Disability treaty needs your support!

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!

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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 2014-08-26 22:37:44 -0400
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get rid of rick Snyder hes a iddiot
signed 2014-08-23 09:43:40 -0400
I am a epileptic. I am 61. I am asking for our futures sake, please help the children of today to be possible leader’s of tomorrow.
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When I voted for President I voted based on one issue. I voted for who I heard say they would help people with disabilities get insurance with pre-existing conditions. Why? Because I will do anything for my son, who has intractable epilepsy. Now I will only vote for someone who is willing to bring cannabis oil to the people with epilepsy who like my son have no other hope on the horizon. The oil contains so little THC I don’t understand WHY politicians are so afraid of it that they would allow the Americans they represent suffer. Unless they feel that disabled citizens are disposable . Please fight this fight for the disabled. Help them become independent by gaining seizure control. Thank You. Vivian Bradley .
signed 2014-08-22 13:47:00 -0400
I am disabled with severe refractory (uncontrolled) epilepsy. In fact, it is so severe, I need to wear a helmet even inside my apt! It’s obvious why we need your vote to help make this pass, not only for myself, but for other disabled people.
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We have had ADA in the USA for almost 25 years. other nations continue to view people with disabilities as 2nd class citizens. Just because a person has limitations in some areas of their life does not mean they cannot have a life.
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@tallsy tweeted link to this page. 2014-08-12 18:16:09 -0400
#ISupportCRPD! Join me & sign the petition telling Senators to support the disability treaty! http://www.handicap-international.us/support_the_disability_treaty?recruiter_id=18728
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I have a learning disability and I support all people with disabilities
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@CC_in_TC tweeted link to this page. 2014-08-02 11:54:26 -0400
#ISupportCRPD! Join me & sign the petition telling Senators to support the disability treaty! http://www.handicap-international.us/support_the_disability_treaty?recruiter_id=28485
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