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. The Senate failed to ratify an international disability rights treaty based on U.S. laws, because a handful of Senators refuse to support it.
This injustice cannot stand.
The Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), an international disability treaty based on The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), aims to extend human rights and protections to people with disabilities around the globe. More than 140 countries have ratified the CRPD—but not the U.S.
In 2012, despite broad bi-partisan support, the 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 Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. Your name will be delivered in person to the Washington, D.C., offices of Senators who still need to be convinced to do the right thing.
Sign below to say:
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.