The 2015 Annual Meeting of the members of MOCEANS CIL ("Moceans") will be held at the Long Branch Public Library from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. This meeting is open to members in good standing only. The purpose of the Election of Directors is to fill seven positions each assigned to a term of up to three years. Ballots are due at least 1 hour prior to the Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!
Joanne Goff has retired as Executive Director of MOCEANS CIL effective July 8, 2015. Joanne served as the staff accountant and executive director for more than twenty years. She leaves behind a solid record of achievement and client service. We all wish her well on her retirement. Kerry Morgan will replace Joanne on an interim basis. Kerry is an attorney specializing in public sector finance and has been the president of a local school board.
Throughout the year, and on July 26, 2015, celebrate 25 years of the landmark legislation known as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in your workplaces, schools and communities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a law that was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) authored the bill and was its chief sponsor in the Senate. Harkin delivered part of his introduction speech in sign language, saying it was so his deaf brother could understand. It was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush, and later amended with changes effective January 1, 2009.
The ADA is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics illegal. In addition, unlike the Civil Rights Act, the ADA also requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, and imposes accessibility requirements on public accommodations.