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Written by Nita and Shaunna, UltraViolet   
Thursday, 13 October 2016 17:59

donald-trumpLast Friday's release of the incriminating Trump tape has provided women cover to come forward who before felt powerless to speak out. It's time to denounce Donald Trump for his history of sexual assault.


NATIONWIDE - Trigger Warning: In the past 24 hours, seven women have come forward and shared their stories of being sexually assaulted by Donald Trump. As one woman, Jessica Leeds, described him, "He was like an octopus. His hands were everywhere."1

We cannot let this man become President. Since the tape of Trump bragging about sexual assault became public, Republican leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have been under intense scrutiny for publicly condemning Trump's behavior while continuing to support his candidacy.2 Countless Republicans have already abandoned Trump--but with Ryan's and McConnell's support, this sexual predator still has a shot at the White House.

If enough people speak up now, Ryan and McConnell will buckle under the pressure--and without the party leadership's support, Trump will lose nearly all endorsements from across the Republican Party. Can you add your name today?

Tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell: "Denounce Trump for his history of sexual assault."

Sign the petition

Last Friday's release of the incriminating Trump tape has provided women cover to come forward who before felt powerless to speak out against Trump. From their accounts, he often preyed on women who worked for him or were in a position where they felt they couldn't report him.

Here's more about Trump in their words:3

  • Jill Harth: "He pushed me up against the wall, and had his hands all over me and tried to get up my dress."
  • Rachel Crooks: "I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that."
  • Cassandra Seales: "He continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room."
  • Mariah Billado: "I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here' " in reference to Trump going into the dressing room at the Miss Teen USA pageant.4

Also revealed yesterday - he was caught on tape joking about dating a 10 year old.5 It is not enough to denounce this behavior. To show they are not complicit with sexual assault, Republican leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell need to denounce his entire candidacy.    Ryan and McConnell are already under intense pressure from the public and are concerned about losing their control of the House and Senate, we just need to push them over their tipping point.    Can you pile on by adding your name right now?

--Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, Libby, Emma, PaKou, and Pilar, the UltraViolet Action team

 

Sources:

1. All of Donald Trump’s Accusers: A Timeline of Every Alleged Grope and Assault, The Daily Beast, October 12, 2016

2. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell Reject Donald Trump’s Words, Over and Over, but Not His Candidacy, The New York Times, October 10, 2016

3. All of Donald Trump’s Accusers: A Timeline of Every Alleged Grope and Assault, The Daily Beast, October 12, 2016

4. Teen Beauty Queens Say Trump Walked In On Them Changing, Buzzfeed, October 12, 2016

5. ‘I want to puke’: Internet recoils in disgust over video of Trump skeezing on a 10-year-old girl, RawStory, October 12, 2016

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2016 18:14
 
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