The Senate Foreign Relations Committee marked up the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, an international treaty that protects the human rights of individuals with disabilities on July 22, 2014. The next step is for the Senate to vote on the treaty. We need your voice today!
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 is voted on only by the full Senate - urge your Senators to support the treaty.
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.
Georgia: John Hardy Isakson, Saxby Chambliss
Mississippi: Thad Cochran
Ohio: Rob Portman
North Carolina: Richard Burr
Nebraska: Mike Johanns
Indiana: Dan Coats
Missouri: Roy Blunt
Utah: Orrin Hatch