Latest ADA Restoration Activity
At least two bloggers lately have been in touch with their legislators urging them to co-sponsor the ADA Restoration Act of 2007 (HR 3195 for congressional represenatives; S 1881 for senators). If you’ve been looking for sample letters to help you figure out how to write YOUR legislators, then see what one blogger wrote to his Senator Bob Casey. Or if you think you already know your way around writing letters to legislators, then perhaps you can advise the blogger who is disappointed at the repsonse he received from his Texan Republican Congressional represensative Ted Poe. Or, if you’re ready to educate yourself some more on the issues, then you might want to head over to the Easter Seals page and follow some of the links that they suggest.
My Senator Casey Correspondence, Sept 19 ’07. If you scroll down far enough (or use the search feature, “control-F” to find the word “restoration” on the page) then you’ll see two letters that blogger Eligin Lee Baker wrote to US Senator Bob Casey to ask him to support the ADA Restoration Act of 2007.
Dancing around the issues: Ted Poe’s reply about the ADA Restoration Act of 2007. Sept 18 ’07, Access Ability blog. The blog author had written to his Texan Republican congressional represenative, Ted Poe, to ask him to become a co-sponsor of the ADA Restoration Act of 2007. Poe’s response is disappointing; the author’s passionate blog post appeals for advice on how to follow up.
Employment, Autism, and the ADA Restoration Act, Sept 18 ’07, Easter Seals and Autism blog. Despite its title, this blog post is general enough to apply to pretty much anyone with any disability or chronic health condition–in short, anyone who was supposed to have been covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 but who can now be denied protection thanks to the destructive re-writing done by the courts. Links to resources that can help you learn more about the ADA Restoration Act of 2007 and why we need it.
Want to learn more about the ADA Restoration Act of 2007 and how it’s meant to help reverse the damage done by the courts? See my continually-updated list of blog entries from all over the web on the Restoration Act. It’s always available from the top navigation bar: just click “On the ADA Restoration Act.”
Also, don’t miss these links: One group of activists has posted a short list of simple ideas of things you can do to help get the Restoration Act passed. And do check out the ADA Restoration Blog for updates. Or browse through background information on the ADA Restoration Act. Or contact your legislators (just be sure to uncheck the box asking to be added to their action alert email list, unless you want to receive them).