FIGHT BACK against the attack on the CRPD!
Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with
URGENT! Please send this to your senators immediately!
The National Association of the Deaf seeks your support. Can you call
your Senators to Support the Ratification of the Convention on the
Rights of Persons with Disabilities TODAY?
See the attached flyer for more information.
Thank you so much for your support!
NAD Board of Directors
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WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW, MORE THAN EVER.
Two reasons why we need your support for CRPD:
1. The CRPD recognizes sign language and deaf culture as human rights,
and includes language such as “deaf culture”, “linguistic identity”,
and “deaf community.”
2. The United States is currently excluded from the International
Committee formed to enforce the requirements of the CRPD throughout the
world. If the CRPD is ratified in the U.S., the U.S. will be able to
join the global community in efforts to promote, protect, and ensure
full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms
by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their
Read more about the NAD?s support of the CRPD, and why you need to take
There are 3 easy things you can do TODAY to help support the
ratification of CRPD.
1. E-mail or call your Senator RIGHT NOW. Here?s a sample message you
can copy and paste.
It?ll take you two minutes to send an e-mail to your Senator right
here, right now.
RE: Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Hello, my name is [INSERT YOUR NAME HERE].
I stand with the National Association of the Deaf, among several other
organizations and advocates, in my strong support of the Convention on
the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I am writing to you today to
urge you to support the ratification of the CRPD. As your constituent,
I request that you support the CRPD at the Committee meeting on July
26th, vote in favor of the treaty in Committee, and move it forward to
a floor vote in the Senate.
[INSERT YOUR NAME HERE].
Not sure how to contact your Senator? We’ve included the contact
information you need on the back of this announcement! 2. Forward this
message to everyone you know RIGHT NOW. Tell them to stand with the
National Association of the Deaf and to contact their Senators to
encourage the ratification of the CRPD. Think family members,
co-workers, friendsEVERYONE YOU KNOW. 3. Near the District, or know
someone who lives in the DC area? Sure you do! Tell them to show up at
the Committee meeting this Thursday to support CRPD. We need your help
and we’ll see you there!