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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CONTACTS:Green

 

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

Phone: (202) 224-4651      

email:   andrew_keller@foreign.senate.gov

www.kerry.senate.gov/contact/

 

Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN)     

Phone: (202) 224-6797    

email:   michael_mattler@foreign.senate.gov

 www.lugar.senate.gov/contact/

 

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

Phone: (202) 224-6441    

email: amber_bland@barrasso.senate.gov

http://www.barrasso.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactUs.ContactForm

 

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)    

Phone: (202) 224-3553      

email: ann_norris@boxer.senate.gov

 www.boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/

 

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)    SUPPORTS CRPD!      

Phone: (202) 224-4524      

email: katharine_beamer@cardin.senate.gov)

www.cardin.senate.gov/contact/

 
Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA)   
Phone: (202) 224-6324
email:  damian_murphy@casey.senate.gov

www.casey.senate.gov/contact/

 
Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) COSPONSOR OF CRPD!!!    
Phone: (202) 224-5042      
email: halie_soifer@coons.senate.gov

www.coons.senate.gov/contact/

 
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)    

Phone: (202) 224-3344      

email:  stacie_oliver@corker.senate.gov

www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactMe

 
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)     

Phone: (202) 224-6121      

email: lydia_morgan@demint.senate.gov

 www.demint.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactInformation

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

Phone: (202) 224-2152      

email:  chris_homan@durbin.senate.gov)

www.durbin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

 
Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK)     

Phone: (202) 224-4721      

email:  joel_starr@inhofe.senate.gov

http://www.inhofe.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

 
Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)      

Phone:  (202) 224-3643      

email:  chris_sullivan@isakson.senate.gov

www.isakson.senate.gov/contact.cfm

   
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)     

Phone:  (202) 224-5444      

email:  miriam_harmer@lee.senate.gov

www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

 
Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)    

Phone:  (202) 224-4744      

email:  jodi_herman@menendez.senate.gov

www.menendez.senate.gov/contact/

 
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)    

Phone: (202) 224-3041      

email:  victor_cervino@rubio.senate.gov

www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

 
Senator Jim Risch (R-ID)     

Phone: (202) 224-2752      

email:  chris_socha@risch.senate.gov

www.risch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email

 
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) SUPPORTS CRPD!    

Phone:   (202) 224-2841      

email:  chad_kreikemeier@shaheen.senate.gov

www.shaheen.senate.gov/contact/

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

Phone:  (202) 224-6621      

email:  matthew_padilla@tomudall.senate.gov

www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=contact

 

    

Phone:    (202) 224-4024      

email:  marta_mclellanross@webb.senate.gov

www.webb.senate.gov/contact.cfm