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ASAN Opposes Nomination of Steven Menashi

This letter is available as a PDF here. October 31, 2019 Hon. Lindsey Graham Chairman Senate Judiciary Committee224 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.Washington, DC 20510 Hon. Dianne FeinsteinRanking Member Senate Judiciary Committee152 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Graham and Ranking Member Feinstein, The undersigned national disability rights...

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It’s time to get health insurance

Open Enrollment has begun! Open Enrollment is the time every year when people can apply for insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at www.healthcare.gov. If you do not have health insurance through your job, and cannot get insurance through Medicaid or other programs, now is the time to...

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Integrated employment is in the spotlight NEXT WEEK!

This summer, you put in the work to pass the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act. Thanks to your advocacy, we’ve seen new cosponsors signing on to TCEA throughout the summer and fall, and we’re excited to let you know about more progress in our fight for fair pay. This...

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ASAN Opposes the RESPONSE Act

ASAN condemns the introduction of the RESPONSE Act in the Senate. While this bill frames itself as an attempt to prevent gun violence, in reality, this legislation does not address gun violence at all. Instead, it yet again scapegoats people with mental health disabilities. It is impossible to address...

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ASAN Condemns Finalization of the “Public Charge” Rule

ASAN condemns the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) finalization of the “Public Charge” rule, which discriminates against immigrants who need public benefits to survive. Under this new rule, any immigrants who receive or could receive public benefits, such as Medicaid or SNAP, or who have medical conditions requiring “extensive...

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This August recess, let your members of Congress know it’s time to #WorkWithUs

August is a Congressional recess, a time when our elected officials head home to meet with constituents. This is a great time to personally reach out to your members of Congress and advocate on issues that matter to you. This month, you can #WorkWithUs to end subminimum wage by talking...

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We’re in the fight, and we need YOU to join us!

This summer, the disability community will experience two important milestones: the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the 20th anniversary of the Olmstead decision. In this landmark Supreme Court Case, two women with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities, Lois Curtis and Elaine Wilson, sued for their...

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Day of Action to #StopTheShock

The Day of Action to #StopTheShock was held on April 24th, 2019, the five-year anniversary of an FDA hearing that found the use of GED shocks at the Judge Rotenberg Center ineffective and harmful. The action included people from all over the US working together to show the FDA...

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Remarks from Victoria M. Rodríguez-Roldán at Disability Day of Mourning 2019

Human life has a strange nature to it – when we think of those in our community who were taken from us, we acknowledge its tragedy. But often times we fail to internalize it. Anyone who’s been a parent, or for that matter, anyone who’s had conflicts with their...

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