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FROZEN OFF THE PRESS: October, Disability Advocacy

Updated: Nov 10

Department of Justice supports Disability advocacy group to sue Gov. Greg Abbott


Texas Families who have children with disabilities are currently challenging Gov. Greg Abbott about his ban on mask mandates. The U.S Department of Justice filed a formal statement in support of the advocacy group Disability Rights Texas. The group believes that removing the mask mandate in public schools keeps disabled children from accessing in-person classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Disability Rights Texas’ lawsuit states that this decision by Gov Abbott violates the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. This act forbids organizations and employers from excluding and denying individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to receive program benefits and services. The trial began on Wednesday October 6th. We will continue to keep up with the results of this trial.

Resources:

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/10/01/texas-schools-mask-mandates-justice-department/




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