|Ask Congress to Restore the Americans with Disabilities Act
||[Jul. 27th, 2007|01:32 am]
United States Disability Community News
seventeen years ago, on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. The ADA is an important law|
that enables more than 54 million Americans with disabilities the chance to participate fully in American life.
However, due to Supreme Court decisions in the years since the ADA was passed, it is no longer clear that people with some kinds of disabilities are "disabled
enough" to be covered by the ADA. People with disabilities like epilepsy, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cancer, hearing loss and mental illness, who manage their
disabilities with medication, prosthetics or hearing aids are no longer protected against discrimination at work. And people who have been fired because
their employer mistakenly thought that they couldn't do the job, or didn't want "people like that" in the workplace, also are not covered.
The ADA Restoration Act of 2007 was just introduced with strong bipartisan support to restore the promise of the ADA and to protect all people with disabilities
from discrimination at work, just as Congress intended. Please help restore the ADA.
Take Action Now:
Contact your member of Congress. and urge them to cosponsor this important legislation.