#BelieveWomen: National Speak Out ReCap

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On Thursday the world watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Judiciary Committee. As her testimony began, I sat in my car and felt the anger, disappointment and sadness consume every fiber of my being. I refused to allow those emotions to render me motionless, I opened my car door and walked up to Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office. I stood there and watched as a steady stream of our sisters, brothers and gender non-identifying siblings flooded the sidewalk with signs that read “I believe Christine,” “Believe Women,” “I Believe Anita,” “Kava-Nope.”

I watched as supporters of Women’s Rights came from across the Twin Cities to step up and share their stories, I watched as over 200 supporters came to be in solidarity with Dr. Ford and demand our elected officials do everything they can to stop this nomination process. We came together outside Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office to raise our voices and declare that we are paying close attention and will remember Senator Klobuchar and Senator Smith’s votes when we cast ours in November. To find out more about what you can do between now and election day to make your voice heard, be sure to check out our Power to the Polls calendar.

Thank you to everyone who came out and everyone who joined in solidarity from across Minnesota. Thank you to those who shared their stories. Thank you to our co-sponsors, Survivors Lead, Break the Silence and Indivisible MN-03. It was an honor to partner with you and we look forward to working together at many events in the future.

Minnesota, you continue to inspire all of us at Women’s March Minnesota.

Hear Us, NewsAlicia Donahue