Saturday, July 25, 2009

The ADA Anniversary


From Sam Youngman in The Hill ...
Former President George H.W. Bush applauded President Obama on Friday for taking the time to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Bush, in a statement distributed to reporters by the Obama White House, hailed the landmark legislation that he signed into law. Bush said "there is no place in our society for prejudice of any kind, yet it was not that long ago when Americans with disabilities were often not given equal rights and opportunities." "Whether the cause was ignorance or indifference, it was not acceptable," Bush said.
President Obama also signed a United Nations convention regarding the rights of people with disabilities.

Sadly, though, President Obama remains evasive about seeing that the Community Choice Act of 2009 is part of his health care reform program.
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