Friday, October 25, 2013

Support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Family Voices Indiana shares the following alert from National Family Voices......

 

Dear Family Voices Advocates, 
 
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. 

Below are links to sample emails that you an use when contacting you members of congress.

http://power.aapd.com/site/R?i=O9dUrJ70d8h9Mi6bDQPiCw
http://power.aapd.com/site/R?i=c0V-LGLYMjLjsJqN17JEHw

And, you can go here to find your Senators' contact information.

 
If you call your Member's office, make sure to tell them:

*  The treaty will not cost the federal government any additional funds.
*  The treaty will not harm the rights of parents with children with disabilities and would not interfere with home schooling.
*  The treaty does not endorse abortion rights nor abortion funding around the world.

Failure to ratify the treaty is embarrassing for the US. We need to show the world that we support the rights for all individuals with disabilities around the globe. 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. We can't fail this time!
 
Please remember that some of you will need to call and/or email from you own personal phones and email accounts during your personal time. 

In case you would like more information on the Convention, here is a bit of background information and another link you can use. 

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. 

To find out more, please go to http://power.aapd.com/site/R?i=4Unhh8f0Od8i3Wqw5hC3Fg can find one pagers, myth/facts, and access a new community webinar.  

Thanks!

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