Five Dollars/Five Minutes: The Tegan & Sara Foundation & Calling The Judiciary Committees

Tegan and Sara are laying a foundation of support for LGBT women and girls.

This ongoing feature directs you to simple, inexpensive tools to fighting discrimination and protecting the rights of the LGBT community—and all people—endangered by the Trump administration. #Resist

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On March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day. After the huge turnout for the Women’s March on Washington, it’s clear that American women and feminist allies are a credible, important force in politics, despite the (mostly male) bluster coming from the White House.

In the feminist movement, though, LGBT women can still have difficulties finding their place—especially trans and gender-nonconforming women. So, in celebration of IWD, donate to organizations that specifically help LGBT women.

Organizations like the Tegan and Sara Foundation.

The twin pop queens were inspired during their North American “Love You to Death” tour, when they witnessed some of the economic and social issues LGBT women face. They vow to fight homophobic and misogynistic legislation and presidential orders, and advocate for economic justice, healthcare, and representation in a smart, proactive and hands-on way.

If you were impressed by the Women’s March, let’s keep the momentum going: Donate to the Tegan and Sara Foundation here.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions made headlines again last week when it was revealed he met with Russian officials during the election season (Meetings he denied happened to Congress.)

Whether the U.S.’s chief legal authority perjured himself, as Sen. Al Franken believes, is up for debate. But Sessions and the White House felt the issue was serious enough for Sessions to recuse himself from all further Justice Department investigations into Russian intelligence activities.

The former Alabama senator has already shown his true colors with regards to the LGBT community: In Congress, he voted against the Violence Against Women Act and the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act, declaring “I’m not sure women or people with different sexual orientations face that kind of discrimination. He also opposed the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and pushed for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

This latest news, though, goes beyond immorality.

Take five minutes today to call the House Judiciary Committee (202-225-3951) or the Senate Judiciary Committee (202-224-5225) and ask them to call back AG Sessions before either committee to explain his communication and relationship with Russian officials in a full, public hearing.

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