Democrats

Blog

13 years after Olmstead, President Obama reaffirms his commitment to Americans with disabilities

Posted by

Today is a very proud day for those of us with physical disabilities. Thirteen years ago today, the Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that “unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.” President Obama and his administration have been strong supporters of this decision. The President has shown that he understands the importance of Olmstead as one of the vital civil rights decisions in our nation’s history. It is important for us to remember that disabled rights are the rights for equality of American citizens.

Click here to check out the administration’s statement reaffirming their commitment to Americans with disabilities.