Hundreds of nurses and disability rights advocates worked for years to achieve the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) that was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush the summer of 1090.
Remarks of President George Bush at the Signing of the
Americans with Disabilities Act
I got to go with my friend and neighbor, Shawn, who had been working for disability rights for decades, while he went to group homes, meetings, and any place he could to register thousand of disabled Americans to vote.
Throught the 1990s I got to provide rides for people to vote and community access meetings. I had to work the night after the ADA was signed so missed the party.
He was the vocalist in a punk band, did some acting and voice overs for TV and movies, and hosted the (I think) only weekly radio show by and about people with disabilities.
Shawn Casey O'Brien - Author of For the Love of Long Shots: A Memoir on Democracy
The ADA is a wonderful law that allows people with disabilities to participate in jobs. social, and to vote.
We sent hundreds of "Thank You President Bush" letters.