Support Accessible Air Travel for Individuals with SMA!

Ask your Members of Congress to Cosponsor the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act 

Legislation was introduced in Congress to remove existing barriers and improve air travel accessibility for individuals with SMA and other disabilities. 

The Air Carrier Access Amendments Act (S.642/ H.R.1696) would help make air travel more accessible and equal for individuals with SMA and other disabilities by, among other things, requiring air carriers to provide their goods, services, and facilities in the most integrated setting appropriate and directing the U.S. Access Board to set minimum standards to ensure the accessible design of aircraft, including lavatories, seating accommodations, and boarding and deplaning equipment.

We need your help to grow support for this important legislation!

Take Action

Ask your Members of Congress to sponsor the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act. 

INSTRUCTIONS: when you complete the "required fields" (below left) and click on the "Send Message" button, your message (below right letter) will automatically be emailed to your U.S. Senators. No other action is required. However, please consider personalizing your message (using the below box) by adding your own experience. Cure SMA can amplify your experience in our own advocacy with legislators. Contact advocacy@curesma.org if you have any questions.

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Please Cosponsor and Support the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act!

Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent and a supporter of Cure SMA, the leading national organization that advocates for individuals with a neuromuscular disease known as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), I ask that you sponsor the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act (S.642/ H.R.1696) to remove existing barriers and improve air travel accessibility for individuals with SMA and other disabilities.

Despite the enormous progress our country has made in promoting equal and accessible transportation options for Americans, significant barriers remain for individuals with SMA and other disabilities in accessing air travel. Individuals with SMA who use wheelchairs, especially power chairs, often avoid or experience unpleasant, sometimes unsafe, air travel due to inaccessible air cabins and other challenges.

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The Air Carrier Access Amendments Act would help improve air travel accessibility, particularly for individuals with disabilities. The legislation would require air carriers to provide their goods, services, and facilities in the most integrated setting appropriate, enhance the air travel complaint process for people with disabilities to include additional air carriers responsibilities and greater U.S. Department of Transportation oversight, and direct the U.S. Access Board to set minimum standards to ensure the accessible design of aircraft, including lavatories, seating accommodations, video displays, and boarding and deplaning equipment. These changes will improve the air travel experience and ensure equal access for all travelers.

Please cosponsor the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act (S.642/ H.R.1696) . Your support will help to ensure this important legislation is considered and approved in the 117th Congress. Thank you for considering my views.

Sincerely,

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