Campaigners say more than 15m people who care about the environment did not vote in the 2014 midterms – can they create a ‘green wave’ this November?
My Sisters Place is organizing a Silent Witness Stand event, honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The event will be held on October 8 from 11 to 3 on the corner of Hwy 101 & Hwy 20, by JC Market.
We will have a purple pop-up tent with tabling information and stuff to make signs.
NOW members are invited to participate.
Thank you for your efforts in supporting us!
The National Organization for Women Actions in Solidarity with Dr. Blasey Ford
- We believed Anita Hill then and we believe Christine Blasey Ford now! The National Organization for Women is writing messages of solidarity to Dr. Blasey Ford and we’re inviting NOW activists to join us by sharing to your social media tagging @NationalNOW with the hashtag #BelieveSurviviorsNOW.
2. WEAR TEAL to support Dr. Blasey Ford. Anita Hill wore TEAL when she testified in 1991. Summon the courage and strength of Anita Hill when you support Dr. Blasey Ford this week. WEAR TEAL and post your photos on social media tagging @NationalNOW with the hashtag #BelieveSurviviorsNOW. If you stage a local walkout or protest, invite local media outlets to cover your event.
3. CALLING ALL NOW ACTIVISTS TO DC: NOW will meet, wearing TEAL, at the Hart Senate Office Building on the morning that Dr. Blasey Ford testifies.We will support Dr. Blasey Ford in her testimony and demonstrate to the Senate Judiciary Committee that we will not accept a sexual assaulter on the Supreme Court. Plan to meet up with NOW early in the morning on the date her testimony is scheduled. To receive logistical information of the NOW action plan, please sign up here. If you need housing in the DC area any time this week, beginning September 23rd, please fill out this form, and local NOW activists will be able to host you. If you need more information, please contact NOW.
DIRECT ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH
Can you make it to Washington DC on Sunday evening or Monday morning?Women’s March organizers are planning to flood the Senate office building with Dr. Blasey’s supporters on Monday, September 24th. Activists who are interested in participating in Civil Disobedience should attend a training in Washington DC on Sunday, September 23rd at 7:30 p.m.. All other activists should be ready to be at the steps of the Supreme Court by 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Sign up to participate directly with Women’s March here.
Not able to get to DC? Need another way to show your support? UltraViolet, Girls for Gender Equity, NARAL Pro-Choice and other organizations are calling for a National Walk Out on Monday, September 24th from 1- 2 p.m. to show our support for Dr. Blasey Ford. All you need to do is wear black and walk out – of your home, your office, your classroom, wherever you are – and post a photo to your social media with the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors. Please tag @NationalNOW so we can know you participated, too!
Toni Van Pelt
|Take Action: Last week’s hearings on Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, amounted to a sham. Not only have Republicans blocked thousands of documents about Kavanaugh, they are rushing the process to get him confirmed despite explosive information about the nominee. Democrats revealed that Kavanaugh made perjured statements in denying his use of confidential memos, letters and talking points stolen from Democrats. This occurred during the George W. Bush administration when Kavanaugh was vetting controversial judicial nominees that Democrats fiercely opposed. Under questioning by Democrats last week, Kavanaugh replied with the absurd claim that he thought the information was not confidential.
Newly released emails show that the stolen confidential documents were taken by a Republican Senate aide, Manuel Miranda, and delivered to Kavanaugh. Later during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings in 2004 and 2006 when Kavanaugh was being considered for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Kavanaugh repeatedly lied under oath about receiving and using the stolen information.
For lying multiple times to the Senate, Kavanaugh should not only be dismissed as the nominee being considered for a seat on the Supreme Court, but the documented acts of perjury should cause him to be removed from his current judgeship on the Appeals Court. Brett Kavanaugh should do the honorable thing and withdraw his name from consideration.
The Senate Judiciary Committee’s rushed and corrupted process shows that the Republicans want their man on the Court so badly that they are hiding documents and are willing to ignore criminal law so that this individual who has committed perjury may sit on the Supreme Court. Contact your Senators!
Congressional Twitter handles and Facebook accounts can be found here.
Your Message: If your Senator is supporting or “undecided” about Kavanaugh, contact them as a constituent: “I believe that Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, must not be confirmed. He has lied multiple times to the Senate and has shown himself to be unqualified for such a critically important position. The fact that Kavanaugh, as a counsel in the George W. Bush White House, received stolen confidential information, used it to promote controversial judicial nominees and then later lied to Senate Judiciary Committee members about these documents should not only disqualify him from the High Court, but he should be removed from his current DC appeals court judgeship.”
“Further, I believe that the documents which are being blocked by the Republicans may reveal even more misdeeds on the part of the nominee. Brett Kavanaugh should do the honorable thing and withdraw his name from consideration. I ask you to advocate for the nominee’s withdrawal and for the Senate Judiciary Committee to halt these rushed and sham proceedings to place an unqualified person on the High Court.”
If your Senator is opposing Kavanaugh, thank them and then tweet and broadcast your outrage:
Congressional Twitter handles and Facebook accounts can be found here.
Resources: Please watch, spread and share this video on Kavanaugh’s lies during his hearing last week. It targets Susan Collins specifically on her impending vote on Kavanaugh.
· Facebook Link: Kavanaugh Lies
· Twitter Link: Kavanaugh Lies
Sample Social Media: Perhaps repeatedly lying to the American people should disqualify you from serving on our nation’s highest court. Just a thought. #StopKavanaugh @SenatorCollins
If you are caught repeatedly lying to the American people while under oath, you shouldn’t be granted a lifetime appointment to our nation’s highest court. #StopKavanaugh @SenatorCollins
Brett Kavanaugh: ✅ Lied under oath ✅ Lied to the American people ✅ Lied to sitting senators – are you listening, @SenatorCollins?
And Republicans are still trying to cram his confirmation through the Senate. NOT ON OUR WATCH. #StopKavanaugh
Hello Immigrant Rights Community of Oregon!
Dates: October 15th-December 10th
Civil Liberties Defense Center
The social justice-focused sisters are traveling to 21 states ahead of the midterms.
The Climate Museum won’t be your typical museum. With youth at the helm, it’s mixing activism with art and science.