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A Statement from APSE on the Proposed ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

If passed the act would chip away at the rights of American with disabilities.

APSE stands with U.S. Senator Patty Murray in her efforts to put an end to the misguided and harmful House Bill that is the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017.

APSE will work with Senator Murray and others to ensure this bill dies.  The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 is currently pending before the House Judiciary Committee and will be brought before the full House for a vote today or tomorrow.  Please call your members of Congress and tell them to vote “NO” on the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017.  (Click here for your representatives contact information.) If this bill becomes law it will undermine the landmark civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and make it harder to enforce the rights of people with disabilities.

“APSE joins with hundreds of civil rights, disability rights, veterans, aging, faith, educational, mental health, labor, and community organizations urging Congress to reverse course and drop any further attempts to move this bill forward,” said Jenny Stonemeier, Interim Executive Director of ASPE.  “This bill would be a huge blow to the 57 million Americans with disabilities and their fight against discrimination in the workplace and elsewhere.”