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CRPD Hearing Delayed: Your Calls Needed Today!

Due to scheduling conflicts, the second hearing on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which had been scheduled for today, has been delayed. NCIL will distribute updated information as soon as it becomes available.

Special thanks are in order for those who attended the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s first hearing on the CRPD, and to the NCIL advocates nationwide who called, wrote, and used social media to spread the word and help build support for our cause.

CRPD YES Sign - 2014 NCIL MarchThis is a marathon – not a sprint – and we must keep pressure on!

We need your help for a Call-In Day today, November 12, 2013 to show the Foreign Relations Committee that the community is behind this treaty.

Senators Menendez and Corker and our target senators on the Foreign Relations Committee still need to hear from you and know that you support the CRPD!

  • Senator Corker at 202-224-3344
  • Senator Menendez at 202-224-4744 

Use the new citizen action portal at to call the other target Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee: Senators Flake (AZ), Johnson (WI), Rubio (FL) and Risch (ID)!

Please share this message with your friends and colleagues so they can join us in sending a message to the Foreign Relations Committee!