Alert: Urge Senators to Move Approval of UN Convention on Rights of People w Disabilities

Legislative Call to Action for Disability Rights

Urgent Call to Action!


Disability Rights Treaty Needs Your Help!

 The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will meet to discuss the Treaty on Thursday, July 26th, 2012.  There is a good chance the Treaty will be ratified if it can get out of Committee.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is a Treaty adopted by the United Nations to protect and advance the human rights of person with disabilities.  This Treaty presents a historic opportunity for the United States to join this important world-wide effort.   However, the Treaty first must be ratified (approved) by the Senate.  


Special interest groups have recently succeeded in delaying ratification.  They are also trying to add conditions (called RUDs) to the Treaty in ways that would make it almost meaningless.  


This Treaty needs your help! Here's what you can do:

The most important Senators to contact are listed below.  If your Senator is listed, please call or email them.  If you have time, contact other Senators too.   


Here's an example of what you might say:

"I am a person with a disability.  I personally know many people with disabilities.  I support ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and so do my friends and others in our community.  Please support the Treaty in the Committee meeting on July 26th.  Vote in favor of the Treaty without any new RUDs.  We would like to have the treaty ratified by the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the end of July."


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Chairman: Senator John Kerry (D-MA) SUPPORTS CRPD!   

Phone: (202) 224-4651      



Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN)     

Phone: (202) 224-6797    



Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) COSPONSOR OF CRPD!!     

Phone: (202) 224-6441    



Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)    

Phone: (202) 224-3553      



Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)    SUPPORTS CRPD!      

Phone: (202) 224-4524      


Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA)   
Phone: (202) 224-6324

Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) COSPONSOR OF CRPD!!!    
Phone: (202) 224-5042      

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)    

Phone: (202) 224-3344      


Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)     

Phone: (202) 224-6121      


Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) COSPONSOR OF CRPD!!!      

Phone: (202) 224-2152      


Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK)     

Phone: (202) 224-4721      


Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)      

Phone:  (202) 224-3643      


Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)     

Phone:  (202) 224-5444      


Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)    

Phone:  (202) 224-4744      


Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)    

Phone: (202) 224-3041      


Senator Jim Risch (R-ID)     

Phone: (202) 224-2752      


Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) SUPPORTS CRPD!    

Phone:   (202) 224-2841      


Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) COSPONSOR OF CRPD!!!     

Phone:  (202) 224-6621      




Phone:    (202) 224-4024