Breaking Alert on CRPD! Action Still Required!

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Breaking Alert on CRPD! Action Still Required!

Thu, 11/29/2012

On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 the Motion to Proceed on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities passed in the Senate!  See vote count.

The Motion to Proceed allows the CRPD to be brought up for consideration.  Now that this hurdle is passed, amendments will be discussed and then when the Senate Majority Leader feels confident we have the 67 votes we need, he will move to a final vote. 

The time has come to get all of the YES votes firmed up! It is essential you and your networks contact senators and let them know we are counting on their YES vote! You don’t need to be a constituent to send your comments to these Senators.

PLEASE:

1) Thank the senators who joined our community and voted YES yesterday.

The Thank You List:

The message for these senators is: Thank you for your YES vote on Tuesday for the CRPD! The disability community is with you!

Republican Senators who voted YES today:

  • Sen Murkowski (AK)
  • Sen McCain (AZ)
  • Sen Lugar (IN)
  • Sen Collins (ME)
  • Sen Snowe (ME)
  • Sen Brown (MA)
  • Sen Ayotte (NH)
  • Sen Hatch (UT)
  • Sen Barrasso (WY)

2) Push more Republican Senators to join our ranks (we're so close).

The Please Vote with Us List (these senators said they would vote YES but they did not):

The message for these senators is: I am a disability advocate/person with a disability. Please vote YES on the CRPD with no new amendments! This is important to me and the disability community!

Group 1:

  • Sen Cochran (MS)
  • Sen Moran (KS)
  • Sen Blunt (MO)

Group 2:

  • Sen Heller (NV)
  • Sen Hutchison (TX)
  • Sen Coburn (OK)
  • Sen Enzi (WY)

SENATE CONTACT INFORMATION:

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Events are unrolling rapidly with updates almost hourly. To keep up with the events as they happen, visit: http://www.usicd.org.

You can now also get information and share it via Facebook. 
Simply go to this link and then hit the “Share” button so that all of your Facebook contacts will see it also:

http://www.facebook.com/notes/us-international-council-on-disabilities/urgent-action-needed-now-on-crpd/461571287228915

If you need an abbreviated version of this link: http://ow.ly/fELgz

Please share widely among friends of the disability community.

Thank you!