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Support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities #CRPD by calling your senators and tweeting ! Let them know that the CRPD is a disability rights issue and you want them to support it by voting YES!
SPREAD THE TWEET: THURSDAY September 27th
NATIONAL TWEET FOR CRPD DAY!
Opponents of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have been hard at work trying to reach every U.S. Senator to tell them not to support ratification of the CRPD. We must join together and let them know the U.S. disability community’s voice will not be drowned out by a few people with a narrow agenda!
Join USICD (and ask your coworkers, family and friends) to take just three seconds to Tweet some positive messages to BOTH your U.S. Senators about the CRPD. Let’s flood the internet today with enthusiastic support for the disability treaty! Let’s get #CRPD trending on Twitter!
Step 1: Find both of the Twitter IDs for your U.S. Senators by clicking here
Step 2: Tweet a positive message to both of your senators about the CRPD. Don’t forget to use #CRPD (See some ideas below)
Step 3: Pat yourself on the back! This is an important moment in the global disability movement and you are a part of it! Nothing about us without us!
@[Senator ID] #CRPD is a disability issue and the disability community says VOTE YES!
@[Senator ID] VOTE YES for #CRPD in 2012 - Over 250 disability organizations and 21 veterans organizations support the disability treaty!
@[Senator ID] VOTE YES for #CRPD - this disability treaty protects Americans with disabilities abroad
I am a citizen of [STATE] and ask @[Senator ID] to VOTE YES for the #CRPD, it affirms disability rights and requires NO changes in our laws
@[Senator ID], VOTE YES for #CRPD, it protects parental rights, makes family the primary decision maker http://tinyurl.com/9yudlfc
@[Senator ID] Join the disability community and parents of children with disabilities in support of the #CRPD http://tinyurl.com/9bs55te
@[Senator ID] Vote Yes@on the #CRPD. It’s good for American businesses. http://tinyurl.com/8g3e5cb
@[Senator ID] Support the #CRPD, it has widespread support in disability community and also veterans community http://tinyurl.com/9dg57xj
@[Senator ID] #CRPD has strong bipartisan support, see Senator Barasso http://tinyurl.com/d29hz9y
If you like, you can run other Tweets by us! You can send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please sign the USCID letter of support for the ratification of the CRPD at the following link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/936586/Tell-the-U-S-Senate-to-Support-Ratification-of-the-CRPD
If you are authorized to sign on to the letter on behalf of an organization that you represent, then organizations can sign on here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/963035/Tell-the-U-S-Senate-your-Organization-Supports-the-Ratification-of-the-CRPD
In addition to this, we also need people from all 50 states to call or email your senators and ask them to please support CRPD ratification. You can find contact information for your senator at http://www.senate.gov/general/contact
Tomorrow, I am headed with other staff of NDRN (the National Disability Rights Network) to discuss with senators on Capitol Hill the importance of ratifying the CRPD. For those senators that are already on board we are going to thank them for their efforts in making change.
LET’S MAKE CHANGE!
I just applied for the Human Rights Internship through a huge international organization focused on disability rights. It would be for this summer and about 15 hours a week. I so hope that I get it because they stand for everything I stand for! It would be a great first step in the door! Wish me luck everyone!!!
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank are trying to see what can be done to overcome the barriers of perception on people with disabilities within their community.
This video is of Rachael Johnson, a woman with a disability from the UK, answering the question; “What’s a disability to you?”
Dyslexie is a new font created by a Dutch graphic designer with Dyslexia, Christian Boer. It was designed to help Dyslexics read and write. A software company will soon be implementing the font into an assistive reading and writing application that can be used on the iPad.