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A promise to each other

In the last few weeks, we've been witnesses to a sham of a confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh. The pleas and trauma of sexual assault survivors across America have been shrugged off while Republicans put a victim on trial and let her accused abuser walk onto our nation's highest court.

So, last Friday night, during the all-night debate before the Saturday vote, I went to the Senate floor and read dozens of stories sent to me by survivors of sexual assaults.

I read these letters because our nation must never forget how it has treated Dr. Ford and other survivors during this shameful confirmation process.

The election is four weeks from today. Twenty-eight days until we have an opportunity to send a powerful Blue Wave rebuttal to Trump.

Let us not miss this opportunity to say "no" to racism, bigotry, sexism, and policies that damage our families and our planet.

It's up to each of us to dig a little deeper, work a little harder, and never give an inch.

During these last four weeks I'm doubling my efforts to support great progressives across America who are building that Blue Wave. I urge you to join me.

Make phone calls for your local Congressional challenger. Chip in where you can. Make sure your friends and loved ones are all registered to vote.

This is our moment to dig in and end the shameless assault on our rights by liars and abusers. This is our moment we must not miss to take powerful stride toward a vision of prosperity and decency.

Jeff

Posted on October 9, 2018.
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Meet Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker.Jeff Merkley and Family As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.

Connect with Jeff Meet Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker. As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.