as shared by American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and Ability Chicago completely supports...
We need you to take two minutes to tell your Senators to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Opponents of the treaty continue to work to stop ratification, and we need advocates like you to stand up to them. We need more U.S. Senators like Senator Robert Menendez (NJ-D) and Senator Bob Corker (TN-R) to support this treaty, so we need your help!
The CRPD provides a vital framework for creating legislation and policies around the world that embrace the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was the model for the CRPD. On December 4, 2012 the Senate considered the ratification of the CRPD but fell 5 votes short of the super-majority vote required.
In addition to sending them an e-mail today, it is important for you to contact your Senators and let them know that you support the CRPD.
We need every U.S. Senator to be contacted and to know that the disability community is leading the movement for U.S. ratification of this international disability treaty and our voice matters. We particularly need to contact Senator Robert Menendez (NJ-D) and Senator Bob Corker (TN-R) this week!
We encourage you to call and meet with your Senator or his and her staff. If your Senator is unavailable, find out if your Senator is holding a public meeting or town hall as they often do when they are back home. Go to a local event where one of your Senators will be and tell them why CRPD is important to you and that they should vote for ratification.
Go here to find your Senators' contact information and tell them:
Please take two minutes to send them an e-mail and contact them your Senators today.
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