Target: President Barack Obama
Handicap International needs your help to ensure that President Obama submits the Mine Ban Treaty to the Senate now.
More than ninety percent of landmine victims are civilians. With landmines impacting communities in more than 80 countries and territories, the danger is very real.
The U.S. has been planning on joining the treaty since its creation in 1997, but President Bush reversed the U.S. policy stance in 2004. The Obama administration finally announced in December 2009 that the U.S. had initiated a comprehensive review of its landmine policy. However, an announcement still has not been made as to the outcome of this review.
President Obama: Abandon the Bush-era policy. Get back on track and fulfill the promise the U.S. made to the international community 15 years ago. Submit the treaty to the Senate for ratification now!