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National Solidarity Speakout

  • Senator Klobuchar's office 1200 Washington Ave S, Suite 250 Minneapolis, MN 55415 USA (map)

Too many of us have stories like Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s. Too many of us have never felt safe enough to share them. Dr. Blasey Ford has shown incredible courage coming forward about Brett Kavanaugh’s attempt to rape her 36 years ago. She has given us the courage to share our own stories.

Dr. Blasey Ford is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her attempted rape on Thursday. That same day, on Thursday, September 27, survivors will gather at their Senators’ offices across the country and share their own testimonies of assault.

We expect Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Tina Smith to vote against Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court. Join us on Thursday as we show our solidarity for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, all survivors and make our expectation known. We will remember Senator Klobuchar and Senator Smith's votes come November when we cast ours.

Join us here in Minnesota at Senator Amy Klobuchar's office! Wear black and write “I BELIEVE” on your hands in marker.

Bring a letter asking your Senator to vote NO on Kavanaugh. We’ve written a sample letter that you can sign and deliver, or you can write your own!

The speak out and rally will begin at 12pm. At 12:30 pm, we’ll be holding a one minute of silence in solidarity with Dr. Blasey Ford and survivors everywhere who have been silenced for too long. During the minute of silence, hold your hands high to show the message “I BELIEVE” written on your palms. Senator Amy Klobuchar needs to knows that you, like millions of women, femmes, and allies, #BelieveChristine.

NOTE: We are making every effort to have crisis counselors available during the speakout. If you are a mental health professional, crisis counselor and sexual assault advocate and want to volunteer your time please e-mail Alicia at alicia@womensmarchmn.com. We recognize not everyone is in a place where they can or want to share their story of assault. That’s okay!! You don’t owe anyone a description of your trauma. We still believe you. Your story is still real, and it still matters, even if you aren’t able or do not want to share it.

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