Deaf Americans supports the need for the Senate to ratify the  C.R.P.D. policy in USA
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Deaf Americans supports the need for the Senate to ratify the C.R.P.D. policy in USA

    1. Dyanne Olafson
    2. Petition by

      Dyanne Olafson

      Carmichael, CA

URGENT Action Alert:


We, the Deaf People of the United States of America, strongly support the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities because it will give us the rights as human and language. With these continued access to our rights, we as Americans can enjoy better quality of life without being denied and as well as being respected for our Identity, American Sign Language, and our Deaf Culture.

"The ADA and other disability laws do not have deaf-specific language; the CRPD recognizes sign language and deaf culture as human rights, and includes language such as "deaf culture", "linguistic identity", and "deaf community."

The United States is currently excluded from the International Committee formed to enforce the requirements of the CRPD throughtout the world. If the CRPD is ratified in the U.S., the U.S. will be able to join the global community in efforts to promote, protect, and ensure full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity."

**From National Association of the Deaf (NAD)**

  

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Senators reconvenes in September

      Dyanne Olafson
      Petition Organizer

      We still have a couple more weeks in August to continue contacting our Senators and spreading the word to sign this petition as well. Let's be ready and hopefully many of us will show up in DC when the full Senate meets again.

    2. Senator John Kelly's Statement

      Dyanne Olafson
      Petition Organizer

      "In effect, this Treaty doesn’t require any change in American law.  We’re already way ahead of where the Disabilities Convention seeks to go. It simply requires and encourages other countries to come up to where we are. It’s one of the least-intrusive, or least-requiring of U.S. effort of anything I have worked on in the course of being on this Committee where we’ve had great neutrality. The reason is we are living here, we’ve set the standard."

      http://www.foreign.senate.gov/press/chair/release/kerry-statement_markup-of--convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities

      This statement proves that this policy does not require any change in American laws. So to hear the opposing sides believing that ratifying this policy will take away certain rights and becoming the government's call - untrue. We are talking about the rights for disability persons; so how or why would we believe that after passing this - we would take away our current rights?

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. IN BI-PARTISAN VOTE, FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE PASSES DISABILITIES TREATY

      Dyanne Olafson
      Petition Organizer

      Strong bi-partisan vote of 13 to 9; this is a good start!

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. Contacted Senator Boxer - Petition will be accepted!!

      Dyanne Olafson
      Petition Organizer

      Spread the word to get more signatures!! Thank you!

    7. Who are ALL our supporters??

      Dyanne Olafson
      Petition Organizer

      Check it out on US International Council on Disabilities

    8. Thursday, July 26 at 9:30am in Dirksen G-50 - Washington DC

      Dyanne Olafson
      Petition Organizer

      Need many people to attend as possible!! Justin Dart quotes: "The eyes of the world are watching. Failure is not an option."

    9. Reached 100 signatures
    10. July 25, 2012 Important to Contact US Senators

      Dyanne Olafson
      Petition Organizer

      Email to all US Senators before the hearing on July 26th - here's the link:

    11. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • jennifer ferrar BROWNSVILLE, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      i m deaf and i need support c.r.p.d policy aslo stay on crpd no changed keep up we have right and deaf of world no matter what

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    • John Schmidt OMAHA, NE
      • about 2 years ago

      CRPD respects the Deaf community and the members. Therefore, it is both necessary and sufficient. Because the ADA does not face issues regarding the Deaf community these issues need to be both formally and informally addressed. CRPD is a useful way of initializing this.

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    • Renee L Senart WEST PALM BEACH, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Please stay verb American Sign Language & Deaf in USA & Countries with the CRPD. Don't be give up keep fight send to President Mr. Barak Obama. Thank You!

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    • Megan Moerman SMYRNA, DE
      • about 2 years ago

      Because a wonderful, inspirational guy I know asked me to

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    • Martin Galloway ST AUGUSTINE, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      I support the bill and its the right thing to do.

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