Today is the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which brought freedom and equality to people with disabilities in schools, workplaces and communities. It is one of the most wide reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in American history and its impact on the lives of Americans with disabilities cannot be overstated. The ADA was achieved through the tireless efforts of disability rights activists who continually put their lives on the line to demand equal rights, alongside legislators and organizers who hammered out the bill and the votes needed to pass it.
Today, people with disabilities face an Administration that wants to role back many of the protections of the ADA, along with the health care victories for people with disabilities that came with the Affordable Care Act, allowing many to survive past the expiration dates insurance companies used to put on their lives.
Tell Congress that we won't go back.