Tell U.S. Senators: Support the Disability Treaty

Thousands urge Senators to vote YES on the CRPD!

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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 2016-08-23 22:05:13 -0400
    Please Vote Yes!
  • signed 2016-08-23 13:38:51 -0400
    Yes I support the disibility right because as of 2016 I am a disabled parent with 3 children that are still depending on me for their comfort at home as well as in public… I choose to do my best even being disabled because peer pressure is far more harsh and different from when I was my kids age..so with my disabilities even on my BAD aching body memory loss days I have to still be a parent and do my part…
  • signed 2016-08-22 15:05:27 -0400
    I feel that people with physical-disabilities (no matter what type.) ought to have every right and privilege as do those `that have every physical-ability they have had/learned to have since they were born.

    So many disabled people are often MUCH more resilient to adverse happenstance more patient, and also more compassionate toward their fellow human beings than those who have never had anything limiting them in any way!

    Those in the `disabled public’ must be allowed every right as everyone else is to make society be fair.

    I am very tired and fed up with hearing things from business-owners regarding things such as, "Well, we’re not to HAVE to provide YOUR KIND OF PEOPLE with handicapp ed accessible bathrooms because we are in a Grandfathered building, or “Hardly ANY of our business comes from people like yourself, & etc…”

    What if THEY were the party needing use of an accessible bathroom while visiting the business? (The shoe is always on-the-other-foot, then isn’t it? :)

    Sincerely, Gretchen M. Remington.
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