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Tell Senator Harkin What the CRPD Means to You!

Senator Harkin needs our help advancing the dialogue on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)!

The advocacy for ratification of the CRPD continues in Washington, DC, but our message will only be successful if it is delivered by you. NCIL members are part of the strongest and most effective grassroots network the disability community has.

NCIL Policy Intern Ashton Rosin holds the sign - I am a student, I am an advocate, I support CRPD RatificationSenator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) needs our help as he works for ratification over the next few weeks. Senator Harkin, our community’s most steadfast ally, needs your stories about what the CRPD means to you and your community. The power of your everyday stories is critical to ratification.

Senator Harkin has created a video that contains information on the CRPD and a request that you send your stories about travel, study, or work around the world so that he may share these stories with Congress. If you have ever traveled, studied, or worked abroad, or if you tried to travel, study, or work abroad but encountered barriers, please consider sharing your story.

Share this message with your family, co-workers, and other community members who may be interested, and use the hashtags #ADAfortheworld or #DisabilitiesTreaty on social media. 

For more information, contact Dara Baldwin at [email protected].