by Elaina Ramsey, Ohio RCRC Executive Director
I’m thrilled to share that our collective voices were heard during the National Week of Action to #StopKavanaugh and #ProtectRoe (August 20-26, 2018).
Last Thursday, we joined our partners on Capitol Hill to deliver your petition signatures and to urge both Senator Rob Portman and Senator Sherrod Brown to vote against confirming Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. 10 leaders from ROOTT, as well as Patients to Advocates — a program sponsored by Ohio RCRC, along with NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, and Preterm — personally met with Senator Brown and shared what’s at stake for abortion rights, health care, racial justice, and immigrant rights, among others, if Kavanaugh is confirmed.
The next day, Senator Brown announced he would oppose Kavanaugh: “After thoroughly reviewing his record, meeting with him face-to-face, and listening to Ohioans, I am convinced Judge Kavanaugh would side with special interests over working people and threaten the rights of Ohioans.”
We appreciate the moral courage of Senator Brown, but we know this would not be possible without YOU! Thank you for standing with us with such faith and fortitude.
The fight continues to protect abortion access and all our civil rights, but anything is possible with you by our side.