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 2015-10-04 01:26:39 -0400
    dear sister jessica cox may god bless you with long life and love and blessings and for all i wish happiness and good health for all dear brothers and sisters always
  • signed 2015-10-01 22:45:35 -0400
  • signed 2015-10-01 12:59:05 -0400
    I am handicapped, in a wheelchair, and cannot drive. I am Muslim and get really strange treatment. Please be sensitive to the politics of both the refugee and community where you place them. They will need more than a bed……medical maintenance too. Please don’t hurt them anymore than what they have survived.
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  • @CHertzman tweeted link to this page. 2015-09-28 21:40:06 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
  • signed 2015-09-28 21:39:27 -0400
  • signed 2015-09-28 16:35:43 -0400
    I m disable I have experience what people have to go thru with there handicap. I think all doctor offices should have to have a handicap button on there door not if they want to do this. Make it a law that they have to have one so the patient can get in and out. Thank you for your help.
  • signed 2015-09-28 13:22:56 -0400
    3421 and 3423 Lime St., Apt. 10 are we questing to have two handicap parking spot to put in front of their apartments due to the parking situation online Street
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  • signed 2015-09-27 22:25:50 -0400
    My son is a c6 paralyzed
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  • signed 2015-09-25 23:38:09 -0400
    I have been on a professional and personal life transition. I am disable since a got pin down on duty in 2009.

    Since then, I have done my very best seeking medical attention. But all the traumas have been over the limit of anyone can overcome.

    However, I have lived for six years on my lifetime savings. Up to now.

    Today, after notifying me that wouldn’t be able to recuperate from all the injuries, immidiatly I applied for Social Security Desirability. I have been appeal for three times with not good results. Why?

    This month will be the last month living in an apartment. I will been living for the rest of my life in the street if I don’t receive emergency help.

    I am disabled, and after six years of surgeries, physical therapy, and medication, and SSA can’t perceive that I am disable just because they want to see me in the street it is just a abrasion as an American.

    At this time, I don’t know if I more in pain of my injuries, or going through the discrimination process of SSA.

    God bless America.



    PS: I really love life, but been disable with SCI, the sentence is real predictable.
  • signed 2015-09-24 12:14:51 -0400
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    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
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    Sign the petition: Tell Senators: support the disability treaty
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  • signed 2015-09-23 21:59:54 -0400
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