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.

3 responses 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

  2. sigrid Vegas says:

    Hello I understand your frustration we need to write letters in to the congress senators and representatives, bc no to waste time, my son been discriminated too by the manager from the Dollar tree in Danville Pa , open 2 week ago and he has incontinence issues he wet the floor a little and the manager Angela turn in a monster mad screaming to kick us out and call the cops, is completely wrong been a handicap no is a crime,shes nasty for nature treat badly her workers , they quit or get fired because she is horrible boss.

  3. Andrea Berry says:

    [email protected] I am in Texas and I can not get any assistant in Denton,TX. I have a ticket to work and rented a space and worked until pandemic and now I have the income that i had before. and because of some public assistant and can’t get and grant monies to help myself. Help in Dentonl . I need a motorized scooter and a van to be able to move with pain So i can do what god would have for me to do to educate the kids.

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