With Halloween right around the corner, you might also be feeling like it's a pretty scary and dark political time, given some recent events. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court with a vote of 50-48, a controversial conclusion to hearings and an FBI investigation aimed at discovering the truth about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has categorically denied the allegations, and his representation did not reply to Elite Daily's request for comment. When it comes to channeling the emotions you're feeling following the hearing and confirmation, I'd advise against Dr. Christine Ford Halloween costumes, but that doesn't mean you can't honor her this month.
Chances are, you might be feeling pretty frustrated and defeated with the conclusion to arguably one of the most contentious confirmation battles in recent history, but now's not the time to step back from the fight. After all, with Kavanaugh now confirmed to be a Supreme Court justice, it's likely that the law of the land will take a more conservative bent in the next few decades when it comes to issues like women's health and abortion rights, the Affordable Care Act, gun laws, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and LGBT rights. If you really want to make sense of the emotions you're feeling, you're better off taking these steps to make a tangible difference in future American policy.