, 11 tweets, 16 min read Read on Twitter
One year ago during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings UltraViolet member, Maria Gallagher, and @CPDAction Co-Director, Ana Maria Archila, confronted then Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. bit.ly/2mcHJVv
@CPDAction It wasn't just them. People, especially survivors from across the country showed up in DC to demand they be heard.
@CPDAction UltraViolet set up volunteer trainings led by Melissa Byrne(@mcbyrne), alongside organizers from @CPDAction, @NARAL, @womensmarch, @VoteChoice, @PPact and others, for people who were willing to confront senators directly with their stories.
@CPDAction @mcbyrne @NARAL @womensmarch @VoteChoice @PPact They courageously gave something of themselves so that senators would understand what was at stake with their decision. As a result, UltraViolet member, Maria Gallagher, and CPD Co-Director, Ana Maria Archila, confronted then Arizona Senator Jeff Flake.
@CPDAction @mcbyrne @NARAL @womensmarch @VoteChoice @PPact “I was sexually assaulted and nobody believed me,” Gallagher told Flake. “I didn’t tell anyone, and you’re telling all women that they don’t matter, that they should just stay quiet because, if they tell you what happened to them, you are going to ignore them.”
@CPDAction @mcbyrne @NARAL @womensmarch @VoteChoice @PPact After the interaction, Senator Flake said he wouldn't vote on the floor of the Senate until the FBI did a more thorough investigation. bit.ly/2mdTQBH
@CPDAction @mcbyrne @NARAL @womensmarch @VoteChoice @PPact We now have even more evidence that the FBI's investigation was anything but thorough - and it's why we need to #ImpeachKavanaugh. lat.ms/2ng6jF9
@CPDAction @mcbyrne @NARAL @womensmarch @VoteChoice @PPact But we know something else too - Maria Gallagher and Ana Maria Archila showed the world how powerful survivors speaking their truth can be - and that they won't be ignored any longer.
@CPDAction @mcbyrne @NARAL @womensmarch @VoteChoice @PPact @AnaMariaArchil2 @mgallagher822 Survivors flocked to protests and rallies at Senate offices in states like Maine, Colorado, Arizona, Alaska, and Iowa where the power of people’s votes could be felt most directly.
@CPDAction @mcbyrne @NARAL @womensmarch @VoteChoice @PPact @AnaMariaArchil2 @mgallagher822 And when women showed up to the polls for mid-term elections they voted to elect the most diverse Democratic-majority Congress in history.
@CPDAction @mcbyrne @NARAL @womensmarch @VoteChoice @PPact @AnaMariaArchil2 @mgallagher822 Now the newly elected congress members are pushing forward solutions like the #BeHEARD Act. We’re making progress, and it’s all because of the brave women who have shared their stories. #MeToo #KnowMyName
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to UltraViolet
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!