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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


Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2014 John Bickems
Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Marc Aguilera
Jul 25, 2014 Kristina Aguilera
Jul 25, 2014 Jessica Campbell
Jul 25, 2014 Adrianne Tompkins
Jul 25, 2014 D FITZGERALD
Jul 25, 2014 Dacia Dyer
Jul 25, 2014 Margaret Davies
Jul 21, 2014 Janice Sprow God bless those with disabilities and their families. may they have more opportunities to realize their potential.
Jul 21, 2014 Julie Guido
Jul 21, 2014 fenny wiwi
Jul 20, 2014 Angelika Kurek
Jul 20, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 19, 2014 Jan Adler
Jul 19, 2014 Spandana Mandaloju
Jul 19, 2014 Jenna Korenstra
Jul 19, 2014 Moira Rowan
Jul 18, 2014 marla armstrong
Jul 18, 2014 Alyson Yurenko
Jul 17, 2014 Valerie Crosby
Jul 16, 2014 Carola Roy
Jul 16, 2014 leslie p
Jul 16, 2014 Kathleen Judd Kraemer This is so important!!!!!
Jul 15, 2014 Carla Winger
Jul 15, 2014 Nataša Nović
Jul 15, 2014 Veronica Rehne
Jul 15, 2014 k nelson
Jul 15, 2014 Lalipa Nilubol
Jul 14, 2014 Michelle Taylor
Jul 14, 2014 Janet Fluker
Jul 14, 2014 Samuel Marban Macias
Jul 14, 2014 Berenice Justus
Jul 13, 2014 j.s. simpson
Jul 13, 2014 Diane Berliner
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Jul 12, 2014 Charles Nash
Jul 12, 2014 Paul Smith
Jul 11, 2014 Manuel Davila Rodriguez
Jul 10, 2014 Ronny De Coster
Jul 10, 2014 sylvia nuyts
Jul 10, 2014 kim hodgson
Jul 10, 2014 Amanda Albuquerque
Jul 10, 2014 Artem Vyzhenko
Jul 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2014 Valerie Swaisland
Jul 9, 2014 Sheryll Punneo
Jul 9, 2014 Mark Williams
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