With Saturday, April 29 soon approaching, everyone is focused on what Donald Trump has and has not accomplished in his first 100 days in office. Not to mention the burning question on everyone’s mind: will the government shut down?
But this perspective on the 100-day mark is all wrong. Instead, it’s time we look back and appreciate everything we the people have accomplished. As Sen. Bernie Sanders accurately tweeted, “The silver lining of the Trump administration is that millions of people are getting involved in politics for the first time to fight back.”
Below, we’ve put together a list of everything we’ve come together to do since Trump took office in January. It’s not nearly exhaustive enough, but it’s a start.
Organized Nation-Wide Women’s Marches
Across the country, Women’s Marches were held on January 21, 2017. The Washington Post estimates that between 3,267,134 and 5,246,670 people in the United States showed up — which, obviously doesn’t account for the demonstrations held around the globe. CNN estimates more than 1 million people showed up across the globe.
Organized “A Day Without a Woman”
Again, women across the country came together to take the day off from all types of work to show what life is like without women. And if they couldn’t take the day off? They wore red.
Pressured Mike Flynn into Resigning
After word got out that Flynn, aka Trump’s National Security Advisor, met with Russian ambassadors without disclosing it, and later, that he was under investigation for it, public pressure forced him to resign in February.
Got Jeff Sessions to Recuse Himself
We also got Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any investigations related to Trump’s presidential campaign since he also met with Russian ambassadors and did not disclose this info to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Stopped Not One, But Two Travel Bans
After Trump tried to drop the first Muslim ban via executive order, the ACLU stopped it dead in its tracks. This was later upheld by the Ninth Circuit of Appeals. In March, a second Muslim ban was attempted by Trump, which was immediately blocked by a judge in Hawaii and then a judge in Maryland.
Demanded Trump Release His Taxes
On April 15, more than 125,000 joined together to protest the fact that Trump will not release his taxes, despite his promise prior to the election.
Marched for Science
With the Trump Administration in denial about climate change, it became necessary that we marched in the name of science on April 22.
Stopped Obamacare from Getting Repealed
Although Republicans promised to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act for years, when they finally announced their bill in the Congress, it didn’t take long for them to back down and pull the bill from the floor, rather than face a very public vote loss.
Stood Up at Town Halls
During Congress’s recess, Americans all over told their representatives that they were not down with what they were doing. Our favorite? When 16-year-old Deja Foxx told her rep that she demanded access to Planned Parenthood.
Organized the Indivisible Project
The Indivisible Project is a grassroots movement where individuals can organize locally and make plans to take action. There are already more than 6,000 chapters across the nation.
Started Training Over 11,00 Women to Run for Office
EMILY’S List, an organization that helps pro-choice democratic women get elected to office has reportedly heard from more than 11,00 women who are interested in running for office next term.
Pressured Fox Into Firing Bill O’Reilly
Broadcasting a sexual predator? Not on our watch! Due to the combination of protests and twitter storms, advertisers pulled out of The O’Reilly Factor, causing Fox to finally drop the host.
Many claim that 100 days is too short of a time to get anything real done, but we think this list proves otherwise. So, Trump, what have you accomplished so far?
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.