It seems that protest follows our president and vice president elect everywhere, even on their doorsteps! Now that Mike Pence will be our VP, he got himself a new pad in DC’s Chevy Chase neighborhood. Everything was good for a few days, until residents began hanging up rainbow flags. These flags are to voice disagreement with Mike Pence’s opposition to the LGBTQ community. Mike Pence’s New Neighborhood Gets Plastered With ‘Trust Women’ Signs
Mike Pence signed The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allows businesses to discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community. For example, under the law, a business owner would be allowed to refuse service to a gay customer.
Now, the same upscale Washington neighborhood, is being smothered in “This neighborhood trusts women” signs. I wrote this article a few months ago, illustrating the disgusting tactics our VP elect used to discriminate women.
This demonstration has been coordinated by reproductive rights organization, NARAL Pro-Choice America. As a result of Pence’s anti-women and anti-abortion voting record, they decided to campaign.
During his time in elected office, Pence has led the charge to defund Planned Parenthood, voted against both the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, co-sponsored a federal anti-abortion bill that would have essentially redefined rape, signed a bill in Indiana that required abortion providers to bury or cremate fetal tissue, and has said that he “long[s] for the day that Roe v. Wade is sent to the ash heap of history.” Mike Pence’s New Neighborhood Gets Plastered With ‘Trust Women’ Signs
NARAL spokesperson Doug Gordon told The Huffington Post that their demonstration campaign would not offend the neighborhood. Considering that only 4% of DC residents voted for Trump, the area is vastly on NARAL’s side.
“NARAL wanted to send a clear message to the incoming administration that if they go forward with their agenda of stripping women of their fundamental rights they should expect a fight all over the country and even in their own front lawn,” Gordon told HuffPost.