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This category contains the action items that appear in the Take Action box in the sidebar. Other categories, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

#WorkWithUs for Integrated Employment

People with disabilities live better lives when we are included in our local communities. That’s just as true when it comes to work as it is for education and housing. With the right supports, people with all kinds of disabilities and support needs can have good jobs that pay...

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ACTION ALERT: We have until June 21st to speak up for equal pay

UPDATE: The comment period has been extended to June 21st! We now have more time to combat the subminimum wage. Read the action alert below for more details on how to do so. For the next two weeks, we have an opportunity to fight back against subminimum wage. The...

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Disabled immigrants are under attack

Our community has fought long and hard for our rights in the United States, and we won’t let anyone tell us that disabled people don’t belong here. That’s why we’re speaking up against the administration’s proposed “public charge” rule, which would let the government deny immigrants entry to the...

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URGENT: Time is running out to #StopKavanaugh

We are being told that the FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh has concluded—but the FBI has not even talked to all of the survivors who have come forward. Still, the Senate is moving forward, using this sham investigation as cover for a confirmation vote that could come as early...

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ACTION ALERT: Kavanaugh is closer to confirmation – WE NEED YOUR VOICE NOW

Yesterday was a difficult day for many of us, as we heard Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s painful, honest testimony and then saw members of the Senate Judiciary Committee publicly dismiss and belittle what she had to say. Today, the Judiciary Committee voted to continue the confirmation process for Judge...

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ACTION ALERT: Enough is enough – tell your Senators to #StopKavanaugh

From the start, the Kavanaugh nomination was a threat to people with disabilities — to our inclusion, our health care, and our civil rights. Now, multiple women came forward saying that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted them. We should be able to trust our Supreme Court Justices to defend the rights...

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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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