Discriminatory ADA Education and Reform Act Blocked by Senate Democrats

April 11, 2018

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. 

Duckworth, the first woman with a disability to be elected to Congress, lost both legs while serving as U.S. Army helicopter pilot during the Iraq War in 2004.

“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.

Click here to read more on Duckworth’s effort to block ADA Education and Reform Act.

One response to “Discriminatory ADA Education and Reform Act Blocked by Senate Democrats”

  1. James Coe says:

    No No no don’t let this pass . I am in wheelchair .if this happens we will be set back for 30 years .ADA has always lagged compared to other countries .Its a money thing for republicans . Which gives large companies cash in pocket to NOT have ADA in their investments . Shame on trump . Welcome to Nazi America

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