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30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Commemorates Work Done and More Progress Needed

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. 2020 is the 30th anniversary of this landmark civil rights legislation. The ADA “prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.” 

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Goodwill Industries to Pay $65,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Suit

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. touts its hiring of people with disabilities, but recently settled a workplace discrimination lawsuit for $65,000. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought the lawsuit against Goodwill and announced Monday that the two groups had settled. According to…

White Male Candidate in Georgia Suppressing Black Votes for Black Woman Challenger by (Ab)using People with Disabilities

UPDATE: Aug. 24, 2018 at 10:15 p.m. ET On Friday, a Georgia elections board blocked a bid to close most polling places in Randolph County, a predominantly Black county, after critics called it a blatant attempt to undercut Stacey Abrams, who could become the country’s first Black woman governor. The…