PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman
WHEREAS, On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities; and
WHEREAS, The Town of Greenwich affirms the principals of equality and inclusion for persons with disabilities as set forth for the State of Connecticut and as embodied in the ADA laws of the State of Connecticut; and
WHEREAS, The First Selectman’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities work with constituents and communities to bring forth the promise of hope and freedom that is envisioned by the passage of the ADA; and
WHEREAS, The ADA has expanded opportunities for Americans with disabilities by reducing barriers and changing perceptions, and increasing full participation in the community life. However,the full promise of the ADA will only be reached if we remain committed to continue our efforts to fully implement the ADA.
In the Town of Greenwich and ask all citizens to join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to recognize the progress that has been made by reaffirming the principles of equality and inclusion and recommitting our efforts to reach full ADA compliance.