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Reminder: Join the Campaign for Airline Access for Wheelchair Users

If you haven’t done so already, please sign and share the petition to make airline travel more accessible and wheelchair-friendly for passengers by allowing them to remain in their chairs during flights, and keep talking about it using the hashtag #AirlineAccess4All.

Additionally, organizers are requesting your stories about experiences with flying and why this campaign is important to you. You do not need to be a good writer; they just want to hear your voice. They will be using these personal accounts to convince Congress and the airline industry of the need for these changes. Send your stories to Vicki Jurney-Taylor, Community Organizer, All Wheels Up, Inc., at vjurneytaylor@gmail.com.

Background

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.

Comments

  1. Kathleen Kleinmann says:

    Your text says “The campaign already has the blessing of the FAA”. I would like to see and read that endorsement.
    Can’t find it on Google search. Can you provide it?

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