We have started a petition to urge the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to move the CRPD out of committee to the Senate floor. Please sign the petition at the White House website -- http://t.co/j9OKHVs0x8.
We need 100,000 signatures by April 1, 2014.
Here are the details:
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Urge the SFRC to move the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the Senate floor for a vote!
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has held two important hearings on the U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Hundreds of disability organizations, U.S. businesses, and our nations veterans support the CRPD. It's time to develop Reservations, Understandings, and Declarations (RUDs) that will move the CRPD to the Senate floor for a vote.
The U.S. Is losing businesses opportunities because other countries that have ratified are turning to other countries that have ratified for advice and technology that the U.S. can provide because we have decades of experience and the technology and manufacturers! Improved access overseas also creates opportunities for people with disabilities who want to live, work (DoD civilians) and travel overseas
Created: Mar 06, 2014
Issues: Disabilities, Foreign Policy, Veterans and Military
SIGNATURES NEEDED BY APRIL 05, 2014 TO REACH GOAL OF 100,000.
Please sign the petition and get your friends and family to do the same. Ratification of the CRPD IS SO WORTH IT!