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Discrimination against any person on the basis of disability is a violation of the inherent dignity and worth of the human person.

—Preamble to the UN Convention on the
Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Today is the 20th Anniversary of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) as recognized by the United Nations.  This year’s theme focuses on removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all.

Help us achieve another 20 years of progress and celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities with your end-of-year gift of $20 today.

Unfortunately, many people with disabilities around the world face barriers to healthcare, education, and equal opportunity. Part of AAPD’s advocacy this year has been on behalf of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which seeks to break these barriers to create a more equitable world.

Tomorrow marks a significant day in the Senate as our legislators vote on the ratification of CRPD. In the last few hours before the vote, we need your help in this significant fight for lasting change and equality.

Here’s how you can help!

1) Email or Call your Senators and let them know you support the ratification of CRPD.

2) Tweet your support with this sample tweet:
@(SenatorID) Support the #CRPD #UNCRPD in 2012! This is a #disability issue and we say Vote YES!

3) Forward this email about CRPD and encourage your friends to advocate for equal rights around the World.

4) Tell us why you support CRPD. Share your story and we may feature you on our Power Grid Blog.

5) Give $20 today to celebrate 20 years of progress and help us continue the fight.

Yours in Solidarity,
The AAPD Team

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