July 26th is often regarded as America’s second Independence Day for the estimated 56 million Americans with disabilities. Today many agencies and organizations around our state will be observing the anniversary of the ADA with local celebrations to raise awareness of the rights of Texans with disabilities and the many contributions they make to our state.
The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD) is honored to share Governor Abbott’s ADA proclamation and best wishes to the state for the 26th Anniversary of the ADA.
The State of Texas - Governor
To all to whom these presents shall come,
Greetings: Know ye that this official certificate is presented in recognition of the:
26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
In Texas, we understand that everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue their American Dream. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush – a Texan – signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in many areas, including employment, public accommodations, transportation, housing and education. The ADA is critical to ensuring accessibility and full inclusion for men and women with disabilities. Through continued commitment to fairness and equality of opportunity, we can ensure a bright future for all residents of the Lone Star State.
As you gather to celebrate the anniversary of this historic legislation, First Lady Cecilia Abbott joins me in sending best wishes.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name and caused the Seal of the State of Texas to be affixed at the City of Austin, this the 30th day of June, 2016.
Governor of Texas
A printable copy of the official 26th ADA Anniversary Proclamation is available on the Governor’s website.