Event Listing

Protest: Resist Trump. Stop the Gag.

Washington, D.C. / Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hundreds joined CHANGE at the White House to protest President Trump's global gag rule. See photos!


Join CHANGE and other partners on March 8, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

11:00am: Gather in Freedom Plaza
11:30am: March to the White House
12pm: Protest in Lafayette Park

Trump's global gag rule is a grotesque expansion of a failed, deadly policy that prohibits foreign organizations that receive U.S. global health assistance from providing or even discussing abortions with patients. This rule threatens access to safe abortion and other basic health care for millions of people around the world.

We know that this egregious attack on the health and lives of women and other people who depend on U.S.-funded health programs for their care is just the first of many attempts the Trump Administration will make to strip away our sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. 

Fight back and say NO to the global gag rule, NO to abortion bans. Not now, not ever!

RSVP to the protest.

Interested in getting involved outside the D.C. area? Join the movement on Twitter using the hashtags #TrumpGlobalGag and #NoAbortionBan.

Media about the event:

  • Bustle: “Resist Trump. Stop The Gag” Is A Protest Against Trump’s Global Gag Rule On March 8, And Here’s Why It’s So Important
  • New York Magazine: Here Are All of the Ways You Can Participate in the Women’s Strike
  • The Washington Post: Women plan to strike as part of ‘Day Without a Woman’ protest

    Steering committee members include Advocates for Youth, Catholics for Choice, CHANGE, Feminist Majority Foundation, In Our Own Voice, National LGBTQ Task Force, and NAPAWF.

    Cosponsors include:

    Abortion Care Network

    Advocates for Youth

    Amnesty International USA


    Black Women for Wellness

    Catholics for Choice

    Center for Health and Gender Equity 

    Feminist Majority Foundation

    Global Fund for Women

    Global Justice Center 

    HEALTH GAP Global Access Project

    Ibis Reproductive Health 

    In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda

    International Planned Parenthood Federation

    International Planned Parenthood Federation – Western Hemisphere Region

    International Women’s Health Coalition


    Muslim American Women's Policy Forum

    Muslims for Progressive Values 

    NARAL Pro-Choice America

    National Abortion Federation

    National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum 

    National Center for Lesbian Rights

    National Council of Jewish Women

    National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health 

    National LGBTQ Task Force

    National Organization for Women

    New Voices for Reproductive Justice

    Orchid Project

    Physicians for Reproductive Health

    Population Connection Action Fund

    Population Institute 


    Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice 


    Rise and Resist


    SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW


    Washington Peace Center