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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


Aug 18, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Aug 15, 2017 Steven Schueller
Aug 15, 2017 Debra Ryan this is a no brainer. WHY has it taken so long to give all people their rights!!!
Aug 15, 2017 Diana Aylward
Aug 15, 2017 Jason Wood
Aug 15, 2017 Ann Moriarity
Aug 15, 2017 Lois Freeman All people deserve to have rights.
Aug 15, 2017 Martha Jaegers
Aug 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2017 R. C. Wilson
Aug 15, 2017 Toni Levi
Aug 15, 2017 Michael S
Aug 15, 2017 Michael Robinson
Aug 15, 2017 Jackie Ennenbach
Aug 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2017 Kathryn Tarpey
Aug 15, 2017 Maria Rivera-Duncan
Aug 15, 2017 Sandra Holbrook
Aug 15, 2017 David Mora
Aug 15, 2017 Jan Weiner
Aug 15, 2017 Harriette Porter As a Pediatrician I work with many disable kids and know how important governmental support for their education, health care, transportation and safety is.
Aug 15, 2017 Kayann Ramos
Aug 15, 2017 CJ Martin
Aug 15, 2017 Brad Bronk
Aug 15, 2017 Alyss Sanner
Aug 15, 2017 Carol Cook
Aug 15, 2017 nancy Catania
Aug 15, 2017 Frank Catania
Aug 15, 2017 Chris Manley
Aug 15, 2017 Ellen Wigley Everybody deserves their rights.
Aug 15, 2017 Carol Bogerd
Aug 15, 2017 Paul Crowley
Aug 15, 2017 Jacqueline Colyer
Aug 15, 2017 Debra Amedio
Aug 15, 2017 DANIELLE MALANGA
Aug 15, 2017 BERTRAND Graziella
Aug 15, 2017 E Pearson
Aug 15, 2017 Lidija Jovanović
Aug 14, 2017 John Horn
Aug 13, 2017 Kat Pierquet
Aug 11, 2017 Sara Garcia
Aug 4, 2017 Kim Hanke
Jul 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2017 Angela Hembroff
Jul 25, 2017 Nadine Miller
Jul 22, 2017 Tara Spires
Jul 21, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 20, 2017 Denise Griffin
Jul 19, 2017 Melisa Yusufova
Jul 16, 2017 John Chambers

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