Tell Your Senators: Vote YES on Disability Rights Treaty
More than one billion people on our planet have a disability—yet most still struggle to escape discrimination.
The U.S. has been the world leader in promoting the rights of people with disabilities—until recently.
You can help change this.
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), an international disability rights treaty based on The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), aims to promote human rights and protections for people with disabilities around the globe. More than 150 countries have ratified the CRPD—but not the U.S.
In 2012, despite broad bi-partisan support, the U.S. Senate failed to ratify the CRPD by just five votes.
This year, as the disability community celebrates the 25th anniversary of the ADA, it's time for the U.S. government to be a world leader in disability rights.
Take action today! Join Handicap International in calling your Senators to support the CRPD. Your name will be delivered in person to the Washington, D.C., offices of Senators to convince them it is the right thing to do.
I support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I urge you, and your fellow Senators, to support the disability treaty when it comes to a vote.
Ratification of the CRPD is free. Ratification does not change U.S. law. Ratification tells the world that the U.S. is serious about protecting the rights of people with disabilities.
Please, Senator, cast a YES vote for the disability treaty when you have the opportunity.