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 2016-09-21 15:12:45 -0400
  • signed 2016-09-21 08:23:03 -0400
    My disability is though Thalidomide. And it hurts that this is not a natural thing to treat every one like you want to be treated. I now we all can do what has to be done. Even if it is hard
  • signed 2016-09-21 06:39:25 -0400
    god created people the same way on his on image. no one should be discriminated because of their own disabilities. people should respect others and treat them the way the they would want to be treated
  • signed 2016-09-20 14:04:47 -0400
    I Igor Golubchik! I am a citizen of US.Have a lot of medical isues even like two diferent type of cancer .One of the name is Raticula Sarcoma was at 1974 year and another one Colorectal Cencer was 2007 year after a got a wery hard stage of Renal sickness Now I also have End stage of renal desease and get Dialisys I also need to know my solcial rights as well
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    Just because we have limits doesn’t mean we don’t have the need to be needed and accepted .
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    Wende Dailey – My beloved sister is disabled and I’ve seen the challenges, cruelty, strength and perseverance first hand. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, and helping those in need is not only humane, but a moral obligation.
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    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
  • signed 2016-09-03 17:56:15 -0400
    vincent danaher I am on 16 different meds. I’m unstable on my feet and stutter. The police arrested me while I was changing my tire because I stutter ! I’m scared of jail cause I won’t get my meds and I’m on oxygen. They say if I don’t plead guilty I’ll go to jail. I’m tired of being singled out because I’m disabled. Can u help me please ? I hace Cystic Fibrosis, COPD and am a diabetic. There are times I can barely make it. I do not drink. I have a bad liver. 8 years ago I had to be put in a coma or I would have died. There are some days I don’t even get out of bed. My lawyer doesn"t want me to have a jury trial. This has been going on for 10 months now. Can u give me advice at least ?
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  • signed 2016-09-01 22:43:20 -0400
    I support empowerment for persons with disabilities through legislation because we all have equal rights and responsibilities. I want to encourage every individual on this universe to support our brothers and sisters who vulnerable and marginalized to be part of the mainstream in all sectors of development, so that directly or indirectly they can achieve a comfortable livelihood.

    NOTE: " Disability is Not inability"
  • signed 2016-09-01 00:27:47 -0400
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    Dear sir

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    Its good that such organizations exist and we have people in the USA that are championing that. May I be assisted just to purchase an artificial limb that I cant comfortable walk with. I ma physically challenged by left leg amputation. I need at least a small family car automatic one to easily move around in Zimbabwe.

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