Michigan Civil Rights Commission Recognizes the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 23, 2020

Lansing, MI—Stacie Clayton, Chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, today issued the following statement on behalf of the Commission to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

“The Americans with Disabilities Act has been a landmark civil rights law since its inception. On July 26, 2020, we will commemorate the 30th anniversary of its signing. As we observe this monumental event, we will continue to work tirelessly to educate the public, remove barriers, maximize access and expand opportunities to ensure persons with disabilities can fully participate in our society. We celebrate this historic milestone and acknowledge the progress that has been made regarding equal access for persons with disabilities. We also challenge ourselves to move from a mindset of compliance to one of equity and inclusion.”

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission was created by the Michigan Constitution to safeguard constitutional and legal guarantees against discrimination. The Commission is charged with investigating alleged discrimination against any person because of religion, race, color or national origin, genetic information, sex, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, and physical and mental disability.

 

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