ADA

DREDF Condemns House Vote to Gut ADA Rights

February 20, 2018
On Thursday, February 15, the House of Representatives passed the ADA Education and Reform Act (HR 620) by a 225-to-192 vote, with 12 Democrats joining all but 19 Republicans to approve the contentious and controversial bill. HR 620 makes the Title III architectural barrier provisions of the ADA optional by removing any incentive violators have to follow the law.

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Urgent: New Information on How to SAVE the ADA!

February 8, 2018
Next Wednesday, February 14 or Thursday, February 15, the House of Representatives is likely to vote on H.R. 620, a dangerous bill that seeks to reverse nearly three decades of civil rights protections for people with disabilities. H.R. 620 not only allows equal access violators to keep breaking the law, it rewards them for it!

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Urgent: Save the ADA! House will vote NEXT WEEK on H.R.620

February 7, 2018
Big business is trying to bamboozle the House and the American public into an unnecessary law misleadingly titled the "ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017" (H.R.620) that would make it even harder for disabled Americans who have been "holding it," waiting to use the same restrooms, shop at the same department stores, and eat at the same restaurants as our non-disabled friends and family members, for almost 30 years!

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The ADA Is Under Serious Attack! Tell the House of Representatives to OPPOSE H.R. 620

October 4, 2017
H.R. 620 and similar ADA notification bills are gaining more steam in Congress than ever before. If any passes, it will take the heart out of the ADA by denying people with disabilities the power to enforce its requirements.
H.R. 620 has passed the House Judiciary Committee and could proceed to the House floor at any time. The entire House needs to hear from us, starting immediately and for the next few weeks!

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The ADA Is In Danger And California’s Role is Critical.

April 20, 2017
As many of you know, California law has already been changed to address the business community's concerns. But House bill H.R. 620 goes far beyond current California law, and if passed, would impose far more draconian limitations on our civil rights.

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Overview of Concerns with H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

April 3, 2017
H.R. 620 would weaken the ADA, a critical source of rights for people with disabilities to public accommodations (that is, businesses such as stores, restaurants, hotels, etc.). It would turn people with disabilities into second-class citizens, and undermine the very principles of an inclusive society that America is all about.

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Johnny T. and Lihn N. v. Vy Chi Nguyen, MD, et al.

December 21, 2016
Despite advances in education, awareness, and legal protections, people living with HIV continue to face stigma and discrimination in critical areas such as health care. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits medical providers from discriminating against potential or actual patients based on their disabilities.

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