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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.


Petition Signatures

Oct 24, 2016 Samantha Klatt
Oct 24, 2016 Marsha Croner
Oct 20, 2016 Carolyn Walker
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Oct 20, 2016 Clifton McMillan Jr
Oct 20, 2016 Nancy Bates
Oct 20, 2016 Kristin Conrad
Oct 20, 2016 František Hajdúk Každý človek má rovnaké právo na život !!!
Oct 19, 2016 Cynthia Bettencourt
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Oct 19, 2016 Mita Chakraborti
Oct 19, 2016 Gudda Nicholas
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Oct 19, 2016 Michelle Winter
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Oct 19, 2016 Andressa Bitelle dos Santos
Oct 19, 2016 Cynthia Bettencourt
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Oct 14, 2016 Mary Kennett
Oct 13, 2016 Cindy austin
Oct 10, 2016 Ann Stephens
Oct 8, 2016 Leonardo Rodriguez
Oct 8, 2016 Cecilia Domina
Oct 7, 2016 Norma Lopez Respect The Right Of This People They Deserve Support And Respect Live With Dignity
Oct 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 4, 2016 Melanie Barnett People with visible and invisible disabilities should be treated equally.
Oct 3, 2016 Mary Selleck
Oct 3, 2016 Chrissy Smutny
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Oct 3, 2016 JAMES P KAPPAS
Oct 2, 2016 Patty Haley
Oct 2, 2016 Dan Johnson
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Oct 1, 2016 Allen Vergakis
Oct 1, 2016 Paula Lewis
Oct 1, 2016 Debbie Zarr
Oct 1, 2016 Joseph cani
Oct 1, 2016 Joan Hyde Johnna Slocum said it well. I may be disabled but I am not dead. I can't work any more, but I can take care of my husband and house (slower than before). I also have MS.
Oct 1, 2016 aLeXX GoloWin
Oct 1, 2016 Johnna Slocum People with disabilities are humans first!! I have Multiple Sclerosis and that limits me physically, mentally, and emotionally. I still get up in the morning and get my son to school, clean as best I can. I'm disabled, not DEAD!!
Oct 1, 2016 ANA MARIA
Sep 30, 2016 Corinne Mahaffey

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