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They join nationwide actions by survivors and advocates at the U.S. Supreme Court and across the nation to show they stand with Dr. Blasey Ford and oppose Brett Kavanaugh 

Today, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, alongside thousands of survivors and allies across the country, including members of the entertainment community, participated in actions of solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez. Nationwide, people demonstrated their support for survivors of sexual violence by wearing black, walking out of workplaces, homes, classrooms, and television shoots, and posting photos online with the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors. Survivors and allies in Washington, D.C., gathered in the rain on the steps of the Supreme Court to call on the Senate to reject Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. 

In solidarity with these actions around the country, the cast and crew of the television shows ShamelessBetter Things, and Crazy Ex Girlfriend walked out.  

Emmy Rossum, actress on the TV show Shameless"As a survivor myself, I believe women. I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez. Peaceful protest is a constitutionally protected right. The cast and crew of Shameless took a minute of silence today in solidarity with survivors around the country — those who share their story publicly and those who do not. Survivors who do share their story should be heard and treated with respect. Enough is enough. Stop Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court."

Alysia Reiner, actress on the TV show Better Things"I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.  Today, I walked out with our fearless leader Pamela Adlon and the cast and crew of Better Things, joining people around the country to rally in support of survivors of sexual violence. Survivors deserve to be heard and no one should silence them. This week’s hearing is a job interview for a lifetime appointment to the highest court; the Supreme Court decides what is justice and fairness for every human being in our country. It could not be clearer that Brett Kavanaugh's nomination should be stopped."

Rachel Bloom, actress on the TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez. Members of the cast and crew of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend stand alongside Dr. Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and survivors around the country. Far too many women have experiences hauntingly similar to what Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez have shared. They – and survivors across the country – are watching to see what the Senate does and how Dr. Blasey Ford is treated. Together, we call on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to be withdrawn."

Cast members on the television shows MomCrazy Ex-GirlfriendWill and GraceShamelessBetter Things,  Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and the cast and crew of Vida wore black in solidarity.

Among the many artists who supported the nationwide walkout on social media are:

Poll after poll after poll has shown that opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is historically unpopular, and women are roundly rejecting the nomination.


Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.


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