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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


Oct 18, 2017 Ana Krznarić
Oct 18, 2017 Michel Parein
Oct 18, 2017 Caryl Johnson
Oct 18, 2017 Laura Shields
Oct 18, 2017 Nurit Dagan
Oct 18, 2017 Linda Fighera
Oct 18, 2017 Paul Sauer
Oct 18, 2017 Judith Beltz
Oct 18, 2017 John Meinke
Oct 18, 2017 Laura Ray
Oct 18, 2017 Maria Soledad O'Farrell
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Oct 18, 2017 Melissa Davis
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Oct 18, 2017 Heinz-Helmut Umbreit
Oct 18, 2017 Emma Lorenzo
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Oct 17, 2017 JOAnn Evans
Oct 12, 2017 Lily Dayan Cimadoro
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Oct 10, 2017 FRan Hast
Oct 10, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 10, 2017 Sarah Stanfield
Oct 10, 2017 Russell Bair
Oct 10, 2017 Barbara Hobbs
Oct 10, 2017 Gretchen Kitzman
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Oct 8, 2017 Carole Osborn
Oct 7, 2017 Raymond Bartlett
Oct 6, 2017 Nancy Wade
Oct 6, 2017 Kim Coulon
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Oct 6, 2017 Mary Sanders
Oct 6, 2017 Cindy Risvold
Oct 6, 2017 Paula Gaudet
Oct 6, 2017 Samantha Garrison
Oct 5, 2017 Anna Krohn
Oct 5, 2017 Melissa Bird
Oct 4, 2017 carrielynn larson
Oct 4, 2017 THEODORA BOURA
Oct 4, 2017 Lourdes Marquez-Diaz
Oct 4, 2017 Charlene Sipe
Oct 4, 2017 Donna Julian
Oct 4, 2017 NELL KATZ
Sep 27, 2017 Paola Moretti
Sep 12, 2017 Janis Higgins
Sep 1, 2017 Maria R. Gomez
Sep 1, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Aug 29, 2017 Adam Fransella

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