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Petition to Susan M. Collins

Tell Susan Collins to Save Reproductive Rights

We are facing the most serious threat to abortion rights in 45 years. With the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, President Trump has fulfilled his campaign promise to nominate a highly conservative judge who could overturn Roe v. Wade by nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh. His nomination could give states the right to outlaw abortion -- ending the right to safe and legal abortion for women across the country. As a mother of two, I had the right and privilege to choose the size and timing of my family; it terrifies me that my sons, nieces, and nephews may not have the same.  But there's still a chance to protect reproductive rights. My senator, Republican Senator Susan Collins, could have the deciding vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination for the court – will you join me in asking her to reject his nomination? If Sen. Collins doesn't block Judge Kavanaugh, it’s likely that over 20 states could quickly enact severe restrictions or complete bans on abortion. This means women who can afford it will have to travel out of state to get the care they need. But many won't be able to afford it – which could lead to significant increases in injury and death due to people attempting to terminate their own pregnancies. As the rest of the world progresses forward, we can not stand for the United States to go back. If all 49 Democratic senators vote against Judge Kavanaugh, just one more vote could block their nomination and save access to legal abortion. Sen. Collins is just the person to cast that critical vote. Our reproductive rights have never been in more danger than they are right now. Sign now to tell Senator Collins she must reject Judge Kavanaugh and preserve the right for millions of women to obtain safe and legal access to reproductive care. Remind Collins that however she votes, this will be her LASTING legacy to her country.

Abby King
129,440 supporters
Started 6 days ago

Petition to Christine Blasey Ford

We are fifteen-year-old girls. We are with you Christine Blasey Ford, PhD.

Dear Dr. Christine Blasey Ford: We are fifteen-year-old girls. Fifteen. The same age you were when seventeen-year-old Brett Kavanaugh assaulted you, when he put his hand over your mouth so no one could hear you scream. We imagine you at that party, so young and vivacious, with your whole life ahead of you, and we see ourselves. Our hearts break for the fifteen-year-old girl who walked in, and how different that girl was who walked out. We feel connected to the 15-year-old girl still living inside of you, and are outraged by the seventeen-year-old boy still living inside of him. At seventeen he felt entitled to your body; to use, to hurt, to silence. That seventeen-year-old boy is now a nominee for a life-long appointment as a Supreme Court Justice. We know the possibility of Kavanaugh being in a powerful position has made it necessary to speak up. We know how scary that must feel—and we know you are probably tired of people feeling things for you. We hope you will take this chance to make your voice heard, to speak on your own terms, in your own way. We hope you will do this for yourself and for other fifteen-year-old girls. You never deserved this You speaking up is powerful. We can’t trust Kavanaugh to make decisions that will impact girls. He has not been accountable for the sexual assault. We realize the effects of what happened are impacting him as it has impacted you, only he has not been living with the consequences. He denies it ever happened. Being fifteen should never be traumatic. Fun for boys should never include exploiting girls. When you are fifteen you should be worried about physics classes, not whether or not you are going to be sexually assaulted.   Now is a courageous time and a brave time, too, to finally let your voice be heard. Telling your truth will get us one step closer to the world we want to live into; one where seventeen-year-old boys are taught that it is not ok to exploit girls and that fifteen-year-old girls know their bodies are their own. You are strong and the fifteen-year-old girl in you is strong. We are with you and so is everyone who signs this letter.  Layla, 15; Charlotte, 15; Jessica, 15

Layla, Charlotte and Jessica
46,563 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to United States Senate

Put a stop to Kavanaugh - #CancelKavanaugh

As the nation's highest court, the Supreme Court has an ultimate say in our rights. It has, and will continue to, hand down decisions about the fountains from which we drink, the schools we attend, the labor standards in our workplaces, the weight of our voices in the electoral process, the healthcare we receive, and the choices we deserve to make. In certain justices' hands, the Court can be a promise of rights, of protection, of equality. Yet, in another's, it can be a danger to all the same.  Today, our rights hang in the balance because of Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation would be a threat to our bodies, our lives, and our futures.  Kavanaugh has shown us who he is, he has voiced his stances, and made abundantly clear how he would vote - why shouldn't we believe him? Therefore, we, youth leaders across the country, are rising up to make our voices heard because we have futures to protect and create.  When he prioritizes semi-automatic rifles above the lives taken from them, he proves that he is a threat to our futures.  When he argues again and again against the Affordable Care Act, which includes key provisions to make healthcare accessible to people with disabilities, he proves that he is a threat to our futures.  When he is willing to uphold discrimination under the guise of religious freedom, he proves that he is a threat to our futures.  When he calls to uphold voter ID laws and voter purges, he proves he is a threat to our futures. When he argues against the right of each of us to make decisions about our bodies, he proves that he is a threat to our futures.  When he works to prevent staffers from bringing their cases of discrimination to court because “judges should not inquire into most employment decisions made by Congress,” he proves he is a threat to our futures. When he acts to inhibit workers’ rights to organize and believes an undocumented worker should not have a say in their workplace, he proves he is a threat to our futures. When he argues to allow pollution to destroy the air we breathe, he proves that he is a threat to our futures.  Protect your future. Sign our petition to tell your lawmakers to vote NO to Kavanaugh!   Sources:  The American Association of People with Disabilities Opposes the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court.” AAPD. Aug. 15, 2018. https://www.aapd.com/press-releases/the-american-association-of-people-with-disabilities-opposes-the-nomination-of-judge-brett-kavanaugh-to-the-us-supreme-court/ Tim Dickinson. “With Brett Kavanaugh, Trump Has Found a Way to Repay the NRA.” Rolling Stone. Aug. 8, 2018. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/brett-kavanaugh-nra-708144/ “Senate Must Reject Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.” Planned Parentood. July 9, 2018. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/senate-must-reject-supreme-court-nominee-brett-kavanaugh “Brett Kavanaugh: What’s at Stake for the #MeToo Movement.”NWLC. Aug. 20, 2018. https://nwlc.org/resources/brett-kavanaugh-whats-at-stake-for-the-metoo-movement/ Ted Hesson. “Kavanaugh on immigration, labor.” Politico. July 10, 2018. https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-shift/2018/07/10/kavanaugh-on-immigration-labor-274808 Brad Plumer. “How Brett Kavanaugh Could Reshape Environmental Law From the Supreme Court.” The New York Times. July 10, 2018.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/10/climate/kavanaugh-environment-supreme-court.html  

Platform Women
344 supporters