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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 18,162
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


Jun 26, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jun 25, 2016 Susan Navidad
Jun 21, 2016 Janeah Thomas
Jun 21, 2016 Kelly Fuentes
Jun 21, 2016 C E Moore
Jun 21, 2016 Christie Rawls
Jun 21, 2016 Paula Shafransky
Jun 21, 2016 Sue E Feldkamp
Jun 21, 2016 Barbara Weaire
Jun 21, 2016 Catherine Sowder
Jun 21, 2016 Richard Leliaert
Jun 21, 2016 Susan Rudinger
Jun 21, 2016 Lucille Smith
Jun 21, 2016 Evelyn Leslie
Jun 21, 2016 Ertie Evangelista
Jun 21, 2016 Lynn Zoch
Jun 21, 2016 AJ Weiss
Jun 21, 2016 Dawn Creighton
Jun 21, 2016 Bobbi Liberton
Jun 21, 2016 Alicia .L. Denofrio
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Jun 21, 2016 Sharon Evans-Ford
Jun 21, 2016 Jill Grief
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Jun 21, 2016 Chrys Hawk Skrine Even though I now live in the UK, I am still an American citizen AND I am disabled. It is more important than ever that this be ratified.
Jun 21, 2016 Madeline Benson
Jun 21, 2016 FRANCES HOMER
Jun 21, 2016 Nichole Watts
Jun 21, 2016 Patricia Rivera
Jun 20, 2016 Bruna Santin
Jun 20, 2016 Roxane Diago
Jun 19, 2016 Katie Davis
Jun 18, 2016 Adrienne Zubiller
Jun 17, 2016 Jean Slocum
Jun 17, 2016 Francesca Nicoletti
Jun 17, 2016 julie wiebe
Jun 17, 2016 bill wiebe
Jun 17, 2016 Abdallah Al-Khataybeh
Jun 17, 2016 Ricarda Barbisch
Jun 17, 2016 Stephanie Avila
Jun 17, 2016 Robin Swanson
Jun 17, 2016 Jasmina Marcheva
Jun 16, 2016 Rima Izquierdo
Jun 16, 2016 Erin Woods
Jun 16, 2016 Janet Israel
Jun 16, 2016 Anita Amaya
Jun 16, 2016 Glenn McGlothlin
Jun 16, 2016 Edith Marcus This is an important step forward for disa bles individuals to live a normal life as possible
Jun 16, 2016 Holly Dixon
Jun 16, 2016 Linda Wilson

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