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Molly McKew @MollyMcKew
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I only started paying attention to Murkowski when she fought back against a tea party favorite & won back her seat with iron-grip retail politics & representing her state +!constituents well.

Her speech right now on the Senate floor is the best of the last 3 weeks. /1
She has taken on conspiracies and bad behavior from both sides. She has called for a need to change course (and not vengeance, as many have).

And she has called for everyone to start listening to victims in a serious way. "Do more. Do better. Do it now." /2
She's reminded us that our Supreme Court Justices are some of the most important people in our country & should absolutely be held to the highest standard, at all times.

She's right that many of her male colleagues have professed shock at the prevalence of women's experiences with harassment, assault, worse.

Many have in the last few weeks.

It's time to be sure it's the last time they get to play this card. /4
I talk a lot about the importance of storytelling. I believe it is one of the most powerful tools we have.

So if you have a story, write it down. Send it to your Senator & Representative; the mail of constituents is logged. They have to read it and reply. /5
Send copies to others. Hitting up Judiciary Committee couldn't hurt. Send a copy to the WH too.

You don't have to be public about it if you don't want to be defined by what happened to you.

But don't ever let anyone say you said nothing, so don't deserve to be heard. /6
It doesn't need to be formal. Just authentic and straightforward. And tell them why you are telling your story now. That's all you need to do. /7
Do it now before the next crisis/circus, when speaking up will be described again as "hysteria" or "paid activism" or whatever.

Your story matters. That more than anything is the whole point of the American project. /8
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