ADA Restoration Act Blog Posts Oct 11-19 ’07

Posted on 19 October 2007. Filed under: ADA Restoration Act of 2007, Advocacy |

I had to let this blog lapse for more than a week while I worked on my
take-home midterm exam. Here’s the blog activity that went on in my
absence in relation to the ADA Restoration Act:

Freedom
Bus in Amherst, Massachusetts
Oct 19 ’07, the Road to Freedom blog
breaks their long pause to report on the Freedom Bus tour’s latest stop.
The Freedom Bus has been touring the country to raise awareness about the
ADA Restoration Act.

Letter
Asking for Support of the ADA Restoration Act
Oct 18 ’07, An Unknown
View. This blogger shares (his?/her?) letter to legislators asking for
their support for the ADA Restoration Act.

Recent
Press on ADA Restoration
Oct 17 ’07, ADA Restoration blog. As the
title says: links to a couple of recent news articles and a couple of
letters to the editor regarding the ADA Restoration Act.

Support
ADA Restoration Act HR 3195 S 1881
Oct 18 ’07, An Unknown View. Urges
readers to take action to support the ADA Restoration Act.

It’s
October so get to raising awareness
Oct 16 ’07, Ron Graham at Access
Ability praises the United Spinal Association for using Disability
Employment Awareness Month to also raise awareness about the ADA
Restoration Act.

Federal
Policy: Quick Takes
Oct 15 ’07, The Arc of North Carolina Policy Blog
promises to soon have an “action alert” to start mobilizing support for
the Senate version of the Restoration Act (S 1881), particularly among
republicans.

Newest
House Sponsors
ADA Restoration blog, Oct 14 ’07. Lists the three most
recent sponsors for the house version (HR 3195) of the Restoration Act.
The total number is now up to 225, past the 218 majority needed to pass
the bill in the house (though the senate is a different matter).

Update
on Transcript Availability
ADA Restoration blog, Oct 12 ’07.
Congressional hearings were held on the ADA Restoration Act on October 4,
and videos have been made available on line–but with no access to deaf
people. The House Judiciary Committee apparently says they’re working on
a transcript. The ADA Restoration blog is monitoring the situation and
has indicated that they will update readers as soon as they learn more.


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

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