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.

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 2017-04-24 01:08:46 -0400
    dionne brown
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    In need of serious help. Being abused and exploited . I have a severe disability. Mental AnD physically abuse related

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  • signed 2017-04-15 18:44:56 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-14 17:45:18 -0400
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  • signed 2017-04-14 17:43:06 -0400
    I am a disabled veteran and I’m constantly being told that I need to join ADA, in order to get some relief on utilities and other such things. I have no idea how to join or what benefits it will get me. please contact me at the email address given. Thank you.
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  • signed 2017-04-07 23:30:36 -0400
    Contact all county Community Foundations for help as they are 501-C3s and I have worked with them in the past.
  • signed 2017-04-04 14:03:31 -0400
    Gregory Piorkowski
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  • signed 2017-03-31 16:19:20 -0400
    I am disabled but am now being discriminated upon by our governmental division, the CDC. I am being forced to reduce my opiate pain management medication down so low that I cry out in severe pain and feel I have no life to live. If it weren’t for my Catholic faith, I would seriously consider ending it. I also need to take care of my widowed mother who doesn’t have anyone else but me to take care of her, i.e., take her to her doctor appointments, grocery and church services. Does anyone care that our government is causing undue hardship with people in severe pain, no matter what the cause??
  • signed 2017-03-31 03:21:36 -0400
    Please listen— Many of us out here are disabled in one way or another. Right now we are wondering if our benefits and housing are at risk of disappearing. Please at least, if it is only thing you can do for us, vote yes on the CRPD when you can and help Americans with disabilities. Thank you
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-29 06:46:47 -0400
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