Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Sensenbrenner to Give Third Annual Coelho Lecture at NYLS

Seth Harris passes along this announcement of the Third Annual Coelho Lecture at the New York Law School. Here's the text of the invite letter:

Dear Friend:

I invite you to join me in New York Law School's Wellington Conference Center at 8:30AM on March 26th for the Third Annual Tony Coelho Lecture in Disability Employment Law & Policy. Our speaker will be Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, the former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and one of the most important voices in Congress on disabilities employment issues.

This is a critical time in Washington for the Americans with Disabilities Act. As you know, the Supreme Court has dramatically curtailed the scope of this essential civil
rights law. Most troubling, the Court has interpreted the ADA to deprive millions of Americans of the law's protections. That's not what Jim Sensenbrenner and I intended when we originally sponsored the ADA in the late 1980s.

Now, I am working with Congressman Sensenbrenner to restore the ADA. His speech on March 26th will lay out some of the principles and goals of the legislation he will co-sponsor with other leading members of Congress from both parties. In my view, the speech will be a critical moment for the disabilities movement and anyone who is interested in civil rights and justice. I hope you will be there to witness

If you would like to attend the Coelho Lecture, please go to www.nyls.edu/coelho to get more information and to register or simply respond to this email. If you cannot attend the live Coelho Lecture, you can watch a national webcast at the time of the event or any time thereafter. Again, register for the webcast at www.nyls.edu/coelho.

I look forward to seeing you on March 26th.

Tony Coelho

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Blogger Unknown said...

I see that Rep. Coelho mentions the ADA Restoration Act. I see his point, but I am filled with concern that opening up the Act will result in compromises that actually make it less effective.

The pressures will be intense, I hope Mr. Sensenbrenner and the rest are up for it.

1:35 PM  

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