More than 50 local, national, and global partner organizations participated in the powerful response against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and heard the stories of five strong women who shared with the crowd that day.
“I am uplifted by the thousands of heroic women who decided to share their personal stories of sexual assault now because they know what is at stake for the future of women in this country” said Martha Kamber, CEO and President of YWCA Brooklyn, during the #NYCStandsWithSurvivors rally alongside other advocacy organizations, elected officials and fellow New Yorkers.
The assembly on the steps of New York City Hall was to show support for survivor Dr. Blasey Ford as she shared her story publicly for the betterment of our society. Hundreds of people turned out to stand in solidarity with survivors and thousands more watched the Live Stream from the First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray.
YWCA Brooklyn will continue to show support for Dr. Blasey Ford and stand in solidarity with all survivors of sexual assault. YWCA Brooklyn remains adamantly against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh onto our Supreme Court.
We believe that the decision to move forward with the confirmation and to allow Brett Kavanaugh into one of the most powerful and prestigious positions in our society has sent the wrong message to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and it is more apparent than ever that we must come together to support those that do come forward and continue to fight for changes to our current system that may open the door for more survivors to speak out and seek support without risk.
To all survivors: We believe you. We see you. We thank you. We’ve got your back.