Our community made history on Friday when Liz Weintraub became the first person with an intellectual disability to testify at a Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate. As a policy expert and leader in the self-advocacy movement, Liz testified about what our community stands to lose if Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court, including our right to make our own decisions and live in our communities.
Liz sounded the alarm—now it’s OUR job to make the Senate listen to what our community has to say. Call your Senators, and tell them to vote NO on Kavanaugh! You can use our script while calling:
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 how Kavanaugh’s confirmation would affect our community. This kind of face-to-face meeting really makes a difference. You can find lists of your Senators’ state offices on their websites.
- Email or fax your Senators. You can use the same script you did while calling.
- THIS FRIDAY, join a national disability community call in day to #StopKavanaugh, and share it on social media! Once you’ve called, you can help others on the page make calls.
For decades, our community has fought for the right to control our own lives. Now, the Senate is rushing to put Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, even though his beliefs threaten to turn back the clock on the rights we fought so hard for. We can’t go back. Call your Senators today, and let them know: when it comes to our rights, there can be Nothing About Us, Without Us!