"We are committed to join you to be a wall against hate and we will legislate Trump the hell out of San Francisco!" Jane Kim addressed the crowd at the Women's March in San Francisco, referring to herself and the five other women on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. "If Trump and the Republicans defund Planned Parenthood, 6 of us will vote to fill that gap. If Trump and the Republicans raid our homes searching for our undocumented brothers and sisters, we will fund the legal services to defend you and keep you in your homes."
Bracing for just these possibilities, Kim is reportedly drafting legislation after meeting with her five legislative aides. according to the Chronicle. “It was just us sitting around going, ‘Oh my God, what’s going to happen?’” Ivy Lee, one member of Kim's team of aids, who are all women, told the Chronicle. "The city needs to make sure birth control is covered; that can’t even be a question."
“Trump is holding true to his campaign promises and his word, and I think eventually the president will go on a full-frontal assault on women’s health care,” Kim tells the Chronicle." Specifically, if Trump repeals the Affordable Care Act as he has threatened to do, the gains made through that legislation for women's access to free birth control could disappear. We want to be prepared for that."
Kim promises to be persistent in this fight. She's also coming off successes in two local skirmishes, having skillfully brokered deals, one for free City College and another for the creation of a transgender historic district in the Tenderloin.