Archive: Jul 2013

  1. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Medicare Bill on this date in 1965

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    On June 30th, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare Bill into law, making health insurance available to elderly Americans.  This piece of legislation was one of many of Johnson’s focus when it comes to creating a “great society” that highlighted the importance of improving the well-being of all Americans, especially those who were discriminated against and underprivileged in our communities.

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  2. Today is the 23rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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    Today commemorates the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This act was the 1st piece of legislation that sought to create a level playing field for people with disabilities in American society.  The act was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush on June 26th, 1990.

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  3. Ramp Your Voice!, the Brainchild Movement of Vilissa Thompson

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    Graduation Dress Pic 1Hi!  My name is Vilissa Thompson, and I am the Founder of Ramp Your Voice!, a consultation business & disability rights advocacy movement.  Ramp Your Voice! will focus on promoting self-advocacy and strengthening empowerment among people with disabilities. Becoming a disability rights consultant & advocate affords me the opportunity to define myself as an emerging leader and expert in addressing and educating the public and political leaders about the plight of people with disabilities, especially women of color with disabilities, in America and abroad.

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