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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


Oct 25, 2014 Richard Cooper
Oct 24, 2014 Martha Cardona
Oct 24, 2014 Andrea Fogt
Oct 24, 2014 Louise Blume
Oct 23, 2014 Tatianna Gilbertson
Oct 23, 2014 Melissa Davis
Oct 23, 2014 Brian anderegg people with disabilities that are or were working that cannot return to their jobs because of an accident at work or accident off working hours to be able to receive jobs and or training for a new job to support their families no discrimination
Oct 23, 2014 Jan Ball
Oct 23, 2014 Asbjørn Frisvold
Oct 22, 2014 Diane Gaertner
Oct 22, 2014 Emma Rivera Chaves
Oct 22, 2014 Krystina M
Oct 22, 2014 Nina Svedberg
Oct 21, 2014 Hilda DeLuna
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Oct 21, 2014 Jim Page
Oct 20, 2014 Veronica Falcon-Gomez
Oct 20, 2014 marta pinheiro
Oct 20, 2014 melissa bennett
Oct 20, 2014 Elaine R
Oct 20, 2014 Elizaveta Gavrilova
Oct 19, 2014 sandra ac
Oct 19, 2014 anne parker
Oct 18, 2014 sara prigan
Oct 18, 2014 Patty Kundrat
Oct 18, 2014 Tom Piltoff
Oct 18, 2014 April Adams
Oct 18, 2014 Kenneth Tolchin
Oct 18, 2014 Joanne Rodriguez
Oct 18, 2014 Anna Buenaventura
Oct 17, 2014 Melissa Dvorak
Oct 17, 2014 Kim Taylor
Oct 17, 2014 Sharon Quinn
Oct 16, 2014 Faith Elisabeth Harrison
Oct 16, 2014 Talya Raveed
Oct 16, 2014 Jobette Elkins
Oct 16, 2014 Michael Dinius
Oct 16, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Oct 16, 2014 ann bryan
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Oct 16, 2014 Margaret Maher
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Oct 16, 2014 Taylor Meadows
Oct 16, 2014 Brenda Nikunen
Oct 16, 2014 jessica cheng
Oct 16, 2014 Katie Tey
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Oct 15, 2014 Mandy Parry
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Oct 15, 2014 Sandra Lady

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