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Happy ADA Quotable – Paul Longmore

July 26, 2011
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“The unavoidabl​e public presence, the surprising​ political participat​ion of citizens with disabiliti​es is both the ADA’s cause and it’s consequenc​e. Claiming and exercising​ their rights of access, disabled people have compelled their country to move away from that historical​ isolation,​ segregation, and exclusion.​” – Paul Longmore
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White House Disability Call Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 27 at 1pm)

July 26, 2011
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In order to keep the public more informed, the White House Disability Group hosts monthly calls to provide updates on various disability issues, as well as to introduce individuals who work on these issues in the federal government. The next call will take place on Wednesday, July 27th at 1:00 PM Eastern (TOMORROW)! This...
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Department of Labor Commitment to Disability Hiring

July 26, 2011
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From the DOL News Brief (link below) Deputy Secretary of Labor Seth Harris recognized 50 human resource representatives of the financial services sector for their commitment to disability hiring and retention at a call to action summit on Tuesday. “The Labor Department is committed to creating that environment of opportunity for every person with...
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Celebrating the ADA at Home and Abroad – Special Advisor Judy Heumann, State Department

July 26, 2011
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Article Excerpt from Disability.gov blog post by Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, Department of State Twenty-one years ago, the United States became the first country to adopt national civil rights legislation, unequivocally banning discrimination against people with disabilities in the public and private sectors. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was...
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Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the ADA

July 26, 2011
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Statement by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Today, I join my fellow Americans in celebrating the anniversary of the passage of a great civil rights achievement, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As we look back at the progress we’ve made in the last 21 years, we...
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Americans with Disabilities Act: 21 years later by Senator Tom Harkin

July 26, 2011
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Article excerpt from The Hill’s Congress Blog (link below) Today, we mark the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, landmark bipartisan legislation that has played a huge role in making our country more accessible, in raising the expectations of people with disabilities and their families about what they can...
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Presidential Proclamation – Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act 2011

July 26, 2011
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  From yesterday: THE WHITE HOUSE   Office of the Press Secretary   For Immediate Release July 25, 2011   ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2011   - – - – - – -   BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   A PROCLAMATION   Generations of Americans with...
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Guest Post: The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 21 (and is Ready to Party)

July 26, 2011
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Cross-Posted at Tales of the Angry Negro (link below) On April 26, 2001 we again celebrate the Anniversary of the Passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and pay deference to its younger brother – the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The ADA is turning 21 this year and though less hoopla is being...
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All Day with the ADA

July 26, 2011
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Today, July 26, is the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and today, Day in Washington will host an all-day ADA blogstravaganza! What that means is that throughout the day, we will post blogs and articles about this 21st birthday of our favorite piece of legislation. Stay tuned and enjoy! Best, Day
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