Action Alert! National Call-in Day on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Barrett
October 9, 2020
Judge Amy Coney Barrett has been nominated to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacant seat on the United States Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has stated that the Senate will move quickly with her confirmation hearings and a vote.
AAPD and at least 50 disability rights groups strongly oppose the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett due to her direct hostility towards the Affordable Care Act and her record on many issues that would harm people with disabilities. On Monday, October 12th, the disability community is coordinating a national call-in day to voice our opposition to the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. With her confirmation hearings beginning the 12th and a vote planned for the end of the month, it is important that we make our voices heard now!
Share your story
We need your stories of how the ACA has helped you, and how overturning the ACA would be harmful. Please share your stories with us using this online form. We are requesting this information by Friday, October 16, 2020.
Call your Senators
Call Senators through the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 (voice) or (202) 224-3091 (tty) and ask to be connected to your Senators. Use Contacting Congress to easily identify your Senators.
Email and Tweet your Senators
Use the advocacy tool below to send an email and tweet directly to your Senators to tell them to oppose the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Once you fill out your information, edit the email to personalize it with your name, location, and experience.
Be sure to connect your Twitter account to use the social media outreach feature of this tool.
Sample Call Script:
Hello, this is [name]. I’m a resident of [town, state]. I am calling to ask [Senator’s name] to oppose the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. As a [person with a disability or family member/friend/co-worker of a person with a disability], I am worried that Judge Barrett’s statements on the Affordable Care Act mean that, if confirmed, she would vote to overturn the ACA. Millions of Americans with disabilities rely on the ACA to protect our right to healthcare. If the ACA is overturned, especially during a pandemic, millions of lives could be at risk.
I ask you to vote no to Judge Barrett and pass on my concerns to the Judiciary Committee.
[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address and zip code to ensure your call is tallied]
Material on Judge Barrett
- AAPD Joins Over 50 Disability Rights Groups in Opposing Nomination of Jude Amy Coney Barrett (10/5/2020). AAPD joins disability rights groups to express our opposition to the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It is imperative for the disability community that Justice Ginsburg’s replacement be someone who understands and respects the rights of people with disabilities.
- ASAN Opposes Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett
- AUCD Opposes the Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States
- Bazelon Center: Amy Coney Barrett’s Record on Issues Affecting People with Disabilities
- Little Lobbyists Oppose the Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court
- Judge Amy Coney Barrett Radio interview disagreeing with Supreme Court decision to uphold ACA
*Script language from AUCD.