TELL YOUR SENATORS TO SUPPORT DISABILITY RIGHTS EVERYWHERE!!
Ratify CRPD NOW!
ATTEND THE SENATE MARKUP ON THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012 IN SENATE DIRKSEN OFFICE BUILDING ROOM G50 AT 9:30AM
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international treaty that outlines the obligations of ratifying countries to promote, protect, fulfill, and ensure the rights of persons with disabilities. It embodies the American ideals that form the basis of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by empowering persons with disabilities to be independent and productive citizens. The US signed the CRPD on July 30, 2009 and after numerous attempts by the Home School Legal Defense Association to block this important treaty, it will finally receive a markup THIS THURSDAY!
But we still need your help convincing the Foreign Relations Committee to VOTE YES and send the treaty to the Senate floor for a vote!
We need you to fill the room at the hearing to show our support for the CRPD!
Send any accessibility accommodation requests to Susan_Oursler@foreign.senate.gov
Let our voices be heard over the opposition … make a call to your
Senator on the Foreign Relations Committee and tell them that the
disability community needs their support!
MESSAGE: “Senator, I am a constituent from your state and I support the CRPD. I look to you to attend the Foreign Relations Committee markup and vote on July 26th and to support ratification. The CRPD is in the United States’ interests, protects our citizens and veterans abroad, and honors the Americans with Disabilities Act.”
Chairman: Senator John Kerry (D-MA) SUPPORTS CRPD!
Chief counsel: Andrew Keller firstname.lastname@example.org OR www.kerry.senate.gov/contact/
Ranking Member: Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN)
Chief counsel: Michael Mattler email@example.com OR www.lugar.senate.gov/contact/
Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) COSPONSOR OF CRPD!!
Foreign Relations Legislative Aide: Amber Bland ( firstname.lastname@example.org) OR http://www.barrasso.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactUs.ContactForm
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Foreign Relations Legislative Aide: Ann Norris ( email@example.com) OR
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) SUPPORTS CRPD!
Foreign Relations Legislative Aide: Katharine Beamer ( firstname.lastname@example.org) OR www.cardin.senate.gov/contact/
Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA)
( 202) 224-6324
Foreign LA: Damian Murphy ( email@example.com) OR www.casey.senate.gov/contact/
Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) COSPONSOR OF CRPD!!!
Foreign LA: Halie Soifer ( firstname.lastname@example.org) OR www.coons.senate.gov/contact/
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)
Foreign LA: Stacie Oliver ( email@example.com) OR www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactMe
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)
Foreign LA: Lydia Morgan ( firstname.lastname@example.org) OR www.demint.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactInformation
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) COSPONSOR OF CRPD!!!
Foreign LA: Chris Homan ( email@example.com) OR www.durbin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Foreign LA: Joel Starr ( firstname.lastname@example.org) OR http://www.inhofe.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm
Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
Foreign LA: Chris Sullivan ( email@example.com) OR www.isakson.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
Foreign LA: Miriam Harmer ( firstname.lastname@example.org) OR www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
Foreign LA: Jodi Herman ( email@example.com) OR menendez.senate.gov/contact/
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Foreign LA: Victor Cervino ( firstname.lastname@example.org) OR www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
Senator Jim Risch (R-ID)
Foreign LA: Chris Socha ( email@example.com) OR www.risch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) SUPPORTS CRPD!
Foreign LA: Chad Kreikmeier ( firstname.lastname@example.org) OR www.shaheen.senate.gov/contact/
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) COSPONSOR OF CRPD!!!
Foreign LA: Matt Padilla ( email@example.com) OR www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=contact
Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) SUPPORTS CRPD!
Foreign LA: Marta Ross ( firstname.lastname@example.org) OR www.webb.senate.gov/contact.cfm\