During a 2017 Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network online Education and Advocacy training, ‘Reclaiming Our Democracy: Resistance and Renewal’, women leaders from across the United States shared pointed analysis and thoughts on how best to organize and pursue grassroots-driven systemic change, and make a difference in local and national politics, particularly in the context of the United States Trump presidential administration. Cindy Wiesner, National Coordinator of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJA) and Co-Chair of the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) and the Our Power Campaign shares thoughts on the importance of long term capacity and relationship building between communities on the frontline of ecological and social injustices in order to support each other around sites of local struggle. A’shanti F. Gholar, Political Director for Emerge America, shares information on the status of women, particularly women of color, in electoral politics – and why and how women across the US must stand up and take action to fill the gap. Liz Van Cleve, an environmental media and outreach communications professional and volunteer with the Indivisible Project, discusses her work and what has been learned surrounding effective ways to engage and affect local and national political outcomes. Photo credit: WECAN International