Everyone who heard Dr. Christine Blasey Ford said she was credible. But the Senate Judiciary Committee went on, business as usual, to send Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote to the full Senate.
We know from working with sexual assault survivors over the last 40 years, they are often afraid to tell their stories, thinking: they will not be believed, they will be blamed and shamed, and their perpetrators will not be held accountable. When the Senate Judiciary Committee decided they would not hear the other women who have come forward to tell their stories of being sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh, they are silencing survivors once again. When the committee voted to push the process forward before the FBI reports come out, they are telling Dr. Ford and other survivors that their stories do not matter.
This week, CPAF experienced a surge in hotline calls from survivors of sexual assault who felt violated again by this political process that told them their voices will not be heard. Supporting survivors of sexual assault should be championed by all, regardless of your political leanings or your gender identity.
Please join CPAF in standing with survivors.
You can learn how you can be involved at NurturingChange.org.
You can also send words of support and solidarity directly to a survivor by emailing to email@example.com with the subject line “Love Letter to a Survivor.” Your letters will be part of our Love Letters to a Survivor Project in which we may pass them along to an incoming family or, with your permission, posted on our social media.
And on November 6th, please join CPAF and vote for those who support survivors of sexual assault!