Dear MoveOn member,
Right now, the Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting to hear from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a courageous woman sharing her story of sexual assault on the national stage. She didn't want this attention. Coming forward has upended her life and put her family into a vulnerable position.
Now that she has stepped forward, we all need to stand with her. And with Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, who recently come forward. And we need to make sure every member of the Senate—Republican and Democrat—hears loud and clear from constituents today.
We stand with survivors. We believe Dr. Blasey Ford's testimony. And we want the Senate to put survivors above abusers.
Can you call Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today to say, "We believe Dr. Blasey Ford"? You can also share your support for Ms. Ramirez and Ms. Swetnick, who have offered to testify. Tell your senators why it is so important to you that our Senate—and our country—hear from, listen to, and believe survivors. And why it is so critical to stop the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.
Democrats need to hear that their constituents have their backs when they speak up loudly and clearly to defend Dr. Blasey Ford, Ms. Ramirez, and Ms. Swetnick from right-wing attacks. And Republicans need to hear that their constituents will hold them accountable if they attack, dismiss, undermine, discredit, or insult survivors.
Here's where to call:
- Sen. Schumer - (202) 224-6542
- Sen. Gillibrand - (202) 224-4451
Brett Kavanaugh is a right-wing partisan who does not deserve to sit on the Supreme Court. He has lied repeatedly under oath, his extreme positions would harm women, LGBTQ Americans, and the environment, and he wouldn't hold the president accountable to the law.
But how we respond to today's hearings is about more than Kavanaugh. This is about how our country responds to sexual violence, how we stand with survivors, and letting other survivors know that if they speak up, we will stand with them.
A vast majority of sexual violence goes unreported. There are many factors—but one is the fear that survivors won't be believed ... that they'll be attacked and discredited. Today, we have a chance to show survivors—our own family members, friends, and neighbors who have experienced assault—that we stand with them. And we should demand no less from each and every senator.
Call Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand now to say: We are watching. The world is watching. We believe Dr. Blasey Ford. We believe survivors. We stand with them. And senators that don't believe survivors will be held accountable.
Thanks for all you do.
–Erica, Justin, Kelly, Pulin, and the rest of the team
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