The ADA is under attack!
The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3765) introduced by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), would seriously weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA is the signature law protecting the civil rights of people with disabilities.
The ADA was enacted in 1990 as a compromise between the disability and business community. Unfortunately, even after 26 years, there are still organizations, businesses, and companies who have yet to comply. H.R. 3765 would make it easier for businesses to continue to ignore the ADA.
It requires a person with a disability to give a business owner who has barriers to access a written notice, and 60 days to even acknowledge that there is a problem—and then another 120 days to begin to fix it. No other civil rights group is forced to wait 180 days to enforce their civil rights.
We believe that this bill could go for a full House vote before the end of this Congressional session. It is imperative that your Representative be told to oppose H.R. 3765 ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015.
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December 16, 2016
NDRN applauds the appointments of Catherine Lhamon and Debo Adegbile to the United States Civil Rights Commission
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November 22, 2016
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Coalition Partners send a Letter of Opposition to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Education and Reform Act of 2016 (S.3446) signed by over 100 organizations.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. Read more.
September 1, 2016
The ADA is once again under attack by another “Notification” bill.The House Judiciary Committee passed this bill 15–6 which puts up major barriers to people enforcing ADA rights. It is important for all members of Congress to hear from people with disabilities that weakening the ADA is unacceptable! Read more.