Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion for People with Disabilities

*July 24, 2012

UPDATE: Support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

TASH_Take Action
Action requested Tuesday-Wednesday, July 24-25, 2012!

Important Update: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has rescheduled the meeting on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. ET. Thank you to everyone who has responded to this call to action. If you haven’t already, there’s still time to contact your senators and urge them to support this important agreement.

Here’s how you can help
1) Tell your state networks to contact their U.S. Senators and voice their support for the Convention – you may use language in this e-mail – please share this call to action by phone, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and other means

What to tell your Senator
“As an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, I strongly urge your support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. By signing this Convention, the United States will join others in reaffirming the rights, dignity and independence of people with disabilities around the world.”
The Capitol Switchboard phone number is (202) 224-3121, or click here to look up your Senators.

  About the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted on December 13, 2006, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, where it received widespread and immediate support from 82 signatories. It is the first comprehensive human rights treaty of the 21st century, and follow decades of work by the United Nations to change attitudes and approaches to persons with disabilities around the world. The Convention reaffirms that all persons with all types of disabilities must enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
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videos by various nations, leaders and global organizations regarding the 
United Nations 'Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities'

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