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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


Sep 4, 2015 Mimette Romney
Sep 3, 2015 Denise Janssen Eager
Sep 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2015 Jennifer Gillilan
Aug 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2015 manca daniela
Aug 31, 2015 Thomas Re'
Aug 31, 2015 Alexandra Paula Gonçalves Matos Fonseca
Aug 31, 2015 TAMARA HULSEY
Aug 31, 2015 Susan Tate
Aug 31, 2015 lorraine wilson
Aug 31, 2015 Evelyn Eckert
Aug 31, 2015 Belinda Davis
Aug 30, 2015 Isabelle Dupuis
Aug 30, 2015 Leslie Venezio
Aug 29, 2015 SUE GRIFFITHS
Aug 29, 2015 Kate Elliott
Aug 29, 2015 Linda Monsegur
Aug 29, 2015 Catherine L. Winsor We MUST take care of people with disabilities, particularly young kids.
Aug 29, 2015 Nathalie Vivier
Aug 29, 2015 Galatà Antonio
Aug 29, 2015 elisa de paoli
Aug 29, 2015 Kathy Robinson
Aug 29, 2015 George Makarounas
Aug 28, 2015 bridget slane I support the conversation of the rights with disability person's with crpd
Aug 28, 2015 joann santos
Aug 28, 2015 Loli Diaz
Aug 28, 2015 Sofia Bala
Aug 28, 2015 Alberta Giglioli
Aug 27, 2015 Cecilia Guadalupe Villalobos Gallardo
Aug 27, 2015 paul genardi III
Aug 27, 2015 victoire junot
Aug 27, 2015 rebecca maclean
Aug 27, 2015 Rhonnda REA As someone who borders on being physically disabled, I have learned that we need far more attention and help than we have been given so far.
Aug 27, 2015 Kalie Stern
Aug 27, 2015 eusebio manuel vestias pecurto vestias
Aug 27, 2015 Gerry Ahrens they have rights to
Aug 27, 2015 Rosemarie Woods Inclusiveness and Equality means Everyone.
Aug 27, 2015 Terry Hammel
Aug 27, 2015 palmira bodini
Aug 27, 2015 paola capellini
Aug 27, 2015 francesco giovanati
Aug 26, 2015 aletha stuart
Aug 26, 2015 Wesley Cowan
Aug 26, 2015 Phyllis Dupret
Aug 25, 2015 Donna Angle
Aug 22, 2015 Reyna Button
Aug 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2015 Elena Dragomir In many countries people with disabilities don't have the same rights as other citizens when it comes to studying, work opportunities, financial aid or even getting a driver's license.

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