Petitions to Support the International Disability Rights Treaty!

Support global disability rights!  Sign and disseminate the petitions for the Disability Treaty!  Youth and students at http://bit.ly/Youth4CRPD!  People of all ages at http://bit.ly/CRPDpetition!

One billion people with disabilities around the world confront discrimination at every turn.  Society excludes them from education, employment, basic health care services, travel and transportation, and even the opportunity to live with their own families in the community.

The “Disability Treaty”, called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), is the first international human rights treaty to address these inequities.  So far, 141 countries have ratified it.  And these countries are slowly starting to revise their laws to be more consistent with the intent and spirit of the Disability Treaty.

But the United States is behind.  We have not yet ratified the CRPD.  Instead, this important treaty is stuck in the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  Please help fix that!  Tell Senators you want them to return to negotiations and move the CRPD toward ratification!

Please sign and disseminate the petitions:

Want to do more?  Educate yourself about the treaty and use the action center at http://disabilitytreaty.org.

Are you at a U.S. college or university?  Want to help mobilize other people at your U.S. college or university to take action on the CRPD?  Please communicate with Andrea Shettle at ashettle@usicd.org about how to get involved!  Tell her you saw this via the Rambling Justice blog.

 

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