UPDATE: As of September 23rd @ 8pm EST, more women have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. In response, we've altered our campaign to support ALL THE WOMEN, and will be reaching out to their legal teams immediately to find out what level of financial support they require.
We believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford...
On Sunday, September 16th, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, an academic and a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University, bravely shared her story of assault and attempted rape in the 1980s at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh, a former Bush Administration official, current circuit court judge, and current nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Now, the GOP is out to smear her.
This story is not new. In 1991, Professor Anita Hill bravely stepped forward during the confirmation hearings of now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who she credibly accused of sexual harassment. The GOP, and even some Democrats, attacked Hill’s credibility, and Thomas was confirmed.
We can’t let this happen again. We can’t allow Dr. Christine Blasey Ford be demeaned or discredited for telling her story. We must all support her against vicious and vile attacks on her character. We must all assist her with any legal bills she will incur. If victims of rape and sexual assault are to come forward, they must be supported in every way.
There are many reasons Brett Kavanaugh is ill-suited to be a Supreme Court Justice. But this is the last straw. We, the people, cannot allow Brett Kavanaugh to be confirmed to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
We are a coalition of organizations, movement leaders and individuals engaged in the fight to stop this nomination.
We, the people, stand with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
We, the people, support her in her efforts to tell her story and to be heard.
Please donate generously to ensure Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has the resources needed for her legal and communications strategy. We are not raising any money for our organizations. We are raising funds to go directly to Dr. Blasey Ford. The conservative machine is launching a full scale attack including death threats. She has hired security and moved out of her home. It will get worse.
We must stand together and support Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
****** WE BELIEVE ALL THE WOMEN COALITION PARTNERS ******
American Family Voices
Art Not War and Laura Dawn Murphy
Bird Girl Industries with Melissa Bird
Blue Wave Voters
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)
CTZNWELL and Kerri Kelly
Humanity for Progress
Lady Parts Justice League and Lizz Winstead
Rights and Democracy
SisterSong: National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
Strong Economy For All Coalition
Trans United Fund
Ultraviolet and Shaunna Thomas
Indivisible South Carolina
Paula Brantner, PB Work Solutions
[List in development - all are welcome]
NOTE ON DISTRIBUTION: We are in communication with Dr. Blasey Ford's law firm and lead partner Debra Katz's office. Funds will be held by GoFundMe and then every dollar raised will be delivered pursuant to Dr. Blasey Ford's personal instructions.
- Teresa Lawrence
- Kathryn Stergios
- Keri Bacon
- Matt Wakabayashi