Support US Ratification
of the CRPD Disability
Treaty
(CRPD = Convention on the Rights
of Persons with Disabilities)
What is in this presentation?
 What the CRPD disability treaty is
 Why US ratification matters
 How to talk to your sen...
What is the CRPD?
 CRPD = Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities
 The CRPD is an international human
righ...
What is the CRPD?
http://disabilitytreaty.org
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
How Did US Leadership Help
Inspire the CRPD?
 The CRPD was inspired in part by US
leadership, including US laws such as t...
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Why Ratify the CRPD?
 US ratification would give us more
opportunities to promote disability rights
around the world.
 T...
Who Wants US to Ratify the
CRPD?
 More than 600 disability organizations
support US ratification of the CRPD
 Also, 21 v...
Talk to Senators!
 Find contact information for your senators
 Find the a letter
 Find sample tweets
http://cunycoaliti...
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Your Message for Senators
 “Please ratify the Convention on the
Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
in 2013! This ...
What Else Can I Do to Help?
 Educate your friends and family about the
CRPD. Recruit their support!
 If you use Twitter,...
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
What Else Can I Do to Help?
 Show the faces of CRPD supporters to
senators!
 Take a picture of you holding your own
home...
Have Your Organization Sign On!
 Find out if YOUR organization has signed
on to support the CRPD! Check the list at
http:...
Useful Web Links
 News, updates, and materials for CRPD
advocates at http://cunycoalition.org
and http://disabilitytreaty...
Q&A
 Thank you!
 Steven A. Rodriguez
steven@cunycoalition.org
+1-518-639-6338
 Edmund Asiedu
eddieessel@gmail.com
Conve...
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  • (standing left to right): Rev. Harold Wilkie of Clairmont, California; Sandra Parrino, National Council on Disability; (seated left to right): Evan Kemp, Chairman, Equal Opportunity Commission; and Justin Dart, Presidential Commission on Employment of People with Disabilities.
  • Rebecca Sheffield holding a tabling session at the University of Texas.
  • Support US Ratification of the CRPD Disability Treaty

    1. 1. Support US Ratification of the CRPD Disability Treaty (CRPD = Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities)
    2. 2. What is in this presentation?  What the CRPD disability treaty is  Why US ratification matters  How to talk to your senators about the CRPD!  Other ways individuals can help Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    3. 3. What is the CRPD?  CRPD = Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities  The CRPD is an international human rights treaty (an agreement among countries)  It is focused on protecting the human rights of people with disabilities Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    4. 4. What is the CRPD? http://disabilitytreaty.org Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    5. 5. How Did US Leadership Help Inspire the CRPD?  The CRPD was inspired in part by US leadership, including US laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Countries around the world are using the CRPD as a framework in creating legislation similar to the ADA. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    6. 6. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    7. 7. Why Ratify the CRPD?  US ratification would give us more opportunities to promote disability rights around the world.  The US Chamber of Commerce, and other experts say US ratification of the CRPD would benefit American business abroad. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    8. 8. Who Wants US to Ratify the CRPD?  More than 600 disability organizations support US ratification of the CRPD  Also, 21 veterans organizations  And 26 faith organizations  See a list of supporting organizations at http://cunycoalition.org Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    9. 9. Talk to Senators!  Find contact information for your senators  Find the a letter  Find sample tweets http://cunycoalition.org Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    10. 10. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    11. 11. Your Message for Senators  “Please ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2013! This is an important issue for the American disability and veterans community!”  (Optional): Briefly explain your connection to the disability or veterans community. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    12. 12. What Else Can I Do to Help?  Educate your friends and family about the CRPD. Recruit their support!  If you use Twitter, then follow and re-tweet @CCSDadvocates often. Use the #iSupportCRPD hash tag.  If you use Facebook, “share” the CCSD Facebook page. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    13. 13. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    14. 14. What Else Can I Do to Help?  Show the faces of CRPD supporters to senators!  Take a picture of you holding your own homemade sign supporting the CRPD like the pictures in this slide show!  Email your picture and CCSD can tweet it for you! info@cunycoalition.org Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    15. 15. Have Your Organization Sign On!  Find out if YOUR organization has signed on to support the CRPD! Check the list at http://usicd.org  Not on the list? Ask them to consider signing :) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    16. 16. Useful Web Links  News, updates, and materials for CRPD advocates at http://cunycoalition.org and http://disabilitytreaty.org  Great video on the CRPD and campaign for US ratification–48 minutes with closed captions. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    17. 17. Q&A  Thank you!  Steven A. Rodriguez steven@cunycoalition.org +1-518-639-6338  Edmund Asiedu eddieessel@gmail.com Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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