December 3, 2012
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
On Tuesday, December 4, the United States Senate is expected to vote on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. The vote is tentatively scheduled for 12 p.m. eastern.
Today, Monday, December 3 is the International Day of People with Disabilities. There is no more perfect way to celebrate the historic day than by flooding the Senate with phones calls in support of #CRPD.
No matter where we live, everyone around the country is targeting 11 specific senators. These senators hold key votes needed for passage of the treaty. All day long, supporters around the country will be making calls to these senators. The idea is to overwhelm the Senate with public support for the treaty
When you make the call and are connected with the Senator's Office, leave the Senator this message:
”My name is………… Today is the International Day of People with Disabilities. In the spirit of international rights, I am counting on you to vote YES for the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. Vote yes to ratify #CRPD.
Here are the names of Senators and the numbers to call:
Isakson (GA) (202) 224–3643
Chambliss (GA) (202) 224–3521
Grassley (IA) (202) 224–3744
Coats (IN) (202) 224–5623
Moran (KS) (202) 224–6521
Roberts (KS) (202) 224–4774
Blunt (MO) (202) 224–5721
Heller (NV) (202) 224–6244
Hutchison (TX) (202) 224–5922
Hatch (UT) (202) 224–5251
Portman (OH) (202) 224–3353
Every one of us should call each Senator. Tell them how you feel about disability rights worldwide and tell them to support the Treaty.
Check out the related links sections in the right column for:
Link to CRPD Handout
Washington Post Editorial in support of Treaty:
More information about the treaty