ADA Restoration Act Blogging Round Up: Nov 26 to Dec 10 ’07
I had been feeling a tad guilty about my two-week absence from blogging on the ADA Restoration Act. But it seems I needn’t have worried much because it has been a very quiet two weeks. Then again, what little blog activity there has been is interesting and well worth reading:
Day in Washington Podcast #14c: ADA Restoration Act Dec 10 ’07, Day in Washington posts a podcast that summarizes what the opposition has been saying against the ADA Restoration Act. If you’re hearing, you can link to the audio podcast. Or, if you scroll down the page, you’ll see the full transcript for this podcast.
Is GOP Ignoring People with Disabilities Dec 5 ’07, Ron Graham, a conservative Republican at Access Ability wonders if the GOP party is ignoring people with disabilities. He links to some articles that he thinks are well-worth reading–and so do I. The articles he links to basically say that Republican candidates tend to ignore disability related questions, even ones that are considered pretty central for many disabled Americans. READ THIS POST, and do follow his suggested links.
How A Bill Really Becomes A Law Nov 28 ’07, United Spinal Association. Well worth reading for anyone who wants a refresher on how a bill becomes a law. Explains exactly why the involvement of ordinary citizens (like YOU) is so important to making laws happen. This post uses the ADA Restoration Act to help illustrate their points.
PLEASE make an ASL vlog (or a written blog, if you like) on the ADA Restoration Act! If you do, I’d be delighted to link to you!
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. If you’re still new to the subject, this can help you understand why the ADA Restoration Act is critical to pass and why we should all be involved.
See my continually-updated list of blog entries from all over the web about the ADA Restoration Act of 2007, always available from the top navigation bar at “On the ADA Restoration Act.”
See examples of specific court cases that have served to undermine the spirit and intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act: click on “ADA Court Cases” under “categories” in the right-hand navigation bar. I still have a few more ADA Court Cases in the coming few weeks.
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.