May 21, 2013

Date Set for UN Disabilities Treaty Hearings

J.Michael Smith
HSLDA President

Read more about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the threat it poses, and how you can stop it.

Read more about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the threat it poses, and how you can stop it! >>

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The U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee has just announced that there will be a hearing on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on June 4! The Senate needs to hear from you immediately that this already defeated UN treaty must not be ratified by the U.S. Senate.

The United States Senate must protect our domestic sovereignty and the care of children with disabilities from unelected, unaccountable UN bureaucrats. Parents know best how to care for their children with disabilities. U.S. law is currently the gold standard for ensuring that people with disabilities are protected and able to participate in all areas of U.S. society.

What You Can Do

The U.S. Senate is in session this week, which means that your senators are on the Hill till Friday. We need your help to do three things:

1. Call and email your two U.S. senators and urge them to oppose the UN CRPD. The Capitol Hill Switchboard is 202-224-3121, and you can use this link to email your senators. Use our advocacy website if you do not know who are your two U.S. senators.

2. Please share this article with your friends and family, and educate them about the dangers that this UN treaty poses to parental rights, homeschool freedom, and our nation’s sovereignty.

3. Next week, the Senate will be in recess for the Memorial Day weekend. We encourage you to visit your senators’ district offices in your state and urge them to reject UN control over our loved ones with disabilities. You can find the locations of your senators’ district offices by calling their D.C. offices or visiting their webpages.

Speak Out

Your message to your senators can be as simple as the following:

“I urge you to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty surrenders U.S. sovereignty to unelected UN bureaucrats and will threaten parental care of children with disabilities. Our nation already has laws to protect Americans with disabilities. This treaty is unnecessary and will hurt families by giving bureaucrats the power to decide what is in the best interests of a child with disabilities, not the child’s parents.”

To find out more about the CRPD please click here. To read the text of the CRPD please click here.

Thank you for joining us in this battle to protect our children and our children’s future. You defeated this treaty last year. Standing together, we can defeat this treaty once again.