Maine Sexual Assault Survivor Shares Story at Supreme Court Protest
For Immediate Release: Sept. 27, 2018
Katie MacDonald: “And I have a message to every senator: Don’t just tell me you support me. Don’t just say you’ll listen to me. Use your power to stand up against discrimination, against sexism, against racism, against violence.”
WASHINGTON, DC — As the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Dr. Christine Blasey Ford about her accusations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh, sexual assault survivor Katie MacDonald shared her powerful story at today’s protest outside Supreme Court. MacDonald, who joined Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s actions on Capitol Hill today, traveled from Maine to Washington, D.C to call on senators to reject Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and stand in support of Dr. Blasey Ford.
Watch her speak here.
This hearing is a moment of truth for every member of the Senate. What senators do will determine whether they stand with women and survivors – or stand against them. Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is deeply unpopular – especially with women. Poll after poll after poll has shown that opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is growing to historic unpopularity and that women are roundly rejecting the nomination.
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