The collective force of millions of women, survivors, and allies is bending the arc of history towards justice. Though we are in pain, though we are in sorrow, we are making an impact and we cannot stop now.
Tonight, there are over 100 vigils across the country to demand that the U.S. Senate stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Here are the details:
Organized by MoveOn and more
Wednesday, October 3
If you’re in or near DC, tomorrow you can join a massive march from Brett Kavanaugh’s current courthouse to the Supreme Court to make sure he doesn’t get there.
Cancel Kavanaugh: Believe Survivors
Organized by the Women’s March, Ultraviolet, and more
Thursday, October 4, 12:30 PM
333 Constitution Ave NW in DC
In this difficult moment, I’m drawing strength and inspiration from women like Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher, who confronted Republican Senator Jeff Flake in an elevator last Friday. By courageously telling their stories as survivors of sexual assault, they changed the course of history.
When Senator Flake was asked why he pushed for the delay and FBI investigation, he credited the people in the capitol and the survivors inspired by Dr. Ford who shared their stories.
It’s worth reading what Ana Maria said to Senator Flake through the lens of our Jewish tradition of teshuvah (repentance):
“Do you think Brett Kavanaugh is telling the truth? Do you think that he's able to feel the pain of his country and repair it? That is the work of justice — you recognize hurt, you take responsibility for it, and then you begin to repair it. You're allowing someone who is unwilling to take responsibility for his own actions and harm he does to one woman — actually three women — and repair it.”
The work of justice means looking unflinchingly at the brokenness of the world and making the choice to repair and heal it. We have that power right now to do that work, and as Jews we know it is the only way forward.
Brett Kavanaugh cannot be given a seat on the highest court in the land. Take action: Find a #StopKavanaugh vigil tonight in your area.
I’ll see you in the streets.
Stosh Cotler, Chief Executive Officer
PS: Can’t make it to a vigil or DC? Call your Senators at 202-224-3121.