Save the ADA

Daily Action for Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Please log your calls here: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Action 1: Save the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Rep. Pramila Jayapal:
   DC - 202-225-3106
   Seattle - 206-674-0040    
or
Rep. Adam Smith:
   DC - 202-225-8901
   Renton - 425-793-5180

Script

"I'm a constituent of {CONGRESSPERSON'S NAME} calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I want the {CONGRESSMAN|WOMAN} to publicly speak out against HR 620 and HR 1493. These bills would gut enforcement of the ADA. No other civil rights group is forced to wait 180 days to enforce their rights!"

Background

The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (HR 620) and the ADA Lawsuit Clarification Act of 2017 (HR 1493) seek to make it more difficult for persons with disabilities to bring forward complaints against businesses, and remove incentives for businesses to comply. HR 620 even has bipartisan support, making it especially dangerous. We must fight these bills. More information: http://www.aapd.com/category/accessibility/

Action 2: Stop the Republican Takeover of the FDA

Senator Patty Murray: 
   DC - 202-224-2621
   Seattle - 206-553-5545

Script

"I'm a constituent of Senator Murray, calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I want the Senator to reject the nomination of Scott Gottlieb as FDA commissioner."

Background

The president once again wants the fox to guard the hen house. To head up the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of pharmaceutical products available in the US, he has nominated somebody with extensive ties to the industry. This is not acceptable. Dr. Gottlieb's confirmation hearing will be on Wednesday. Senator Murray has already expressed concerns, so ask her to vote NO. https://www.help.senate.gov/ranking/newsroom/press/murray-statement-on-meeting-with-fda-commissioner-nominee-scott-gottlieb

Action 3: Join Indivisible's Reclaim Recess Round 2 Webinar

Indivisible Guide will be holding a webinar at 6pm PDT to discuss priorities for the upcoming congressional recess. Please register at https://www.indivisibleguide.com/reclaim-recess-round-2 .