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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    Tired of living in apartment communities that are not handicapped, for wheelchairs, power chairs, scooters. I have a nice area to come in and out of but it very small to manuver my chair thru hallways, and found out that the pool is not a walk in pool, that now me nor others, that can’t use the ladders cannot use. Bus stops that are too far away to be picked up, that don’t qualify for the "ready to go buses for severely handicapped, (many get turned down for the application), and sidewalks that are busted and not able to drive on with a power device or regular wheelchair. Indiana , is suppose to be fixing curbs by stoplight crossings and other areas that have regular curbing and pushing for better detourants for non-handicap persons to park in spaces for the disabled community. But, I feel not enough is being done to make these owners of rental properties to comply with rules of being non discrimination of all types of disability needs of the renters. I am not aware of who we talk to to help get this process done. Anyone who can tell me how to make our voices heard, please let me know. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Lori Gath
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    iT is a disgrace that the USA has not signed onto this treaty.

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