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CRPD Media Coverage

CRPD Coverage Screenshot ADAPT protestsThe Senate rejection of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities received major coverage yesterday, especially on MSNBC. Here are some highlights.


  • The Rachel Maddow Show: Rachel opens with ADAPT’s public transit protests.
  • The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell: “The United States Senate Shamed itself today… This was… a day of shame and sadness.” 
  • Morning Joe: “I’m really surprised that this was killed by fringe concerns – fringe, fringe concerns.”
  • The Ed Show: “When Bob Dole comes to the well of the Senate and he can’t move people on something so common sense, where are we?”

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