Today, the Senate voted to move forward with consideration of legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Below is our response. Statement from Executive Director Bob Joondeph: On the eve of the 27th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Senate stands on the precipice of undoing nearly half a… Continue Reading Senate votes to move forward with Affordable Care Act repeal
Editorials about the work Disability Rights Oregon is doing, and state, local and national disability issues. Written by Disability Rights Oregon Executive Director Bob Joondeph.
In 1985, the Supreme Court ruled that Americans with disabilities did not need strict constitutional protection against discrimination because they had access to lawmakers to protect their rights. Advocates got the message, and were able to achieve passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. Nearly 30 years later, however, the promise of… Continue Reading Why we need greater constitutional protections to achieve equality
I attended a rally in NE Portland today to stop the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and dismantling of Medicaid. The mission of Disability Rights Oregon is to “promote and defend the rights of individuals with disabilities.” What Congress is now proposing is the greatest threat to our mission that we have seen in… Continue Reading Senate health care bill is “Medicaid elimination bill”
Governor Brown signed legislation that will ensure students who experience behavioral challenges caused by a disability are not unnecessarily excluded from school. Continue Reading A victory for students with disabilities