Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), led a coalition of 43 Democratic Senators, who pledged to block passage of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Education and Reform Act (H.R. 620). The bill, proposed in February, and passed by the House, would curtail the civil liberties of people living with disabilities.
“When supporters of the discriminatory H.R. 620 argue for its necessity by citing examples of alleged ‘minor’ accessibility infractions, they miss the point that this bill undermines the rights of people with disabilities, rather than protects them,” noted the Senators.
The legislation would isolate Americans living with disabilities as the only federally-protected class of citizens forced to rely on “education,” rather than strong enforcement, to exercise their basic civil rights.