my dominant hand is completely numb from an injection, but i just called my representative to oppose HR 620 - the ADA reform act of 2017
.@JudgeTedPoe introduced the bill, which aims to place to burden of accessibility on disabled humans instead of businesses
this disgusting bill posits that even though the ADA has existed for nearly THREE DECADES, businesses have it too tough to comply
the bill makes it so that businesses can slide by without making genuine changes to accessibility
it removes incentives for businesses to make change. it means businesses can take YEARS to comply with accessibility law
HR 620 weakens the ADA and undermines the purpose of the law. it is a direct violation of disabled americans' rights
if you consider yourself to be part of #TheResistance, you NEED to call you representative. right now. not later.
this reform act is yet another attempt to force disabled americans out of regular society…
y'all who have been following me for a little while have seen how thoroughly inaccessible so many businesses are
(check out my baby tag #HellaInaccessible for some recent examples of how a wheelchair makes life hard as hell)
okay, so you're nervous about calling your rep - that's fair. here's what i said when i called:
"hi. i'm calling to ask my rep vehemently oppose HR 620, the ADA edu & reform act of 2017...
" HR 620 undermines the ADA and strips disabled americans of the tenuous rights they have worked tirelessly to earn."
then i gave my name and my zip code. the whole call took one minute exactly - nearly painless & worth it to protect my rights
here's how you can find your representative using your zip code:
okay, so you've got the bill, you've got talking points, you've got a script, and you've got a way to find your reps. NO EXCUSES LEFT
stop letting disability rights fall by the wayside. stop ignoring us. stop excluding us. start calling to protect us.
if you consider yourself to be an inclusive feminist, if you consider yourself part of the resistance, if you consider yourself a sjw...
you absolutely, fully and whole-heartedly cannot call yourself those things without making these calls. today. tomorrow. repeatedly.
call. in fact, send me screenshots of your calls & emails - i'll randomly give away 5 stay weird, be kind pins to those who participate!
stay weird, be kind, oppose this bullshit bill and protect disabled rights. #HR620 #DontTreadOnMyADA #CripTheVote #swbk
disabled protestors have literally been putting their lives on the line to protect your rights. what are y'all doing to return the favor?

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