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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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-23 08:48:34 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
  • signed 2016-10-23 08:48:10 -0400
    Hi my name is Minister Matthew I Beatty and I’m little bit disabled from birth. I would like if we had a day called special needs awareness day.
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    Nikunja Nari Unnoyon Shangstha is local Organization working with Women with Disabilities for promoting their rights. It has been established in January 2013. Nikunja Nari Unnoyan Shangstha has gained experience and capacity by working on various development issues with technical and financial support from Local elite persons, Government Institutions and other donors.

    It has a team of 15 staffs and volunteers who are well qualified and experienced to project implementation of rights, vulnerable group development and empowerment for wider adoption by its target beneficiaries, thus enabling them to attain improvement of their rights.

    I would request you please If you have any opportunities then support to us.
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    jacqueline leone
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    I have a pernament disable for my lower back. And I have other problems with other body parts. I need to know my rights for a disabled person.
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    i am sabiha am33year old am handicap and have 2 elder brothers who arealso handicap please help us
  • signed 2016-10-06 11:10:14 -0400
    If you were to google my name, you would see I was, a supermodel. What you don’t know is that, pain and illness brought me back to Massachussettes where in 2004, I was in a head on collision. I went from 15,000$ a day at best to 850$ a month at best. The difference between how people had and do now treat me is very sad. Like those magazines made me worth more. I lived in disabled housing in Wrentham Ma where my lungs became destroyed from 6 years of toxic mold spores. I went to the police and I went to the housing authority. Both knew I was alone and they abused me further. Finally, after months of seizures, they were gifted. I went into my first bipolar manic episode in 2013. 3 years after I moved in and after they tested for mold proving I was right. Bipolar discrimination is unlike the ones I’ve had in the past. This one truly allows " Normal people" to disregard pleas for help. Please, let future generations learn from our. Pasts. Please care about us. Sign
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    Penny Montgomery
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    Kelly Demay hi I’m a disabled women and I have been fighting for social security since 2007 I have no income and I’m about to be homeless and loose everything my mom was helping me out with everything u till she passed away a few moths ago is there any help out there for me thank you
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    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