Today, the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.
A statement by Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority:
“We are profoundly disappointed by the Senate’s vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. But we are inspired by the survivors of sexual violence who have built and led a movement that will not be stopped by Kavanaugh, by the Republicans in the Senate, or by the President of the United States.
Tens of thousands of survivors made themselves vulnerable and spoke out against putting an accused sexual predator on the Supreme Court, testifying on the importance of believing survivors. We have a responsibility to them to keep this movement alive in the streets, with policies like a robust and well-funded Violence Against Women Act, and at the ballot box.
We are exactly one month out from the election. We will remember who felt that survivors’ lived experiences were not enough. We’ll remember who thought it would be more politically beneficial to cater to the crumbling patriarchy than the brave women who are claiming their voices. We’ll remember who called survivors hysterical, mistaken, and liars. Now we turn this energy into a massive feminist wave on Election Day.”