Resources for local organizers planning an action on April 17th
With the National Disabled Students Union
When: Tuesday, April 17th, 2001 at 1:00 pm EST (Noon Central, 11 am Mountain, 10 am Pacific)
Where: Schools, colleges, and universities nationwide. Contact the NDSU Regional Recruiter in your area to find the school/community location nearest you participating in the action.
What are we protesting: The Supreme Court's pattern of weakening CIVIL RIGHTS protections in the name of "STATES' RIGHTS."
The Census Bureau reports that 50% of disabled people in America are unemployed, and those who do have jobs make less money than the nondisabled.
For the remaining 50%, on February 21, 2001, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court delivered a severe blow to these workers' rights when it ruled in the Trustees of the University of Alabama v. Garrett et. al. that:
State employees facing disability discrimination at work CANNOT SUE FOR DAMAGES
The ADA isn't the first civil rights law to be weakened by this Court. In 2000, the Supreme Court:
1. Protected states against suits by their employees under the federal AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT
2. Struck down the civil
rights remedy of the VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT
If you're concerned about this judicial activism, then join the National Disabled Students Union on April 17th to send a united and powerful message to the Supreme Court that:
The People's Right to Equality Comes Before the "States' Right" to Discriminate!
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