Equinox and SoulCycle face boycott over investor’s Trump fundraiser

SoulCycle says it does not support fundraiser by Stephen Ross, chair of company that owns Equinox Customers of the fitness companies Equinox and SoulCycle are calling for a boycott of the trendy brands after news that a high-profile billionaire investor will be hosting a fundraising event for Donald Trump in the Hamptons on Friday. The real estate mogul and private investor Stephen Ross, who is Washington Post reported this week. Tickets for the event cost $100,000 for lunch and a photo opportunity with the president and $250,000 for a package that includes a roundtable discussion with Trump. Ross, who is also the owner of the NFL team the Miami Dolphins, is the chairman of Related, the company that owns Equinox …

Ilhan Omar’s constituents ‘proud to stand by her’ over Trump’s racist words

The Democratic congresswoman received an angry, racist volley from Donald Trump which hardened her supporters resolve to defend her When Donald Trump began targeting Ilhan Omar and other progressive congresswomen of color with racist attacks, demanding they leave the country, Erica Mauter knew she had to counter his dangerous message. If [Trump] was going to let that message be the one that resounds and resonates from him, then if she was indeed coming back home to Minnesota, were going to welcome her, said Mauter, who lives in the states fifth district, which Omar represents. We wanted to affirm that we miss her and want her to keep doing what shes doing. Mauter was one of about 150 supporters who rally …

Biden abruptly drops support for ‘discriminatory’ abortion rule

Former vice-president says he can no longer support 40-year-old Hyde amendment, which prohibits use of federal funding for abortions A day after Joe Biden affirmed his support for the Hyde amendment a measure that prohibits the use of federal funding for abortions he reversed course and announced that he could no longer support said Biden supports Roe and the right to choose and that he will continue to fight to protect a womans right to make her own personal decisions about her healthcare. The Hyde amendment is a 40-year-old provision that bans the federal government from paying for abortion care through Medicaid, the government program that provides health insurance to millions of US women of reproductive age. Support for the …