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. 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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  • signed 2016-07-23 11:27:20 -0400
    I can not walk to the road ,it is a long walk and rough to use my walker. live a long always asking some one to get my mail.
  • signed 2016-07-23 02:22:34 -0400
    What do you do if you just found out you have a mental disability but are too embarrassed to openly say it?
  • signed 2016-07-21 01:12:09 -0400
    I am bala chandra reddy completed in am handicap person now I am searching in job
  • signed 2016-07-20 17:23:50 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-19 20:29:54 -0400
    Im trying to find a nice car like a 2008 to 2012 Lexus 350 can you help me
  • signed 2016-07-19 13:26:47 -0400
    I have a son that has Ataxia e is 47 years old he uses crutches, Now that he is older his energy drops at the end of the day. He works 25 miles from his home. He is able to get to work fine but it take him hours to get home because he has lost all of his energy. He has a good job, and he knows that if he would try to get a job near his home for what he his skill is he would have a hard time. It took him two years looking for a job. He is highly skilled in computers, but companys don’t hire people that are handicap. and he needs his job. Is there some way he could get help.
  • signed 2016-07-18 07:05:50 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-16 22:08:03 -0400
    I am becoming increasingly concerned that our Condominium Assn. where I have owned

    my condo 25 years ignores the needs of many of us for any handicapped accommodations and now are attempting to completely block a number of us from using the pool, clubhouse, or tennis courts by refusing to issue new keys to 8 or 10 of us to these jointly owned facilities since we constitute a hazard (to their pocket books) !

    The main meeting area has been blocked for several years by a steep flight of stairs. There are two portable wheelchair ramps to handle traffic in this gigantic clubhouse .

    The incompetent board did manage to just appropriate money to completely replace all slightly worn overstuffed furniture however! A couple of months ago they spent a small

    fortune to completely install new high grade carpeting though out this very large clubhouse!

    During the past twenty-five years that I have lived and grown old here I have not seen one improvement to any handicapped facilities or equipment, other than cement ramps outside at the end of side walks. These were badly needed! There are no change to decks or the

    junior size Olympic Pool. Fees have remained at &365.per month several years.

    Any suggestions that you could give or other appropriate agencies or commissions that I

    might contact will be apppreciated.

  • signed 2016-07-16 17:40:30 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-16 04:04:31 -0400
    veronica motta theres a bus that takes people to prisions on friday nights at 58th and broadway/a square white bus mr Brown is the driver,he kicked me a disabled 55 yr old woman off the bus because he wanted to goall the way to buffalo alone with me and i refused//he kicked me out of the bus at 7th ave and 36th st and told me to find another bus which does not exist/i later saw him pass by with a bus filled with people and wouldnt stop to take me to see my teenage son in lakeview ny//i pushed myself and what i was carrying on to the train,i thought i would die of leg and spine pain and nobody helped me please do something about this man hes dangerous to disabled white woman he also stops at fashion ave and 36th every friday charging 80,00 per person without giving us receipts so i cant prove he took my money his number is 914 837 8476

    i made the reservation with another man that takes the calls at 718 328 0291 hes nice,buthis worker isnt this Mr Brown makes about 2,000 on fridays and makes extra cash by kicking people off the bus and taking the ones he wants to take,hes a crook and filthy saying he would travel 10 hours with just one passanger at 80.00 that doesnt cover gas cost//woman should say they wont go without getting kicked off the bus..he shouldnt play around like that when he knew he had alot of people to take.
  • signed 2016-07-13 19:24:36 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-11 20:43:54 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-11 16:55:19 -0400
    I am disabled with multiple disabilities, i am getting evicted for not being able to obtain a loan to purchase the manufactured home i am living in, i have no where to go except my car and i have to be on oxygen 24/7. so myself along with my 16 year old son and dog and cat will be living in my car as of August 1, 2016.
  • signed 2016-07-09 12:35:25 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-07 12:41:24 -0400
    in need of donations
  • signed 2016-07-02 20:06:23 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-02 00:11:09 -0400
    Greetings from Rena community development association in Uganda.

    Rena Community Development Association (RCDA) is a fully registered non-governmental organization (NGO)(S5914/11491) founded in 2010 with a mission of empowering the disadvantaged or less privileged people with skills and Knowledge that could help them to become self reliant and leave a beggary life and become responsible citizens in Uganda. we also Advocate water and sanitation hygiene (WASH)in local communities. The purpose of writing to you is to request for support so that we can implement our projects.

    We came across your organization and thought our organization could be help. we kindly request for



    because we basically deal in skills training like computer to the less privileged youth. this program has helped many youth men and women across the country and they have left a beggary life. so we kindly request for



    to support us in this program.

    We hope to hear from you

    P.O. BOX 25951 KLA, (UGANDA), KASUBI,





    Rena Community Development Association (RCDA) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2010 with a mission of empowering the disadvantaged or less privileged people with skills and Knowledge that could help them to become self reliant and leave a beggary life and become responsible citizens we also advocate for good health through HIV/AIDS testing, good sanitation and hygiene, prevention of malaria and other diseases in the communities

    Rena Community Development Association (RCDA) helps the local people in many ways for example promoting skills development at all levels in Computer, tailoring, handcraft, knitting agriculture, mechanics, building and construction. We also promote and advocate for the Rights of women and Children in our community.

    The government has failed to reach the local person, there so many girls who get pregnant and fail to go back to school after giving birth, so those are the girls we get and empower with skills and knowledge for example Computer, tailoring, handcraft, knitting agriculture, mechanics, carpentry and joinery, hair dressing so that they can become self reliant and become responsible citizens. More so there many children in communities who stay with their step mothers and they are being mistreated and denied school so we advocate for the Rights of Children in the community so that they can also live a good life and access the basic needs

    Rena Community development has been in partnership with Mukama Clinic in providing medical services like HIV/AIDS testing, testing Hepatitis B, testing T.B, Malaria prevention measures like giving mosquito nets and advocating for water and sanitation.

    Rena Community Development Association wants to start an Independent unit that will be carrying out services that will help women, children youth and men in the community. We are looking at advocating for good health for all.

    We therefore request for medical equipments to help us implement our project.


    1. To advocate good health all in communities.

    2. Advocating for proper water and sanitation

    3. Prevention of malaria measures like advising people to sleep under mosquito nets.

    4. To promote and advocate for the Rights of women and Children

    5. To ensure medical services like HIV/AIDS testing, Hepatitis B testing, testing T.B

    Target groups

    RCDA programs focus on empowering and support the disadvantaged or less privileged people and providing medical services to them.

    1. Orphans

    2. Vulnerable Children

    3. Women

    4. School dropouts

    5. Widows

    6. Men


    Rena Community Development Association (RCDA) currently runs these main programs on, teaching and empowering less privileged people with skills and knowledge that could help them to become self reliant, leave a beggary life and become responsible citizens and successful in life is at a core of the RCDA program. Rena also partner with mukama clinic in providing medical services to the people.

    Expected outcome

    1. Good health for all

    2. Proper water and sanitation

    3. Knowledge about malaria prevention.

    4. Counseling about HIV/AIDS testing.


    Rena Community Development Association (RCDA) will empower the less privileged people so that the less privileged become useful in the society and providing medical services to the people in the community.

    Katende T Zikusooka

    RCDA Executive Director

    Rena Community Development Association (RCDA)
  • signed 2016-07-01 19:00:41 -0400
    I have a son that had disabilities from birth. My Mother, my Grandmother and myself have all been affected by arthritis. Please vote yes on this. Thank you US Navy Veteran Ed Winear
  • signed 2016-06-28 13:42:53 -0400
  • signed 2016-06-26 21:15:46 -0400
    Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis suffer. Let’s make the World Accessible
  • signed 2016-06-24 06:13:58 -0400
    Brooke McmillanI am a born disabled person who feels my rights to receive disability are being violated under a work act vocational issue. I was born disabled and social security is saying i am no longer disabled and can do light work which i can not and once born disabled that does not change.
  • signed 2016-06-23 14:22:56 -0400
  • signed 2016-06-21 21:14:16 -0400
    WE NEED TO HAVE THE CRPD TO THE SENATE THIS VERY IMPORTANT for people with Disabilities this has been an issue for the long time now its time to have this going

    this has been fight on this we have to keep after the senate on this
  • signed 2016-06-20 19:55:03 -0400
  • signed 2016-06-20 19:36:54 -0400
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    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
  • signed 2016-06-19 18:51:45 -0400
  • signed 2016-06-17 18:53:15 -0400
    Barbara Zarcone
  • signed 2016-06-17 11:01:41 -0400
  • signed 2016-06-16 18:59:40 -0400
    This needs to be passed in the U.S!