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Action Alert: Second CRPD Hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – Call Now & Watch Live!

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold its second hearing on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) tomorrow, November 21 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern in Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50.

Members of the Foreign Relations Committee need to hear from the Independent Living Movement now, or we will not succeed. The target senators need to hear from you continually to understand that the community supports ratification of the CRPD and wants the process to keep moving forward.

Act Now

  • CRPD LogoVisit the citizen action portal at to call Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee who have not yet committed to supporting the disability treaty.
  • Webcast: This hearing is scheduled to be live webcast. Visit the hearing web page to view the hearing live at the specified date and time. We also anticipate that the hearing will be broadcast on C-SPAN.
  • RSVP: If you plan to attend the hearing in person, please RSVP. This will help us tell the Committee that the disability community is behind this treaty.
  • Share the CRPD icon on your website, Facebook, and Twitter!
  • Please share this message with your networks so they can join us in sending a message to the Foreign Relations Committee: the world is watching!
  • Thank you for your continued dedication to this important issue. Together, we will ratify the CRPD!