Activists Call for Walkout in Support of Kavanaugh Accuser

Activists Call for Walkout in Support of Kavanaugh Accuser

By Karen Wang

On September 24, activists organized a national walkout in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

The walkout was scheduled at 1 pm ET on Monday and is being called the #BelieveSurvivors Walkout. Among the organizers were many founders of the Time’s Up and Me Too movements as well as the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

The protest is intended to show solidarity for victims and survivors of sexual violence. The walkout was open to all survivors of sexual violence and allies of the movement. Participants were instructed to wear black and walkout of workplaces and schools and take pictures under the tag #BelieveSurvivors.  At University, students took a #BelieveSurvivors photo in a show support and solidarity. 

In a lengthy statement on Twitter, Time’s Up said that they believe “[a] woman’s experience should never be valued less than a man’s career.”

Image courtesy of Jake Thurman and Grace Brenner

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