Taking Action on Deaf-Friendly Treaty, CRPD!

For people who cannot see the image, I have copy/pasted the same text that is in the flyer further below.  You also can download a PDF format of the flyer.  More resources for deaf and hard of hearing advocates who support U.S. ratification of the CRPD are at http://bit.ly/DeafCRPD.

Deaf Take Action on CRPD! Oct'13                                               

Tell U.S. Senators to ratify the CRPD!

Support the Deaf-friendly treaty!

  • A new international treaty, called Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), recognizes the inclusion of sign language and deaf culture in society.
  • More than 135+ countries have ratified the CRPD since 2006— but NOT the U.S.!  
  • More than 700 U.S. organizations want to change that. These include the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD).
  • We need YOUR help to make it happen.
  • Organizations opposed to international treaties are using misinformation to fight against the CRPD. You can help us fight back!

Tell Senators to ratify the CRPD!

Stay involved

Help U.S. Ratify the Deaf-Friendly International Treaty!

Did You Know…?
  • A new international human rights treaty, called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), recognizes the inclusion of sign language and deaf culture in society.
  • 134 countries have ratified the CRPD since 2006— but NOT the U.S.!  We are behind!
  • More than 650 U.S. organizations want to change that; these include the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD).
  • Please join us during the International Week of the Deaf from September 23-27, 2013.image

What’s the latest?

  • We need a two-thirds “super majority” vote in the U.S. Senate to ratify the CRPD (67 votes).
  • The Senate held a vote on the treaty in December 2012.  The vote lost by only five votes.
  • Organizations opposed to international treaties fought against the CRPD with a campaign of misinformation. They helped defeat the treaty last December.
  • The Senate has the power to schedule a new vote.  Senators will change their vote with YOUR help!
  • Opponents are still working against us.  YOU can help us fight back! 

So, what can I do?