Sen. Gordon Commemorates 33rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Ac

July 26, 2023

State Sen. Jeff Gordon (R-Woodstock), who is also a practicing physician, today issued a statement on the 33rd anniversary of the historic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush.


“Today is the 33rd anniversary of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This is a landmark and historic civil rights bill passed by the Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. I remember the moment. As a Connecticut State Senator, a Woodstock town official, and as a citizen, I recognize the achievements of the ADA and recognize the work ahead of us to do. I continue to fight for all our individual and parental rights, and medical freedoms.


“Many Americans have disabilities of one form or another, be it physical, mental, or cognitive. They also have abilities. One of the ADA’s fundamental purposes is ‘to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities’ by protecting  ‘equality of opportunity’ because ‘physical or mental disabilities in no way diminish a person’s right to fully participate in all aspects of society’, such as work, education, health care, public spaces, transportation, voting, communications, parking, housing, recreation, and living, through ‘reasonable accommodations’. I agree.


“We may live in challenging and polarized times, but I know firsthand that when we work together, we can get good things done. That’s part of my work ethic and of many, many people in our communities, state, and country. I encourage you to celebrate the 33 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act and recommit to what we can do during the next 33 years and beyond,” he said.


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