Activate June 24-27 for Justin Dart and the Disability Treaty!

Below is a message from the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) and from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) calling on everyone to activate their networks between June 24 and June 27 to support Senate Ratification of the UN Treaty.

From USICD and DREDF:

Activate June 24-27 for Justin Dart and the Disability Treaty!

"ADA is a landmark commandment of fundamental human morality. It prepares the way for the emancipation of more than half of a billion of the world's most oppressed people." Justin Dart, 1990

On the anniversary of the passing of a great American and leader within the Disability Community let us all honor Justin’s memory by calling your Senators and the leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee asking them to: "Release the disability treaty and hold hearings!"

The extreme right has started their campaign. Senator Harkin has already received over 100 calls opposing the treaty. Their campaign continues to spread the same misrepresentations and scare tactics to parents of children with disabilities. We need to stop the lies now. YOU are the key to putting an end to the attack on parents and the stalling of the disability treaty.

Share this message with your members, chapters, families and friends and join people with disabilities around the country the week of June 24. Let our message of FREEDOM be heard by your Senators as well as Senator Menendez and Senator Corker who oversee the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Free the treaty from the myths and fears of the Home School Legal Defense Association. Let Congress know that we want the TREATY and we want it now! Do it in memory of Justin Dart.

DISABILITY COMMUNITY - TAKE ACTION THE WEEK OF JUNE 24!

Contact your U.S. Senators -- see links in right column

Call Senator Menendez (D-NJ), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: 202-224-4651

Call Senator Corker (R-TN), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: 202-224-6797


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