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Statement: California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and California Partnership to End Domestic Violence oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2018

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California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and California Partnership to End Domestic Violence oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO — Together, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. The entire process for confirming Judge Kavanaugh in the United States Senate has been reprehensible, failing survivors of trauma and gender-based violence in California and throughout the nation. They deserve better–to be believed, supported, and respected. We call on the Senate to reject his nomination.

These events have surfaced many traumatic memories for survivors, and we encourage anyone in need of support to reach out to the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) or the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1−800−799−7233).  It is critical that we all take care of ourselves and each other as we remain unwavering in our commitment to building a more respectful world. Together, we will keep fighting for justice, and we’re not going anywhere until we have ended sexual and domestic violence.

About the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) is the professional organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of and supporting the work of rape crisis centers, which operate independently throughout California. CALCASA is committed to ending sexual violence through a multifaceted approach of prevention, intervention, education, research, advocacy and public policy.

About the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is California’s recognized domestic violence coalition, representing over 1,000 survivors, advocates, organizations and allied individuals across the state. Working at the local, state and national levels for nearly 40 years, the Partnership has a long track record of successfully passing over 200 pieces of legislation on behalf of domestic violence victims and their children. The Partnership believes that by sharing expertise, advocates and legislators can end domestic violence. Through our public policy, communications and capacity building programs, we create system-wide change that supports survivors and invests in prevention. Every day we inspire, inform and connect all those concerned with this issue, because together we’re stronger. With offices in Sacramento, the Partnership’s member programs span the entire state. For more information, visit www.cpedv.org.

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