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CRPD Passes Out of Foreign Relations Committee; Community Call Today at 1:00 Eastern

Source: US International Council on Disabilities (USICD)

Join advocates from across the country for a final national call to learn what you can do to help pass the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)!

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  • Wednesday, July 23rd, 1:00 p.m. Eastern
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Big News

CRPD Successfully Passed Out of the Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday, July 23!

Yesterday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted the Disability Treaty out of committee! We’ve crossed this difficult hurdle but we are running out of time!

We need a floor vote now! Senator Menendez and the disability, veterans, business, and faith communities are not willing to throw in the towel, but your actions in the next week are crucial to gaining the support we need.

Take part in three events this week to help us cross the finish line!

Veteran Press Conference: Join Senators Dole, McCain, Ayotte, Kirk and Harkin as well as leading veteran organizations to hear why veterans support the disability treaty!

  • Wednesday, July 23rd, 10:30 a.m. Eastern
  • Dirksen 430

National Call on CRPD: Join advocates from around the country for a final national call to learn what you can do to pass the CRPD!

  • Wednesday, July 23rd, 1:00 p.m. Eastern

National Rally on CRPD: Join advocates from across the country for a rally on the National Mall for CRPD! Watch for more details coming soon. If you’re not located in DC, you can take part by visiting your Senators in-state offices and expressing your support!

  • Tuesday, July 29th, 12:45 p.m. Eastern

Your Senators need to continue to hear from you and understand that you support the CRPD! Show the community is behind this treaty and that we want the process to keep moving forward to a Floor vote!

Senator Reid also needs to hear from us that we want a floor vote now!

Visit USICD’s citizen action portal: disabilitytreaty.org, to call your Senators! They must hear from the Independent Living Movement now or we will not succeed.

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