Hi my is Jon
Let’s go back to the summer of 1990 in Washington D.C. when I saw President George Bush Sr. sign the ADA into law. Judith Heumann, James Lebrecht, and Ann Cupolo Freeman were there also. You may have seen them in Crip Camp and they talked about being there when the ADA was signed. The ADA has done a lot for people with Disabilities. It was fun being in D.C. for the first time in my life.
Republican Olympia J. Snowe & Democrat Joseph E. Brennan Cosponsored the Bill H.R. 2273 & Senator Democrat George J. Mitchell & Republican Senator William S. Cohen Cosponsored the Bill S. 933.
The ADA provided a way for people with disabilities to have a chance at a life like others. Prior to the ADA they did not, and they were pushed away and did not have the same life experiences.
It was a big experience in my life to see all that happen at the age of 9 years old and having a Disability as well. It was awesome to see people with Disabilities working for President George Bush Sr. and that was a big experience to see that. No other President has had people with Disabilities working for the President before George Bush Sr.
There were huge crowds of people at the signing event. I’m glad I did get to miss seeing the ADA signed.
What were you doing in the Summer of 1990?
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