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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.


Petition Signatures

Nov 27, 2014 Lynn Greene I have hypothyroidism, brittle Type 1 diabetes, stiff person syndrome, and depression. I was put into a nursing home when I was 51. I definitely know what it is to be disabled. Please help.
Nov 27, 2014 Suzie Stoltz
Nov 27, 2014 c c
Nov 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2014 JAQUELINE Madeira
Nov 25, 2014 Amanisha Mead
Nov 24, 2014 tammy morton Ws10 8qq is my postal code
Nov 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2014 Ginny Pendas
Nov 24, 2014 Billie Wichkan
Nov 22, 2014 Denise Mullinax
Nov 20, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Nov 20, 2014 Dawn-Renea Nichols I work for the Division of Blind Services, and it is amazing the work that people with disabilities can do when given training, adaptations, and opportunity!
Nov 19, 2014 Olga Cotto
Nov 18, 2014 Helaine Levitt
Nov 17, 2014 Jennifer Rusak
Nov 17, 2014 debra olsson
Nov 16, 2014 Chris Withrow
Nov 15, 2014 Marco Aurélio T. Fernandes
Nov 14, 2014 Andrea Padrò
Nov 14, 2014 Margaret Argyle
Nov 14, 2014 Marissa Chiappetta
Nov 14, 2014 colleen Gray-Mackey
Nov 14, 2014 SUSAN O'KEEFE
Nov 14, 2014 Vickie Herdman
Nov 14, 2014 Luana Castell
Nov 14, 2014 Cheryl Hanks-Hicks
Nov 13, 2014 Tobin Jacobson
Nov 13, 2014 Diane Gaertner
Nov 13, 2014 Ana Alvarez
Nov 13, 2014 (Name not displayed) Children with disabilities need all the support and love they deserve. Their education is important so that they can learn how to protect themselves and not be a target for ridicule and abuse.
Nov 13, 2014 Deanna Besser This shouldn't even be an issue!!! Sadly, it is and I'm hoping everyone will join me in supporting the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Equal Rights for All Persons living with or without Disabilities. Thanks 4 ur anticipated support
Nov 13, 2014 Esther Rodríguez
Nov 13, 2014 Dina Mattas
Nov 13, 2014 Patricia Jacques Fernandes
Nov 13, 2014 barbara stangalini
Nov 13, 2014 Dana Guy
Nov 13, 2014 Al G
Nov 13, 2014 Bianca Assim-Kon
Nov 13, 2014 Lucinda Meehan
Nov 13, 2014 Thomas Windberg
Nov 13, 2014 Jessica Mitchell
Nov 13, 2014 David Hopkins
Nov 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2014 Kay Lockridge
Nov 13, 2014 Deborah Cutbirth
Nov 13, 2014 Jeff McKelvey
Nov 13, 2014 Jessica Namken
Nov 13, 2014 Jody Springer
Nov 13, 2014 Deborah Long

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