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ACTION ALERT: Tell your Senators: stop the vote on Kavanaugh!

Over the last month, you’ve heard from us about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s views, and the danger his nomination poses to our community. ASAN already opposes Kavanaugh’s nomination, but since we last emailed you, the public has learned new information – a woman has come forward saying that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.

People with disabilities, especially people with developmental disabilities, face a staggeringly high rate of sexual violence. We take this seriously. The Senate should not vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination until the survivor has had a chance to be heard. Join us in calling to stop the confirmation process from going forward.

Call your Senators today. You can use our script when calling:  

Script for calling your Senator
My name is  [your full name] . I’m a constituent of  Senator [Name] , and I live in  [your town] . I’ve called before to ask the Senator to vote against Kavanaugh, because confirming him would threaten people with disabilities, our health care, and our civil rights. Now I’m asking  Senator [Name]  to stop the vote. Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault, and that’s something our community takes seriously. After learning about this and about Kavanaugh’s positions, we can’t let this controversial and dangerous man get any closer to confirmation. Your constituents are watching, and we’re counting on you to do the right thing.

If you have trouble making phone calls or use AAC, our factsheet gives you strategies you can use to call your Senators. If you want more information about Judge Kavanaugh, including a plain language explainer, check out this resource page.

After you’ve called, there is more you can do to keep Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court:

  • Visit your Senators’ state offices, and let their staff know you don’t want to see a vote on Kavanaugh.
  • Email or fax your Senators. You can use the same script you did while calling.

From the beginning, this has been a fight about everyone’s right to control their own body. That issue is critical to our community because of the long history of violence against people with disabilities. The next Supreme Court justice should be someone we trust to take a stand against violence and abuse of all kinds. Call your Senators, and let them know: our community deserves better than Kavanaugh.

We know this is a difficult time for many people in our community. If you are dealing with issues related to sexual assault and need support or referral to services, RAINN operates a chat hotline which may be more accessible than using the phone.

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