National Disability Voter Registration Week

WHEREAS, there are over 50 million people of all ages with disabilities living in communities throughout the United States; and 

WHEREAS, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities; and 

WHEREAS, National Disability Voter Registration Week is recognized during the week of July 16-20, 2018; and 

WHEREAS, the ADA established a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities; and 

WHEREAS, the ADA requires the development of accessible buildings, facilities, and services; and 

WHEREAS, the disability community has a critical interest in policies enacted at local, state, and national levels that affect the integration of people with disabilities, young and old, into our communities; 

NOW THEREFORE, I, Katie Cristol, Chair of the County Board of Arlington, Virginia, on the 28th anniversary of the ADA, do hereby proclaim July 16-20, 2018 as 


and reaffirm our commitment to be a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible community, where all people can live, work, learn, and play.

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Katie Cristol, Chair