7 arrested shutting down White House entrance to say #WeDoNotConsent to Trump and Kavnaugh
Today at the White House 7 women and survivors shut down a main entrance to the White House with a banner reading #WeDoNotConsent, opposing Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court and Donald Trump's ongoing grab for power. Together they called on the Senate to follow the lead of millions of Americans who want a stop to the Trump Administration, and withdraw unanimous consent from the Trump Agenda.
Alexandra Flores-Quilty, Campaign Lead with By the People was one of the people arrested at the entrance of the White House:
"Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump are both desperate to prove the same thing: that powerful men will not be held accountable for their actions. We demand a shut-down of Trump's power grabs until the election, and call on millions of Americans to join us to make it happen."
By pushing to put Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, Trump is trying to tell millions of women and sexual abuse survivors that their pain does not matter, and that powerful men can get away with anything. By the People organized today's rally and blockade to oppose their vision for the country, and kick off the next wave of opposition to Kavanaugh and Trump's agenda.
We do not consent to a country run by abusers and their apologists. By elevating men like Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh, this government loses its legitimacy in the eyes of millions of Americans who have been affected by sexual violence, and who demand accountability for the actions of abusers. We will continue working to build a country that works for all of us, beginning with removing them from office.