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CRPD Action Day: Take 3 Minutes Today to Contact Your Senators for The CRPD!

CRPD Sticker: Ratify CRPD Yes!Today is our Action Day for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities!

The opposition has stated that the disability community is uninformed and does not really support the disability rights treaty. We are being significantly outnumbered by the opposition on calls and contacts via social media. We need every U.S. Senate member 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! Get your friends, family, and work colleagues to make calls, Tweet and Twitpic, email and Facebook today to show support! 

Contacts

Find your Senators’ phone number and email address or Twitter IDs (PDF). Tweet using #CRPD #UNCRPD.

Tell your Senators:

  • I support the CRPD treaty and I want to see [him or her] vote in support of it this year!
  • The CRPD will not cost the federal government any additional funds.
  • The CRPD has been reviewed by both Republican and Democratic Attorneys General and by past Counsel to Presidents. They confirm that it does not threaten the sovereignty of the U.S., nor does it require any new legislation to comply with the treaty.
  • This treaty is good for American business and for the world. It will allow us to bring our knowledge of making a society accessible to the whole world.
  • Most importantly: This treaty is very important to the U.S. disability community! Following U.S. ratification of the treaty, U.S. leadership will help raise accessibility around the world, directly helping Americans with disabilities who live, work, or travel abroad.

Samples

  • Tweet: @(SenatorID) Support the #CRPD #UNCRPD in 2012! This is a #disability issue and we say vote YES!
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