H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 passed in the U.s. House by a vote of 225 to 192. We must now direct our efforts to the U.S. Senate. see below a sample email that can be used when emailing your Indiana Senators. These messages do not need to be long or detailed. In fact, short and to the point is often best.
Dear Senator [Last Name]:
My name is [blank] and I live in [city], [state]. I am writing to you today to urge you to vote no on H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. This bill will diminish the rights of blind people by eroding the foundation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Resources and materials related to H.R. 620
useful documents and links from The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
House Judiciary Committee Report on H.R. 620 with official arguments in favor of and against
Op-ed by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in opposition to H.R. 620
Op-ed by NFB President Riccobono published by The Hill on July 26, 2017
NFB Voice of the Nations Blind podcast episode concerning H.R. 620.