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July 16, 2019

Ms. Foundation for Women on Donald Trump’s Racist Attacks Against Freshman Congresswomen 

Ms. Foundation for Women on Donald Trump’s Racist Attacks

Against Freshman Congresswomen 

Ms. Foundation for Women, one of the first and largest women’s funds in the United States,
issues the following statement:

NEW YORK (July 16, 2019) – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in response to racist remarks issued by Donald Trump:

“After a campaign that informally began by questioning the citizenship of President Obama, it is no surprise that Donald Trump has directed racist, divisive hate towards Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, four freshman congresswomen of color.

“With a presidency that relies on fear, Trump cannot accept the reality of a United States that elects women of color to lead or welcomes immigrants into its borders. These strong, outspoken, and unapologetic women of color are a threat to the white supremacist policies his administration promotes, and the xenophobic rhetoric he spews on a daily basis. 

“The Ms. Foundation for Women and its grantee-partners categorically reject the Trump Administration’s attempts to denigrate communities of color and immigrants in this country. We will work tirelessly to ensure the voices of women of color who advocate for the values that truly make America great, ring loudly, clearly, and persistently into the future.”

Ms. Foundation spokespeople are available for interviews by phone or in-person from NYC. To schedule, please contact Sunshine Sachs at [email protected].


For 45 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has worked to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all. The Ms. Foundation invests in, and strengthens the capacity of women led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural, and economic change in the lives of women. With equity and inclusion as the cornerstones of true democracy, the Ms. Foundation works to create a world in which the worth and dignity of every person are valued, and power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age.