Action Alert -- Act Now to Support Olmstead

Governor Gregoire (D) of Washington State only has two days left to ask for an extension of the September 17th deadline to appeal MR v Dreyfus to the Supreme Court. So far, we’ve been told that Governor Gregoire has not been moved by our advocacy and it seems likely she will appeal the case, putting Olmstead at risk.

Today, at noon Pacific time, the Washington State Chapter of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and the Alliance for People with Disabilities will be holding a press conference urging Governor Gregoire to not appeal the case to the Supreme Court. Thanks to Washington State Chapter of ASAN and the Alliance for People with Disabilities for raising awareness and building pressure through the media.

Let’s support them and TAKE ACTION!

STARTING at 12 Noon Eastern, 11 AM Central, 10 AM Mountain, 9 AM Pacific...

1. CALL GOVERNOR GREGOIRE!

Call Governor Gregoire’s office at 360-902-4111. Tell them that:

"Governor Gregoire should support the right of people with disabilities living in the most integrated setting in the community! She should settle MR v Dreyfus and NOT appeal the decision to the Supreme Court!"

If you aren’t cut off, explain why Olmstead and living in the community are important to you!

Then get as many people to call as possible!

2. TWEET!

Governor Gregoire’s attack on the civil rights of people with disabilities is inconsistent with the party’s commitment to civil rights. How would the Democrats respond if she were attacking the rights of other constituencies? If she were trying to overturn Brown v Board of Education or trying to reverse Title IX, the Democrats would never tolerate that! Let’s pressure the Democrats to live up to their rhetoric!

Use the following tweets, or make up your own!

These tweets are available online at:
http://ly.adapt.org/tweet

Please @washdems at the #DNC2012 URGE Gov Gregoire NOT to appeal MR v Dreyfus #wadnc2012 Support Olmstead!

Don’t let @GovGregoire of Washington force the disabled into institutions! Please help us stop her! #DNC2012

Attacking the civil rights of people with disabilities isn’t a budget solution! @GovGregoire #DNC2012

Don’t let @GovGregoire of Washington force the disabled into institutions! Please help us stop her! #DNC2012

We asked @donnabrazile to support the civil rights of the disabled but heard NOTHING! Don’t let @GovGregoire appeal MR v Dreyfus! #DNC2012

Attacking the civil rights of people with disabilities isn’t a budget solution! @donnabrazile @GovGregoire #DNC2012

Don’t let @GovGregoire of Washington force the disabled into institutions! @donnabrazile Please help us stop her! #DNC2012

Please urge @GovGregoire of Washington not to appeal the rights of the disabled to the SCOTUS! @donnabrazile #DNC2012

Hey @donnabrazile For more information on @GovGregoire attacking the rights of the disabled go to: ly.adapt.org/WA #DNC2012

So will @TheDemocrats support the rights of the disabled or @GovGregoire who wants to appeal their rights to the SCOTUS? #DNC2012

We asked @DWStweets to support the civil rights of the disabled but heard NOTHING! Don’t let @GovGregoire appeal MR v Dreyfus! #DNC2012

Attacking the civil rights of people with disabilities isn’t a budget solution! @DWStweets @GovGregoire #DNC2012

Don’t let @GovGregoire of Washington force the disabled into institutions! @DWStweets Please help us stop her! #DNC2012

Please urge @GovGregoire of Washington not to appeal the rights of the disabled to the SCOTUS! @DWStweets #DNC2012

Hey @DWStweets For more information on @GovGregoire attacking the rights of the disabled go to: ly.adapt.org/WA #DNC2012

Do you support the civil rights of the disabled or @GovGregoire and her attack on them? @TheDemocrats @donnabrazile @DWStweets #DNC2012

Attacking the civil rights of people with disabilities isn’t a budget solution! @TheDemocrats @GovGregoire #DNC2012

Don’t let @GovGregoire of Washington force the disabled into institutions! @TheDemocrats Please help us stop her! #DNC2012

Please urge @GovGregoire of Washington not to appeal the rights of the disabled to the SCOTUS! @TheDemocrats #DNC2012

Hey @TheDemocrats For more information on @GovGregoire attacking the rights of the disabled go to: ly.adapt.org/WA #DNC2012

It’s time for a Gov to Gov chat. @MassGovernor Urge @GovGregoire NOT to appeal MR v Dreyfus and undercut disability rights! #DNC2012

Hey @MassGovernor For more information on @GovGregoire attacking the rights of the disabled go to: ly.adapt.org/WA #DNC2012

It’s time for a Gov to Gov chat. @GovHowardDean Urge @GovGregoire NOT to appeal MR v Dreyfus and undercut disability rights! #DNC2012

It’s time for a Gov to Gov chat. @timkaine Urge @GovGregoire NOT to appeal MR v Dreyfus and undercut disability rights! #DNC2012

Hey @timkaine For more information on @GovGregoire attacking the rights of the disabled go to: ly.adapt.org/WA #DNC2012

Hey @GovHowardDean you supported our rights! Tell @GovGregoire that she should too! #DNC2012

Hey @GovHowardDean For more information on @GovGregoire attacking the rights of the disabled go to: ly.adapt.org/WA #DNC2012

So will @TheDemocrats support the rights of the disabled or @GovGregoire who wants to appeal their rights to the SCOTUS? #DNC2012

At the @DemConvention are you aware of @GovGregoire attacking the civil rights of the disabled? #DNC2012

Hey @codepink help us! @GovGregoire is attacking the rights of the disabled! Help urge her NOT to appeal our rights to the SCOTUS! #DNC2012

Hey @codepink For more information on @GovGregoire attacking the rights of the disabled go to: ly.adapt.org/WA #DNC2012

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