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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 19,100
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

May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 16, 2018 Danuta Baziuk
May 16, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 10, 2018 Marilynn Baldwin
May 10, 2018 Melinda Matheus
May 10, 2018 Kim Hall
May 3, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 2, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 2, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Apr 26, 2018 Candice C
Apr 26, 2018 Teresa Rust
Apr 24, 2018 Deborah Boychuk
Apr 19, 2018 Nancy Seay
Apr 17, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Apr 16, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Apr 13, 2018 Megan Tunstall
Apr 12, 2018 Fatima Raza
Apr 12, 2018 Lesley Adamson Many people have disabilities; they are humans too. Please ratify the Convention.
Apr 10, 2018 Brian Reynolds
Apr 7, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 6, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Apr 4, 2018 Kristi Weber
Mar 30, 2018 Susan Hogarth
Mar 26, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 18, 2018 arro vogel
Mar 16, 2018 Brenda Choi
Mar 16, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 12, 2018 Courtney Sulak
Mar 7, 2018 Leah Helmer
Mar 7, 2018 Heidi Wollum
Mar 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 5, 2018 Sara Vilhena
Mar 2, 2018 Jason Saville
Feb 28, 2018 (Name not displayed) I was a professional dancer and Martial artist now I can't walk and I find the treatment of the disabled horrifying!
Feb 28, 2018 Karen Willis
Feb 26, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 26, 2018 Demetria Stephens
Feb 26, 2018 Sandra Martin
Feb 26, 2018 Judith Brown
Feb 22, 2018 David Frank
Feb 20, 2018 Justina Lane
Feb 13, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
Feb 6, 2018 Carrie Clark
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Feb 2, 2018 monique La Marca
Jan 29, 2018 Lonnie Ward
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Jan 18, 2018 Robert Ortiz

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