LAST CALL! Support the Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities, NOW!


Today is Best Buddies Action Day for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)! Your U.S. Senators are returning back to their offices to get to work and so are we.

Please contact both of your U.S. Senators to tell them that the disability community is leading the movement for U.S. ratification of this international disability treaty and our voice matters!

What can you do to help get a YES vote on the CRPD in 2012? Three SIMPLE things!

  1. CALL your U.S. Senators (both of them) and tell them that you support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  If you have called them before, call them again!
    • CLICK HERE for information on how to contact your senators.
      • Sample Message 1: “I am a person with a disability (or advocate) and I want the senator to vote in support of the CRPD this year!
      • Sample Message 2:“This treaty is very important to the U.S. disability community! Following U.S. ratification of the treaty, U.S. leadership will help raise accessibility around the world, directly helping Americans with disabilities who live, work, or travel abroad.”
  2. TWEET to both of your U.S. Senators to show support.
  3. JOIN your organization to a list of over 290 disability organizations supporting CRPD.

CLICK HERE for more information about the treaty.

Interested in why the CRPD is important to parents of children with disabilities? LISTEN HERE

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About Lisa Derx

Vice President, Government Relations, Best Buddies International

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