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!