[News from ADA-Ohio] Action Alert: Stop the Attack on the ADA

Stephen Kuusisto
Director
The Renee Crown University
Honors Program
University Professor
Syracuse University

Begin forwarded message:

From: adaohio@aol.com
Date: April 19, 2012 6:48:31 PM EDT
To: ada-ohio@listserve.com, houstoncil@yahoo.com
Subject: [News from ADA-Ohio] Action Alert: Stop the Attack on the ADA
Reply-To: adaohio@aol.com

Action
Alert: Stop the Attack on the ADA!

 

There
is an attack on the Americans with Disabilities
Act
in the 112th Congress. It is time to fight for
your rights. Tell Congress: Stop the Attack on the ADA
Now!

 

On
March 16, Representative David Schweikert (R-AZ)
introduced H.R. 4200, “To Amend the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990”. On March 26,
Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) introduced H.R.
4256, “The Pool Safety and Accessibility for Everyone
(pool SAFE) Act”.

 

These
bills will eliminate the balance of powers and will set
prejudicial precedent by weakening the ADA.

 

The
House Judiciary Subcommittee on The Constitution has
scheduled a hearing to discuss this
legislation.

 

When:
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Time:
4:30pm EST

Room:
2141 Rayburn House Office Building

 

Take
Action:

Come
to DC to fill the room: if you are in the area or are
able to travel to DC for the hearing, please come and
bring your family and friends!

Call
the Subcommittee: contact Majority Leader
Representative Trent Frank (R-AZ) through the
Subcommittee office (202-225-2825) and through his DC
business office (202-225-4576) and tell him to stop
supporting these bills!

Call
your representative: If your representative is a
co-sponsor on either of these bills call them
today
and tell them to remove their name as a co-sponsor!
Find out if your representative is a co-sponsor by
using the Library of Congress
website.

Contact
your representative online: find the representative for
your state and click on their contact form to submit
your letter. In your letter, identify yourself as a
constituent and urge your senator / representative to
“Please stop supporting H.R. 4200 or H.R. 4256. These
bills would start the destruction of the ADA as we
know it!”.

Then,
get your family, friends, co-workers, and other
community members to act as well. Follow us on Twitter
and Facebook for updates!

For
further information, contact Dara Baldwin, NCIL Policy
Analyst, at 202-207-0334 or dara@ncil.org.