The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
– a treaty that was only 5 votes away from being ratified in the Senate in December
2012 - officially advanced out of the Senate Foreign Relations committee by a vote of 12-6. Let’s make sure it goes to the Senate floor before lawmakers adjourn for the August recess!
This international treaty, which was modeled after our very
own Americans with Disabilities Act, provides a framework for countries to
embrace the rights and dignity for all people with disabilities – an issue that
the U.S. had always been considered a leader on.
Join us in expanding rights for the 1 Billion people around
the world who are living with disabilities by sending the note below to your
Support the UN Disabilities Treaty
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) provides a framework for countries to embrace the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities, and it deserves your support.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
© 2014 UN Foundation, All Rights Reserved