Call on Your Senator to Support the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Last week, July 26, 2012, on the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, HLAA watched as the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations voted to send the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to the Senate Floor for a vote. The room was packed with disability advocates who could barely restrain themselves from applause as the vote was taken.
But we are not done yet. To ratify a treaty, two-thirds of the Senate – a supermajority – must agree. We need see strong bi-partisan support to get approval of CRPD in the Senate. Every Senator needs to hear from the disability community.