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National disability rights groups opposed to the Supreme Court nomination of Sam Alito will deliver a report on Alito's track record on disability rights at a news conference at 11 a.m. this morning in LBJ Room, S-211 in the Capitol.

The groups include ADA Watch/National Coalition for Disability Rights, the Alliance of Disability Advocates, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, the National Council on Independent Living and the World Association of People with Disabilities.

The report on Alito has been put up on USNewswire here (see Background).

Originally posted to mjohnson on Wed Dec 14, 2005 at 05:51 AM PST.

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  •  Yet another reason to: (none)
    Tell your Senators, no to Alito:

    Save the Court Petition

    And while you're at it: sign Planned Parenthood's anti-Alito petition, too:
    Planned Parenthood Petition

    NARAL is shooting for 500,000 signatures, please add yours:

    Naral Anti-Alito Petition

    Stop Alito's America

    Stop Alito's America Petition

    And don't forget: urge Congress to support Plan B:

    Plan B Petition

    And for those of you "tired" of this action, apparently others aren't: from 2 to 20 Kossaks contact their senators to protest Alito's nomination every time I post it.

    (And through actions like this, Save the Court has prompted over 54,000 citizens to contact their Senators to protest Alito.)

    I also get thanks from those new to the site, because they didn't otherwise know how to contact their congress people, and I don't know how many others (but it appears, nearly 200) also signed Planned Parenthood and NARAL's petitions, and urged Congress to support Plan B.

    If I were to circulate a petition in my physical neighborhood in Los Angeles, it would mean only that my already left-leaning California representatives would be contacted yet again: the above action, has collected signatures from nearly every state in the union (including the square states.)

    It's great that Kos provides the dialogue that gathers all of us together, but talking amongst ourselves should lead to action.

    So, if you're "tired" of this one, skip it. You know what it looks like, don't bother to read it. Move on to what's new to you, or what you'd rather comment on.

    Or grade me down, I don't even know what that means (I just learned what html was last week.)
     

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