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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,

Petition Signatures


Mar 27, 2017 Angela Strafkos
Mar 27, 2017 Linda Clark
Mar 27, 2017 Carlos Santana
Mar 25, 2017 Daniel Yagolkowski
Mar 25, 2017 john hathaway
Mar 25, 2017 Jan Yates With adequate services, children with disabilities can lead meaningful lives.
Mar 25, 2017 Thao Vu
Mar 23, 2017 Rosalind Wilton
Mar 23, 2017 steven rule
Mar 23, 2017 michele rule
Mar 23, 2017 Ea Eilimo
Mar 23, 2017 Alice Torres
Mar 23, 2017 Betsy Farmer
Mar 23, 2017 Elaine Heathcoat
Mar 23, 2017 Sue Jackson
Mar 23, 2017 German Ribada Serrano
Mar 23, 2017 Kari Birch
Mar 23, 2017 Karen Atkinson
Mar 20, 2017 Kate Rowland
Mar 19, 2017 natalie hughes
Mar 19, 2017 Deborah Hepler
Mar 14, 2017 JULIE ALICEA
Mar 14, 2017 Nicole Schmid
Mar 14, 2017 ibrahim rexhepi
Mar 14, 2017 ΚΛΑΙΡΗ ΕΥΘΥΜΙΑΔΟΥ
Mar 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 13, 2017 Gail Peters
Mar 13, 2017 Carolien Brink
Mar 12, 2017 Mary Manning
Mar 12, 2017 Marcos Carrillo
Mar 12, 2017 Melissa De Ville
Mar 11, 2017 Jennifer Falsetta
Mar 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2017 André Henrique Bacci
Mar 11, 2017 Dr. Connell Walker Positive acts of kindness and love translate into healthier, happier children and families living more productive lives. That results in a good bottom line for those only interested in that.
Mar 11, 2017 Sigfrido Losada Torreiro
Mar 11, 2017 E Freedman
Mar 11, 2017 Cindy Perilstein
Mar 11, 2017 Denise Granizo Our son has Autism, Apraxia, SPD, OCD & Echolalia. He is 4 years old. Please help us continue getting additional benefits for my child to be as successful as possible for the upcoming years. Thank you for help
Mar 11, 2017 Lorie Zaplotinsky
Mar 11, 2017 Margaret Vernon
Mar 11, 2017 LINDA GINN
Mar 11, 2017 Ariel Marquet
Mar 10, 2017 Audrey Ashford
Mar 10, 2017 António Benigno
Mar 10, 2017 Lauren-Michelle Kraft
Mar 10, 2017 Joyce Haskins
Mar 10, 2017 Jessica Tatton
Mar 10, 2017 Jeffrey Fernandez
Mar 10, 2017 Carole Paulson

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