By: Richard Bernstein 6/14/13 This was a memorable week in our fight to eradicate bullying from Michigan’s schools. As the school year comes to a...
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This September, a landmark settlement was reached in Parents Against Disability Discrimination v. Equity Residential, the first lawsuit in the nation to allege systematic disability discrimination since the military began privatizing its on-base housing in 1998.
Thanks to the lawsuit, brought by veteran Tammarra Johnson and 6 other families at Fort Lewis, Equity will now make 10% of existing homes at Fort Lewis accessible and make future buildings ADA-compliant. The residents also won truly accessible sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, and other community facilities, and established a process for the 3,000 families stationed at Fort Lewis to request accessibility accommodations.
Before the lawsuit, soldiers say there was widespread discrimination and retaliation against them simply because they have a disabled family member. Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and Disability Rights Advocates were lead counsel in the suit.
On the Hill
Today, there are 136,917 U.S. military housing units and all of them, private and public, should be places where veterans with disabilities can live without limits. Through the civil justice system, our nation's veterans are empowered to protect their rights and live without discrimination. Protecting the rights of veterans and their families should be a top priority for Congress and all Americans.
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