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ACTION ALERT: We won’t stop til we #StopKavanaugh!

Kavanaugh doesn’t believe in people’s right to control our own bodies – he never has, and he never will. We have seen that reflected in the decisions he made during his career. Kavanaugh has: Ruled that people with intellectual disabilities do not have a right to make their own...

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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...

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ACTION ALERT: We won’t go back – call your Senators NOW!

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...

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ACTION ALERT: Our rights and our lives are on the line – call your Senators!

Yesterday, Judge Kavanaugh was asked whether he would uphold the part of the Affordable Care Act that protects people with pre-existing conditions—and he refused to answer. For people with disabilities, these protections are a life-and-death issue. With our lives on the line, we refuse to take a gamble on...

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ACTION ALERT: Disability Rights v. Kavanaugh – call your Senators today!

Since before there was a self-advocacy movement, our community has fought for the right to be in control in our own lives. Now, a nominee to the Supreme Court threatens the progress we have made. Judge Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t believe that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the...

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ACTION ALERT: Health care under fire again – call your Senators now!

You already know how important the Affordable Care Act is for people with disabilities in the US. Over the last year and a half, we’ve contacted you about multiple attacks on the ACA as Congress tried again and again to strip affordable health care from millions of Americans and...

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Don’t let Judge Kavanaugh rewind our rights – call your Senators this week!

As people with disabilities, we know that every right we have is the result of a hard-won fight. Now, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court puts everything we have fought for at risk. We can’t let him turn back the clock on disability rights – call your...

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Tell Congress to #FundMFP!

More people with disabilities are living in our communities than ever before – but many people who want access to their communities remain trapped in institutions. Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a federally funded program that has helped over 75,000 people with disabilities move out of institutions and...

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Our civil rights are on the line RIGHT NOW – we need your calls!

In 1990, the ADA gave people with disabilities the legal right to access in our communities. 28 years later, businesses are still trying to avoid their responsibility to their disabled customers by lobbying for a bill called HR 620. This bill would erode our protections under the ADA and...

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ACTION ALERT: This week, remind Congress that they represent YOU!

Congress is determined to pass their disastrous tax bill before their scheduled recess begins on Friday. This week is critical – we need your voice to stop this bill. Your advocacy has already significantly delayed their process, and with your help we can grind it to a halt. There are a lot...

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