Earlier this year, we spoke with Representative Jimmy Anderson about his request to Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos for reasonable accommodations related to his disability. For today’s episode, Ali is joined in the studio by Rep. Anderson to get updates about his ongoing fight for accommodations and his work in the state legislature. Representative Jimmy […]
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) recently denied Representative Jimmy Anderson’s (D-Fitchburg) request to phone in to committee meetings. Rep. Anderson, who is paralyzed from the chest down, argues that the Americans with Disabilities Act requires the State Legislature to provide accommodations. The situation has sparked a broader conversation about disability rights, which is the […]
US Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin quietly introduced an amendment to an unrelated Senate bill last week that some fear would open the door wider to discrimination against students with disabilities in Wisconsin.