There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.
21 Years ago advocates with disabilities faught for passage of the ADA.
They faught for the rights that most people take for granted- the right to move freely in the public space, to work, to love and to raise a family.
Equal access, equal opportunity, and the freedom to make of our lives what we will are principles upon which our Nation was founded, and they continue to guide our efforts to perfect our Union. Together, we can ensure our country is not deprived of the full talents and contributions of the approximately 54 million Americans living with disabilities.
I am proud to live in a country full of peple who refuse to accept the world as it is. In the words of my favorite president with a disability, FDR, "I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making."