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Bush, George W.

  • “Over the course of nearly two decades, [the Americans with Disabilities] Act has made our schools and workplaces more welcoming, helped change attitudes that once seemed unchangeable, and expanded opportunity for many exceptional Americans. The ADA is one of the most successful civil rights laws in our history and has been an essential part of countless American lives.”

    Excerpt from a Proclamation by President of the United States of America - George W. Bush,
    for the 18th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 2008

  • “On the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we celebrate our progress towards an America where individuals with disabilities are recognized for their talents and contributions to our society. We also underscore our commitment to extend the full liberties and freedoms of our great country to all Americans.”

    George W. Bush, President of the United States of America
    Proclamation for 2007 Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

  • “Americans with disabilities are active and contributing members of our society, and they must have the opportunity to develop the skills they need to compete and obtain jobs in the 21st century workforce.” The President's New Freedom Initiative recognizes the tremendous contributions and potential of persons with disabilities who are, and who will continue to be, an important part of our nation's labor pool.”

    President George W. Bush
    National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2004.
    Proclamation by the U.S. President
    October 21, 2004.

  • “The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) has brought about important progress in our Nation. Under my Administration's New Freedom Initiative, we continue to work to ensure that people with disabilities can participate fully in the workplace and all aspects of community life. Through funding for new technologies and innovative resources, we are changing old ways of thinking and fulfilling the Federal Government's commitment to opportunity for every citizen.”

    President George W. Bush
    National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2004.
    Proclamation by the U.S. President
    October 21, 2004.

  • “My Administration is committed to increasing education and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. My New Freedom Initiative strives to provide people with disabilities increased opportunities to lead more independent lives by expanding education and job opportunities, and by ensuring that the latest technologies, which often make education and employment possible, are readily available.”

    President George W. Bush
    Executive Memorandum
    Re: Establishment of Interagency Working Group on Assistive Technology Mobility Devices
    February 12, 2003

  • “No law should undermine the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA must stand. The ADA is a good law. I want your readers and followers to know that George W. Bush, the son of President Bush who signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, fully supports the ADA in spirit and in law. I would not do otherwise. There is a role to enhance the ADA: I want to make sure the law is fully complied with. The federal government has made a commitment to protecting civil rights. The ADA is a civil rights legislation.”

    Texas Governor George W. Bush
    The ADA Is a Good Law
    Exclusive Interview by John M. Williams, Assistive Technology
    June 21, 2000

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