Anti-harassment organization Time’s Up has called for a national walkout protest on Monday in solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982.
“Survivors must be heard,” reads the tweet calling for the protest. Time’s Up has asked supporters to wear black and to walk out from workplaces and schools at 1 p.m. ET. The walkout comes a week after Time’s Up published a statement calling for the suspension of Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote until an investigation can be held.
Survivors must be heard. Wear black and join the national walkout on Monday, Sept. 24 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. https://t.co/XcLucrziMJ #BelieveSurvivors #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/s3RQY40Mf5
— TIME’S UP (@TIMESUPNOW) September 23, 2018
“Listen to Christina Blasey Ford,” the statement read. “A woman’s experience should never be valued less than a man’s career.”
Ford accuses Kavanaugh of pinning her on a bed and trying to remove her clothes when they were in high school 36 years ago. Kavanaugh has denied the accusation and has asked for a hearing as soon as possible to clear his name.
According to CNN, a tentative deal was made for Ford to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.