Today, DREDF joins other disability rights and parent organizations in an Action Day to get out the word to our senators to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities! We'd love (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 want every U.S. Senate member to be contacted today so they hear from the disability community 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.
After you have called, tweeted, emailed, or posted on your Senators' Facebook pages, ask your friends, family, and work colleagues to make calls, Tweet and Twitpic (!), email and Facebook join with you to show support.
CONTACTS: You can find phone and email contact information for your senator here and Twitter IDs for your senators here (So we can count the tweets, use #CRPD #UNCRPD)
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.
- MOST IMPORTANTLY - 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.
Sample Tweet : @(SenatorID) Support the #CRPD #UNCRPD in 2012! This is a #disability issue and we say vote YES!
Want more information about the treaty? CLICK HERE Interested in why the CRPD is important to parents of children with disabilities? LISTEN HERE If you can, add your organization to a list of over 265 U.S. disability organizations that support the CRPD CLICK HERE
Thank you and Happy Halloween from everyone at DREDF