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Sponsored by: U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Around the world, at least 93 million children — or 1 in 20 of those aged 14 or younger — live with a moderate or severe disability. Each one of these children is more than a statistic; each child is a son or daughter, brother or sister, friend or classmate.

Each should have the same rights and opportunities as any other child. Governments must do their part by ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

It is time for the United States to ratify the CRPD! The U.S. Senate will consider the CRPD for ratification this year. We need you to let your Senators know that you support this important human rights treaty!

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Support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to let you know that I strongly support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and I urge you to support ratification of this important treaty.

I am particularly concerned about the plight of children with disabilities. Globally, at least 1 in 20 children aged 14 or younger live with a moderate or severe disability. Children with disabilities are targets of discrimination, exclusion, stigmatization, neglect, exploitation, violence and abuse. Worst of all, children with disabilities are too often invisible — ignored by governments and communities.

I believe our Nation has made great strides in removing barriers for people with disabilities. Ratifying the CRPD would reinforce our global leadership as advocates for people with disabilities, and also help us continue to improve our own laws and policies to ensure full participation of people with disabilities.

Please vote in favor of ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Nov 21, 2017 Sara Bakker
Nov 21, 2017 Rebecca LaPrade
Nov 21, 2017 Lynette Rynders
Nov 21, 2017 Iryna Andreychuk
Nov 21, 2017 Valerie Romero
Nov 21, 2017 Marcquita Brown
Nov 21, 2017 Charles Hendriks
Nov 21, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 21, 2017 deborah adatto
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Nov 21, 2017 Alan Dorfman
Nov 21, 2017 Julie Robertson
Nov 21, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Nov 21, 2017 Teresa Kohl
Nov 19, 2017 Hellen Jackson Call your Senators and Representatives contact with the Veteran Affairs Committee passed a new Veteran Benefits Law who is Disabled collecting the 100 percent get the G4 implants for free.
Nov 11, 2017 Susan O'Connor
Nov 9, 2017 Samantha Trosky
Nov 1, 2017 Terri Robb
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 24, 2017 Susan Moore I am the parent of four children with disabilities, all of whom were adopted. Our country has made strides, but we are still far behind where we should be in our treatment of individuals with disabilities. Worldwide it is deplorable how they are treated.
Oct 24, 2017 Hilda Gutierrez
Oct 21, 2017 Lajeanne Leveton
Oct 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2017 Judith DeCutler
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Oct 20, 2017 Alexandra Cordeiro
Oct 19, 2017 Jodi Ford
Oct 19, 2017 Kat Raisky
Oct 19, 2017 Pamela Kjono
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Oct 19, 2017 Sherry Whitley
Oct 19, 2017 Claire Loridan
Oct 19, 2017 Lou Iannucci
Oct 18, 2017 Carmen Rodriguez
Oct 18, 2017 Vivian Jean-François
Oct 18, 2017 Kerry Roberts
Oct 18, 2017 Lucinda Greene
Oct 18, 2017 Kaori Aoki
Oct 18, 2017 Gigi Middlebrook
Oct 18, 2017 Maxine Clark
Oct 18, 2017 Barbara Verville
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Oct 18, 2017 Francisco Rosado Silva
Oct 18, 2017 Sherry Hicks
Oct 18, 2017 Donna Erie
Oct 18, 2017 Jeanne Bernavage
Oct 18, 2017 Ana Krznarić
Oct 18, 2017 Michel Parein
Oct 18, 2017 Caryl Johnson
Oct 18, 2017 Laura Shields

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