Hollywood celebrities are urging people to gather in Washington, DC, Thursday to protest the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Alicia Keys, Michael Stipe, and other celebrities are leading the event, dubbed “Bravery Is Contagious.” Party Majority PAC is organizing the protest, reports The Hill.
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) September 27, 2018
From Michael re. Kavanaugh. Protest on Thursday. https://t.co/p9Vig8ZkWb
— R.E.M. HQ (@remhq) October 2, 2018
“#CancelKavanaugh, Brett KavaNAH, Women’s March, Believe Survivors, Bravery Is Contagious,” touts the ad, which was reported by the Washington Post.
“We are standing in solidarity with all, ready to protest this Thursday,” the celebrities say. “We are with you from our hearts and minds. We will not all be in DC but ask you to walk out wherever you are.”
Celebrities signing the statement include Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Arianna Huffington, Norman Lear, John Legend, and Maria Popova.
The news today is painful for so many and for so many reasons. Please remember to stop and care for yourself, even if it’s three of the deepest breaths. You are loved. Take care. pic.twitter.com/hQyQpolbSf
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 27, 2018
The ad lists the D.C. phone numbers of Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME); Jeff Flake (R-AZ); Joe Manchin (D-WV); and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) – all considered to be senators who could swing the vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation either way.
“We anticipate a vote on the Senate floor to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as early as Friday,” the celebrities state in the ad. “It is critical we make our voices heard on the ground in Washington on Thursday.”
The stars claim Kavanaugh’s nomination must be stopped in order to “change the fate of our nation.”
“The legitimacy of the nation’s highest court is at stake as is the future of our country,” the ad states.