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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


Dec 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 7, 2016 Muriel Servaege I have become disabled so I'm happy to give my voice to the Convention.
Dec 7, 2016 Traci Campbell We need to protect and support our disabled persons. They do not deserve to be ignored and left behind.
Dec 7, 2016 Sherrie Divelbiss
Nov 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2016 K Zoll
Nov 23, 2016 Libby berman
Nov 20, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec
Nov 19, 2016 natasha liff
Nov 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 31, 2016 Caroline CEDELLE
Oct 31, 2016 marilyn karwoski
Oct 31, 2016 Robert Cerello It's long past time for this simple legal action by responsible governments. Let's go ahead and get the Convention accepted now.
Oct 31, 2016 Donna Starr
Oct 25, 2016 Carlos Otero
Oct 24, 2016 juliana vargas
Oct 24, 2016 Samantha Klatt
Oct 24, 2016 Marsha Croner
Oct 20, 2016 Carolyn Walker
Oct 20, 2016 Allison D
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
Oct 19, 2016 helio fernandes
Oct 19, 2016 Mita Chakraborti
Oct 19, 2016 Gudda Nicholas
Oct 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2016 susan whitsell
Oct 19, 2016 Michelle Winter
Oct 19, 2016 Joy Ritchie
Oct 19, 2016 tracy morris
Oct 19, 2016 Alan Howe
Oct 19, 2016 carol king
Oct 19, 2016 Andressa Bitelle dos Santos
Oct 19, 2016 Cynthia Bettencourt
Oct 19, 2016 Kristina Bognar
Oct 19, 2016 Alicia Nichols
Oct 19, 2016 Robert Miller
Oct 19, 2016 Cheryl Hay
Oct 19, 2016 Delanee Barron
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.

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