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Abortion coverage advocates respond to Bannon selection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2016

Contact: Chrissy Faessen / Chrissy@conwaystrategic.com /c 703.828.7769

Steve Bannon is “dangerous fringe character” with record of misogyny

Washington D.C. (November 14, 2016) In response to Donald Trump’s selection of white nationalist Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor in the White House, Destiny Lopez, Co-Director of All* Above All and the All* Above All Action Fund, issued the following statement:

“We have a saying in Spanish ‘dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres’ – tell me who you surround yourself with and I’ll tell you who you are. Not a week has passed since Trump’s election to the Presidency and already he is surrounding himself with dangerous fringe characters.”

“The President must oversee domestic policy as it relates to violence against women and girls, employment discrimination, education, reproductive rights, and countless other issues. Steven Bannon is a proud misogynist and white supremacist who hosted some of the internet’s most vile, anti-woman hate speech. By naming Bannon to one of the most powerful advisory positions in the White House, President-Elect Trump is telling the women and girls of this country that we don’t matter. That our humanity has no place in his administration. For women and girls of color, Bannon is a doubly terrifying choice.”

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About All* Above All

The All* Above All campaign is dedicated to lifting bans that deny abortion coverage. It is a diverse effort empowering a new generation to stand up, be bold and take action with its fresh, uplifting vibe, its focus on digital and grassroots strategies, and its commitment to reproductive justice. Learn more at allaboveall.org and follow our social media at @allaboveall.