[NFBMO] Action Needed - National Legislative

Gary Wunder gwunder at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 7 22:59:08 UTC 2020

I sent the following to my representative, Vicky Hartzler:

The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed under the administration of
the forty-first president of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush.
As my grandson would say, "Do you mean this happened way back in the 90s?"
The ADA was meant to create a level playing field so that people with
disabilities would have access to the things that the public takes for
granted. Enforcement under the ADA is difficult at best, but the reaction
should be to make enforcement easier and not to make it more difficult. I
strongly oppose H.R. 8478 that essentially says "until I tell you that you
are violating the law, you are not. Until I tell you that you are
discriminating, you can keep on discriminating. Until I give you a chance to
rectify your behavior, you can keep on misbehaving."

I strongly urge you to oppose H.R. 8478. We must work together to avoid
lawsuits that spring out of the blue but avoid saying that you can ignore
the law until somebody calls you on it. People of good will come up with
good solutions! I hope you will lead the way on this.

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