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Give children their basic rights; Ratify the CRC!

Three former U.S. Presidents have denied children their basic human rights, and Obama will too unless we demand action. The CRC, The Convention on The Rights of the Child, is an international treaty that has been ratified by every country on Earth except the U.S., Somalia and South Sudan. The CRC can change childrenʼs lives by finally giving our children their basic human rights.

These two children are paying for this:
Cristian Fernandez is a 12-year-old boy who faces life in prison. He has no rights.
This 6 year old Texan boy was hospitalized after a legal school paddling. He was battered and bruised, and it is legal. Where are his rights to safety? 

Thousands of children in America suffer in similar ways! But Obama has the power to stop this by ratifying the CRC!

What does the CRC guarantee American children?
•The right to play.
•The right to be safe.
•The right to practice the religion of their choice.
•The right to an education without physical punishment.
•The right to be tried as a child, and not sentenced to life in prison without parole.

In 1995, President Clinton signed the CRC, but he didnʼt send it to the Senate. It is time for our President to take real action. Obama says heʼs committed to improving the lives of our children. He says he values their well-being. He says itʼs an embarrassment that the U.S hasn't ratified the CRC.

Enough talk, Mr. President. It’s time for action!

Over 200 non-profits support the CRC, yet a small group of people are afraid of children having rights. They think parents should have 'fundamental rightsʼ over their children, to include the fundamental right to be criminally negligent parents.

Here are a few of the crimes that will start to disappear:
. Child beatings occur in schools in 19 states more than 200,000 times a year.
. Approximately 6 million cases of child abuse go unreported annually.
. At least 200,000 children are sexually trafficked across the U.S. annually.
. The U.S. is the only country on earth to imprison children for life without parole.
. America is the worst offender of child abuse in the Industrialized World.

It is time to end the hypocrisy, and give children their rights.
It is time for our President to do the right thing.

For more information about...
The CRC:
unicef.org/crc
http://www.childrightscampaign.org/
Corporal Punishment:
stophitting.com
unlimitedjustice.com
Imprisoning children for life:
www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/children-s-rights/juvenile-life-without-parole
Child Abuse:
www.rainbirdfoundation.org
Take a Stand for the End of child abuse: rainbirdfoundation.org/takeastand
Child trafficking:
http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/

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