TODAY 11AM: Sit-In at Sen. Flake’s Tucson Office Demands He #BelieveSurvivors, #CancelKavanaugh

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Friday, October 5, 2018 — 11:00am LOCAL TIME
CONTACT: Brett Abrams |


TODAY 11AM: Sit-In at Sen. Flake’s Tucson Office Demands He #BelieveSurvivors, #CancelKavanaugh

Local Advocates Say a Sexual Predator Does Not Belong on the Supreme Court

Arizona Sexual Abuse Survivors to Sen. Flake: “If You Vote to Confirm Kavanaugh, You’re Saying What Happened to Us Doesn’t Matter”


TUCSON, ARIZONA — Today, Friday, October 5th, local advocates, including members of UltraViolet Action, a national women’s advocacy organization, will stage a sit-in inside Senator Jeff Flake’s office in Tucson to share their stories, support Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, Julie Swetnick and all survivors of sexual violence, and demand that Senator Flake #BelieveSurvivors and call for Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination for the Supreme Court.


WHEN: Friday, October 5th, 11:00 AM (Local Time)
WHERE: Sen. Flake’s Tucson Office. 6840 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704
LOCAL CONTACT: Amanda Holmes | 914-414-4343


Yesterday, four people were arrested at a protest outside Senator Flake’s Phoenix office, and the day prior thirty-three sexual assault survivors from Arizona penned an open letter to Senator Jeff Flake, asking him to publicly commit to rejecting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court. In the letter, the Arizona residents explained: “If you vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, you are sending a clear and devastating message to millions of survivors that what happened to us doesn’t matter, and that a man who sexually abuses women and can still win a seat on the highest court in the country.”


“If Sen. Jeff Flake votes for Brett Kavanaugh – he is saying point blank that he does not care about sexual assault survivors, he does not believe them, and he has no interest in pretending anymore that he does. Senator Flake – the world is watching: do the right thing, believe survivors and oppose Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court,” explained Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet Action.

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UltraViolet Action is an online community of over 1,000,000 women and men who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector, and the media.