WHEREAS: July 26th, 2010 marks the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and
WHEREAS: The ADA set regulations that have made it easier for people with disabilities to work, shop, go to school and enjoy recreational activities with their neighbors; and
WHEREAS: Community leaders, businesses and government officials should celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continue to make to our community; and
WHEREAS: We should acknowledge the rights of all persons with disabilities under the ADA and their daily activities, struggles and triumphs; and
WHEREAS: The City of Salem is commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me as Mayor of Salem, I, Kimberly Driscoll, do hereby proclaim Monday, July 26th, 2010 to be:
SPIRIT OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) DAY
In the City of Salem, and urge all of the citizens of Salem to commemorate this anniversary by renewing our commitment to uphold the nondiscrimination principles of the ADA and to support them in their efforts to become as independent as possible.
Mayor Kimberly Driscoll
July 26th, 2010