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Information Alert: Senator Harkin to Ask for Unanimous Consent on the CRPD Today!

We’ve just learned that Senator Harkin intends to go onto the Senate floor at approximately 12:45 p.m. Eastern today to speak on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and ask for a unanimous consent vote on the treaty.

NCIL and the US International Council on Disabilities hope to get as many people in the gallery as possible, so please join us in supporting Senator Harkin if you are able. Gallery passes can be obtained from any Senate office.

If you are not able to attend in person, we believe you should be able to watch it online.

Please call your Senators now and ask them to support ratification of the CRPD. The world is watching!