Women Leaders Call On Candidates to Address the #MeTooVoter Ahead of Democratic Debate
Ahead of the fourth Democratic 2020 presidential primary debate Tuesday night, the founder of the #MeToo social justice movement launched a new voter mobilization campaign, urging the recognition of survivors of sexual violence and harassment as a "power base."
Tuesday marked the second anniversary of the viral hashtag #MeToo, which garnered millions of responses in just 24 hours after actress and activist Alyssa Milano posted a tweet asking her followers to respond, "Me too" if they had survived sexual assault or harassment.
Tarana Burke, who originally began using the phrase "Me Too" on social media in 2006 to show solidarity with women of color who had been abused, called on supporters to identify themselves as "Me Too Voters"—a constituency which will demand that elected officials prioritize the issue of sexual violence as the labor, human rights, and public health issue that it is...
...A number of women's rights advocates expressed their support for the #MeTooVoter movement on social media.