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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 18,774
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


May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 14, 2017 Gen Agustsson i taught people with disabilities how to do art..
May 14, 2017 Susan Trainor I am disabled due to MS and their had to be rights for those severely handicapped in body and mind.
May 13, 2017 CHRIS GILL
May 6, 2017 Alysa Waring
May 4, 2017 KURT CRUGER
May 4, 2017 Amina Jamal
May 4, 2017 Michalla Courtoreille
May 2, 2017 Quentin Fischer
Apr 25, 2017 Kathy Mohrmann
Apr 24, 2017 Lori Visioli
Apr 21, 2017 Saliha BELKHIR
Apr 20, 2017 Sarah Mac Crossan
Apr 19, 2017 Ingrid Bichler
Apr 19, 2017 Sławomir Prucnal
Apr 18, 2017 Lucy Peden
Apr 17, 2017 Sheila Tran
Apr 17, 2017 Farrah Townsend
Apr 17, 2017 giuseppina bertani
Apr 17, 2017 Brenda Feliciano
Apr 17, 2017 Mónica Geraldo
Apr 16, 2017 John Doucette
Apr 15, 2017 Janine Vinton
Apr 15, 2017 Gina Hart
Apr 15, 2017 Barbar Snyder
Apr 15, 2017 Heidi Parvela
Apr 15, 2017 Maria Castrillon
Apr 15, 2017 Linda Conefrey
Apr 14, 2017 Roxanna Hambright
Apr 14, 2017 Gwen Weil
Apr 14, 2017 Susannah Gelbart
Apr 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2017 Jennifer Larsen
Apr 14, 2017 Lisa Crum
Apr 14, 2017 Stacy Jankowski My son is severely handicapped and we don't qualify for any help. This needs to change!
Apr 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2017 Autumn Wilson
Apr 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2017 Julie Fergusson
Apr 10, 2017 P D
Apr 7, 2017 Raleigh koritz this convention is of the utmost importance!
Apr 7, 2017 Sudeshna Ghosh
Apr 7, 2017 Patricia Erwin I have taught children with disabilities and realize that they can contribute much to this world.
Apr 6, 2017 Donna Watson
Apr 6, 2017 M. Browning
Apr 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 5, 2017 Roger Monk
Apr 5, 2017 Marilyn Williams
Apr 5, 2017 Patrice Zboya
Apr 4, 2017 AniMae Chi

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