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Stand Up For Disability Rights

Tell your Senator to support people with disabilities!

December 3, 2012
On Tuesday December 4, the Senate is expected to vote on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This is a treaty that enshrines the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities in international law.

However, there are some who are opposing the measure on the inaccurate grounds that it ‚Äúsurrenders U.S. sovereignty‚ÄĚ to the UN. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the CRPD is rooted in our own Americans with Disabilities Act and will not require the U.S. to change its own domestic laws.
 
When you call (202) 224-3121, a Senate switchboard operator will connect you directly with your Senate office.

Tell your Senator’s office that the CRPD:

  • Is a treaty rooted in our own Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Calls upon countries to ensure equal treatment for the disabled, and take action to stamp out discrimination in access to justice, health care, education, and employment.
  • Will not require the U.S. to change its own domestic laws.
  • Cements America‚Äôs reputation as a global leader on disability rights, giving the U.S. a global platform to encourage other countries to follow suit and ensuring equality for all persons with disabilities.

Help spread the word and tweet your friends and family to join you in taking action.


Washington Post Endorsement

See what the Washington Post had to say about the CRPD in today's editorial:

A yea on disabilities


Labels: Advocacy

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