Posted onOctober 12, 2018
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The National Organization for Women Actions in Solidarity with Dr. Blasey Ford
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
NOW Stands with Sexual Violence Experts and Survivors on Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Organization for Women
WASHINGTON–In 1991, Angela Denise Wright never got to tell her story to the Senate Judiciary Committee of being harassed by Clarence Thomas. She was waiting