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.

6,214 SIGNATURES
10,000 signatures

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  • signed 2016-02-11 11:38:11 -0500
    Kristy Zafar
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    Personally, I am being discriminated against right now so this is very important to me. Please take the time and listen to a few of your supporters as to why this is important.
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    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
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    Shelley Nance
  • signed 2016-01-20 01:59:22 -0500
    I support the disability treaty
  • signed 2016-01-14 14:10:15 -0500
    I have my son 17 years old with disability. He has been out of school and services for five years. IO have contacted every government and state offices in CT and still my son is home without education services since 2010. There are more than 10 independent evaluations, medical doctors recommendation for my son to receive intensive services for my son and the district is refusing to consider as revenge. Please contact me if you can. My son and I need your help so bad. My phone nr is 203-355-0092


    Thank you very much,

    Keda
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    This will not only improve the lives of those individuals with disabilities, it will also improve society as a whole.
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    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
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    Show us that you care about our needs as disabled people
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