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Action Alert! CRPD National Call-In Day Monday, September 17!

CRPD LogoOn Monday, September 17, join the National Call-In Day asking your Senators to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)!

The treaty needs at least 67 Senators to vote “aye” in order for it to be ratified. The NCIL staff continues diligently advocating in DC for ratification, but we need your outreach to ensure success.

Take Action! Call your Senators and tell them: “Senator, please support the CRPD.  It is important to the disability community!” Find your Senators >>

Then get your family, friends, co-workers and other community members to call in as well! 

The CRPD is a non-discrimination treaty seeking to achieve the same goals as the (ADA) and other existing disability laws in the United States: to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, inclusion and integration into all aspects of society. The CRPD is important to all people with disabilities because it embodies equal treatment and non-discrimination in access to employment, educational, and housing opportunities.

Follow us on Twitter @NCILdirector and Facebook for updates! For more information please contact Dara Baldwin, Policy Analyst, at dara@ncil.org.

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