Last week, leaders in the Senate ignored serious concerns about Brett Kavanaugh, including multiple allegations of sexual assault against him. Instead of listening to women and survivors, they rushed through Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
But this fight is not over! Our senators betrayed us, and we'll hold them accountable on Election Day.
We know we can do it because we already ignited people to engage in judicial nominations like never before. Three months ago, no one thought we could get a nation to care about a Supreme Court nominee. Kavanaugh was expected to slide on to the Supreme Court, but the confirmation was delayed and protecting Roe v. Wade was central to the debate. Thousands of people across the country shared their experiences with abortion and showed how much is at stake.
Kavanaugh’s confirmation will only supercharge an already motivated army of women’s health supporters. Health care is the number one issue voters say is driving them to the polls. Across the country, people are ready to #TakeItBack. A record number of women candidates already celebrated primary victories, and voter registration continues to soar.
Here's how you can carry the fight forward into the election:
1. Get fired up by listening to the Planned Parenthood Votes supporter call.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, and EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock joined hundreds of Planned Parenthood Votes supporters for an emergency video briefing on how to make a difference in this election. Watch now to see how we can work together ahead of the 2018 elections to channel our outrage into votes.
2. Add your name to our official pledge to vote.
There's one thing politicians will never be able to ignore: Millions of us, rallying in every town, marching down every street, voting at every polling place.
To the senators who betrayed us in order to award an unworthy man a lifetime seat of power, we've got something to say: we WILL vote this election and do whatever we can to bring our friends, families, and neighbors to the polls.
3. Record a video to urge your friends to vote.
Sending a personal message to your friends is one of the most effective ways to get out the vote. That's why we've made it easy for you! We’ve partnered with MoveOn to collect authentic, personal videos from Planned Parenthood Votes supporters. It only takes a few easy steps.
4. Learn the key races in your state.
Find out where Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations are fighting to elect leaders who will work alongside us to defend our rights from attacks, shift our laws toward justice, and build the world we want.
If you see a key race near you, volunteer with us to knock doors, make phone calls, and fight to hold politicians accountable! We’re planning on making 3 million door knocks and reaching 4.5 million voters come November. We need your help!
5. Practice self care!
Whether the fight itself sustains you, or you have something outside of activism that brings you joy and perspective, remember: even amid these constant battles, there's a whole world beyond these tough moments. Here are six types of self-care to inspire you to move forward.
The work ahead is going to require every single one of us at our best — and we're going to need each other. Planned Parenthood Votes has your back; every leader and activist you've met in the last few months, we've got your back. We're ready to take back our power.
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