The House of Representatives is planning to vote on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Education and Reform Act (H.R. 620) next week!
That means we only have a week to stop this terrible bill.
Take Action Now!
Contact your Representative today and urge them to vote NO on H.R. 620. All Representatives can be reached through the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or (202) 224-3091 (TTY). You can find additional contact information and direct numbers at contactingcongress.org ( http://www.contactingcongress.org/ ). You can also use Resistbot ( https://resistbot.io/ ) to turn texts into faxes, mail, or hand-delivered letters, fax your members of Congress (use faxzero.com to find their fax number), or contact your Representative on social media with contact information from Contacting Congress ( https://contactingcongress.org/ ).
Keep your message simple. Use the background information below to discuss the dangers of this bill, and share your personal stories about how the ADA provides you greater access to your community! And, let them know that their disabled constituents will be watching how they vote and will hold them accountable!
Note: All Representatives need to hear from us, but we have included a list of particularly important targets below.
H.R. 620 would create additional barriers to seeing our rights enforced under the ADA and make it harder to participate in mainstream society. Importantly, H.R. 620 would not solve the problems it claims to address. It would not stop fraudulent lawsuits or demand letters, but it would weaken the civil rights of people with disabilities! Moreover, it would eliminate any reason for businesses to comply with the ADA unless they receive a legal notice first. You can find additional information by looking at the following resources:
- NCIL’s letter opposing H.R. 620, signed by 507 organizations ( http://www.advocacymonitor.com/letter-opposing-the-ada-education-and-reform-act/ )
- CCD and allies letter - PDF ( http://www.c-c-d.org/fichiers/UPDATED-CCD-and-Allies-Letter-of-Opposition-for-The-ADA-Education-and-Reform-Act-of-2017-H.R.620-Sept-7-2017.pdf )
- CCD H.R. 620 myth / trust document - PDF ( http://www.c-c-d.org/fichiers/Myths-and-Truths-About-the-ADA-Education-and-ReformAct-FINAL-7-21-17.pdf )
Reminder: all Representatives need to hear from us, but the Representatives listed below are especially urgent targets.
- New Mexico
Alabama: Terri Sewell (Cosponsor)
Arizona: Kyrsten Sinema (Cosponsor)
- Pete Aguilar (Cosponsor)
- Ami Bera (Cosponsor)
- Luis Correa (Cosponsor)
- Jim Costa (Cosponsor)
- Zoe Lofgren
- Scott Peters (Cosponsor)
- Jackie Speier (Cosponsor)
Colorado: Jared Polis
Florida: Stephanie Murphy
Illinois: Bill Foster (Cosponsor)
Nevada: Jacky Rosen
New Mexico: Collin Peterson
New York: Kathleen Rice (Cosponsor)
Oregon: Kurt Schrader
- Mike Doyle
- Dwight Evans
Texas: Henry Cuellar (Cosponsor)