Dear MoveOn member,
Red alert: Even after harrowing testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Republican Senate leaders are still steamrolling ahead to confirm Brett Kavanaugh.
But we're seeing that pressure and protests are cleaving cracks in the wall of Republican support, which gives us an opening—if we act now and over the next 5 days.
Late Friday, after thousands of us rallied around the country and marched on the Senate office buildings in Washington, D.C., brave sexual assault victims inside confronted Senator Jeff Flake in an elevator in a nationally-televised person-to-person moment of reckoning.1 And, just minutes later, Sen. Flake called for an FBI investigation.2
But it's only a one-week investigation. Which means that we have just five days to stop Kavanaugh's confirmation by demanding that undecided Republicans and Democrats listen to survivors like Dr. Blasey Ford and their own constituents, who are turning out in record numbers to hold their members of Congress accountable for their actions.
Time is running out: Donald Trump and Senate Republicans have demanded that the FBI finish its investigation very quickly, so that the Senate can hold a vote on Kavanaugh by Friday—and there are already concerning reports of how Trump is attempting to limit the investigation.
So we must act now. Can you give one more time to MoveOn's campaign to stop Brett Kavanaugh?
After what America witnessed on Thursday—a courageous survivor of sexual assault reliving her trauma on national television—Republicans went on the attack against survivors, and they scheduled the committee vote for Friday morning, less than 24 hours after Dr. Blasey Ford concluded her wrenching testimony.
It's stunning that it has come to this, but our goal is clear: Over the next five days, we must force Senate Republicans (and every single Democrat) to stop, listen to and believe survivors, and say no to Kavanaugh.
What happens in the next few days will be felt for generations. Which is why we're asking: Will you chip in chip in $3 to help fund our big, final push to stop Brett Kavanaugh?
Here's how MoveOn and our members are organizing our big, final push to stop Kavanaugh:
- We're organizing and supporting flash protests all week at Senate offices across the country, with a focus on the eight states with senators who could be the deciding votes. We are making sure that senators, their staff, and homestate media know that constituents are outraged and want them to stop these hearings, believe survivors, and vote no on Kavanaugh. (After Thursday's hearings, we called for and helped organize dozens of events on Friday with thousands of participants that formed in a matter of hours.)
- We are continuing to recruit to actions in Washington, D.C., where a huge show of people power has been making noise and building pressure around the clock—and where we can lift up the leadership of survivors like those who bravely confronted Sen. Flake in person.
- We are continuing to flood Senate offices with phone calls; more than 10,000 calls were made by MoveOn members last Thursday alone, and we will continue to push tens of thousands of calls to offices all week.
And there's one more thing: We're flexing our electoral muscle. We have hundreds of voter contact events—our Resist and Win Waves—taking place over the next few weekends in the 100+ congressional districts that could end GOP control of Congress.
Our get out the vote events taking place this weekend are carrying a message about believing survivors, demanding justice, and stopping Kavanaugh—so that Republicans are on full notice that there will be severe political consequences for their attacks on women and survivors.
We're giving our all to stop this vote—and you can be damn sure that on Election Day we will make Republicans pay for their cruelty.
But remember: We can still win this Supreme Court fight. Which is why we need your help right now: to pump up the calls, recruitment, videos and make sure that the pressure and message of accountability are delivered nationally over the next five days. And that's why we're asking you:
Will you help fund our big, final push to stop Brett Kavanaugh?
Thanks for all you do.
–Anna, Tillie, Kelly, Ilya, and the rest of MoveOn's Supreme Court Team
1. "A Tumultuous 24 Hours: How Jeff Flake Delayed a Vote on Kavanaugh," The New York Times, September 28, 2018
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