[nfb-talk] Fw: Response to Your Message
kenneth.chrane at verizon.net
Wed Oct 15 19:18:28 UTC 2014
This may be a form letter from President Obama.
----- Original Message -----
From: The White House
To: kenneth.chrane at verizon.net
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 4:25 PM
Subject: Response to Your Message
Thank you for writing. Each day, I admire the strength and courage shown in the disabilities community. As long as I am President, I will not stop advocating on behalf of people living with disabilities, and I am committed to cultivating a society that values the contributions of all our citizens.
While people with disabilities are integrated into our Nation more than ever before, our work is not complete. Every child deserves a good education, and everyone deserves equal access to the workplace. Americans with disabilities deserve quality health care, protection from discrimination, job training, accessible housing, and innovative technologies. From upholding and enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to making the Federal Government a model employer of persons with disabilities, my Administration is dedicated to leveling the playing field.
Disability rights aren't just civil rights to be enforced here at home, either; they should be recognized and promoted around the world. I am proud that under my Administration, the United States signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities-a treaty based on the principles of the ADA. And I continue to urge the Senate to provide its advice and consent for ratification so we can join the over 140 countries party to this treaty and enhance our ability to bring other countries up to our high standards of access and inclusion. In America and across the globe, we will continue our efforts to guarantee the inherent dignity and worth of all persons with disabilities.
People with disabilities, their families, and caregivers can visit www.Disability.gov or call 1-800-FED-INFO to find help applying for disability benefits; obtaining a job, housing, or health care; or locating organizations that can assist with State and local issues. You can also call 2-1-1, which is a free and confidential way for you to get connected to essential services in your community. To learn more about my Administration's work to uphold our commitment to people with disabilities, visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/Issues/Disabilities.
Again, thank you for your message. While we have come a long way in our journey toward a more perfect Union, there's more we must do to ensure we are building a Nation where all our people have equal opportunity and the support they need to achieve their dreams.
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