USICD and a community of over 800 disability, veteran and allied organizations, and countless individuals, are committed to United States’ leadership in promoting the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities.
We believe the ratification of the CRPD will allow the U.S. to continue in our global leadership on disability rights. We therefore urge the Senate to continue the bipartisan tradition of supporting the disability community by uniting in support of ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
7/24: Thanks to everyone who joined us for our community call and veteran press event yesterday! You can check out the great press coverage from the veteran press event here:
* Dole back on Hill to try and push through U.N. disabilities treaty
* Ayotte: Approving Disability Treaty is the Right Thing to Do
* McCain: Bob Dole joins Senators and veteran groups to support disability treaty
On July 22nd, CRPD Successfully Passed Out of the Foreign Relations Committee!
Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted the Disability Treaty out of committee! We've crossed this difficult hurdle but we are RUNNING OUT OF TIME with numerous hurdles to go and little time!
YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE!
NOW IS THE TIME TO GET IT DONE!
We need a floor vote NOW!
Senator Menendez and the disability, veterans, business faith communities are NOT willing to throw in the towel, but your actions in the next week are CRUCIAL to making this happen!
You can visit the Action Center to:
Senator Menendez was presented with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's "Senator of the Year" award at their Public Policy Conference in March 2014.
While accepting the award, he said:
"I promise you that I will keep on fighting to pass [the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities] for all of you and all of those who know that it is the best hope for millions around the world. The fight is not over!"
You can watch his speech here.