Save the ADA! Oppose H.R. 620

June 9, 2017
See Extensive Resources & Links To Assist People Fighting This Draconian, Misguided, Damaging Bill!

H.R. 620 would weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a critical source of rights for people with disabilities to architectural access in public accommodations—that is, businesses such as stores, restaurants, hotels, etc.

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Letter to California House Co-Sponsors of HR 620

May 25, 2017
...The undersigned are 110 California disability, civil rights, senior, and civic organizations that collectively represent hundreds of thousands of Californians who have or may acquire a disability. We urge you to protect the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to reconsider and withdraw your co-sponsorship of and support for H.R. 620, the inaptly named ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017....

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BUSD is Leaving Students Of All Ages Who Have Reading Disorders Without The Basic Tool Of Literacy

May 3, 2017
Students With Reading Disorders Sue Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) for Failing to Educate Them Despite The Availability Of Effective Teaching Methods, BUSD Refused To Alter Its Policies And Practices, Leaving Students Of All Ages Who Have Reading Disorders Without The Basic Tool Of Literacy

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DREDF Welcomes Lawrence Carter-Long As Our New Communications Director

May 3, 2017
We are incredibly pleased to announce that Lawrence Carter-Long is joining DREDF as our new Communications Director and that he will be heading up our newly-reignited Disability and Media Alliance Project (D-MAP). His 6 years at the National Council on Disability (NCD) as Public Affairs Specialist and decades of thoughtful and creative disability cultural critique equip him to be the media advocacy leader DREDF -- and the cross-disability communities -- need right now.

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STUDENT A, by and through PARENT A, her guardian, et al. v. Berkeley Unified School District, et al.

May 2, 2017
This class action is suing Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) for failing to educate students with reading disorder. Despite the availability of effective teaching methods, BUSD refused to alter its policies and practices, leaving students of all ages who have reading disorders without the basic tool of literacy The complaint is filed against Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), the BUSD Superintendent, the BUSD Board of Education, and the Directors of the BUSD Board of Education, BUSD is being sued for failure to comply with federal and state laws that ensure all students receive a free appropriate public education.

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Students With Reading Disorders Sue Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) for Failing to Educate Them

May 2, 2017
Berkeley, California - Disability rights lawyers filed a complaint in federal court today against Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), the BUSD Superintendent, the BUSD Board of Education, and the Directors of the BUSD Board of Education, for systemically failing to educate students with reading disorders, and students who are suspected to have reading disorders.

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National Day of Action in Opposition to the American Health Care Act

May 1, 2017
The latest amended attempt to revive the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is worse than the original bill. It will allow states to cut off people with disabilities from the general exchange pool and eliminate consumer protections such as bans on lifetime limits or benefit caps for such vital benefits as prescription drugs, mental health treatment and maternity benefits.

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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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