CIDNY joins AAPD and others in opposing the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh’s previous rulings and statements on health care, self-determination, employment, and education threaten the rights of all Americans with disabilities.
The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law lists 10 Reasons People with Disabilities Should Oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination:
- He is a threat to your health care.
- He would allow the President to wield dangerous power.
- He is dismissive of the fundamental rights of people with disabilities.
- He won’t protect the rights of workers with disabilities.
- He would narrow the protections of civil rights laws.
- He promotes school voucher programs that leave students with disabilities without key protections.
- He discounts the role of the administrative agencies that enforce your rights.
- He would allow states to impose restrictive voter ID laws.
- He imposes barriers for people seeking justice in courts.
- He will not protect the rights of all people, including people with disabilities.
Educate yourself and others about Judge Kavanaugh’s record.
Contact your Senators to express your opposition and emphasize the importance of health care and self-determination for all Americans with disabilities. Judge Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearing starts on September 4th – contact your Senators today to oppose to his nomination!
Senators need to hear from the disability community on how Judge Kavanaugh will roll back disability rights if confirmed. It is especially important to contact Senators from the following states:
Alabama – Senator Doug Jones
Alaska – Senator Lisa Murkowski
Indiana – Senator Joe Donnelly
Maine – Senator Susan Collin
North Dakota – Senator Heidi Heitkamp
Nevada – Senator Dean Heller
West Virginia – Senator Joe Manchin
Call your Senators
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or (202) 224-3091 (TTY) and ask to be connected to your Senators.
Email your Senators
Contacting Congress provides unique links to email your Senators directly.
Engage your Senators through Social Media
Tweet your Senators – find their Twitter handles here.