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CRPD: Serious Action on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

CRPD: Serious Action on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012

CELEBRATE THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
BY MAKING A CALL TO THE SENATE FOR THE CRPD!

COUNTER THE LIES

(FORWARD THIS MESSAGE VIA EMAIL BUT DO NOT PUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA – OPPOSITION IS MONITORING)

We have come so far in the movement towards ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and if everything goes right, we are just a few days away from a final vote. At this important moment, we are facing lies from the opposition including that the treaty will sexualize children and hurt people with disabilities!

They will stop at nothing to try and impact the vote and so we must take action now and take back our voice! So this Monday, December 3rd, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, call the Senate and call often!

CALL BLITZ!
Call Capitol Switchboard to reach ANY Senator:
(202) 224-3121

Call and ask to speak with the offices of the senators below and tell them that:

“I am a person with a disability and/or advocate and I am counting on you to vote YES for the CRPD without new amendments.”

Don’t worry that these senators aren’t from your state – this is an United States disability movement!

Call each senator at least once! Call and call again – we need to flood the switchboard in order to show our commitment to the rights of people with disabilities.

Senators to Call
Isakson (GA)
Chambliss (GA)
Grassley (IA)
Moran (KS)
Blunt (MO)
Heller (NV)
Hutchison (TX)
Hatch (UT)

CALL YOUR LOCAL PRESS!
Set up a vigil, visit your Senator’s in-state office, BE CREATIVE and let the press know this issue matters!

Want to visit your Senator in person? Find their offices here:
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Want to read the official resolution of ratification and treaty package or get more information?
USICD CRPD Page: http://www.usicd.org/index.cfm/crpdupdates
CRPD Treaty Package: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CDOC-112tdoc7/pdf/CDOC-112tdoc7.pdf
Resolution of Advice/Consent: http://usicd.org//doc/Resolution%20of%20Advice%20and%20Consent%20%28CRPD%29%20%28as%20reported%29.pdf

Lies from the Opposition about the CRPD
“Children will not be able to be homeschooled if this passes”
“The rights of American parents to determine their children’s welfare and care would be overruled by an international standard if the U.S. Senate passes the treaty”
“[The treaty would] create an atmosphere discriminatory against children [with disabilities] and their families”

(FORWARD THIS MESSAGE VIA EMAIL BUT DO NOT PUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA – OPPOSITION IS MONITORING)

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund: http://dredf.org/

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