Alert: Sign on to Disability Groups Letter Opposing Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh!

Alert: Sign on to Disability Groups Letter Opposing Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh!

Several weeks ago, we circulated a statement by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law detailing numerous reasons why Senate approval of Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh would be disastrous for Americans with disabilities. See more at https://www.nyaprs.org/e-news-bulletins/2018/8/10/bazelon-strongly-opposes-kavanaugh-supreme-court-nomination-details-threats-to-people-w-disabilities.

The Bazelon Center and allied groups have just released a sign on letter for national, state and local coalitions, advocacy and provider agencies to carry this message to the full Senate, concluding that “our review of Judge Kavanaugh’s record indicates that his confirmation would place at risk access to health care and civil rights protections for people with disabilities, opportunities for people with disabilities to make choices about their own lives, and the ability of executive branch agencies to interpret and enforce the law.  Because Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation would tip the balance of the Supreme Court toward such regressive views, we ask that you vote against his confirmation.”

Please either use this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0ywSiU6MjyqO7RB0d2f_ox3lclvLFJauguOiu9xfT-rwmKg/viewform to the attached letter to contact your Senators today!

Special attentions should be focused on the following:

  1. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
    Health/Disability staff: garrett_boyle@murkowski.senate.gov
    Judiciary staff: nathan_bergerbest@murkowski.senate.gov
  2. Susan Collins (R-ME)
    Health/Disability staff: Amy_pellegrino@aging.senate.gov 
    Judiciary staff: Katie_brown@collins.senate.gov 
  3. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
    Health/Disability staff: Katherine_cassling@manchin.senate.gov
    Judiciary staff: Allison_mcneill@manchin.senate.gov 
  4. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
    Health/Disability staff: Megan_descamps@heitkamp.senate.gov 
    Judiciary staff: Liam_Forsythe@heitkamp.senate.gov 
  5. Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
    Health/Disability staff: Joseph_McNally@donnelly.senate.gov 
    Judiciary staff: Sarah_Bauer@donnelly.senate.gov 
  6. Doug Jones (D-AL)
    Health/Disability staff: Katie_Campbell@jones.senate.gov
    Judiciary staff: Cissy_Jackson@jones.senate.gov
  7. Dean Heller (R-NV)
    Health/Disability staff: Rachel_Green@heller.senate.gov
    Judiciary staff: Sarah_Paul@heller.senate.gov