It appears as though the GOP is on a mission to make life harder for the marginalized and vulnerable members of our society. Their latest target is the Disabled Community. In February the house passed the so-called “ADA Education and Reform Act”. This bill is put forward to supposedly curb frivolous lawsuits but does nothing to stop the small number of lawyers who have been filing these suits. The bill’s actual impact is to remove the incentive for businesses to identify and remove barriers that make it difficult or impossible for the disabled to access services. It shifts all the burden of identifying and correcting access issues to the disabled person, with numerous procedural hoops they must pass before the business must address the problem. Even then the standard has been lowered from fixing the problem to “substantive progress”.
We will be encouraging all to call their Senators and let them know attacking the disabled is UnAmerican and shameful! Bring a sign!
NW Corner of Main and Lexington High Point