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September 22, 2018 / Press Releases

Monday, Sept. 24: Survivors and Allies To Hold Nationwide Walkout in Solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford


For Immediate Release: September 22, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

 

Survivors and allies across the country will wear black and walk out to show they stand with Dr. Blasey Ford and oppose Brett Kavanaugh 
 

On Monday, September 24th, survivors, allies, and organizations will host a nationwide walkout and moment of solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

At 1:00 pm EST, survivors and allies across the country will wear black, walk out of their workplaces, homes, and classrooms, and post photos online with the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors. Dr. Blasey Ford has bravely come forward with her story of sexual assault at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh, despite knowing this will come at great cost to her life and her family. Her willingness to testify in the face of relentless bullying, victim-blaming, and unfair Committee process by Republicans is yet another symbol of her courage and her willingness to speak her truth. She is not alone. Allies want her to know they have her back.

If someone can’t walk out, they can show their support by posting a video or a picture to their social media.

Click here for the Facebook event link

Joining in this effort are:

NARAL Pro-Choice America
Coalition of Labor Union Women
National Women’s Law Center
Alliance for Justice
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Planned Parenthood Action Fund
YWCA USA
Girls for Gender Equity
National Alliance to End Sexual Violence
UltraViolet
Health Care Voter
Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues
People for the American Way
Center for American Progress
Progressive Turnout Project
Jobs With Justice
National Women’s Health Network
Justice for Migrant Women
American Federation of Teachers
Demand Justice
MoveOn
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
National Partnership for Women & Families
NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Human Rights Campaign
National Council of Jewish Women
Legal Aid at Work
Sierra Club
American Bridge
CREDO
SEIU
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
People for the American Way
Center for Reproductive Rights
United State of Women
National Center for Transgender Equality
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Why Courts Matter – Pennsylvania
End Rape on Campus
Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Jane Doe Inc., the MA Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
National Employment Law Project
Family Equality Council
Women’s March
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
Atlanta Women for Equality
Constitutional Accountability Center
Herd on the Hill
World Without Genocide
National Institute for Reproductive Health
Know Your IX
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Center for Popular Democracy
Physicians for Reproductive Health
It’s On Us
A Better Balance
CASA
#VOTEPROCHOICE
Democrats.com
Healthcare Against Trafficking
National Health Law Program
End Citizens United
Equal Rights Advocates
Upper East Side for Change
Lambda Legal
Black Women’s Blueprint
Advocates for Youth
Cape Cod Women for Change
Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence
Women Will Vote
Progressive Women of Massachusetts
Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs
Women’s Law Project
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA)
Delaware Alliance for Commuity Advance (DELACA)
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA)
Georgia Alliance for Social Justice
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
Feminist Majority Foundation
National Employment Lawyers Association
Women Employed
Break the Cycle

**more organizations to be announced

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