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Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary Recognition

Mayor Nancy Rotering has issued a proclamation to honor the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), recognizing July 26, 2020, as Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day. The landmark civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on disability and recognizes that all Americans deserve every chance to achieve their full potential. ADA Proclamation
 
The goals of the ADA are to foster public recognition that disability is a natural part of the human experience and to expand opportunities for people with disabilities to participate fully in the civic, social, and economic life of our community, state, and nation. Learn more about the ADA at ada.gov.
 
Everyone is encouraged to honor July 26 as Americans With Disabilities Act Awareness Day and to celebrate the value of individuals with disabilities in our society. The City further encourages the reduction of stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities and supports the pursuit of programs ensuring that the spirit and founding provisions of the ADA are maintained, implemented, and enforced. There is no higher calling than to recognize the dignity and worth of all people.