Tell U.S. Senators: Support the Disability Treaty

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:

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 2015-08-29 16:52:17 -0400
    Please to include the enforce rights for those people who are incarcerated as well.
  • signed 2015-08-26 22:39:29 -0400
    I’m disabled with sezures. An im lookin for. Housing. How ? An what programs is there to get. Or find out bout housing ?
  • signed 2015-08-26 13:33:31 -0400
    HEIIO; I have been 100% dissabled since the later o 2011. I have took the necessary documents to the tax acessor’s office- she will get huffy and tell me if I dont pay my land taxes they are goig to own it {who ever they are}. Ive paid over 3000 dollars on 400 dollars worth of land since I have become dissabled simply because no one will listen to me . anything you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. JOE HARRISON PHONE 1-662-862-9946
  • signed 2015-08-26 09:37:44 -0400
  • signed 2015-08-23 04:43:29 -0400
    Hello sir join for you
  • signed 2015-08-19 22:00:34 -0400
    Please help me. I am a disabled 53 year old woman who is an American citizen. I receive SSI for depression and anxiety disorder. I unfortunately have a state appointed guardian who is extremely abusive towards me. Her name is Jeanna McGarrah and she is the Newton County Public Administrator from Neosho, MO. I am trying to get my guardianship back but until then I need an emergency change of guardianship as I truly believe that Jeanna is making very dangerous decisions for me. I will let you know all the details if someone gets back to me. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Annmarie Hursh.
  • signed 2015-08-19 15:21:51 -0400
  • signed 2015-08-18 20:46:44 -0400
  • signed 2015-08-15 00:29:39 -0400
    I was recently a hard time by a man who run for Mayor of Newark n.y. in 2010 him and his friends all grouped up against me online on a Local website it was scary he was very intimadating the letter States that I lived in a world were stating facts is considered Educated if you passed the third grade I was really saddened by this man and his friends behavior it’s Sad and I’m sad about it.
  • signed 2015-08-13 18:27:27 -0400
  • signed 2015-08-12 21:24:05 -0400
    I find it ridiculous that people with disabilities are not being considered by anybody but morons! we have every right not only to exist, and many of whom are Veterans who are being screwed over by their own government. I Sir, have worked most of my adult life, and am planning on reeducating myself in the near future so I can rejoin the workforce.. Without my SSDI and Medicaid, I would not be able to accomplish this!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-12 10:40:34 -0400
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  • signed 2015-08-12 10:39:33 -0400
  • signed 2015-08-12 03:40:50 -0400
  • signed 2015-08-11 13:46:27 -0400
    Στηρίζω τη συνθήκη Αναπηρίας
  • signed 2015-08-10 05:06:34 -0400
  • signed 2015-08-10 02:02:55 -0400
  • signed 2015-08-08 18:52:55 -0400
    my wife and I have a disability and need help
  • signed 2015-08-08 02:52:53 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-07 09:50:07 -0400
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  • signed 2015-08-07 09:49:16 -0400
  • signed 2015-08-07 00:54:49 -0400
  • signed 2015-08-05 20:37:19 -0400
  • signed 2015-08-05 10:39:59 -0400
    Please vote yes to ratify the CRPD.
  • signed 2015-08-04 17:43:48 -0400
    I’m tired of not getting respect for being disabled and not being able to get a disability parking sign a lot easier . because I have tons of disabilities that I can hardly walk anymore because of my knees and hips with severe arthritis.
  • signed 2015-08-01 01:38:48 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-07-31 04:43:03 -0400
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  • 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
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