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Senator Menendez Schedules Senate CRPD Mark-Up for Tuesday, July 22!

Source: US International Council on Disabilities (USICD)

You made a difference! Now is the time to get the CRPD Ratified!

CRPD Logo - Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesThank you to everyone who called their Senators this month and expressed support for the CRPD! Based on your incredible show of support, Senator Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, has scheduled a mark-up of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for Tuesday, July 22, 2014!

Treaty opponents continue to use scare tactics to frighten people over fictitious dangers. We must each share the truth with our Senators!

Your Senators need to continue to hear from you and understand that you support the CRPD! Visit USICD’s citizen action portal,, to call your Senators!

They need to hear from the Independent Living Movement now, or we will not succeed. We must show that our community is behind this treaty and that we want the process to keep moving forward to a floor vote!

We cannot stop now. The word is watching.