2018 | Schools

MoCo Students Protest Kavanaugh at Supreme Court

Students stand in solidarity of sexual assault victims, oppose graduate of Bethesda’s Georgetown Prep

MCPS students protest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Monday afternoon at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

MoCo Students for Change

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may have graduated from a private school in Montgomery County, but a local students’ advocacy group is protesting his nomination because of the sexual assault allegations he is facing.

Montgomery County Students for Change took to the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday afternoon to protest Kavanaugh’s nomination and show support for sexual assault survivors. Armed with signs and shirts denouncing sexual assault, approximately 50 students rallied in support of survivors across the country.

“Brett Kavanaugh is a Montgomery County alum. However, Montgomery County is not Brett Kavanaugh,” said Dani Miller, Montgomery County Students for Change co-founder and a senior at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, following the protest. “We do not support him, his actions and we believe that we are and can be better than him.”

A 1983 graduate of Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Kavanaugh has been under fire for allegations of sexual assault against multiple women, including Christine Blasey Ford, who attended Holton-Arms School, an all-girls preparatory school in Bethesda. Ford alleges she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh at a house party in the county in the summer of 1982, when she was 15 and he was 17.

Kavanaugh, 53, denies all sexual assault allegations. The FBI is investigating the allegations in a weeklong probe ordered by the White House.

Miller lauded the efforts of MCPS students to advocate for assault victims and stand against Kavanaugh’s pending appointment to the Supreme Court. The solidarity shows what MCPS students truly stand for—fairness, equality and respect, she said.

“We wanted to show the nation what MoCo actually represents, not someone like Kavanaugh, but a group of passionate students standing up for change,” Miller said.