Tell U.S. Senators: Support the Disability Treaty

Thousands urge Senators to vote YES on the CRPD!

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U.S. Senators may soon vote for a second time on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which protects the rights of people with disabilities. For the first vote in December 2012, the U.S. came close—really close—to ratifying the treaty. Five Senators who voted 'No' stood in the path of the 2/3 vote required to ratify the treaty. We cannot let this happen again!

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 2015-08-01 01:38:48 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-07-31 04:43:03 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
  • signed 2015-07-30 18:58:38 -0400
    Please keep me in the loop on your organization. I want to help. These conditions are unconscionable and as an American I know how fortunate myself and my children are to be so blessed. But seeing how these people must live their lives darkens my happiness at my good fortune
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-07-28 10:39:49 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
  • @jpetuch tweeted link to this page. 2015-07-28 10:39:47 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty http://www.handicap-international.us/support_the_disability_treaty?recruiter_id=48053
  • signed 2015-07-28 10:32:45 -0400
    I and my family have been harassed and mistreated by my disability carrier since 2007.The ERISA laws basically allows for a bullseye to be placed on our backs. We have lost income with no chance for recovery yet the Supreme Court changes ERISA to protect same sex couples.
  • signed 2015-07-27 13:12:58 -0400
  • signed 2015-07-27 13:10:51 -0400
  • signed 2015-07-26 10:45:29 -0400
    Richard d crowell
  • signed 2015-07-23 11:19:20 -0400
    yes
  • signed 2015-07-21 17:56:12 -0400
  • signed 2015-07-20 12:41:12 -0400
  • signed 2015-07-17 16:15:56 -0400
  • signed 2015-07-16 11:34:49 -0400
    I need help getting my daughter home they are using my mental status and disability against me about me parenting my daughter
  • signed 2015-07-11 12:51:37 -0400
    St Louis County Social Service’s and Social Workers have discriminate against all my life questions my ability as parent. Tried there discrimination period.
  • signed 2015-07-09 09:00:00 -0400
  • signed 2015-07-08 19:57:29 -0400
    In America, people with disabilities have fewer rights practically than non-disabled people have in Saudi Arabia! Marriage causing a forfeiture of benefits is a sure sign that America HATES people with disabilities! Then again, typical of a heavily Communist country! “Rob the poor and give to the rich!” is the main philosophy of communism. The only thing worse is if people with disabilities were required to be surgically castrated and required to be in the sex offender registry to make sure they never got married! To make matters worse, if the disabled spouse does not report the marriage, SSI still eventually finds out, the disabled spouse gets dragged to jail, often with a pepper spraying of his face and/or even gunshot wounds from the arresting officers, and then he/she has to pay SSI back every single penny received since the marriage! Change is needed immediately! Even if we have to fire every single big fat bureaucrat and put all new people to work for SSI.
  • signed 2015-07-08 16:38:04 -0400
  • signed 2015-07-01 01:18:38 -0400
    Please amend the law so that people with disabilities can be married and still receive their benefits. It is so unfair that God-fearing have to live in sin just because they cannot afford to stay alive and healthy otherwise. I feel very enslaved to current disability laws.
  • signed 2015-06-30 16:20:26 -0400
  • signed 2015-06-29 13:59:04 -0400
    In this country people with disabilities have less rights than anyone. I HOPE in the very near future this will change. Inequality is living the life of a disabled person! The disabled people in this country should have the right to marry without the risk of losing what benefits the government would help with. These are the people that need help the most, period. Why should our government help people who don’t want to help them selves and instead the help those who strive who want to. People with disabilities want jobs, a career, a better future, and deserve the respect of it. I truly hope our senators and congress men and women will do what is right and help these beautiful people stop suffering. It’s your choices that will help them make a better impact and a brighter future. The government was created to help the people when they cant help them selves and yet we help all other countries while our people suffer in the USA. All the disabled people want is a normal life like everyone else! Please, help them and make a good conscious decision!


    Best Regards,
  • signed 2015-06-19 07:37:38 -0400
    I am happy for all information for disabled and i am need photos from you for may work in Purity Care Investments a non profit organization.Work for disabled,vulnerable,widows,orphans,girls,boys,hiv/aids,poverty,hunger,gospel etc in community.Together we can build the life of beloved people in world.In may country the big problems for disabled people.Please we need assistance in working together.
  • signed 2015-06-18 17:33:00 -0400
  • signed 2015-06-17 17:08:49 -0400
  • signed 2015-06-17 15:58:01 -0400
  • signed 2015-06-17 15:42:51 -0400
  • signed via 2015-05-21 09:10:27 -0400
    my wife is having trouble at work couse she has mental dissablittys n they keep givin her a hard time so shes bin missing work alot she dont know wat to do any more thats why im trying to see if she can get help soo they stop the menal stress on her
  • signed 2015-05-17 00:37:59 -0400
    dear people you are hope sweetest angel of hope mama mary loves you and i also love you and care for you deep from my heart i am with you shine like sun takecare
  • signed 2015-05-06 19:08:07 -0400
  • signed via 2015-05-04 10:21:08 -0400