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July 26, 2002
San Antonio, Texas

Jodi Park & Gary Guller carry the ADA banner American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Parade and Rally
Gary Guller Key Note speaker


Gary Guller and Disability Coordinator Jodi Park proudly carried the TE '03 banner through downtown San Antonio during the Americans with Disabilities Act parade in July. They joined hundreds in celebrating the 12th anniversary of the passage of the ADA. At the rally, Gary shared the message of the TE '03 expedition, that the potential of all people with disabilities is unlimited. The event drew local television news and press coverage.

President George W. Bush Proclamation, July 26, 2002:

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is one of the most compassionate and successful civil rights laws in American history. In the 12 years since President George H. W. Bush signed the ADA into law, more people with disabilities are participating fully in our society than ever before. As we mark this important anniversary, we celebrate the positive effect this landmark legislation has had upon our Nation, and we recognize the important influence it has had in improving employment opportunities, government services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications for those with disabilities.

Today, Americans with disabilities enjoy greatly improved access to countless facets of life; but more work needs to be done. We must continue to build on the important foundations established by the ADA. Too many Americans with disabilities remain isolated, dependent, and deprived of the tools they need to enjoy all that our Nation has to offer.

My Administration will continue to enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act, and we will work with businesses and State and local governments to increase partnerships that promote the purposes of the ADA. Together, we are working for a day when all people with disabilities are able to live and work with dignity, freedom, and independence and realize their potential as fully integrated members of our society.

Press Contact:
Dennis Borel
Project Director
(512) 478-3366