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Monday, September 8, 2014

Alert: Ratify the Disability Treaty! U.S. Senate Returns Sept 8th and Needs to Hear from You NOW!

as shared by United States International Council on Disabilities

The Senate Needs to Hear 
from you NOW!

Today, the Senate returns for a two week work session. Thank you for all you did during August recess -- they need to continue to hear from YOU!

Let YOUR Senator know the CRPD needs to be ratified NOW, before the end of September!

The opposition is generating calls, your Senators need to hear from you NOW that the community supports this issue.   
CALL often NOW and spread the word!  See our social media guide below!

Tell them we will NOT WAIT any longer:
 The time is NOW!! 


to take action!

None people stand in a row, two with guide canes, holding signs that spell out VOTE YES ON C R P D  

You can also take action on social media! 

* Make a sign - it can be a simple piece of paper.  Write down that you support CRPD and (if applicable) why.  If you have a personal story, use it! (Example: I support CRPD because I want my sister with a disability to be able to travel abroad!)

* Take a picture of yourself holding up the sign.

* Tweet or Facebook the picture (along with one of the sample tweets below) using the hashtag #CRPD.  You can also tweet at your
You can find Senator Twitter IDs at: http://bit.ly/CRPDsenators

* Get your friends to do the same!

Sample Twitter Pictures:


Sample Tweets: 

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