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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 18,593
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


Feb 20, 2017 Rachel Parnell
Feb 18, 2017 Sally Friedman
Feb 17, 2017 Terry Parker
Feb 17, 2017 nathalie guyonvarch
Feb 16, 2017 ELENI DEMETRIOU
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2017 Kelly Davis
Feb 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 14, 2017 Ashleigh Heath
Feb 14, 2017 Colleen Regan
Feb 13, 2017 susan verser
Feb 13, 2017 Barbara Day
Feb 13, 2017 Audrey GEOFFROY
Feb 13, 2017 Jean Buchanan
Feb 12, 2017 Christy Giesick
Feb 12, 2017 Valerie Sanderson
Feb 12, 2017 Hilde Van Roie
Feb 12, 2017 Karl Zimmerman
Feb 12, 2017 Mirella Vracha
Feb 11, 2017 Brooke Bodden
Feb 11, 2017 Elena Hernandez
Feb 11, 2017 Joan Bird
Feb 11, 2017 Laurence Curtis Why not?
Feb 11, 2017 Annetta Smith All people deserve common rights regardless of any disabilities.
Feb 11, 2017 Helen Pattison
Feb 11, 2017 RENATA FLIS
Feb 11, 2017 Julia Earl
Feb 11, 2017 Juli Shields
Feb 11, 2017 Michelle McGlone
Feb 11, 2017 Annapoorne Colangelo
Feb 11, 2017 Rickson Leung
Feb 11, 2017 STACEY O'BRIEN
Feb 11, 2017 M Ptak
Feb 11, 2017 Ann Marie
Feb 11, 2017 Connie Eller
Feb 11, 2017 Dave Enger
Feb 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2017 Maria Ram
Feb 10, 2017 Petra Jones
Feb 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2017 Dean OBrien
Feb 10, 2017 CJ James
Feb 10, 2017 Megan Gutierrez
Feb 10, 2017 Estella Edwards
Feb 10, 2017 Stacey Govito
Feb 10, 2017 Donna Reynoso-Brand
Feb 10, 2017 Pamela Parker
Feb 10, 2017 Reevyn Aronson
Feb 10, 2017 Debra Dragonheart

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