When Ruth Bader Ginsburg founded the ACLU Women's Rights Project in 1972, she was up against an establishment that didn't think gender discrimination existed. Today we don't question its existence, but it's still part of the fabric of our everyday lives. And from the Women's March to #MeToo, one thing is clear: We've had enough. That's why we just launched a massive, year-long initiative to tackle discrimination in all its intersecting forms: the ACLU Vision for Achieving Gender Justice.
We're kicking off with a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions. His new policy of rejecting asylum protections for domestic violence survivors is just one example of how the Trump administration's anti-woman and anti-immigrant policies overlap to harm vulnerable people the most. But while we're fighting Sessions in court, here's what we need from you:
Sign this petition demanding Sessions reverse his decision to deny safe haven to victims of domestic violence and gang brutality. The more signatures we get, the more power we build in our fight.
Gender discrimination pervades so many issues that at first glance might seem unrelated. In our criminal justice system, for example, women of color are the fastest-growing segment of the prison population. And when it comes to health care, nearly 20 percent of transgender people report being turned away because of who they are. That's just the tip of the iceberg.
It's clear: Gender justice won't be possible as long as racism, transphobia, ableism, and other forms of oppression remain. Over the next year, we'll tackle one of these different forms of discrimination each month. Will you help us kick off this month by defending the rights of immigrant women?
Add your name: Sessions must not remove asylum protection for women fleeing domestic violence. It's anti-immigrant, anti-woman, and antithetical to the inclusive spirit of this country.
Whether you're an asylum seeker, working mother, incarcerated woman, or an activist fighting for change – we're all in this together. And we need your help to win.
Sign the petition here: https://action.aclu.org/petition/DVasylum…
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