Tell U.S. Senators: Support the Disability Treaty

Thousands urge Senators to vote YES on the CRPD!


More than one billion people on our planet have a disability—yet most still struggle to escape discrimination.

The U.S. has been the world leader in promoting the rights of people with disabilities—until recently.

You can help change this.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), an international disability rights treaty based on The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), aims to promote human rights and protections for people with disabilities around the globe. More than 150 countries have ratified the CRPD—but not the U.S.

In 2012, despite broad bi-partisan support, the U.S. Senate failed to ratify the CRPD by just five votes.

This year, as the disability community celebrates the 25th anniversary of the ADA, it's time for the U.S. government to be a world leader in disability rights.

Take action today! Join Handicap International in calling your Senators to support the CRPD. Your name will be delivered in person to the Washington, D.C., offices of Senators to convince them it is the right thing to do.

Sign below to say:

Dear Senator,

I support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I urge you, and your fellow Senators, to support the disability treaty when it comes to a vote.

Ratification of the CRPD is free. Ratification does not change U.S. law. Ratification tells the world that the U.S. is serious about protecting the rights of people with disabilities.

Please, Senator, cast a YES vote for the disability treaty when you have the opportunity.

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  • signed 2016-12-10 16:40:50 -0500
    I live in my van and it needs,new tires, brakes,power stirring pump and a stirring callum, Iam disabled,my back,hip,left knee,right ankle and more, I get Gr and food stamps, I’ve been waiting 5years now to get approved for disability, iam very talented, a Christian,a people person and in need of help.
  • signed 2016-12-10 09:44:53 -0500
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  • followed this page 2016-12-08 11:00:22 -0500
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  • signed 2016-12-04 17:39:37 -0500
    I would like some information I am disabled
  • signed 2016-12-04 08:14:34 -0500
    I am a disabled Surgeon since July 4, 2002 after undergoing complicated Open Heart Surgery on May 24, 2002. I went in to coma for 41 Days and woke up on July 4, 2002 with MOFS (Multiple Organs Failure Syndrome). Since then I am confined to walker inside my home and Battery operated scooter outside my home. I am planning to contact the Fort Worth City Mayor to declare to observe Sunday January 15 TH 2017 as to Observe A Special Disability Day and wanted to present my Disabilities. I am also writing a book on " Dr. SGR – Disabilities". I am inviting US two Congressmen and two Senators and other TX Senators and House Members. 817-741-6579

    Please send me an e mail of local CPRD members.

    S. Gopal Raju, MD, FRCSC, FICS (82 Years) -
  • signed 2016-12-04 05:03:25 -0500
  • signed 2016-12-04 00:03:47 -0500
    For my son Christopher
  • signed 2016-12-01 20:24:57 -0500
  • @hatersbiteme tweeted link to this page. 2016-12-01 15:59:33 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
  • signed 2016-12-01 15:58:27 -0500
    I’ve gone to my own Senator with no help to follow. I am also handicapped and watch these people enjoy treating me badly. I hope things get changed or someone finally stands up for us. I was in the military and worked three jobs, now get treated like a nothing. There is nothing more in this world I want to do than to work and get away from these mean abusive housing personnel. They have all my Dr notes, from several different doctors. I am now unfortunately looking at having a double lung trans-plant because on top of all the other abuse, now I’m on oxygen, 5ltr, they will not ask the neighbors to move to the back porch (after claiming a smoke free campus) they say no smoking inside. I get worse every day, because they fail to do the slightest changes to aid.

    I hope this helps, I do not think anyone realizes how bad it truly is until you are fighting for your own life.
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    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability person how to receive JOB
  • signed 2016-12-01 00:12:43 -0500
  • signed 2016-11-30 14:20:05 -0500
    It’s incumbent open you,our voice, to support our rights! I had the pleasure of serving my community in the public/private sectors for 43 years, dedicated to helping others, this should be easy to do.
  • signed 2016-11-27 20:09:03 -0500
    Iam mentally challenged and I am having troubles with my driver’s permit can you help me
  • signed 2016-11-27 16:08:24 -0500
  • signed 2016-11-22 13:24:31 -0500
  • signed 2016-11-21 10:47:35 -0500
  • signed 2016-11-20 20:02:20 -0500
    I just became disabled. due to a foot infection and had toes amputated on my right foot. Now I can no longer stand nor wall for long periods. My apartment is not 100% wheelchair accessible.

    I am scared to tell my manager that I need grab bars in the tub, wheelchair ramp, and the bathroom reconfigured to accommodate my wheelchair. Management might force me out and I have nowhere else to go.

    What are My rights?

    My only other choice is to move.
  • signed 2016-11-19 05:13:57 -0500
    Yes Vote, because…. just because we are low income and cant work doesnt mean we should have to live from paycheck to paycheck never getting ahead in life
  • signed 2016-11-17 13:45:24 -0500
    I was dineid for disablity n i feel that was wrong,,n some lawyer wont help me bc im 26.i didnt know it was going to be like this.yes i need that check bc it will help me on my way of becomeing a better person.but they dont see that they only see what doctor i go too and how long has i been going.they just dont understand that i cant get around like that everyday.its hurts my feeling that they are gambleing with ssi benefits and they keep denieding me bc they dont want to give me a check to start with.all they care about is me going to the hospital everyday.and i dont have a car to get to the hospital is hard for me and i wish they can see that i cant do everything.i was waiting for a check for two years n now i dont have a lawyer n i dont have a check bc i was denied for appeal coucil n the lawyer i did had said they cant help me with the civil action because it cost $300 so now i just started all over again with a new application..but my problem is getting to the hospital.i dont have no way hurts my feeling because i believe i derserve a check for my ways that i looking for a lawyer n a judge that can help me get the benfits i deserve.i dont need a judge are a lawyer who can help me.
  • signed 2016-11-16 08:16:41 -0500
  • signed 2016-11-11 10:57:05 -0500
    It seems I am in several groups, but the group that just lost me my stability was ADA discrimination and AGE discrimination my federal volunteer job AmeriCorps fired me with no cause because my site supervisor The City of Las Vegas -Community Services Department “released me from the site”. The egregious thing is that all they said was" I was not a good fit". This was after my “interactive process”. They just did not want to provide me with a reader (adobe has free ones) so I could enlarge my memos and document. I asked to not be in small spaces where every week I was suppose to come to a meeting with 8 ppl in a small conference room space. My state Director of the program agreed with the City of Las Vegas and fired me. It is important to state that bush th National Service (AmeriCorps) and the City of Las Vegas knew of my disability before hiring me and selecting me. Yet both humiliated me and financially ruined me. When I asked for a Section 508 Coordinator I well I asked for it 10/5/16 and yet know one ☝️ has responded to my request and my EO filing with National Service. So I begin my birthday weekend sad and broke. Egregious indeed!
  • signed 2016-11-10 18:42:55 -0500
  • signed 2016-11-07 14:37:06 -0500
  • signed 2016-11-05 02:51:38 -0400
    All are equal. NO difference between able and disable because all are human. Think like a mother. A mother might have even 1000 children. She will treat all equally. She does not see whether they are able or disable. All human have talents. Able or disable should not be measured up on the physical & mental condition. Abilities are in all.