Republicans in the United States Senate continue to rush Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to a vote despite credible allegations of sexual assault against him that were revealed last week.
We believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who made public her traumatic experience with Kavanaugh despite knowing that her privacy would be shattered and her personal life inalterably changed by this revelation. Her home address and photos of her house have been circulating on extremist websites and discussion boards since last week, and she and her family have had to go into hiding because of death threats generated by this vicious campaign against her.
This is why survivors of sexual assault hesitate to come forward. But we’re here to lend our support to this fearless woman, and I urge you to watch this video with Andrea Pino, NCLR’s Digital Strategy and Communications Manager, along with other survivors of sexual assault. They speak for all of us here at NCLR with a simple message: #WeBelieveYou.
Also, please contact your Senators to demand that these charges against Kavanaugh be investigated thoroughly before any vote is taken on his nomination. We’ve made it easy to voice your objections using our online activism form – fill in your contact info, modify the message or just send it with the suggested text, and we’ll make sure it’s emailed to your two Senators immediately.
We refuse to back down from this fight, and I hope you stand with us as we take on the powerful forces of hatred, misogyny, and white male privilege driving this shady nomination process. Thank you.
NCLR, Executive Director