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Organizer’s Forum: Threats to the ADA (H.R. 620)

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017; 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Call-in: 1-515-739-1285
  • Passcode: 521847#
  • RSVP online

Learn about federal legislation that threatens the civil rights of people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act and find out what you can do about it. The so-called ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620) would make it difficult for people with disabilities to enforce their rights to access public accommodations under the ADA, by requiring the person to identify ADA violations, notify the business, and allow the business a lengthy period to provide access — even though businesses have now had 27 years to comply with the law! On the call we’ll talk about visits to members of Congress, and other ways you can stop this bill. 

Speakers:

  • Marilyn Golden, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
  • Claudia Center, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Note: New number! This is through freeconferencecall.com and will allow people who don’t have long distance to join through their computers. Use this website: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/wall/organizersforum#/

Thank you to the National Disability Leadership Alliance for sponsoring the captioning of this call. If you need additional accommodations to participate in the call, please let NDLA know as soon as possible.

  • CART: https://2020captioning.1capapp.com
  • Username: forum
  • Password: forum
  • To ask questions via CART: sign-in to the chat function on the right side of the transcript and type your question. One of the call facilitators will read out any questions posted there.
  • Because we want to maximize the generously donated CART services, we will begin the call promptly at 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Mark your calendars! The Organizer’s Forum has a call on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

Background:

The Organizing Workgroup of the National Disability Leadership Alliance hosts these calls the third Tuesday of every month as a resource for disability organizers, in an effort toward building the organizing capacity of the disability community across the country. They generally follow the format of a Welcome followed by 2-3 experts in a given area speaking for a few minutes on their experiences, advice and challenges. The calls include a 20-30 minute question and answer period.

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