Cancel Kavanaugh! Walkout October 4th!

CANCEL KAVANAUGH. WALKOUT AGAINST PATRIARCHY
WE ARE SURVIVORS, BELIEVE US.

 

Join a National Walkout from all work, waged and unwaged, on Thursday, October 4 at 4:00 pm to protest the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court (FIND LOCAL ACTIONS HERE).

 

In the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and confirmation process to the Supreme Court of the United States, we have listened with distress to the women who have so bravely come forward to make public his assaults against them.

 

We have watched with mounting alarm the Senate hearing where Dr. Christine Blasey Ford shared her traumatic account of assault at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh and the dismissal of her suffering by those who are bent on moving forward with a lifetime appointment of Kavanaugh to the highest court in the land.

 

The outrageous response to Dr. Ford and other assault victims who have come forward have reminded us of our own assaults and brutalization and we have found solace and hope in the bravery of the survivors who have spoken up.

 

But the condescension and disrespect with which Dr. Ford and other survivors have been treated by politicians underscores for us what we have known all along: that the current political system, far from promoting the welfare of women, tries actively to harm us.

 

This is not a ‘partisan’ issue in the terms the Democrats and Republicans are framing it: as a struggle for power in the electoral arena. This is a universal issue as it regards hearing the voices of those who speak out against gender violence, investigating charges against abusers, and holding them accountable for their actions. Most importantly, the issue involves challenging and undoing the power structures that systematically keep most women at the bottom so they can be over-exploited, underpaid, easily abused, raped and deported. The system is designed such that that their testimonies can never challenge the claims of innocence and ‘good name’ of powerful men.

 

This is a critical  issue for political equality and full freedom for women at a moment when women, youth, lgbtq+ people, workers both waged and unwaged, all people of color and immigrant communities are saying “Enough is enough!” This is a key issue for  all  of us in the US, and around the world, who are daily oppressed, humiliated and dismissed, whose suffering and pain often doesn’t matter, all these millions of people who can relate to Dr. Ford’s testimony, and have responded with narratives of solidarity.

 

This appointment must not happen. It jeopardizes the future of countless women, our reproductive rights, civil rights, and even the most basic sense of safety that all women, and people, ought to be entitled to.

 

On October 4 we call on all women, and those who believe our stories, to walk out of work, school and housework at 4:00 pm and show the world that since our labour runs the world, when we are denied dignity and safety, we can stop the world from running.

 

You can endorse the action HERE

 

Please email us to internationalwomenstrikeus@gmail.com with the information of your event and we will post it on the website.

 

NATIONAL ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS:

 

International Women’s Strike US
Women’s March
Democratic Socialists of America
International Socialist Organization
Socialist Alternative
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Worker’s Voice/La Voz de los Trabajadores
National Lawyers Guild
Black Women Blueprint
Organization for a Free Society
Campus Antifascist Network
March for Black Women
Red Bloom Communist Collective
National Women’s Liberation
Viewpoint Magazine
International Marxist-Humanist Organization
New Politics
Socialist Viewpoint
BAMN (Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary)
Socialist Organizer
Economics for Everyone
Red Wedge Magazine
African Human Rights Coalition
Socialist Rifle Association
Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation

 

UNIONS:

 

AFSCME 3299, University of California
UC Berkeley Student Workers Union – UAW 2865
Berkeley Federation of Teachers (BFT)

 

LOCAL CHAPTERS AND ORGANIZATIONS:

 

Women’s March San Francisco
NARAL Pro-Choice California
Kanawha Valley DSA (West Virigina)
Socialist Workers Alliance of Guyana
The Woman Project
Minnesota State University
Rally Cry Screenprinting
EBDSA Socialist Feminist Caucus
CUNY Struggle
Bucknell University, History Alumni
Women’s March Oakland
The Women’s Building San Francisco
Local Sprouts Cooperative – Portland, Maine
San Francisco Women’s Political Committee
YDSA UW – Madison
Dept of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA)
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
Cuba Cultural Center, Inc.
Younger Womxn’s Task Force of Greater Lafayette
BuxMont DSA
Boston Democratic Socialists of America
Worcester Socialist Alternative
Syracuse DSA
Central Indiana Democratic Socialist of America
Oaklandsocialist
KY Young Democrats
Socialist Alternative Seattle
Nightshade PGH
Blind Field: A Journal of Cultural Inquiry [editorial collective]
DSA Peninsula
Indivisible San Francisco
Colectiva Feminista Sur
Socialist Feminism Working Group
YDSA Purdue
LAGAI-Queer Insurrection
ACT Yakima
San Francisco Women In black
DSA SF
DiaspoRicans DiaspoRiqueños
University of Washington
Women’s Action Team
Southern Maine Democratic Socialists of America
South Beach D6 Democratic Club of San Francisco
Social Equity Educators (Seattle)
DSA Muncie
Students for Reproductive Justice DePaul
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Washington
The Geek Initiative
March and Rally Los Angeles
QUIT! (Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism!)
Oscar Romero And Simone Weil Catholic Worker House (Hayward, CA)
People without Borders Justice Temple (Hayward, CA)
Geneva Women’s Assembly
Seattle Clinic Defense
Coalicion de Derechos Humanos
The Emotional Labor Union
Guilford College
New York Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)
Worcester DSA
It’s Vapor Wisconsin
Hudson Valley Democratic Socialists of America
Colorado Springs Socialists
Feminist Flag Corps
Bowdoin Climate Action
Institute For Figuring
Southern Maine Workers’ Center
Bay Area Women Against Rape
Progressive Portland
Graduate Women’s Project (UC Berkeley)
The Phoenix Project
Berkeley High School Women’s Student Union
Mainer’s Against Kavanaugh
Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party
350 Bay Area
Old Men for Justice for All
Citizen Action of New York
D’Vine Crush
SRJ DePaul
Missoula Rise with Western MT DSA
Philly Socialists
DSA New York
SRJ DePaul
Missoula Rise with Western MT DSA
Bowdoin Labor Alliance
A Bookkeeping Cooperative (ABC)
Baron Eco-Art
Strikecorps
Holos Institute: Ecopsychology Counseling and Education
Informacion es Poder radio KIQI 1010AM
Socialist Alternative Bay Area
Interfaith Center Oxford, Ohio
Family Violence Law Center
DSA Santa Cruz
Women’s March Los Angeles
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