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Urge the Senate to Support Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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Urge the Senate to Support Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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      Perkins

Throughout the world millions of children and adults are denied an education, opportunities to work, and basic rights merely because they are blind, visually impaired, or have other disabilities.

Adopted in December 2006, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) sets forth rights and protections that should be afforded to all persons with disabilities. This UN Convention also recognizes the right of children with disabilities to have access to equal, quality education.

On July 26th, the 22nd anniversary of the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations voted in favor of the UN CRPD. But, the Convention must still be ratified by the Senate before it can be implemented.

It is essential that Americans with and without disabilities make their support for the CRPD heard now.

Please ask your Senators to support ratification of the UN CRPD because no child should be denied an education due to a disability.

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    • Pat Strandberg HENDERSON, NV
      • almost 2 years ago

      My son is diabled. He deserves the same rights as everyone else enjoys!!

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    • Krista Senden BRIGHTON, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I just came back from working with children and adults living with disabilities in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. Honoring the rights of persons living with disabilities here in the US will allow for a better conversation globally. Please, support the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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    • Julian Borges WORCESTER, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Being disabled myself, and having been denied my right to re-educate myself to lead a better life by my territory's Disability Program (Puerto Rico), I consider it's abt time the Senate reevaluate its position and ratify the UN CRPD now!!

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