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Susan
Mizner

Susan Mizner is Disability Counsel for the ACLU. From 2003 – 2012 she was the Director of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office on Disability. Prior to that she worked with homeless people with disabilities as an Echoing Green fellow. She has been a member of the disability community for more than 20 years and is a graduate of Yale College and Stanford law School. She has devoted her professional career to disability rights.

Disability Is No Excuse to Deprive One of Civil Liberties

Disability Is No Excuse to Deprive One of Civil Liberties

By Susan Mizner, Disability Counsel, ACLU at 3:20pm
The guardianship system in this country raises serious concerns. That's why the guardianship trial of Jenny Hatch, a vibrant and active 29-year-old in a battle over who controls her life, struck such a chord. Jenny spoke for many other people with disabilities when she said clearly in her trial: "I don't need guardianship. I don't want it."
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