Urge President Obama to Protect Marginalized and Vulnerable Children
  • Petitioned President of the United States

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President of the United States

Urge President Obama to Protect Marginalized and Vulnerable Children

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      Covenant House

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) lays out a comprehensive set of rights for children, and recognizes the essential role and importance of parents and families. The United States played a pivotal role in drafting the CRC, but 17 years later, the U.S. Government still has not ratified the treaty. 

U.S. ratification of the CRC will bolster the efforts of the world community in safeguarding our children. However, ratification cannot move forward unless President Obama orders a review by the Department of State before the treaty is sent to the U.S. Senate for advice and consent.

We are asking that the treaty be submitted to the U.S. Senate by November 20th which is both Universal Children’s Day and the 23rd anniversary of the Convention.  

In order to meet this deadline, the President must order the Department of State review immediately.  That’s why it is vitally important to show our support now – before time runs out. 

Please sign the petition and send a message to President Obama urging him to ensure the protections and rights for the most vulnerable and marginalized children!


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 20,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Nisrine Ghazzali OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      It pains me to see the direction the world is heading in regarding consumerism and the lengths to which people are willing to go to for money including the exploitation of children and resources.

    • matthew clother SPOKANE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      this is important to me because i am 13 years old and to hear that someone my age is working with harldy any food and water, and they only get payed $0.25 a day if that, for all of their labor it really makes me feel bad.

    • Shannon Heller JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      They are children! Why are we allowing this to happen?

    • Beridene Ferrill HACKENSACK, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      To be one in the number for change.

    • Angelica Gillispie FAIRBURN, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      The reason I am signing this petition is becuase our children are the future and in order for them to have a brighter future we have to protect and advocate for them now.


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