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The ADA is under attack!


The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620) 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.

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.

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. 620 would make it easier for businesses to continue to ignore the ADA.

We believe that it is important for Congress to hear the voices of many who oppose this legislation. It is imperative that your Representative be told to oppose H.R. 620 ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017.

See letter signed by over 200 disability, civil, human rights and faith based organizations in opposition of the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620). [Letter of Opposition for ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 H.R. 620 - March 2017]

Overview of concerns with H.R. 620

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) ADA Notification Point Paper

See this video #NoAccessAZ – from AZ Center for Disability Law – explaining the importance of the ADA and accessibility!

The Latest News on NDRN's Fight to Save the ADA...

December 16, 2016

NDRN applauds the appointments of Catherine Lhamon and Debo Adegbile to the United States Civil Rights Commission
Statement by NDRN Executive Director Curt Decker: Yesterday, President Obama appointed two well qualified individuals to terms on the United States Civil Rights Commission. Catherine Lhamon and Debo Adegbile are outstanding choices to the Commission and deserving of universal support. Read more...

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

Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities Joins NDRN to Oppose H.R. 3765

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.

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Letters Opposing H.R. 3765 (Archives)

 Check out these videos to learn more about why the ADA must be protected.