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 2017-01-19 12:31:03 -0500
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  • signed 2017-01-14 00:59:03 -0500
    Please help
  • signed 2017-01-11 01:20:18 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-10 22:05:30 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
  • @davidolson333 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-10 22:05:25 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
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  • signed 2017-01-08 18:30:31 -0500
    I was living at apt. building for the the disabled there was abuse towards the disabled clients who lived at the property.Due to this county agency that received HUD funding to assist the disabled clients.I was defending and protecting my disabled rights I asked for Reasonable Accomdation extension to prepare for a HU D inspection this agency never granted me this that’s ADA law there was a biased and prejudicial towards me I was brought to court based on my disabilty which I had medical explaining my medical limitations complete disregard.There sole was to get me eviction which was granted. Complete discrimination of my disability
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  • signed 2017-01-04 11:53:02 -0500
    please pass the CRPD its very important for people with developmental Disabilites

    we need to pass this,

    I advocate for people with Disabilites on lot of issues this is one of them the CRPD

    I have disability

    I encourage the senate to pass this
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    Anna Garzon
  • signed 2016-12-27 09:25:12 -0500
    Hi US Senators!

    Mr Senators I’m a disabled person of my right leg and I live in a deep poverty and an extreme misery.

    Being in this situation I felt a pain left down side of my stomach and I went to the doctor check out what’s going wrong and he told me I got an hernia.

    so senators I’m suffering for 3 months now, I don’t want to die now because he said I have to be operated and I’m jobless, I have no money to give them. so please Senators help me come to US in order to be operated and be well treated.

    my email is : and my phone number is: +225 46767175

    thanks to care about my request and see it as urgent matter!

    yours faithfully,
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-23 16:22:53 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
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  • signed 2016-12-18 16:41:11 -0500
    I don’t know if you will receive this, as I’m not sure how to get in touch with you. I was promised this apt yesterday, he told me how he would be happy to have us back. I kept each text message from him and by me. Then when he found out I have a medical condition, that will go away. It’s already 80% better. But then he told me that he can’t rent to us. He is discriminating against me, cause I have a medical condition that i cant help. I’ve had this problem for 6 years, it got worse 4 years ago and I couldn’t find any Dr that could help me, until a month ago. I’m taking three different meds for it. I will be on meds for the rest of my life, so that i don’t have to go through this again. Please help me. I am begging you and pleading with you to help. I’ve heard from hundreds of people, including Dr’s and they all said I have a strong case against a lot of people and that if I could find the right lawyer, I could sue for millions of dollars. I have pictures and documents proving my medical condition. If you can’t help me, then please tell me who to contact. A lot of people told me to contact you. My phone number is 870-404-6555. E-mail address is

    Please help me. If I could just find a lawyer. He would be rich, if he took on my case. I got to move and if this owner of that apt complex told me I can’t move in, then they all could do this. My situation is getting extremely serious. If we don’t move out of our current home, we won’t have anywhere to go. My mama is being punished and this has nothing to do with her. Please help me. I’m at my wits end.
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    I need a loan badly and I have v terrible credit.