"Newsletter – July 2010" table of contents
NEWSLETTER UPDATE – JULY, 2010
FROM PHYLLIS F. RESNICK, PRESIDENT
HELLO AGAIN, EVERYBODY! Well, here in our second newsletter of the year, we have much to report. We have had many, many requests for assistance with regard to the ADA (the Americans with Disabilities Act) and the FHA (Fair Housing Act – which governs multiple-dwelling units). We are also receiving many calls for assistance with regard to service animals. It continues to astonish us that in the year 2010, there remain vast pockets of ignorance of and non-compliance with the ADA, which was enacted into law in 1990! That is why your continuing support is so very, very important to us! I would like to thank all our members, worldwide, for their continued support and, in an abundance of optimism, our prospective members as well! And now, to our news——–
We would like to begin with an article on the scope and meaning of the ADA. We believe it is an appropriate retrospective as we take the fight for equality to the law’s second 20 years. However, we would first like to take time to remember a charter member of Access Now’s Board of Directors who was a passionate advocate regarding the issues addressed in this newsletter.
IN MEMORIAM – AARON SCHECTER
Aaron Schecter, of Hollywood and Aventura, Florida, was one of the founding directors of Access Now, Inc.® He was a passionate believer in our mission, responding immediately when my late husband, Edward, and I first formed this organization. He continued to the end of his life to encourage and support our efforts. Therefore, his passing on April 27th was a sad day for Access Now as well as for me personally. Aaron was truly a Renaissance man, deeply involved in all aspects of culture. In addition, he strongly believed in giving back to his community, which he did in so many ways. He was the personification of all that is best in human nature and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. May he rest in peace.