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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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ASAN Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee On Doe ex rel. Tarlow v. District of Columbia

This letter is also available as a PDF here. Senate Judiciary Committee 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Via Electronic Mail September 17, 2018 Dear Senators, I write to supplement existing accounts of the disability community’s concerns surrounding Doe ex rel. Tarlow v. District of Columbia. Judge...

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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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ASAN Opposes Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network opposes the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. As a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Kavanaugh has opposed the rights of people with disabilities to make our own choices. He has said that he might want to strike...

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