TIME IS RUNNING OUT:
The Senate Needs to Hear from you NOW! Ask them to ratify the “Disability Treaty” (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, CRPD). This is an important international civil rights treaty for 1 billion people with disabilities around the world.
Today (Sept 8, 2014), the Senate returns for a two week work session. They need to continue to hear from YOU!
Getting the CRPD passed is, in part, a game of numbers: the side that can generate the most calls to Senators has a better chance of winning. And the opposition has been generating many calls, so we need to match their pace.
CALL your Senators often and spread the word! See our social media guide below!
Visit www.disabilitytreaty.org to take action!
Friends who are new to the “Disability Treaty” (CRPD) can review these two handouts: http://bit.ly/CRPD1Pager and http://bit.ly/CRPDmyths. Catch up on events in the campaign for U.S. ratification of the CRPD at http://bit.ly/CRPDtimeline. Read the full text of the CRPD here.
You can also take action on social media!
- Make a sign – it can be a simple piece of paper. Write down that you support CRPD and (if applicable) why. If you have a personal story, use it! (Example: I support CRPD because I want my sister with a disability to be able to travel abroad!)
- Take a picture of yourself holding up the sign.
- Tweet or Facebook the picture (along with one of the sample tweets below) using the hashtag #CRPD. You can also tweet at your Senator. You can find Senator Twitter IDs at: http://bit.ly/CRPDsenators
- Get your friends to do the same!
Sample Twitter Pictures:
- Support #CivilRights for people w/disabilities around the world–ask Senators to ratify the #CRPD at www.disabilitytreaty.org!
- I support #CRPD to provide equal rights for 1 billion people w #disabilities around the world! www.disabilitytreaty.org
- #CRPD helps to eliminate #disability discrimination around the world! Tell your senators at www.disabilitytreaty.org
Ready to do more?
- Consider calling some additional Senators who especially need to hear from CRPD advocates.
- For more ideas on taking action, download the Disability Treaty Action Handout at http://bit.ly/ActionCRPD.