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Join Monday’s National Call-in Day on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Barrett!

Earlier this week, we sent an alert about Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination with several ways to take action.

On Monday, October 12, NCIL is joining other disability organizations to coordinate a national call-in date to oppose the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. As we said in our previous alert, Judge Barrett’s opinions on a number of issues are damaging to disability rights, and her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court would threaten the rights and lives of Americans with disabilities. Her hostility toward the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a particular threat, since the ACA has been vital to millions of people across the country, including the disability community. If Judge Barrett is confirmed, losing the ACA is far more likely.

Join the Call-In Day!

  • Join and share the event page on Facebook
  • You can reach both of your Senators by calling the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 (voice) or (202) 224-3091 (TTY) and asking to be connected to your Senator.
  • You can find your Senators’ contact forms at senate.gov.
  • You can find your Senators’ Twitter handles, Facebook pages, and more on Contacting Congress.

Sample Script:

Hi, my name is (NAME). I’m from (CITY, STATE). I am (calling / writing) to urge (Senator’s name) to oppose the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Judge Barrett has a history of decisions that are concerning to me as a disabled person. As a disabled person, I am worried that her 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 CA to protect our right to healthcare. Without the ACA, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of lives would be at risk. I ask you to vote no on Judge Barrett and please pass my concerns on to the Judiciary Committee. Thank you.

Note: If leaving a voicemail, please leave your full street address and zip code to ensure your call is tallied. If sending an email, end the email with your first and last name, full street address, and zip code.

Sample Tweets:

  • [Your Senator’s Twitter Handle] vote no to Judge #ACB because my life depends on the #ACA #WhatsAtStake 
  • [Your Senator’s Twitter Handle] vote no to Judge #ACB. The health of millions of disabled Americans are #WhatsAtStake
  • [Your Senator’s Twitter Handle] vote no to Judge #ACB and protect my healthcare rights as a #PWD #WhatsAtStake

You can find additional information about the Affordable Care Act and more ways to take action in our previous alert.

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