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Action Alert: Call Congress now to #SaveADA

Posted February 9th by The Arc

Congress is about to vote on a bill that would strip away the civil rights of people with disabilities.  H.R. 620, also known as the “ADA Notification” bill, is expected to be voted on as early as Wednesday, February 14. H.R. 620 would weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and make it harder for people with disabilities to participate in mainstream of society.

This bill would remove any consequence for businesses with architectural barriers that violate the ADA, a law that passed nearly 28 years ago, unless and until a person with a disability provides them with a legal notice detailing how the business has violated the law. After that, the person with a disability would have to wait for six months or more for the business to fix the problem.  Further, businesses would no longer have to provide access but only to make “progress.”

We need to #SaveADA and defeat this bill. You can read more about the ADA Notification bill and its harmful impact on people with disabilities here.

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Call Congress now to #SaveADA!

SCRIPT:

Hello, my name is [your name] and I live in Rep. [name]’s district. My address is [your address].

I am calling to urge Rep. [name] to vote no on H.R. 620.

As a person with a disability/a family member of a PWD/friend of a PWD, I rely on the ADA to ensure that I/my family member/my friend can do the same things that everyone else does–including visit [something you like to do in the community, like go to the movie theater or local restaurants]. H.R. 620 would reduce the civil rights of people with disabilities.

If Rep [name] wants to help business owners and prevent frivolous lawsuits, there are better ways to do it that won’t hurt people with disabilities.

Please tell Rep. [name] that this constituent wants him to vote no on H.R. 620.

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