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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 30, 2020

U.S. Attorney Scott Murray Recognizes 30th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

            CONCORD - United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that this week marks the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA), the landmark civil rights law that aims to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities. 

            The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Hampshire is proud to play a critical role in the Department of Justice’s enforcement efforts under the ADA.  The ADA is the nation’s preeminent civil rights law for providing access and equal opportunity for people with disabilities.  

            “The ADA has bettered the lives of Americans by ensuring that people with disabilities are more fully included in our society,” said Murray.  “Our office remains committed to investigating complaints, remedying violations, and protecting the civil rights of all of our citizens.”

             Over the past 30 years, our country has undertaken the hard work of changing attitudes about disability, tearing down barriers to equality, and dismantling the systems that have historically excluded people with disabilities.  We commemorate the many ways that the ADA has transformed our society—by replacing exclusion with access, segregation with integration, and limitations with self-determination.  The ADA has advanced the promise of the American dream, ensuring that people with disabilities can write their own stories.  We are better and stronger because of the contributions that people with disabilities make.

             For more information about the 30th Anniversary of the ADA, please visit www.ada.gov

             To file a complaint with the Department, please visit the Civil Rights Division’s portal at https://civilrights.justice.gov/report/ or contact Assistant U.S. Attorney Raphael Katz at (603) 225-1552.

             For more information about the ADA, call the Department’s toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TTY).

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20-094
Updated July 30, 2020