Landmark Civil Rights Legislation for People with Diabetes

By CMeli1027 Latest Reply 2008-10-01 13:30:43 -0500
Started 2008-09-26 03:53:18 -0500

Hi Yall!

After all of the bad news yesterday related to the stock market, etc., you may have missed some GOOD news:

As of yesterday, people with diabetes are all now covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to R. Stewart Perry, (Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association): "This is a historic victory for Americans with chronic illnesses like diabetes who will once again be covered by this law, and is a triumph for all individuals with disabilities who want to work and will now be able to fulfill their potential. Today, we proudly usher in a new era for hardworking Americans with disabilities."

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GabbyPA 2008-09-26 05:56:03 -0500 Report

Well the President may have signed it without fanfare, but we can make up for that! This is wonderful. I think many can hopefully rest easier knowing there is some protection for them against bosses that are discriminatory. This is good news!