Policy Updates

Tell your friends to take action

by Sarah Nichols on Oct 5, 2018

If you’ve been tuning into the Kavanaugh hearings in some form or fashion, you are probably feeling discouraged after watching Dr. Ford being discredited after sharing intensely intimate and gut-wrenching testimony. (You can read our full statement on the hearings here.)

Thank you to all of our advocates who have spoken out, called your senators, spread the word, or done any number of things to show that you #BelieveSurvivors. We know this can be difficult.

We know that many of you have already called your senators and are either feeling unheard or still want to do more. That’s why we came back with this blog post to let you know of another important thing you can do.

Get your friends from out-of-state to contact their senators and urge them to vote no—specifically in the states where senators are still unsure of how they’ll vote. What’s the easiest way to do this? You can use Facebook to find your friends in Alaska for Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Arizona for Sen. Jeff Flake, Maine for Sen. Susan Collins, North Dakota for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, and West Virginia for Sen. Joe Manchin.

(Note: the links above only work when you’re logged into Facebook!)

Here’s an example of some sample language you could send them:

“I’m sure you have heard about the Kavanaugh hearings and Dr. Ford’s testimony by now, but I was wondering if you have reached out to your federal senators yet and encouraged them to vote no on Kavanaugh.

We must ensure that at this moment these allegations are taken seriously and given the careful consideration they deserve, while protecting Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who is now target for personal destruction because she has named her experience.

The Supreme Court decides the fundamental legal rights that we rely on every day: the constitutional right to liberty, including Roe v. Wade, and to equal protection; important health and safety regulations, and laws that protect against sex discrimination at work and at school. We need a Supreme Court Justice who will protect all of us.

You can click this link to call your senators directly and urge them to vote no.”

Thanks again for all of the hard work you have done. Let’s keep up the good fight.

#KavaNAH #BelieveSurvivors

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