Legacy of President George H.W. Bush; passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act

President George H.W. Bush, The 41st President of the United States / Photo: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation / (MGN)

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - President George H.W. Bush accomplished a lot during his decades in politics, but for many Americans, one feat stood above the rest. In 1990, President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law.

Bush had worked with national disability council for four years at that point to help pass the law. The landmark law has been compared to the Civil Rights Act in terms of its impact on those with disabilities.

Many credit the former President's dedication and willingness to work across the aisle for the passage of the ADA.

“It really is awesome to see how it's been carried on, and how people with disabilities are integrated into society,” said SAIL executive director Sarah Peurakoski. “So it's a huge win, and the right president to come through at the right time.”

SAIL says there is still a long way to go to help those with disabilities, to find out how you can help, visit their website.

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