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Petition: Wheelchair Access on Commercial Airlines

By: Vicki Jurney-Taylor, Community Organizer, All Wheels Up Inc.

All Wheels Up, Inc., a nonprofit organization that advocates secure and comfortable seating for wheelchair users on commercial airlines, has created a petition to make airline travel more accessible and wheelchair-friendly for passengers by allowing them to remain in their chairs during flights. The campaign already has the blessing of the FAA and is now focusing on getting Congress to amend the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986 to make this a reality. Six days ago, we created a MoveOn.org petition to urge Congress to do this, and we now have over 6,000 signatures.

Organizers are hoping to reach as many people with disabilities as possible with the help of CILs across the country, so please share this message.

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