A “Stop Enabling Abuse” Banner Flew Over Hollywood Today, In Response to the Culture That Enabled Harvey Weinstein

(W Magazine)

The plane was chartered, and message written, by the women’s advocacy group UltraViolet, which has hardly been lacking in inspiration over the past year. In April, it sent the message “Fox: #DropOReilly, The Sexual Predator” flying over New York and Fox News’s headquarters to demand that the network fire its host Bill O’Reilly, whose settlements surrounding sexual assault amounted to $13 million. And just last week, lest we forget that a man repeatedly accused of sexual abuse is currently the president, UltraViolet also set up a truck blaring Donald Trump‘s infamous Access Hollywood tape on loop in front of the White House, one year after it surfaced.

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Women’s Advocacy Group to Fly Plane Over Hollywood: ‘Stop Enabling Abuse’

(Variety)

Women’s advocacy group UltraViolet has chartered a plane to fly over Hollywood on Tuesday morning with a banner bearing the words “Hollywood: Stop Enabling Abuse.”

The organization made the move as a response to the unfolding scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein. They also called out the industry for “its willingness to cover up decades worth of sexual abuse” from the producer and normalization of his behavior.

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Trump’s lewd ‘Access Hollywood’ tape is playing on repeat for 12 hours on the Mall

(Washington Post)

“We wanted to play the tape on loop to remind the people who the president said he is — a proud sexual predator,” said Emma Boorboor, a campaign director for UltraViolet.

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Women’s advocacy group livestreams Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood’ tape on National Mall

(CNN)

“We really just want to remind the American people who Donald Trump is, and who he explicitly told us who he was in this videos: A self possessed, proud sexual predator,” Emma Boorboor, a campaign director for UltraViolet, told CNN.

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A Women’s Rights Group Is Playing Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood Tape on Loop All Day Today in D.C.

(Vogue)

(You may recall the news chyron: “Trump in 2005 Audio: ‘You Can Do Anything’ to Women When You’re Famous.”) In honor of the anniversary, a women’s advocacy group called UltraViolet will be projecting the Access Hollywood footage onto a giant screen on Constitution Avenue, between the White House and the National Mall, on a loop from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m today.

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Betsy DeVos Rescinds Key Obama-Era Policy On Campus Sexual Assault

(Huffington Post)

DeVos is ignoring the “terrifying reality” that 1 in 4 women are sexually assaulted while on campus, according to Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of the national women’s advocacy group UltraViolet.

“Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump are more concerned with protecting the rights of predators and abusers over the rights of survivors of sexual assault,” Chaudhary said in a statement. “Sadly, given President Trump’s history of bragging about sexual assault, this isn’t that surprising.”

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Another week, another resignation; Hollywood finally addresses sexual harassment

(Los Angeles Times)
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‘Trump is racist, McConnell is his enabler,’ Louisville women’s group protests

(USA Today)

“The President of the United States is a white supremacist sympathizer, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has only enabled this terrifying reality,” Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet, said in a statement. “We demand that McConnell say more than just that Nazis are bad – he must take real action to hold President Trump accountable for sympathizing with neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville.”

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These Are the Women Who Spent Months Fighting the GOP’s Health Care Bill

(Glamour)

As a result, Gregg has taken a more proactive approach to the bill, organizing rallies in Portland and hosting Women Resist house parties on behalf of the women’s advocacy group UltraViolet—an organization that, according to cofounder Nita Chaudhary, pooled support from its community of 1.3 million women (and men) to host rallies on Capitol Hill, buy anti-BCRA ad space on billboards and in newspapers, and even fly planes with banners urging on-the-fence senators to vote no.

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A small group protests Trump as he watches U.S. Women’s Open

(The Washington Post)

Four protesters from UltraViolet, a women’s advocacy group, wore purple shirts that read, “USGA: Dump Sexist Trump” and stood as close to Trump’s viewing area as security permitted.

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