Rebecca Hare Cokley

Rebecca Hare Cokley

Rebecca Hare Cokley is an American disability rights activist and public speaker who is currently the Senior Fellow for the Center for American Progress working on disability policy.

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh speaks after US President Donald Trump announced his nomination in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/ AFP/ Getty Images) Views
Monday, August 13, 2018
Kavanaugh Thinks It’s Okay to Perform Elective Surgery on People Without Their Consent
Right now, Congress is in a deadlock over Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Senators are reviewing more than 1 million pages of his legal writing—which have laid out his stance on women’s reproductive rights (opposed), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (opposed), and the...
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"So there’s a connection being made between his negative behaviors and his unpopular policies that people are explaining by this labeling. You’re saying that by extension people who themselves have mental health disabilities, mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and so forth are being implicated in these negative behaviors." (Photo: Lesley Becker/Globe Staff) Views
Monday, January 15, 2018
Why We Need to Stop Calling Trump ‘Crazy’ When We Really Mean ‘Dangerous’
Questions about President Donald Trump hit a fever pitch this week following his tweets about the size and potency of his nuclear button. Of course, such questions are nothing new. Throughout the campaign and Trump’s first year in office, news articles, op-eds, and tweets critical of him have...
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