Nov 27 2012

Vote to Ratify the Convention for the rights of People with Disabilities

Posted by BPDD at 1:23 PM
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Contact your Federal Senators to vote to ratify the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with DD

Today, the United States Senate will vote to ratify the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the first international treaty to address disability rights globally. Now is the time to contact Senator Kohl and Senator Johnson and ask them to vote FOR the CRPD by using CEC’s Legislative Action Center; it takes only a couple of minutes!

Unfortunately, there are some people who are actively advocating against this effort despite the fact that the CRPD recognizes fundamental values of non-discrimination and equal access for persons with disabilities in all areas of life, as well as helps protect Americans with disabilities who live, work or travel abroad from discrimination. While this treaty does not change current laws in the United States, it does establish the United States as an international leader in disability rights and embodies the ideals of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read CEC's Issue Brief on the CRPD.

With a strong collective voice, the disability community can overcome opposition to this landmark human rights treaty and the United States can join more than 120 other countries that have already ratified the CRPD.
Contact your Senators today!

Please join us—together we can make a difference!



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