The first day we've been waiting for is finally going to happen. Tuesday, on July 22, 2014 the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will vote on a resolution on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The time will be 10 AM. The location will be S – 116 of the U.S. Capitol building. On the committee's website, www.foreign.senate.gov, click on business meeting. On that page you will have access to a copy of the ratification package that President Obama sent to the committee in 2012. If you want you can download it. That will be the foundation, I suspect, of the resolution that the committee puts forward for a vote. After the committee vote, which I am sure will be a majority in favor of the resolution, the resolution will goes to the Senate floor. That will happen the following week. The resolution will pass there if two thirds of the Senators, present and voting, vote for it.
In the meantime I urge everyone to contact their Senators and to request that they vote yes for the resolution. I also urge that you consider reading my new book, A Moral Imperative: U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, http://t.co//Vigyant7aM.
Our time has arrived. Now let's make the most of it.
New Kindle book -- A Moral Imperative: U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Book link: http://t.co/Vigyant7aM
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