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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,

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Feb 13, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
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Jan 29, 2018 Lonnie Ward
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Jan 18, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Jan 17, 2018 Christian Müller
Jan 16, 2018 Helga Jelus
Jan 15, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Jan 15, 2018 Alicja Bożek
Jan 14, 2018 Kathy Smith
Jan 12, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Jan 12, 2018 James Woods
Jan 9, 2018 Barbara Costanzo
Jan 8, 2018 Cecilia Lucas
Jan 7, 2018 Robin Bressler
Jan 7, 2018 Fe Camila Azupardo
Jan 6, 2018 mihaela gongescu
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Dec 23, 2017 Bridget Gannon
Dec 16, 2017 María Jesús Escobedo Barrera
Dec 15, 2017 Ian Hodgkiss
Dec 14, 2017 Darja Kadensek
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Dec 14, 2017 June Meek
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Dec 13, 2017 Judith Gray Please vote in favor of ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Dec 13, 2017 Linda Kehew
Dec 13, 2017 Karen McMurray
Dec 13, 2017 Kendra Wolf
Dec 13, 2017 Annette Christopher
Dec 13, 2017 Judi Putnam
Dec 13, 2017 Kathleen Williams
Dec 13, 2017 Gail Matteo
Dec 13, 2017 Caroline Godin
Dec 13, 2017 Liz Pope
Dec 13, 2017 Ashley Chirolde
Dec 13, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Dec 13, 2017 Liz Fresh
Dec 13, 2017 Colleen Regan
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Nov 29, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
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