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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 13,393
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


Jan 25, 2015 Kathy Lash
Jan 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 24, 2015 Leah Boies
Jan 24, 2015 Eliot Sternfeld
Jan 24, 2015 Linda Kimberlin
Jan 24, 2015 Chris Lee
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Jan 22, 2015 Manuela Werthwein
Jan 20, 2015 Maria Albuquerque
Jan 20, 2015 Micah McVicker
Jan 20, 2015 Angie Rosen
Jan 20, 2015 Diane Fletcher
Jan 20, 2015 Terry Johnson
Jan 19, 2015 Maria Martins
Jan 19, 2015 emilio leone
Jan 19, 2015 Lindsay Mugglestone
Jan 19, 2015 Doreen Murphy-Lee Ratify CRPD.I raised 2 sons with special needs.I know how difficult it can be here in US to do this with so many services.I can't imagine how other parents in other countries with less to offer their children provide for their children.
Jan 19, 2015 pamela guyon
Jan 19, 2015 Margarita Ruiz
Jan 18, 2015 Raymond McGrath
Jan 18, 2015 Clara Antillon
Jan 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2015 Jeremy Ezerzer
Jan 18, 2015 Patricia Cammack
Jan 18, 2015 Bożena Staniszewska
Jan 18, 2015 Margrit Wagner
Jan 18, 2015 Susan Johnson
Jan 18, 2015 Michelle Reyes
Jan 17, 2015 Jacqueline Lamoureux
Jan 17, 2015 Nicole Rupke
Jan 16, 2015 theresa hebron
Jan 16, 2015 Joy Branch
Jan 16, 2015 Barbara Peschl
Jan 16, 2015 Tammy Spradling
Jan 16, 2015 Isabelle Arbogast
Jan 16, 2015 Audrey Arbogast
Jan 16, 2015 Lori Stevens
Jan 16, 2015 Tabitha Bergum
Jan 15, 2015 Lisa Grundmann
Jan 15, 2015 chenie kaur
Jan 15, 2015 Janie Ellis
Jan 15, 2015 Relya Downing
Jan 15, 2015 Mary Wolfe
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Jan 15, 2015 Alicia Guevara
Jan 15, 2015 Diana Hodson
Jan 15, 2015 barry werbowsky
Jan 15, 2015 alejandro azlor
Jan 15, 2015 Carole Mathews
Jan 15, 2015 Judy Moran

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