“Women have changed the course of history – and we’re just getting started. We exposed this sham process and ignited a grassroots movement that will not be deterred.
Only weeks ago, the pundits said Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination would be a cake walk. Instead, over the course of this confirmation process more than a thousand women and others were arrested, and millions took action in the largest mobilizations against a Supreme Court nominee in history.
In our resistance, we exemplified the true spirit of popular democracy – imaginative, informed and sustained participation by all of us.
When we band together and tell our stories, we can change the future of this country. We have told the truth about sexual predator Brett Kavanaugh. We have made clear the Republican party has no respect for our bodies, our choices or our voices.
Women will not be silenced. Women will not be afraid. And on election day, will vote. When we cast our ballots this November, we will elect true leaders who respect our bodies and our intellect.
November is coming,” ended the press release from the Center for Popular Democracy.
(Note: Although the Supreme Court has historically been non-political Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony changed that. He blamed charges of sexual assault against him on the Clintons, the Democrats and anyone he could think of with a political orientation. Did you notice that the “Portland Press Herald,” a/k/a Portland Rag, who put Collins on a pedestal when it proclaimed her its inaugural “person of the year” last year, changed their editorial subject to drinking today – thinking of Brett Kavanaugh? The editor with daughters of his own is in a mess of his own making. How can he tell them he still supports Collins, despite her abandonment of Maine women? How can he reconcile his disappointment in Collins for her vote in favor of Kavanaugh when he was so opposed to it. What does the editor of the editorial page think of Collins now? This blogger bets the Portland Rag will just sweep the matter under the rug!)
“A path forward for women is clearer to me now than it was decades ago: refuse to be ashamed or held accountable for actions taken by men. Unlike the other means that men have used to keep women down, shame is entirely within our control to defeat,” wrote Jennifer Palmieri, director of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign in the current issue of TIME magazine.
Please see previous posts herein on Senator Collins’ dated October 5, 3, 2, and 1, 2018.