Delaney Statement on 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act


WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — July 26 marks the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990 after receiving bipartisan support in Congress. Modeled after the Civil Rights Act, the ADA prohibits discrimination based on disability in areas of public life, including employment, transportation, housing, and education.

“When everyone has a chance at success, at getting the job of their dreams or going to college or starting a family, our country is a better place to live,” said Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-06). “The Americans with Disabilities Act has extended those opportunities to the more than 56 million Americans who are living with a disability today. For twenty-five years, the Americans with Disabilities Act has opened doors, opened minds, and opened mainstream America to a group of people who previously faced isolation and segregation. Today is a chance to reflect on the progress we’ve made and the work we have left to do removing the barriers that disabled Americans face.”


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