ADA Restoration Round Up

Posted on 11 October 2007. Filed under: ADA Restoration Act of 2007, Advocacy |

I dared step away from both blog-browsing and blog-writing for a few days so I could actually try to get some homework done–and a flurry of bloggers went and blogged the ADA Restoration Act of 2007 in my absence. It means more work for me in keeping track of them all, but at least more people are bringing attention to this important piece of legislation–so, hurrah!

Don’t forget to write your OWN blog post, or produce your OWN ASL vlog on the ADA Restoration Act–and then let me know about it so I can link to you, too! I do try to check blogsearch.google.com, technocrati, and the ADA Restoration blog as often as I can, but these search engines do sometimes miss posts on the Restoration Act, especially if you don’t use the phrase “ADA Restoration Act” somewhere high up in your blog post.

ADA Restoration article in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct 11 ’07; the ADA Restoration blog reports that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has run a short article on the recent congressional hearings on the ADA Restoration Act.

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month Oct 10 ’07, the United Spinal Association is raising public consciousness of the ADA Restoration Act as
part of October’s Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Letter to the Editor: Support restoration of disabilities act Oct 10 ’07, Burlington Press. Letter to the editor supporting the ADA Restoration Act.

Hearing on ADA Restoration Act Oct 9 ’07, the American Diabetes Association, among other things, reports on the recent congressional hearing on the ADA
Restoration Act and shares a link to details about the Stephen Orr court case.

The
ARC of North Carolina September Legislative Update
, Oct 9 ’07, the ARC of North Carolina Policy Blog. Discusses several different pieces of legislation, including a mention of the ADA Restoration Act (scroll down the page to see it) and a listing of North Carolina represenatives who have signed on.

Update on the Americans with Disabilities Act Restoration Act of 2007 MS Activist, Oct 9 ’07. Summarizes the key point of the Restoration Act. Links to a recent
“action” alert from the MS network. The action alert leads to a place where you can fill in, and send, a form letter to your congressional represenative. But if you are really want to make a difference in persuading your legislators to support the ADA Restoration Act, then I suggest you’d be better off going to the UnderRepresented site to use their tool there.

Hearing Overview: Who showed up, what went down! Oct 8 ’07, ADA Restoration blog. Summarizes what happened at the October 4 congressional hearings on
the ADA Restoration Act. The US Chamber of Commerce’s represenative claimed that the ADA should be only for the “truly disabled,” but someone apparently had strong rebuttals for him.


If you’re interested in how the courts have violated the spirit of the ADA, then you may want to explore my growing collection of stories about individual ADA court cases.

CCD has compiled an excellent collection of materials on the ADA and on the ADA Restoration Act of 2007, so it’s well worth following their link to www.c-c-d.org/ada.

See my continually-updated list of blog entries from all over the web about the ADA Restoration Act of 2007, from July 26 2007 through TODAY, always available from the top navigation bar at “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 on-going updates. Or browse through background information on the ADA Restoration Act. Or contact your legislators.  I think this tool at UnderRepresented is the strongest one out there that makes it easier for you to speak up about the ADA Restoration Act to your legislators.

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