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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:19 PM

House Republicans want to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act

This week, Congress is expected to vote on a bill that would significantly weaken the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act and let businesses off the hook for failing to provide accommodations for accessibility.

The ADA Education and Reform Act was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), and was recently adopted in the House Judiciary Committee. It addresses the 1990 civil rights law that protects people with disabilities when it comes to employment; access to public entities, such as transportation; and accommodations to fully enjoy businesses, such as being able to go to a hotel without barriers to getting inside. The law allows people with disabilities to file lawsuits against businesses that don’t provide reasonable accommodations, but supporters of the ADA Education and Reform Act argue that it fuels “drive-by lawsuits.”

The bill would require people making complaints to let a business know of any accessibility violations in writing. The business would then have 60 days to acknowledge the complaint and respond, and 120 days after the 60 days to make “substantial progress” toward making changes. These provisions would essentially remove any incentives for businesses to comply with the ADA, the ACLU argues, because business owners can theoretically be out of compliance for years and not be penalized for it. They only have to say they are making “substantial progress.”

https://thinkprogress.org/congress-weakening-ada-2ba703798908/


"If the bill passes, it would affect 22 percent of Americans who have a disability, 13 percent of which experience mobility issues, such as walking or climbing stairs, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The share of people with disabilities is higher among women and people of color. One in four women have a disability and three in 10 non-Latinx Black people have a disability."





I guess the right wingers don't want these human beings to protest in public buildings anymore..............like congressional office of Poe, this is absolute sick fuck mentality ...................I mean really a sick fucking mentality, what a fucking jerk


November 2018 cannot get here fast enough


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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:22 PM

1. President Bush the Elder would like a word with these morons.

 

Bush's greatest achievement was the ADA law signed in 1990. My mom was there for the signing.

It has helped tremendously by getting reasonable accommodations required by law.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:24 PM

2. First they pick on the poor, axing food stamps and Medicaid to many.

Now they stomp on the disabled.

I know the answer to this question, but how much lower can they go?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:25 PM

3. Unbelievable.

ADA provides for wheelchair access, ramps as well as steps, etc. Only truly evil bastids and pathological types would even consider removing these provisions.

Every day it gets worse. Soon the motto of the US will be, "white able-bodied christians ONLY!"

And for the record, I am not disabled.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:36 PM

4. the batshit crazies are feeding the flames of their demise come November and then they will

 

say what the fuck happen???

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