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US Sen. Tom Harkin to speak in Iowa City for 24th annual Americans with Disabilities Act celebration


Tom Harkin
Sen. Tom Harkin speaks on behalf of raising the minimum wage. — photo via Senate Democrats

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) will give the keynote speech at the 24th annual Americans with Disabilities Act Celebration in downtown Iowa City on July 26. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. in Iowa City’s Ped Mall, though Harkin is expected to speak at noon, according to a statement released today by Uptown Bill’s.

This year’s celebration includes music and activities, as well as a performance by Combined Efforts Theatre, which specializes in offering theatre and performance opportunities to individuals of all abilities.

Authored and introduced to the U.S. Senate by Harkin in 1990, the American Disabilities Act protects individuals from discrimination due to disability under a wide range of circumstances. The bill was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush on July 26, 1990.


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