US Senator David Durenberger Reflects on the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

The Disability Justice Resource Center is an online resource dedicated to protecting the rights of people with developmental disabilities.  In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted and former US Senator David Durenberger was a co-sponsor. In this interview Senator Durenberger reflects on the 30th anniversary of the ADA. He began his Senate career by addressing women’s discrimination and then disability discrimination; how people with disabilities became his friends and influencers; the process of passing the ADA and the impact of the ADA. To those who opposed passing this civil rights legislation, Senator Durenberger asserts, “We cannot afford not to pass the ADA and enable people with disabilities to be employed.”
US Senator David Durenberger