Honor 28 Years of the ADA by Exercising your Civil Right to Vote!
July 26, 2018
Today marks the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark disability rights legislation – signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990 – prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all places that are open to the general public.
The ADA came about due to the tireless advocacy of the disability community and our allies. AAPD’s exhibit on Google’s Cultural Institute celebrates just some of the many groups and people who made the ADA possible, explores how and why it was passed, and concludes by looking at some of the major challenges we’re facing now.
The ADA changed America, but there is a lot of work left to be done. Our REV UP Issues Guide highlights the major issues, legislation, and regulations that have a significant impact on people with disabilities. Do your part to protect the ADA and the health and liberty of all disabled Americans – educate yourself about the issues and exercise your civil right to vote on November 6!