On Twitter, you received’t scroll for lengthy earlier than you see the hashtags #WeBelieveSurvivors, #CancelKavanaugh, and #BelieveChristine. They’re notes of solidarity directed towards Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, one of many girls who has come ahead with sexual assault allegations regarding Supreme Courtroom nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. On Thursday, Ford testified earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee about these allegations.
Along with the help on social media, individuals have gathered for demonstrations nationwide. In Washington D.C., the day started with a Ladies’s March Rally in entrance of the Supreme Courtroom and solidarity circles inside a Senate constructing workplace constructing.
“At the moment is the day we are saying sufficient is sufficient! Sexual violence has no place in our society. Not in Hollywood. Not in home work. And never within the highest court docket within the land. Brett Kavanaugh ought to withdraw now,” Daniela Contreras, a sexual assault survivor and organizer with the Nationwide Home Staff Alliance, stated in an announcement.
“We’re grateful for the bravery of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford,” she added. “Her braveness shouldn’t be in useless.”
Many wore black to point out solidarity — the Ladies’s March instructed protesters to take action on their web site known as cancelkavanaugh.com, which supplies protesters and activists the instruments and assets to try to cease Kavanaugh’s affirmation. Protesters additionally wore black on Monday through the Time’s Up walkouts honoring Ford.
Actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano attended the listening to, as did Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who introduced her 5-month-old daughter.
Maile & I simply stated thanks to the ladies, supporters&survivors who got here to DC in the present day to point out help for #DrBlaseyFord, who has been so courageous by coming ahead to share her story. I informed them “that is your own home. Individuals around the globe are watching&you’re making a distinction!” pic.twitter.com/OPhD0g4qJf
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) September 27, 2018
One of many leaders of the #MeToo motion, Tarana Burke, was, in response to CNN, additionally within the room as Ford testified. She wore a hand-crafted sticker that stated, “Consider girls.”
The mandate was echoed all through Thursday’s demonstrations.