Hundreds Of Women Come Together For 'Believe Survivors. STOP Kavanaugh Rally'
Today, hundreds of women and allies came out to Los Angeles City Hall in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and survivors across the country for a 'Believe Survivors. STOP Kavanaugh Rally.' As a part of a coordinated national activation, attendees and speakers in Los Angeles included Connie Britton (actress and activist), Nithya Raman (Executive Director of TIME'S UP Entertainment), Mónica Ramírez (President of Alianza Nactional de Campesinas), Emiliana Guereca (Founder, Women's March Los Angeles) as well as a range of women who took the microphone, inspired by Dr. Ford, to share their own personal stories of sexual assault.
The emotional crowd burst into thunderous applause when Nithya Raman announced that the Senate had agreed to reopen Judge Kavanaugh's FBI background check.
"The Senate's decision today is the result of Dr. Ford's bravery, the bravery of survivors everywhere who have courageously come forward to tell their stories and the women and allies across the country who stood up and spoke out. Survivors voices matter and the chorus we are creating, bit by bit, is changing the conversation. We have more work to do. We must keep calling our representatives to demand that there be no vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation until the FBI finishes a thorough and complete investigation with no artificial time line," said Nithya Raman, speaking on behalf of TIME'S UP.
The rally was hosted by a coalition of women's organizations including TIME'S UP, Women's March LA Foundation, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Planned Parenthood, National Organization of Women (NOW), and Girls for Gender Equity.