Duckworth calls for disability rights treaty

From the Daily Herald:


 

Democratic Congresswoman-elect Tammy Duckworth, of Hoffman Estates, made one of her first public statements this week in support of a United Nations treaty that would ban discrimination against people with disabilities.

The double amputee Iraq War veteran said she personally knows "the challenges that face millions of disabled persons around the globe everyday," and noted the "treaty would make no changes to current U.S. law and failing to ratify the treaty would leave the global community without its foremost leader on disability rights..."

No word yet as to how Republican Sen. Mark Kirk - who is at home in Highland Park recovering for a stroke - would have voted.

Source: http://blogs.dailyherald.com/node/7276

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