Pledge to Recommit to Full Implementation of the ADA
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities. This legislation established a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities. On July 26, 2015, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the ADA. The ADA has expanded opportunities for Americans with disabilities by reducing barriers and changing perceptions, and increasing full participation in community life. However, the full promise of the ADA will only be reached if we remain committed to continue our efforts to fully implement the ADA.
On the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, I (name) will celebrate and recognize the progress that has been made by reaffirming the principles of equality and inclusion and recommitting my efforts to reach full ADA compliance. NOW THEREFORE, I (name) do hereby reaffirm to continue to work toward full ADA compliance.
IT IS AS SIMPLE AS THAT — AND NO DOUBT WE ALL INTEND TO FOLLOW THRU! SO LET’S ALL GET SIGNED UP AND PUT KANSAS ON THE MAP! HERE IS THE LINK: http://www.adaanniversary.org/pledge
Besides signing as an individual, there are opportunities to show a commitment to the ADA for: Organizations and Government Entities – Sign the ADA Proclamation http://www.adaanniversary.org/proclamation and Faith Communities – Sign the ADA Proclamation http://www.adaanniversary.org/faithcommunity.
Feel free to pass this on to friends and family, to post it on social media, whatever . . . LET’S SHOOT FOR 250 Kansans by July 4 — and more by July 26th!!