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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 5, 2005 / Presidential Documents 58283 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7937 of September 30, 2005 National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Across America, individuals with disabilities are making important contributions in the workplace. This month, we celebrate their accomplishments and reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that the opportunities of America are available and accessible to every citizen. Fifteen years ago, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), reducing barriers for millions of Americans with disabilities and providing a mandate for the elimination of discrimination in the workplace and in the community. Since the ADA was enacted, people with disabilities have been able to participate more fully in the workforce, and our Nation has become stronger and more just. Yet more work remains, and we continue our efforts to enable Americans with disabilities to live and work with greater freedom. In the spirit of the ADA, my Administration’s New Freedom Initiative has expanded access to assistive technologies, education, and opportunities for people with disabilities to integrate into the workforce. I signed into law legislation that improves the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to ensure that our young people with disabilities are prepared for the many opportunities ahead. Through these and other efforts, we are working to ensure that Americans with disabilities can realize the promise of America. To recognize the contributions of Americans with disabilities and to encourage all citizens to ensure equal opportunity in the workforce, the Congress, by joint resolution approved as amended (36 U.S.C. 121), has designated October of each year as ‘‘National Disability Employment Awareness Month.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 2005 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. I call upon Government officials, labor leaders, employers, and the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–20153 Filed 10–4–05; 9:56 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:06 Oct 04, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05OCD1.SGM 05OCD1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 5, 2005)]
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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 5, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7937 of September 30, 2005

                
National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 
                2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Across America, individuals with disabilities are 
                making important contributions in the workplace. This 
                month, we celebrate their accomplishments and reaffirm 
                our commitment to ensuring that the opportunities of 
                America are available and accessible to every citizen.

                Fifteen years ago, President George H. W. Bush signed 
                into law the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 
                (ADA), reducing barriers for millions of Americans with 
                disabilities and providing a mandate for the 
                elimination of discrimination in the workplace and in 
                the community. Since the ADA was enacted, people with 
                disabilities have been able to participate more fully 
                in the workforce, and our Nation has become stronger 
                and more just. Yet more work remains, and we continue 
                our efforts to enable Americans with disabilities to 
                live and work with greater freedom.

                In the spirit of the ADA, my Administration's New 
                Freedom Initiative has expanded access to assistive 
                technologies, education, and opportunities for people 
                with disabilities to integrate into the workforce. I 
                signed into law legislation that improves the 
                Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to ensure 
                that our young people with disabilities are prepared 
                for the many opportunities ahead. Through these and 
                other efforts, we are working to ensure that Americans 
                with disabilities can realize the promise of America.

                To recognize the contributions of Americans with 
                disabilities and to encourage all citizens to ensure 
                equal opportunity in the workforce, the Congress, by 
                joint resolution approved as amended (36 U.S.C. 121), 
                has designated October of each year as ``National 
                Disability Employment Awareness Month.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 
                2005 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 
                I call upon Government officials, labor leaders, 
                employers, and the people of the United States to 
                observe this month with appropriate programs, 
                ceremonies, and activities.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of September, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

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