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We need the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Author: Renee Cerullo/Tuesday, July 29, 2014

 

 

 

 

Tell the Senate to Pass This Treaty

 

 

 

 

 

Tell your Senators to support the ratification of the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities would improve the lives of more than 1 billion people living with disabilities.

If the U.S. Senate actually passes it. And unfortunately, that's a big IF.

Standing in the way of the Convention is a minority of Senators. They already voted to block the ratification of the treaty once. We can't let them stop it this time, too.

The Senate could vote this week on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Tell your Senators to vote YES.

So far, 126 countries have ratified the Convention, the first international treaty to address disability rights. In addition, the Convention has broad support from more than 700 organizations — including every major disability and veteran's organization, plus women's rights organizations, human rights organizations, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Ratifying the Convention will strengthen the United States' global leadership on human rights. The Convention affirms the importance of promoting, protecting, and ensuring the rights of people with disabilities. The CRPD also increases accessibility for Americans with disabilities — including veterans — who live, work and travel abroad.

Don't let a minority of Senators block the United States from standing up for the human rights and dignity of all Americans.

Tell your Senators to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Thank you for all you do to advance the rights of women and their families.

Sincerely,

Emily J. Martin

 

Emily J. Martin
Vice President and General Counsel
National Women's Law Center

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