New Video From Planned Parenthood Votes Highlights Stories from Survivors of Sexual Assault
For Immediate Release: Oct. 19, 2016
“We Will Be The Reason Donald Trump Is Not Elected President”
Washington, DC –– On the morning of the third and final presidential debate, Planned Parenthood Votes released a new ad featuring six survivors of sexual assault who volunteered to tell their real life stories and pledge to be the reason that Donald Trump is not elected president of the United States.
Two weeks ago, a tape was leaked of Donald Trump bragging about committing sexual assault. Since then, a number of women have come forward with accounts of him assaulting them in ways very similar to what he himself described on that leaked tape. Donald Trump has continued to assert that his comments were just “locker room talk,” and has gone so far as to attack the physical appearance of the women who have accused him of assaulting them.
In response to Trump, as many as a million women tweeted their stories of sexual assault with the hashtag #NotOkay. And a group of millennial women conducted a sit-in at the RNC and have protested outside Trump buildings in New York and Washington, DC, as a part of the #AllOfUs campaign. Planned Parenthood Votes has been working throughout this election, together with other Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations, spending $30 million in critical target states, to get out the vote and defeat Donald Trump and key down-ballot candidates because of their records of attacks on women, women’s health, and women’s rights.
Quote from Dawn Laguens, head of Planned Parenthood Votes:
“Sexual assault is not locker room talk. These kinds of statements, especially coming from a presidential candidate, send a harmful message — to survivors, and to everyone in this country. Planned Parenthood Votes is proud to stand with these brave survivors who came forward to share their stories and fight back against Trump. Together, we will be the reason this country keeps Donald Trump and Mike Pence out of the White House.”
Person 1: I was at a bar with friends.
Person 2: I was at his house.
Person 3: I was at a frat party.
Person 2: He took me in when I was homeless.
Person 4: I was 19.
Person 5: I was 15.
Person 3: I was 19.
Person 1: I was 27.
Person 2: I was 15.
Person 6: I was 5 years old.
Person 4: He was a friend
Person 3: He was a stranger.
Person 6: He was my stepfather.
Person 1: I woke up naked, in a hotel room.
Person 2: I pretended I was asleep.
Person 3: He drugged me.
Person 5: He told me I owed him.
Person 6: I felt so alone.
Person 3: I wanted to forget it ever happened.
Person 5: I was afraid that people wouldn’t believe me.
Person 1: I watched that tape of Donald Trump.
Person 4: I heard him bragging about grabbing women.
Person 2: I heard him laugh.
Person 3: And I heard him say it’s just “locker room talk.”
Person 1: What happened to me was not just locker room talk.
Person 6: We deserve a president who understands that.
Person 2: We need a president who will stand with us.
Person 4: We don’t need a president who brags about sexual assault.
Person 1: That’s why it’s on all of us to stop Donald Trump.
Person 5: And on November 8th
Person 6: We will be the reason
Person 1: We will be the reason
Person 4: We will be the reason
Person 3: We will be the reason Donald Trump is not elected president.
Person 2: We will stop Donald Trump.
Person 4: Words matter.
Person 3: My story matters.
Person 6: We matter.
Person 1: Your voice matters.
Person 3: So speak up.
Person 5: Speak out.
Person 2: And vote.
Person 4: Vote.
Person 3: Vote.
Person 6: Vote.
Person 5: Vote this November.