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. The world counts 172 ratifications/accessions to 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 26th 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 next 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 2017-02-17 00:23:09 -0500
    As a disabled woman I find it taking mor any me 3to,4x longer than prior to ampersand that hurt me.Energy is limited,little things never huge an I want to contribute to the world.I accept and am.greatful for any time saving empowerments to get me to the starting line.stefgiguss
  • signed 2017-02-16 14:20:06 -0500
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  • signed 2017-02-15 10:33:23 -0500
    need more lawers who help people on disabilitie in every aspect of law not just to get didisabilitie but in every aspect of the law
  • @prof_tmazuru22 tweeted link to this page. 2017-02-15 09:02:16 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty http://www.handicap-international.us/support_the_disability_treaty?recruiter_id=86222
  • signed 2017-02-15 08:47:24 -0500
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  • signed 2017-02-01 01:56:43 -0500
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  • signed 2017-01-31 11:38:20 -0500
    You are really inspiring to everyone Jessica, you are fighting for a great cause….may GOD be with you in this fight
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-31 11:28:06 -0500
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  • @shaazsyed83 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-31 11:28:00 -0500
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  • signed 2017-01-31 10:36:42 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-29 19:39:39 -0500
    I am an immigrant US citizen who was labeled with Bipolar Dusorder and General Anxiety Disorder in 2002. In order to receive SSI & SSDI. I had to wait for a 7 year medical history record and an intensive/extensive interview process in order to qualify and receive SSI/SSDI.

    I had served the Texas School System from 1994-2005 in 3 Independent School Districts in Texas as a Para Proffesional and Substitute teacher. After receiving Disability benefits I could not work legally otherwise my benefits would stop. I studied for 8 years and completed a double Masters in 2015. I was lucky to receive Federal Loans to stay in school. Also after an 8 year wait for Subsidized Housing I was awarded a 1 bedroom apartment unit. I have lived out of a car and various shelters for a number of years. I have been taking Depakote/ Lamactil fir the last 14 years. It masks the symptoms of my disorders but I suffer from emotional deficit behaviors. This has caused me to be cold aloof and isolated. These behaviors have caused anti social traits which does not help me.

    In 2016 I enrolled in the Ticket Back to Work Program and got a Substitute position at Spring Branch ISD. HOUSTON. TX. I worked from March to December and earned around $7050.

    I had to leave my job because of the subsidized rent increasing triple fold and cessation of social security disability benefits.

    I am requesting representation from handicap international US. I feel I am in a unique position and deserve a different set of rules. I have unstintingly pursed to find solutions for my challenges.

    But now. I need help innpresenting my financial difficulties to the State. I am a successful educator and want to actively contribute to my community.

    Hope to present my self professional and be part of a great community .

    Best wishes and thank you. Syeda Rizvi.
  • signed 2017-01-29 13:53:39 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-29 10:18:17 -0500
    I’m MHMR and have issues in the workplace
  • signed 2017-01-29 07:09:40 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-24 21:36:51 -0500
    Dear Sir, I myself is appealing to you because I too have a disability orthopedically. and i too sir needs assistance for my life though I could do simple work but i at my age dreams to establish a long-term business, Praying for your approval so that i myself could be


    helped by you through handicap international. More Power and God bless.
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  • signed 2017-01-23 13:06:58 -0500
    JOSEPH HOEFLER
  • signed 2017-01-22 15:49:05 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-22 14:23:44 -0500
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  • signed 2017-01-22 14:22:29 -0500
    Congress, Senators and Representatives, as our government’s symbolic “Head”, please remove it from your proverbial backside and ratify something that simply RECOGNIZES the rights of persons with disabilities. To Not Do so states nothing more than that you do not recognize basic human rights and civil liberties. Consequently to not do so is simply Un-American and what patriot wants to re-elect an Un-American leader to Congress. You’ve got to stand for something or you stand for nothing.
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