A Note From Matthew..

Matt kayaking with his son Max.  Matt is in the front and Max in the back holding the paddle.  By: Matthew Dietz

 

 

July marks the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, America’s unambiguous mandate to rid this country of disability discrimination, which President George H.W. Bush declared as an obstacle for persons with disabilities to “Independence, freedom of choice, control … and the opportunity to blend fully and equally into the right mosaic of the American mainstream.” When he signed the ADA, President Bush stated – “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.”  Twenty-Four years later, the fight continues, this time for the U.S. Senate to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which ensures that persons with disabilities internationally have the same human rights and dignity as persons with disabilities in the United States. Martin Luther King stated, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”, and as such, we will continue to fight!