DNC on the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

DNC Chair Jaime Harrison issued the following statement marking the 32nd anniversary of signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act:

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark law representing our country’s commitment to inclusion, access, and equity. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. It has paved the way for millions of Americans to more fully participate in every aspect of our society. 

The Biden-Harris administration has taken significant steps to build on the ADA’s legacy. We celebrate the funding provided by the American Rescue Plan to strengthen home and community-based services and its direct support for students, infants, and toddlers with disabilities. 

Democrats will continue to build on the president’s work to make our democracy more equitable and our nation more accessible. We will continue to fight back against barriers facing people with disabilities — that includes Republican efforts to make it harder to vote.

We have made substantial progress since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. But the fight is not over. Democrats will continue making strides towards equal access to opportunity, for every American, on the path to a more inclusive America.