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SAVE THE ADA: RESOURCES TO COMBAT ADA NOTIFICATION BILLS
 

Save the ADA! Oppose H.R. 620
Extensive resources & links to assist people fighting this draconian, misguided, damaging bill!
(September 19,  2017)

Video of Rep. Jim Langevin statement on House Floor concerning House Judiciary Committee's passage of HR 620:
Langevin Remarks on His Opposition to ADA Education and Reform Act (H.R. 620)
(September 14,  2017)

The Civil Rights Division’s Comments on the “ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017” (H.R. 620)
The Civil Rights Division, which administers and enforces the Americans with Disabilities Act, has various concerns regarding H.R. 620.
(September 11,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]

Sen. Hassan statement on House Judiciary Committee passage of HR 620:
WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee advanced the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620), which would undermine a number of protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act:
(September 8,  2017)

Sen. Murray’s Statement on Disability Rights: Misguided, Harmful House Bill
(Washington, D.C.) – Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today released the following statement opposing the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620).
(September 7,  2017)

Sen. Casey Statement on House Judiciary's Decision to Advance Civil Rights Gutting Legislation
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey released the following statement following the House Judiciary Committee’s decision to advance H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017:
(September 7,  2017)

Rep. Scott Statement on Judiciary Committee Passing Bill Attacking Civil Rights for People with Disabilities
WASHINGTON – Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee passed, on a party line vote, H.R. 620 the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, legislation that attacks the civil rights of Americans with disabilities.
(September 7,  2017)

CCD and Allies Letter of Opposition for The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 H.R. 620 - UPDATED
The undersigned 236 members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies of CCD write in opposition to the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620). The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(September 7,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]

Myths and Truths about the ADA Education and Reform Act
The so-called ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 is not what its proponents claim and will not achieve its stated goals. Instead, this bill undermines the very purpose of the landmark civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and harms people with disabilities. We address and dispel, below, the myths and misinformation about H.R. 620.
(September 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]

Existing mechanisms to address unscrupulous lawyering practices
There are a number of ways that existing federal and state laws and systems regulate the conduct of attorneys pursuing disability access claims. These mechanisms have been and continue to be used to sanction and discipline attorneys who engage in fraudulent, unethical or unscrupulous behavior while pursuing disability access claims under the ADA. Such mechanisms are a more effective and appropriate way to stop these behaviors than weakening the ability of all individuals with disabilities to enforce their rights under the ADA.
(September 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]

California groups' letters to California delegation and HR 620 cosponsors
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 oppose H.R. 620, the inaptly named ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017.
(September 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]

California groups' letters to California House and HR 620 cosponsors
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.
(September 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]

Illinois groups' letters to Illinois delegation and HR 620 cosponsors
The undersigned are Illinois disability, civil rights, senior, and civic organizations that collectively represent hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans who have or may acquire a disability. We urge you to protect the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to oppose H.R. 620, the inaptly named ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017.
(September 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]

Illinois groups' letters to Illinois House and HR 620 cosponsors
The undersigned are Illinois disability, civil rights, senior, and civic organizations that collectively represent hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans 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.
(September 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]

Leadership Conference letter opposing HR 620
On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States, we write to express our strong opposition to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620).
(September 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]

CCD and allies letter of opposition to HR 620
The undersigned 232 members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies of CCD write in opposition to the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620). The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(May 4,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]