday, the furor surrounding Trump got a bit thicker, as he was sued for defamation by one of his sexual misconduct accusers — allegations his spokesp…

By Chris Tognotti

How To Bring Food To The Women's March

Over 200,000 people have pledged on Facebook to attend the Women's March on Washington taking place in downtown D.C. following Inauguration Day. As marchers prepare for what may be an all-day event, the question of if you can bring food to the Women's March has come up. According to the organizers' Frequently Asked Questions page, anyone hoping to bring a meal can do so in a plastic bag no larger than 12" x 12" x 6". This is in addition to the smaller bags marchers can bring for their personal i…

By Ann-Derrick Gaillot

Obama Has Some Feminist Advice For Malia & Sasha

President Obama's last White House press conference was one of his best. Although he couldn't promise to stay in office for another four years, he did leave the country a parting gift in the form of some powerful feminist advice that will help spur activists through the challenges promised by the imminent administration. President Obama's feminist advice to Malia and Sasha is what everyone dedicated to restoring the liberal progress of American politics needs to hear for 2017. President Obama …

By Cate Carrejo