Frequent readers of our blog know that we proudly support the work of the Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys (COPAA). COPAA is an independent organization with over 1700 members nationwide who are special education attorneys, advocates, parents, and related professionals. Anyone who wants to make a difference in special education policy should consider joining. COPAA advocates for the legal and civil rights of the approximately 6.4 million schoolchildren with disabilities across the nation at every level of government.
On December 1st, the Leadership Council on Human Rights, of which COPAA is a member, sent a letter to leadership in the United States Senate, opposing President-elect Trump’s nomination of Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General.
We ask you to review this letter, paying particular attention to the section “Rights of People with Disabilities” on page 3, which has relevance to our clients, and then decide if you wish to take action yourself. You can do this by reaching out to your United States Senators and also by asking friends and family to do the same.
Contact information for New York’s two U.S. Senators is below:
United States Senator Charles E. Schumer
322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6542
Fax: (202) 228-3027
Click here for the email contact form for Senator Schumer
United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4451
Fax: (202) 228-0282
Click here for the email contact form for Senator Gillibrand