(CRPD = Convention on the Rights of Personswith Disabilities)
 What the CRPD disability treaty is Why US ratification matters How to talk to your senators about the CRPD! Other wa...
 CRPD = Convention on the Rights of Persons withDisabilities The CRPD is an international human rights treaty(an agreem...
 The CRPD was inspired in part by U.S.leadership, including US laws such as the Americanswith Disabilities Act (ADA) Co...
 US ratification would give us more opportunities topromote disability rights around the world. The US Chamber of Comme...
 More than 500 disability organizations support USratification of the CRPD Also, 22 veterans organizations And 26 fait...
 Want the US to ratify the CRPD? Talk to senators! Use the phone, email, postalmail, Twitter, Facebook, or even a perso...
 Find contact information for your senators at:http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm Or, d...
 “Please ratify the Convention on the Rights ofPersons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2013! This is animportant issue for t...
 Educate your friends and family about the CRPD.Recruit their support! If you use Twitter, then follow and re-tweet @US...
 Show the faces of CRPD supporters to senators! Take a picture of you holding your own homemadesign supporting the CRPD...
 Find out if YOUR organization has signed on tosupport the CRPD! Check the list athttp://usicd.org/template/page.cfm?id=...
 News, updates, and materials for CRPD advocates athttp://www.disabilitytreaty.org Great video on the CRPD and campaign...
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What is the Disability Treaty? Why do Americans with disabilities, veterans, faith organizations, and many others want the US to ratify the CRPD? Why should human rights supporters, proponents of equality and social justice, people who care about promoting US business and commerce, and everyone who knows a person with disabilities want US ratification of the CRPD? And how can people help? View this brief slide show and follow the links to learn more.

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Support US Ratification of the CRPD Disability Treaty

  1. 1. (CRPD = Convention on the Rights of Personswith Disabilities)
  2. 2.  What the CRPD disability treaty is Why US ratification matters How to talk to your senators about the CRPD! Other ways individuals can helpWhat is in this slide show?
  3. 3.  CRPD = Convention on the Rights of Persons withDisabilities The CRPD is an international human rights treaty(an agreement among countries) It is focused on protecting the human rights ofpeople with disabilities More information athttp://www.disabilitytreaty.org/ Also, great (captioned) videowebinar on the CRPD.What is the CRPD?
  4. 4.  The CRPD was inspired in part by U.S.leadership, including US laws such as the Americanswith Disabilities Act (ADA) Countries around the world are using the CRPD as aframework in creating legislation similar to the ADAHow Did US LeadershipHelp Inspire the CRPD?
  5. 5.  US ratification would give us more opportunities topromote disability rights around the world. The US Chamber of Commerce, and other expertssay US ratification of the CRPD would benefitAmerican business abroad. Learn more at http://www.disabilitytreaty.orgWe Have the ADA.Why Ratify the CRPD?
  6. 6.  More than 500 disability organizations support USratification of the CRPD Also, 22 veterans organizations And 26 faith organizations See a list of supporting organizations athttp://usicd.org/template/page.cfm?id=252Who Wants US to Ratifythe CRPD?
  7. 7.  Want the US to ratify the CRPD? Talk to senators! Use the phone, email, postalmail, Twitter, Facebook, or even a personal visit totheir office!Talk to Senators!
  8. 8.  Find contact information for your senators at:http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm Or, download a PDF file with phone, Twitter, andFacebook information for all US senatorsTalk to Senators!
  9. 9.  “Please ratify the Convention on the Rights ofPersons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2013! This is animportant issue for the American disability andveterans community!” (Optional): Briefly explain your connection to thedisability or veterans community.Your Message for Senators
  10. 10.  Educate your friends and family about the CRPD.Recruit their support! If you use Twitter, then follow and re-tweet @USICDoften. Use the #CRPD hashtag. If you use Facebook, “share” the USICD Facebookpage at https://www.facebook.com/usicdWhat Else Can I Do toHelp?
  11. 11.  Show the faces of CRPD supporters to senators! Take a picture of you holding your own homemadesign supporting the CRPD! Like the pictures in thisslide show! Email your picture to Susie Richardsrichard@usicd.org: USICD can tweet it for you!What Else Can I Do toHelp?
  12. 12.  Find out if YOUR organization has signed on tosupport the CRPD! Check the list athttp://usicd.org/template/page.cfm?id=252 Not on the list? Ask them to consider signing:Have Your OrganizationSign On!
  13. 13.  News, updates, and materials for CRPD advocates athttp://www.disabilitytreaty.org Great video on the CRPD and campaign for USratification—48 minutes with closed captions:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4LHXZyHERU&feature=youtu.beUseful Web Links

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