Jenny Lay-Flurrie shares thoughts on the ADA and disability rights as part of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Virtual Rally, hosted by The Harkin Institute, @doleinstituteofpolitics, @emkinstitute and @BushFdn. #ADA30 #AsImportantAsEver @jennylayfluffy pic.twitter.com/dqSpDcE2jZ— The Harkin Institute (@HarkinAtDrake) July 26, 2020
On Sunday, July 26, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum partnered with the Harkin Institute, Dole Institute of Politics and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the American Disabilities Act.
Modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American Disabilities Act was created to give people with disabilities equal opportunity, independent living and economic self-sufficiency.
A virtual rally took place Sunday where Sen. Tom Harkin, former Sen. Bob Dole, Judy Heumann and Claudia Gordon spoke to participants.
The partnering institutes and foundations also posted live updates of the event on Twitter.
Thank you to @EMKInstitute, @DoleInstitute, and @BushFdn for your partnership and leadership in commemorating #ADA30! Thank you also to @FordFoundation for their support of this and our other disability policy efforts! - TH— The Harkin Institute (@HarkinAtDrake) July 26, 2020
The Bush Foundation also hosted an online bipartisan event earlier last week titled “ADA at 30: Let the Shameful Wall of Exclusion Come Down.” The event convened activists and policy makers who helped make this landmark a reality.
Reminder! Join us July 21 at 1:30pm ET, as @BushFdn convenes key activists, advocates and policymakers who helped make the Americans with Disabilities Act a reality for a bipartisan celebration of that landmark civil rights legislation. Register: https://t.co/AUr65jcreC #ADAat30 pic.twitter.com/Cr21ulQwwL— George & Barbara Bush Foundation (@BushFdn) July 14, 2020
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