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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


Aug 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2015 Deborah Clar
Aug 1, 2015 K Henderson
Jul 31, 2015 Bethany Sattur
Jul 31, 2015 Regina Powell
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) I think this is really important!!
Jul 31, 2015 Allan Kellar
Jul 31, 2015 Alicia .L. Denofrio
Jul 31, 2015 aLeXX CooPeR
Jul 31, 2015 Helen Folkes
Jul 30, 2015 Mirosław Sulima
Jul 30, 2015 Dr. Michael Collier
Jul 30, 2015 Penny Killby It is the right thing to do!
Jul 30, 2015 Mae Horne
Jul 30, 2015 Lynne Johnson
Jul 30, 2015 Susan Reyburn
Jul 30, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Jul 30, 2015 Jason Dunnett
Jul 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2015 Kristen Witt I have Asperger's, so I support helping those with disabilities. People should focus less on what one can't do and more on what they can. These people can do many great things, if they are supported. They're as important to the community as anyone else.
Jul 30, 2015 Alice Cairns
Jul 29, 2015 Melissa Miller I support the rights of people with physical and developmental disabilities
Jul 28, 2015 agnes Losonczi
Jul 28, 2015 Heather Marshall
Jul 28, 2015 Philip Kewageshig
Jul 27, 2015 Renate Chaudry
Jul 27, 2015 Satoko Takahashi
Jul 27, 2015 Shirley Revelle
Jul 27, 2015 delia lorenzo
Jul 27, 2015 Theresia Styadinata
Jul 26, 2015 Suzanne Flanegan
Jul 26, 2015 Ingrid Louise LEPHARDT
Jul 25, 2015 Michelle Winter
Jul 25, 2015 cristina fernandez
Jul 25, 2015 Delia Maria
Jul 25, 2015 Jennifer Weller
Jul 25, 2015 Judy Lods
Jul 25, 2015 maggie mcerlain
Jul 23, 2015 Abdullah ibn Musa Islam
Jul 23, 2015 Rita White
Jul 23, 2015 Dayanara Montes De Oca
Jul 23, 2015 Sheila Evans
Jul 23, 2015 kathy long
Jul 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2015 Yuna Solon
Jul 22, 2015 Doug Snyder
Jul 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2015 Janice Matthews
Jul 22, 2015 Pauline Köhler
Jul 16, 2015 Kim Singer

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