Action Alert! Tell your Senators to Uphold Disability Rights by Opposing the Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

August 21, 2018

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) opposes the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court based on his previous rulings as a DC Circuit Court Judge that have devalued the lives and liberty of people with disabilities. Judge Kavanaugh’s rulings and statements on health care, self-determination, employment, and education threaten the rights of all Americans with disabilities. Read our full statement here.

The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law outlines 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 fairly protect the rights of all people, including people with disabilities.

The Bazelon Center also released a thorough review of Judge Kavanaugh’s record and its implications for the disability community.

Educate yourself and others about Judge Kavanaugh’s record. Contact your Senators to express your opposition and underscore the importance of health care and self-determination for all Americans with disabilities.


Take Action

Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing in the Senate is scheduled to start on September 4 – contact your Senators today to express your opposition to his nomination!

Target States

All Senators need to hear from the disability community on how Judge Kavanaugh will roll back disability rights if confirmed. However, 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 Collins
  • 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.


Additional Opposition Statements


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