Thirty to forty women and three supportive gentlemen joined New Paltz Women in Back today to say "NO!" to the most unfit nominee for the Supreme Court in our lifetimes. Thank you to all who came out on a drizzly day with passion, resolve and strength to send a message to Washington, DC. We are just getting started and we will not rest until democracy, fairness and decency return to our country and our institutions!
Although it is a dark and sad day for Americans, we were all buoyed by the strength of our stand and by the most enthusiastic response from passers-by we have ever experienced (and that is saying something!).
This is what we handed out today.
Five Top Reasons to Say NO to Kavanaugh!
1.The confirmation process was deeply flawed. Senators did not see 90% of his documents.
2. Kavanaugh lied under oath (29 times!) from lying about boofing and the Devil’s Triangle to lying over his role in torture and the mass, warrantless wiretapping of Americans under Bush.
3. He threatens the rights of women, LGBTQ, People of Color, workers, consumers, people with pre- existing conditions, the environment and more. He thinks Trump is above the law.
4. Kavanaugh has the wrong temperament for a judge. He showed us who he really is in his rage-fueled testimony- a biased, partisan operative who vowed revenge on the left. We agree with 2,400 law professors and former justice, John Paul Stevens who said
“Kavanaugh does not belong on the Supreme Court.”
5. We Believe Women! There were credible allegations of sexual assault by three women against him. The White House/GOP-restricted FBI sham investigation failed to interview one of them and dozens of their corroborating witnesses. We stand with Dr Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, Julie Swetnick and all survivors of sexual assault! #BelieveWomen #BelieveSurvivors!
#BlueWave #BlueTsunami Vote Like Your Life Depends on It in November- It does!
Deadline for registering to vote in New York is October 12!!
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