How You Can Help: Ratification of the CRPD Will Assist Disabled Veterans and Americans

Two Paralyzed Veterans of America members in wheelchairs talkingParalyzed Veterans of America joins with the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) and other disability rights organization in an effort to get out the word to our senators to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). We need your help!

The opposition has stated that the disability community is uninformed and does not really support the disability rights treaty. Nothing could be further from the truth.
To show our resolve, we ask that every U.S. Senate member be contacted so they hear from the disability community to know that we are leading the movement for U.S. ratification of this international disability treaty. They need to know that our voices matter! Let them know that your voice matters.
Contact information for Senators:

  • Phone and email contact information for your senator at this link
  • Twitter IDs for your senators at this link  (use #CRPD #UNCRPD) Sample Tweet : @(SenatorID) Support the #CRPD #UNCRPD in 2012! This is a #disability issue and we say vote YES! Sample Twitpic at this link.

Please tell your Senators:

  • I support the CRPD treaty, and I want to see your vote in support of the treaty this year!
  • The CRPD will not cost the Federal Government any additional funds.
  • The CRPD has been reviewed by Republican and Democratic Attorneys General and by past Counsel to Presidents. They confirm that it does not threaten the sovereignty of the U.S. nor does it require any new legislation to comply with the treaty. 
  • This treaty is good for American business and for the world. It will allow us to bring our knowledge of making a society accessible to the whole world.
  • This treaty is very important to the U.S. disability community! Following U.S. ratification of the treaty, U.S. leadership will help raise accessibility around the world, directly helping Americans with disabilities who live, work, or travel abroad.  

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