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.

6,302 SIGNATURES
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    I have become disabled, after working so many years. It was not by choice, I got struck by a vehicle. I urge you to support the disabled. Thank you. God bless America and all who are disabled.
  • signed 2016-05-28 19:38:58 -0400
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  • signed 2016-05-24 05:16:42 -0400
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  • signed 2016-05-20 12:52:10 -0400
    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 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.
  • signed 2016-05-17 21:47:15 -0400
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  • signed 2016-05-10 22:15:41 -0400
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  • signed 2016-05-09 13:18:44 -0400
    Robin Branham
  • signed 2016-05-06 06:18:00 -0400
    equal right and opportunity for disabled in all respect in every country of globe

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  • signed 2016-05-05 07:06:58 -0400
    Treat human with equality.
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