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Americans with Disabilities Act Day





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2021

Contact: Dan Hoblick, Department of Human Services, 605-773-6463

 

Americans with Disabilities Act Day

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed July 26 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Day in South Dakota.

 

“On the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we celebrate the contributions Americans with disabilities have made to our state. Today, we rededicate ourselves to empowering every individual with equal access and equal opportunity,” reads Governor Noem’s proclamation.

 

The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.

 

South Dakota Department of Human Services Cabinet Secretary Shawnie Rechtenbaugh said, “The ADA Act is one of the most important civil rights laws in the history of this country. This is a celebration of those Americans who refuse to be defined by a medical condition and instead, triumph in face of adversity. I am proud to support these South Dakotans and ask that our friends and neighbors across the state join us in this celebration."

 

For more information on the ADA, please visit https://www.adaanniversary.org/home.

 

The proclamation coincides with the 31st anniversary of the signing of the ADA by President George H.W. Bush in 1990.

 

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