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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10,000 signatures

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  • signed 2017-03-26 00:12:49 -0400
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  • signed 2017-03-22 15:02:48 -0400
    I FOUNDED THE DISABLED DISCOUNTS PROJECT IN 1998THAT HELPS DISABLED AND NOW VETERANS DISCOUNTS AT RETAIL STORES AND BUSINESS AND I AM SEEKING GRANT MONEY , FUNDING , FUNDRAISERS , VETERANS TO HELP MY ORG. IT IS 501C AND IRS EIN 800700821 , STATE OF NY ID 1998-00005747. I KNEW ALAN REICH FROM NOD AND THE ADA 26 YEARS AGO. I WAS A 16 YEAR MEMBER THE ROCKLAND CTY. DISABILITY ADVISORY COUNCIL NEW YORK

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  • signed 2017-03-20 18:50:56 -0400
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    Robert Ridgway
  • signed 2017-03-19 17:30:38 -0400
  • signed 2017-03-17 01:13:46 -0400
    I am a disabled individual who supports this petition.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-16 12:02:09 -0400
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  • signed 2017-03-16 11:59:58 -0400
    I’ve been disabled for a number of years. my wife and I are seperated so not only do I not have her income to help. I have no car to get to doctors appointments or anywhere else. i didn’tknow folks like you exsisted until I got desperate enough to do a search.
  • signed 2017-03-15 12:37:29 -0400
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  • signed 2017-03-10 00:36:52 -0500
    I was a mail carrier for the US Postal Services for 25 years,I developed severe gouty arthropathy on my joints. Most of the time I’m in severe pain on my joints for all those years that I worked rain or shine!!!!
  • signed 2017-03-09 09:29:40 -0500
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  • signed 2017-03-08 12:04:32 -0500
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  • signed 2017-03-04 10:08:25 -0500
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  • signed 2017-03-03 23:49:53 -0500
  • signed 2017-03-03 23:28:44 -0500
    What an inspiring story, thank you
  • signed 2017-03-03 19:40:10 -0500
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  • signed 2017-03-01 14:13:41 -0500
    Lezlie Ringland
  • signed 2017-03-01 05:18:01 -0500
    I strongly support CRPD as persons with disability needs support to lead life.
  • signed 2017-02-28 03:30:05 -0500
    Have all documents and receipts medical info and violations info. ACS did not help with violations in our home 2133 83 street .brooklyn they did not get us beds when asked for the hounds dogs ACS did not help with a grant for school for children who had scholarships but help the children lie say parent got arrest for subpoenaed license and gone for 6 hours ACS remove the children from the home.children didnt pick up dog fesses and refused to their chores and take out their pets they refused to clean up their .Mess in the kitchen. Blaming a disable mother who was out running duties mother was tested once for drugs by ACS after having surgery of carpull tunnel and many other surgries.giving meds ACS Mrs lords did not care .ACS is now refusing visited with the children mother is disabled and unable to travel this is wrong .Mother raise her children since birth alone for 20 years no child support in shelters to Honar roll students this is unfear to the mother please they have bullied me the whole time .
  • signed 2017-02-27 15:51:34 -0500
    Derrick Massenburg
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