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November 14 supermoon in the Hunterphotos

Capture the supermoon…or a cloudy sky | photos Cloudy sky hides the supermoon from ANZAC Walk in Newcastle. Picture: Nicola King
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Cloudy sky hides the supermoon from ANZAC Walk in Newcastle. Picture: Nicola King

INSTA @kathproszkowiec No visible supermoon tonight – however there were some super epic snaps taken 🌙🌕🌊. 📷 by me 🙌🙌🙌 #newcastle #newy #fullmoon #supermoon #newcastleaustralia #newcastlensw #blueskies #somuchexcitement #moon #nomoon

INSTA @emilyharden Tonight’s view of the #supermoon was rude.

INSTA @wanderandwhimsy Last night’s haze after spontaneous swims. Hopefully we can get a look in at this super moon between the clouds tonight.

INSTA @moneyperry Grey skies and no #supermoon over #newcastle

INSTA @moneyperry Cameras and kids waiting for the #supermoon in #newcastle

INSTA @moneyperry Spectators give up on seeing the #supermoon in #newcastle tonight

INSTA @insta__j_b Oh great. Of course they put the #supermoon behind a damn paywall…

INSTA @insta__j_b Oh great. Of course they put the #supermoon behind a damn paywall…

INSTA @afrikaner_viking Lots of people here for the moon

INSTA @jonnie_d90 If I choose the right filter you can nearly see the moon… #nearly #overcast #oversight #stillnosighting #badmoonrising #betteroffwaitinganother18years

INSTA @ashgarland Supermoon? I think not! 😝#cloudcover

INSTA @jonostreich Managed to catch a photo of a thunderstorm in the horizon at blacksmiths beach on Saturday night! #photography #thunder #lightening #storm #beach #camping #picoftheday #night #stars #colour #exposure #canon

INSTA @aiza_m_rojo We drove around the Bays just to see you! 🌙 See you again in 2034 #supermoon

TweetFacebookSupermoon or super-flop -send your photos to [email protected]南京夜网南京桑拿.All eyes were on the sky on Monday nightas the much-hyped supermoon tried to rise through the clouds.

The moon wasat its most spectacular as the sky darkenedand while it wasclose to the horizon. It was expectedto 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than an average full moon.

A supermoon occurs when you have a combination of two things: a full moon and the moon at perigee – the point in its orbit when it is approaching Earth at its closest. On November 14, this will brought the moon 50,000 kilometres closer to Earth.

It’s the biggest one in almost 70 years. It’ll be 18 years until it’s this close to us again. It’s pretty special.

But, a cloudy sky hid the moon for most sky watchers.

Some caught a quick glimpse of the moon as the clouds moved, but most captured the super-flop.

Whether you were one of the few lucky ones and captured the supermoon’s magic, or photographed a “supermoon fail” –a cloudy sky, we’d love you to share it with us.

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Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot land could be ‘community hub’, Newcastle Men’s Shed sayspoll

Paul Battle from the Newcastle Men’s Shed. PICTURE: Darren PatemanTHE head of the Newcastle Men’s Shed has called for the Baird government to turn the old administration building at the former Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot into a “community hub”.
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On Monday the Newcastle Heraldrevealed the state government plans to sell off part of the 18-hectare depot –abandoned since 1994 –and demolish the large administration and amenities building.

The NSW Transport Department says building is “very dilapidated, vandalised and contains hazardous materials including asbestos”, but community groups in Newcastle want the government to hold onto the building.

One of those groups is the Newcastle Men’s Shed. The shed’s membershavebeen forced out of theirformer home at the old BHP administration building, and Paul Battle from the group said the rail depot would be an ideal home.

“Personally for me it would be like coming home because I used to work on the railways, in that building,” he said.

“That building would be outstanding,” he said.

“It’s the right size that it could be a home not just for usbut a number of community groups, we couldturn it into a bit of a hub.”

He said the group had written to local MPs, and was hoping to “open up lines of communication” with the government.

So far the government hasn’t warmed to the idea.

A spokeswoman for Transport saidthat while the government was “interested in hearing feedback from the community”any “adaptive reuse” of the building “to current building standards would likely be cost prohibitive, depending on the use”.

“We’ll continue to keep the community informed of any plans for the site’s future,” she said.

Transport says the final cost of demolishing the administration building has yet to be finalised, but Mr Battle questioned whether refitting the building would be more expensive.

“It’s not going to be a short-term exercise anyway because by the time you start these things it takes a little while,” he said.

“But I would hope it would be something that can be at least investigated, it would be a shame to lose it.”

On Monday the Heraldrevealed government plansto sell-off a large chunk of the Depot are under way, with the Baird government admitting much of the “residual railwayland”at the site –outside of heritage-listed areas – was considered “surplus to operations”.

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Why we need flood of apprenticesOpinion

DEMAND: Construction-related trades are booming and employers are crying out for skilled workers in these areas. We have been hearing a lot lately from leaders in politics, education and the business sector about the innovation boom and the need to expand our knowledge jobs.This is a positive shift.Our economy needs to diversify if we are to compete globally now, and into the future.
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What is missing from this conversation, however, is recognition that skilled trades remain the superstructure on which the rest of our economy relies. We don’t often talk about the importance of skilled trades, but these skills are the backbone of our economy.

Thanks to a record infrastructure pipeline, construction-related trades are booming and employers are crying out for skilled workers in these areas. Emerging sectors, like advanced manufacturing, are also marrying traditional trade activities with higher level, technology-related skills.The problem is that our apprenticeship system is broken and the flow of young, job-ready, skilled workers is a drip when we need a flood.

In the March 2016 quarter, the total number of Australians undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship declined 10.2 per cent compared with the same period in 2015. Increasingly, young people, their parents and, often, their advisers at school, do not see an apprenticeship as a desirable career pathway.

On the other hand, employers complain about a lack of job readiness and adaptability on the part of workers who are starting out in their trade. As a result, rather than take on apprentices, employers are increasingly resorting to skilled migration and other band-aid solutions.We need to solve this mismatch between what young people want from their careers and the skills employers are looking for by fixing our apprenticeship system.

The good news is that our political decision makers are finally taking note.In the meantime, the business community is proposing some real change.In our recent submission to the current NSW government review, the NSW Business Chamber called for reforms to the way that apprenticeships and traineeships are delivered in this state.

We need both tiers of government to work together on apublic awareness campaign that turns the attention of parents, educators and young people to the outstanding opportunities that an apprenticeship can offer. As outlined in the 2015 Australian Jobs Report, 85.5 per cent of apprentices are in full-time employment six months after completing their training, in comparison with only 68 per cent of bachelor-degree graduates achieving the same outcome.Secondly, we need to look at the success of specialist vocational colleges in countries such as Germany and Britain, and, examples such as Western Sydney TAFE at Nirimba, which allows students studying their HSC to undertake vocational studies – or even a higher education course – in a single location. This model must be expanded.

The modern trades need workers who are adaptable, with skills that can be used across a wide range of tasks, some which might not be specific to a single trade qualification. Flexibility also needs to be applied to the way in which we develop apprenticeship pathways.Currently, the only channel for an employer to ask for a new apprenticeship is through an agonisingly long and bureaucratic process via a government-appointed advisory body. Wouldn’t it be easier if employers could apply directly to the Department of Industry to create apprenticeship pathways?

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Troy Grant to stand down as leader of NSW Nationals after Orange byelection disaster

Standing down: Deputy Premier Troy Grant. Photo: Jessica Hromas Likely successor: Skills Minister John Barilaro. Photo: Jeffrey Chan
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Deputy Premier Troy Grant has announced he will quit as leader of the NSW Nationals a day before facing a spill motion in his party room following a disastrous showing in the Orange byelection.

The announcement has prompted deputy Nationals leader Adrian Piccoli to declare he will not re-nominate for the position, ensuring there will be a new leadership team after MPs meet on Tuesday.

In a statement on Monday, Mr Grant said: “As a result of the Nationals candidate for Orange, Scott Barrett, facing an uphill battle to hold the seat, I have informed the NSW Nationals leadership team that at tomorrow’s party room meeting I will be standing down as leader of the NSW Nationals.

“It has been an incredible privilege to serve in that role and lead a team whose sole focus is to serve the people of regional NSW,” he said.

“At all times I have been guided by my principles of honesty, integrity and hard work but I accept the result in Orange is a clear message that we haven’t always got it right, nor have we always taken the community with us.

“I hope that through my actions the NSW government is given the opportunity to pause and reset the way it is seen to be governing and our record of delivery can once more be front and centre.”

Skills Minister John Barilaro is likely to be elected deputy premier and leader of the NSW Nationals in Mr Grant’s place, sparking a reshuffle of the cabinet.

A spokeswoman for Mr Grant said the question of whether he would stay in cabinet and, if so, retain his portfolios, was a matter for the Premier and the new Nationals leader.

Mr Piccoli told Fairfax Media: “I won’t be standing as deputy. I’ve had eight years. I hope to remain as the Minister for Education, but that’s a question for the new leader, whoever that might be.”

Mr Piccoli said Mr Grant “has done a fantastic job in sometimes difficult circumstances”.

“He’s an incredibly loyal and ethical operator, that’s why I’ve always backed him,” he said.

Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser, who planned to put the spill motion on Tuesday, said Mr Grant had “done what he should have done”.

“It’s now up to the party room to select a new leader,” he said. “I will be nominating and supporting John Barilaro.

“I think we have to have a spill of all positions. The party needs to have a fresh start going into the 2019 election.”

Barwon MP Kevin Humphries – another of Mr Grant’s critics – also welcomed the decision.

“I think he’s done the right thing,” he said.

“The general public and certainly the broader community had tuned out as far as the leadership of the Nationals was concerned.

“That position was potentially not recoverable. We’re better off dealing with these issues now than kicking them down the road.”

Mr Humphries said he would not be nominating for any of the leadership positions that become available.

The announcement came shortly after Premier Mike Baird told a media conference that Mr Grant has done “a fantastic job” and “should be given every opportunity to continue in his role, because ultimately you want the best possible people that have a passion for the region.”

Later, in a statement, Mr Baird said Mr Grant had “made an enormous contribution to regional NSW, and I am sure he will continue to do so.”

“During the 2015 election, Troy and I campaigned shoulder-to-shoulder in support of the Rebuilding NSW program. As a result, regional NSW will benefit through a once-in-a-generation investment in the State’s roads, schools, hospitals and water infrastructure.

“As Deputy Premier and Leader of the Nationals, Troy has been a courageous and passionate advocate for regional NSW. Troy is a man of great integrity and it has been an honour to lead this Government together.”

The Nationals suffered a 35 per cent swing against them on the primary vote in the byelection on Saturday, described by ABC election analyst Antony Green as “the biggest first preference change in NSW byelection history”.

A predicted two-candidate preferred result by Mr Green based on projected preference flows has Shooters, Fishers and Farmers candidate Philip Donato beating the Nationals’ Scott Barrett by 50.3 per cent to 49.7 per cent.

Labor preferenced the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers in the contest.

The result is being blamed on a combination of factors, including the controversial move to close the greyhound industry – later reversed – and the forced amalgamation of local councils.

But Mr Grant’s critics, including Mr Fraser and Mr Humphries, had argued the Nationals had lost touch with their constituents under Mr Grant’s leadership.

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Port Stephens mayor removes his name from Raymond Terrace domestic violence refuge.

The mayor of Port Stephenshas declared that the future of a women’s refuge in Raymond Terrace named after him is “bigger than Bruce MacKenzie”.
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The Port Stephens councillor says he will remove his name from the new domestic violence refuge following uproar over his admission of the assault of a partner in 1997.

Port Stephens Council resolved last week to officially name the unit, which is yet to be complete, The Bruce MacKenzie Centre for Victims of Domestic Violence.

However the move has drawn widespread condemnation due to the fact that Cr MacKenzie appeared before Raymond Terrace Local Court in November 1997 charged with assaulting his then de facto partner.

CONTROVERSY: Port Stephens mayor Bruce MacKenzie will remove his name from a women’s refuge in Raymond Terrace following reports of his 1997 court appearance in which he pleaded guilty to assault. Picture: Simone De Peak

He pleaded guilty and was ordered to enter into a 12-month good behaviour bond.

The magistrate found the offenceproved but did not record a conviction.

“Forget the name, the name’s gone,” he said on Monday.

“I don’t want to jeopardise the future of the unit. It’s bigger than Bruce MacKenzie.”

Cr MacKenzie said that the establishment of the short-term crisis accommodation centre in Raymond Terrace had been a long-term personal passion of his.

“It’s been in the pipeline for 12 months but I’ve had the idea for years,” he said.

“It’s been left to local government to get it done: federal government’s done nothing, state government’s done nothing.And if I’m still around next year after council amalgamations, I’m going to look into all this youth homelessness.

“It’s a blight on society.”

Port Stephens Council supplied the building for the crisis accommodation and Port Stephens Police LAC has been instrumental in the hands-on renovation and refit with many officers donating their time and skills.

Once completed it will be managed by Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services which has been lobbying on the issue for years.

Representatives from both the police and the support service centre would not be drawn on the recent controversy, stating they would prefer the focus to remain on the refuge and its impact on tackling domesticviolence.

However, on a visit to the Port on Monday,Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald touched on the issue sayingthecouncil had taken “real initiative” to establish a refuge but calledfor greater sensitivity.

“Everyone in the provision of services like these has to be verysensitive about the impacts of certain decisions on domestic violencevictims and their families,” he said.

“Naming any centre after someone who has a record in this area is notbeing empathetic.”

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NSW Nationals leader Troy Grant steps down following Orange byelection resultsVideo

Dubbo MP Troy GrantREAD MORE: News from the Orange ByelectionDubbo MP Troy Grant has decided to step down as leader of the NSW Nationals.
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Mr Grant released the following statement at lunchtime on Monday:

“As a result of The Nationals candidate for Orange Scott Barrett facing an uphill battle to hold the seat, I have informed the NSW Nationals leadership team that at tomorrow’s Party Room meeting I will be standing down as Leader of the NSW Nationals,” Mr Grant said.

“It has been an incredible privilege to serve in that role and lead a team whose sole focus is to serve the people of regional NSW.

“At all times I have been guided by my principles of honesty, integrity and hard work but I accept the result in Orange is a clear message that we haven’t always got it right, nor have we always taken the community with us.

“Regional NSW is full of hard-working, decent people that want to see their Government supporting them and otherwise let them live their lives as they see fit.

“I hope that through my actions the NSW Government is given the opportunity to pause and reset the way it is seen to be governing and our record of delivery can once more be front and centre.

“I am proud of the results the NSW Liberals & Nationals have been able to achieve for regional NSW and the state since coming to power and it is vital that this continues.

“I thank those in the party, our branches and our communities for the trust and support they have shown me during my time as Leader.”

The Central Western Daily spoke with Nationals candidate Scott Barrett a short time ago.

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Troy Grant steps down as Nationals leader

STANDING DOWN: Nationals Leader Troy Grant will step down from his position after the Orange byelection result. TROY Grant will stand down as leader of the Nationals following the party’s disastrous result at the Orange byelection.
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Mr Grant released a statement on Monday admitting that party was “facing an uphill battle” to hang onto the seat, and stating that he would step down at Tuesday’s party room meeting.

“It has been an incredible privilege to serve in that role and lead a team whose sole focus is to serve the people of regional NSW,” he said.

“At all times I have been guided by my principles of honesty, integrity and hard work but I accept the result in Orange is a clear message that we haven’t always got it right, nor have we always taken the community with us.”

The NSW Nationals had held Orangeby more than 21 per cent, but with more than 50 per cent of votes counted led by a margin of just 3.5 per cent.

The Shooters and Fishers and Farmers Party is picked to have the inside running to win the seat, thanks to preference flows from the Labor Party.

The backlash was widely interpreted as punishing the government for its unpopular council amalgamation laws, and the now-abandoned decision to impose a ban on greyhound racing.

Mr Grant said the government should “reset the way it is seen to be governing”.

“Regional NSW is full of hard-working, decent people that want to see their Government supporting them and otherwise let them live their lives as they see fit,” he said.

“I hope that through my actions the NSW Government is given the opportunity to pause and reset the way it is seen to be governing and our record of delivery can once more be front and centre.”

Earlier on Monday Premier Mike Baird admitted the byelection was a “terrible” result for the government.

“It’s a terrible result, that’s the truth of it,”Mr Baird told reporters in Sydney.

“The community there has sent a very loud message and it’s something that we need to consider over coming weeks, no doubt about it.”

Later on Monday he issued a statement saying Mr Grant had “made an enormous contribution to regional NSW”.

“During the 2015 election, Troy and I campaigned shoulder-to-shoulder in support of the Rebuilding NSW program,” he said.

“As a result, regional NSW will benefit through a once-in-a-generation investment in the state’s roads, schools, hospitals and water infrastructure.

As Deputy Premier and leader of the Nationals, Troy has been a courageous and passionate advocate for regional NSW.

“Troy is a man of great integrity and it has been an honour to lead this government together.”

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Newcastle Jets: Devante Clut pushing for A-League starting spot

Devante Clut playing against former club Brisbane. Picture: Getty ImagesYoungster Devante Clut is pushing imported Jets strikers Aleksandr Kokko and Morten Nordstrand for a starting position after a string of impressive cameos this season.
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The 21-year-old replaced Kokko in the 63rd minute of last week’s 2-1 loss to Melbourne City and immediately helped the side maintain more possession in the attacking half of the field.

Plugging holes in an injury-hit back four has been coach Mark Jones’ priority this season, but he said he could also look to tweak his forward lineagainst the Central Coast on Sunday.

“I’ve been extremely happy with him, and he’s obviously pushing strongly for astarting spot,” Jones said of Clut on Monday.“It basically comes down to three people for two spots, and at this stage it’s very difficult.

“Devante’s always been in the back of my mind. He’s done very, very well every time he’s come on and he did very well when he started as well.He keeps the ball, he gives us a bit of an X-factor, he changes the point of attack. He’s been tidy and made chances for us.

“I’ve been very confident in his ability to keep the ball under pressure, and that gives us a bit of a swagger and a bit of apresence.”

Jones was hardly glowing in his praise of Finnish front man Kokko after his second start for the club last week.

“It’s a solid start. It wasn’t anything sensational but puts him in contention to be in our starting line-up,” Jones said on Monday.

Neither Kokko nor Nordstrand have scored this season, and Nordstrand missed a sitter against City. Clut scored a late tap-in after coming on as a substitute in the 4-0 rout of Brisbane in round two.

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Katy Perry donates $13k to Planned Parenthood in wake of Trump election win

Katy Perry with Hillary Clinton last week. Photo: Daniel AckerIn the midst of anti-Trump protests, people who support the reproductive rights of women have started making donations to the cause, including pop star Katy Perry.
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Perry, the daughter of two Protestant Christian pastors, donated $A13,000 last weekend to Planned Parenthood – a nonprofit organisation that provides reproductive health services for women, including affordable birth control and access to safe, legal abortion.

Other women have started donating to the organisation, which Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States promised during his campaign he would stop funding.   It’s time to turn words into action❗️There are so many steps to take, but my first vow is to support organisations that may have their funding support taken from them in the future by the government. I am making a public donation to Planned Parenthood for the teenage me who made several visits to first a clinic in Santa Barbara and then Los Angeles, CA to educate myself on my sexual health, a subject I had little to no information on because of my sheltered upbringing. I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for them. Planned Parenthood educated me on my body and my reproductive health, so that I could focus on my dreams and using my voice until I knew the timing was right for me to make a plan to have a family. Since then, I have been able to focus wholeheartedly on bringing messages of strength and becoming a voice for others. Without this education, I may have had a different life path. That is just my experience, but I know Planned Parenthood’s broader range of services can sometimes be the only medical support low-income families ever see. I know what it’s like to need help. I came from a lower- to middle-class family and never grew up with the option of health insurance. I remember having 13 cavities as a teenager, and the best option my parents could come up with was to try and take me to Mexico because we couldn’t afford anything in California. I am grateful for and stand in support of Planned Parenthood for giving Katheryn Hudson the knowledge to plan, and for continuing to be a haven for women to learn all options for their future. Now, more than ever, we all need to protect and create safe places for each other. I hope I can help inspire you to make a gift as well, and become a member and an ally. Go to: https://南京夜网,plannedparenthood.org to show your support. #wewontgobackA photo posted by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Nov 11, 2016 at 5:19pm PST

Perry, one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest supporters, said Planned Parenthood had helped provide the sexual education that her “sheltered upbringing” had not provided.

“I am making a public donation to Planned Parenthood for the teenage me who made several visits to first a clinic in Santa Barbara and then Los Angeles, CA to educate myself on my sexual health, a subject I had little to no information on because of my sheltered upbringing,” she wrote.

“I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for them. Planned Parenthood educated me on my body and my reproductive health, so that I could focus on my dreams and using my voice until I knew the timing was right for me to make a plan to have a family … Without this education, I may have had a different life path.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence is the man spearheading the campaign to defund Planned Parenthood. The governor of Indiana and staunch evangelical Christian is a strong anti-abortion advocate and in 2007 he sponsored an amendment to block funding to the organisation.

“He continued to introduce similar legislation until 2011, when the House of Representatives passed a bill blocking federal funds for the organisation. (The bill later failed in the Senate.) Under his time as governor of Indiana, he passed severely restrictive laws regulating access to abortion in the state, and he slashed state funding to Planned Parenthood in particular. This led to five Planned Parenthood clinics shutting down; these closures were later tied to a HIV outbreak in one of the counties where a clinic was forced to shut its doors,” Bustle explains.

Women who want to send Trump, who once described breastfeeding as “disgusting”, and Pence a strong protest message have also started donating to Planned Parenthood … in Pence’s name.   Done and done @ppactA photo posted by @amyschumer on Nov 12, 2016 at 11:39am PST

Amy Schumer isn’t the only one: Just donated to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s name, it’s easy & a certificate will be sent to his office: pic.twitter南京夜网/GJx3GdyBZl— Gabrielle Moss (@Gaby_Moss) November 12, 2016some friends of mine are donating to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s honor, so he gets a letter every time they do it— V.V. Ganeshananthan (@V_V_G) November 11, [email protected]_pence I just gave Planned Parenthood $2,000 in your name and that’s just the fucking beginning.— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) November 12, 2016

As well as donations, others are encouraging women to get long-acting contraceptives like IUDs immediately, in case of Planned Parenthoods closures or cutbacks. GET AN IUD TOMORROW— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) November 9, 2016Making an appointment to get a 10 year IUD this week cause who knows what’s going to happen to my reproductive rights :-)— Katherine Williams (@Kate_williams12) November 9, 2016That’s where #IUDs will be useful as they last longer than a #USPresident term! Worried about #WomensHealth in US 🙁 https://t.co/uip01qUhHc— Alex Perera (@AlexGlobalNut) November 13, 2016

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said in a statement after Trump’s win: “There are almost no words to capture the threat that this election result poses to our democracy, to our economic security, to access to reproductive healthcare and most especially to the safety and dignity of people of colour.”

While the future of the organisation stands in limbo, its message on Twitter was powerful and simple: “These doors stay open.”

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‘Don’t agonise, organise’: Lena Dunham’s call to action after Trump’s win

Lena Dunham speaks to a crowd at a Hillary Clinton campaign office in January. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty The Lenny Interview: Lena Dunham interviewed Hillary Clinton in September 2015. Photo: Lenny Letters/ Youtube
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After actively campaigning for Hillary Clinton during the US election, actress Lena Dunham has penned an essay, urging people not to agonise, but organise, saying now is not the time for minorities to understand the mindset of Donald Trump voters.

The creator and star of the HBO series Girls, who labelled a Trump victory “unconscionable” during the “Emergency Election Edition” of her podcast Women of the Hour last week, has taken to her corresponding site, Lenny Letter, to reflect on her year and a half of campaigning and to lament Clinton’s loss, before delivering a striking call to action.

“As horrifying as I found Donald Trump’s rhetoric, as hideous as I found his racism and xenophobia, as threatening to basic decency as I found his demagogue persona, I never truly believed he could win,” Dunham penned.

Reflecting on the campaign’s culmination of her experience and built friendships, Dunham pointed out that being a staunch supporter of Clinton subjected her and others to vitriol and threats online.

“We wanted a female president. We wanted guaranteed control over our own bodies. We wanted equal pay. That made us nasty. That made us targets,” she wrote.

“Now, more than ever, our power is in numbers and in our refusal to accept the idea that our leaders intrinsically know what’s best for us, better than the people we meet every day.”

She continues by detailing the “worrying” behaviour she witnessed in the days after the election including, “watching a little girl cry, wondering if her mother would be deported” and listening to an African-American reporter ask “how to explain to his sons, ‘You tell them, over and over again, not to be a bully or a bigot, to respect women, to be kind, that’s how you get ahead. And now a bully is the president. How do you explain that?”‘

“In this new reality, we have all been radicalised. It’s no longer a word for those living on the fringes. It’s a word for everyone who walks in pain with the results of this election, who feels their identity being crushed under the weight of the half of the country who voted for a man who denounces and denies the basic rights of women, the queer community, immigrants, Muslims, people of colour and the differently abled. We’ve been radicalised and therefore we’ve been deputised to do our parts.

“What that means will become clearer over the coming months, and we will all have to use the tools we have to speak for ourselves, but moreover speak for the voiceless, the people who can’t demand change for fear of very real and violent losses. Those who are gagged by the system Donald Trump proposes.”   Like so many of you I have been gutted, breath taken in the worst way, by the results of this week’s election- a sadness like a death or a separation, crushing and fresh every hour. But in the words of the immortal Flo Kennedy we most organize, not agonise. My thoughts up now on @lennyletter- link in bio. AND: if you wonder why comments are disabled on this post? I refuse to take any more verbal abuse, threats of violence, taunts, jabs at my body, my family, my humanity. I refuse not just for me but for all of us. Across many intersections, we are done. There is no space left- the caverns of begrudging acceptance have been emptied and filled with fight. Just like she would want. Just like all the those who have fought for us would demand.A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Nov 11, 2016 at 8:59am PST

Dunham borrowed the concept of “don’t agonise, organise” from championed African-American activist, feminist and lawyer, Florynce Kennedy, proving the fight for change is just as important now as it has been over previous decades. Using similar quotes from various influential women throughout the essay, including Clinton herself, Dunham noted the power of millennials rejecting Trump and where she sees the movement moving forward.

“Our generation says no, as do first-time voters, to what this man and his presidency represent. We reject, wholesale, his brand — any brand — of hatred and bigotry. We are the generation with the strongest and most vast understanding of identity politics yet. We recognise intersections and contradictions and want to make room for them in people and in government. Our hearts are open, but our resolve is strong. We want to create a different kind of America than has ever existed. America will not be great until it fulfils its promise of liberty and justice for all.”

After thanking Clinton for her campaign and 30 years of political service, Dunham concluded the letter with a strong call to action, saying that the work isn’t complete, “it is only the beginning”.

“Thank you, Hillary, for bravely taking every shot and standing tall, for weathering assaults from every direction, for telling us that no, this wasn’t politics as we know it. Thank you for showing our daughters something beautiful to aspire to. Thank you for reminding us what we are capable of when we are focused and ferocious. Thank you for 30 years of that. Thank you for not abandoning us now,” she wrote.

“We will stun ourselves with what we are capable of. We will laugh with surprise like kids who finally threw a punch back at the schoolyard bully. We will watch our friends in awe as they step forward and demand more, as they recognise and wield their politicised identities. We will not be governed by fear. We will show our children a different way. We will go home like shooting stars.”

Dunham also took to Instagram after being criticised for her comments on plans to leave America if Trump claimed victory.

She wrote: “And for those demanding I move to Canada based on something I said when this man seem like a steak salesman with a long shot at the presidency: stay busy revelling in your new regime. I will go many places during my lifetime, surrounded by kindreds on a mission to spread justice and light.”   And for those demanding I move to Canada based on something I said when this man seemed like a steak salesman with a long shot at the presidency: stay busy reveling in your new regime. I will go many places during my lifetime, surrounded by kindreds on a mission to spread justice and light. I can’t wait for all of of this, and for the change to come, as we use what we’ve been given to protect those who can’t protect themselves. What are you living for?A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Nov 11, 2016 at 9:03am PST

Her words echo other celebrities that have spoken out against the election result. Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence wrote an impassioned essay calling supporters not be be afraid but to “be loud” and Amy Schumer lambasted Trump supporters, labelling them “kicking and screaming babies.”

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