Thursday, September 7, 2017

SOS: Take Immediate Action on HR 620

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I know there's a lot going on in our world right now. Please take a moment to help us disabled Americans, though.

HR 620 is being discussed today. This bill severely limits the civil rights of disabled peeps highlighting violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The following is what I faxed to my House rep using Resistbot. You can do this too by texting RESIST to 504-09:
Please oppose HR 620. 
As a disabled person, my rights depend on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. HR 620 would severely weaken the ADA, which already is under-enforced. 
In addition to limiting our civil rights, it is a classist bill in nature. Requiring specific ADA sections to be referenced requires people to have an intimate knowledge of the ADA, which is not always possible. Regardless, why do disabled people have to continually prove barriers we face? 
Please protect my rights, the rights of over a million disabled Wisconsinites, and approximately 57 million disabled Americans.
You can find your House reps here if you don't already know who they are.

This is especially important to do if your representative(s) are one of the following current co-sponsors:
  • Alabama
    • Terri A. Sewell
    • Martha Roby
  • Arizona
    • Kyrsten Sinema
  • California
    • Scott Peters
    • Ken Calvert
    • Ami Bera
    • Jackie Speier
    • Peter Aguilar
    • Luis J. Correa
    • Jeff Denham
    • Darrell E. Issa
    • Jim Costa
  • Colorado
    • Mike Coffman
  • Georgia
    • Doug Collins
  • Illinois
    • Bill Foster
    • Bobby L. Rush
  • Louisiana
    • Ralph Lee Abraham
  • Michigan
    • Paul Mitchell
  • Minnesota
    • Tom Emmer
  • Oklahoma
    • Steve Russell
  • Texas
    • Michael K. Conaway
    • Henry Cuellar
    • Lamar Smith
You can also take a moment to contact members of the House Judiciary Committee as listed below:
  • Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06)
  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. (WI-05)
  • Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21)
  • Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-01)
  • Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49)
  • Rep. Steve King (IA-04)
  • Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-08)
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01)
  • Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04)
  • Rep. Ted Poe (TX-02)
  • Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10)
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04)
  • Rep. Raúl Labrador (ID-01)
  • Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX-27)
  • Rep. Doug Collins (GA-09)
  • Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06)
  • Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04)
  • Rep. John Ratcliffe (TX-04)
  • Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02)
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL-01)
  • Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04)
  • Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05)
  • Rep. John Rutherford (FL-04)
  • Rep. Karen Handel (GA-06)
  • Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13)
  • Rep. Jerry Nadler (NY-10)
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18)
  • Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09)
  • Rep. Hank Johnson, Jr. (GA-04)
  • Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22)
  • Rep. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
  • Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37)
  • Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02)
  • Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08)
  • Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01)
  • Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
  • Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33)
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08)
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)
  • Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10)

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