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 2016-06-28 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
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-19 18:53:24 -0400
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    Barbara Zarcone
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  • signed 2016-06-16 18:59:40 -0400
    This needs to be passed in the U.S!
  • signed 2016-06-16 12:09:44 -0400
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-08 23:53:53 -0400
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    Jeanette Moore
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  • signed 2016-06-05 07:24:40 -0400
    I have no rights as a disabled person here in my apartment callung for help with a leak for two weeks.
  • signed 2016-06-04 16:25:44 -0400
    I was recently discriminated by the Northumberland Co HUD Office. They conveniently “lost paperwork” that I sent in last summer w income verification and I sent it in. Now I’m ineligible, while I was in the process of buying a home, had the loan approved and was ready practically ready to move. Now my children and I will likely be homeless the end of next month. This phone call from the HUD office occurred on 6/1/16. I recently was deemed disabled and began receiving payments (last August), My daughter receives a portion from her father’s disability and that is what they are now saying they didn’t receive, which is untrue. And they said their computer system failed to pick it up…..that wouldn’t even had been necessary since I sent them the documentation! Now I don’t know what to do or how to begin filing a complaint AGAINST HUD and obtaining a contingency lawyer to help me.
  • signed 2016-06-03 22:58:22 -0400
    I will sign anything that has to do with protecting the disabled.
  • @FribMary tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-02 14:14:20 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
  • signed 2016-06-02 14:13:42 -0400
  • signed 2016-06-01 18:23:49 -0400
    I am in need of money to remold my house and it’s going to cost me 10,000 I am on disability and I’ll pay every dime back I hope you find it in your heart to help me out WANDA HOUCHIN