Next Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will consider whether to advance the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, an international treaty that protects the human rights of individuals with disabilities
Opponents continue to use inaccurate scare tactics to diminish support in the Senate. Join CEC in correcting the record - email your Senators today!
The CRPD can only be voted on by the full Senate if it passes the Foreign Relations Committee - urge your Senators to support the treaty.
2.Tweet both of your Senators to show your support. Click here for list of your Senators Twitter IDs. Remember to use #Disability Treaty for each tweet you send.
The Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities is the vital framework to protect the human rights of persons with disabilities across the world. Inspired by our own Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which served as the model for the Treaty, the CRPD protects the values of independence, respect, and dignity for individuals with disabilities.
More than 700 American organizations, from disability groups, 20+ veterans' service organizations (most recently the American Legion), businesses associations, and faith-based organizations have pledged their support to this treaty. The United States signed the CRPD in 2009. It's time for our Senators to ratify the treaty.