U.S. Senate To Consider Supreme Court Nominee
8/7 – This fall, the U.S. Senate is expected to consider President Trump’s nominee, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, for the U.S. Supreme Court. Decisions made by the Supreme Court can impact the lives of all Americans, including children and adults with disabilities served by Easterseals. Easterseals has not traditionally weighed in on Presidential nominees, including for the Supreme Court. However, to keep affiliates up to date on the issue, we have developed a short background piece with information on Judge Kavanaugh’s decisions and statements related to the Affordable Care Act, an issue important to Easterseals that will likely be considered in a future session of the Supreme Court. Please contact the Office of Public Affairs if you have any questions.
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EASTERSEALS STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT NOMINATION
Decisions made by the Supreme Court can impact the lives of all Americans, including children and adults with disabilities whose lives have profoundly improved thanks in part to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and other important laws of the land.
Easterseals opposes efforts, whether through legislation or the courts, to weaken or repeal these landmark laws that have allowed children with disabilities to access early learning and free appropriate public education; ensured that job seekers with disabilities aren’t discriminated against in the workplace; and have given all Americans peace of mind that their health coverage won’t be denied or dropped due to a disability or pre-existing condition.
Easterseals urges all nominees, whether to the Supreme Court or a position in the Administration, to fully support and uphold these landmark disability laws and to ensure that children and adults with disabilities and other underserved populations have full access to care, supports, and services that can help them to maintain their health and to live independently and to contribute to their communities.