Megan Rapinoe Says US Women's Soccer Team Accepts AOC's Invite To The People's House

Megan Rapinoe, the captain of the US Soccer Women’s National Team, has said the team will not attend any White House celebrations honoring the women if the US wins the 2019 World Cup, as they are currently positioned to do.

Rapinoe responded to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, however, saying the team would be pleased to visit the people’s House of Representatives following the tournament — world champs or not.

The purple-haired, gay captain of the women’s team responded to Trump’s tweet about the team coming to the White House — if they are champs, of course, only if they are champs because Trump doesn’t like losers. Rapinoe set the ego-maniac Prez back on his haunches, saying "she’s “not going to the F…ing White House if we win.”

Trump quoted her for the whole world, with his series of presidential admonishments:

Trump truly doesn’t grasp how much we loathe him. LOL

Friday Match Set TV Viewership Record

Friday’s US team 2-1 quarter-final win over France was a close-call, with Rapinoe scoring both her team’s goals. The women play England in the semi-final Tuesday July 2 at 3pm.

Friday’s match set a record for the most-watched Women's World Cup quarterfinal match ever on U.S. English-language television. Drawing 6,12 million viewers for Friday’s match and peaking at 8.24 million, the game was the most-watched English-language soccer telecast since last year’s men’s World Cup final, writes ESPN. The match also averaged 211,000 viewers online, making it the most-streamed Women's World Cup game ever.

Rapinoe Loves Her Activism

Back to Trump and Rapinoe, the superstar told Jenny Vrentas of Sports Illustrated a month ago that a trip to the White House wasn’t on the team’s agenda.

“I am not going to fake it, hobnob with the president, who is clearly against so many of the things that I am [for] and so many of the things that I actually am,” Rapinoe said. “I have no interest in extending our platform to him.”

Think Progress points out the the video in which Rapinoe f-bombed the White House was made in January, but only got Trump’s attention now. Exhibiting the same aplomb as Nancy Pelosi, AOC swept in an scored her own goal, bringing the team to the house they belong in: The People’s House. Score AOC 1; Trump 0.

On a side note, the U.S. Soccer Federation and the 28 players in the US soccer team suing the organization, have tentatively agreed to pursue mediation once the sames are over, writes WSJ. The women’s team lawyers made it clear that if US Soccer didn’t agree to mediation voluntarily, they would ask the court to order them to mediation.

Just now the New York Times posted: Megan Rapinoe Is a Leader for Her Team, and Her Time

Megan Rapinoe’s outspoken nature has made her a favorite of fans who follow the United States women’s soccer team.CreditCreditLionel Bonaventure/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images  via New York Times

Megan Rapinoe’s outspoken nature has made her a favorite of fans who follow the United States women’s soccer team.CreditCreditLionel Bonaventure/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images via New York Times

Women Activists Form SuperMajority.com, Led By Cecile Richards, Alicia Garza + Al-jen Poo

Three very prominent women activists: Cecile Richards, the former head of Planned Parenthood; Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter; and Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance have formed Super Majority. The group, which describes itself as multiracial and intergenerational, has a goal of training and mobilizing 2 million women over the next year to become organizers and political leaders in their communities, reports TIME.

A community for women who want to use our power to transform this country-for good. http://bit.ly/2Was7P3

For me, a small ray of hope appeared with Monday's rising sun. So many of us have had our spirits ripped to shreds with the divisiveness perpetuated against white women and Jewish women by the founders of the Women's March.

At this moment of Trump, I just do not understand the strategy when the stakes are so high. And yes, the WM founders are now interacting with the Jewish community, which is a good thing. .

SuperMajority will speak with a unified voice and not one of recriminations, and I expect that we will all want to rally around their leadership. Thank you for stepping up Cecile Richards, Alicia Garza and Ai-jen Poo.

Many of us are inactive members of Pantsuit Nation — I was #187 member of a group now at 3.5 million—and they are also working on the project. The anti-white women sentiment also swept through PantSuit Nation — primarily a group of Hillary supporters — and this fact is addressed in this BuzzFeed article on Super Majority.

You can learn more about SuperMajority on their website, sign up and donate. ~ Anne