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7/25/2012 12:46:18 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
Committee Vote Tomorrow on UN Treaty--Keep Calling!

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Committee Vote Tomorrow on UN Treaty--Keep Calling!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

After a brief postponement the U.S. Senate has decided to continue to
push forward the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities (CRPD) and has scheduled a mark-up and committee vote for
tomorrow. As we have mentioned in previous updates, HSLDA believes
that this treaty, while sounding good in name, could become a tool to
restrict our rights as citizens and parents.

While some senators on the Foreign Relations Committee expressed such
concerns, the majority still support the treaty. We urge you to
continue to contact your senators and share your concerns about the
risks of signing the UN CPRD. Please also urge all of your friends and
family to call their senators.

You can call the U.S. Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121, or use
HSLDA's Legislative Toolbox http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15284 to
contact your senators and oppose this dangerous treaty.

Please give your senators some or all of the following message:

"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 control over children with
disabilities. Our nation already has laws to protect disabled
Americans. This treaty is unnecessary and will hurt families. If the
Senate ratifies this treaty, it would be the first time ever that the
U.S. has ratified a treaty that obligates us to recognize economic,
social, and cultural entitlements as rights under domestic law. Please
take the time to examine this treaty carefully."

You can read more about our concerns with the UN CRPD here
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15285 .

Thank you for taking action!

Michael P. Farris, J.D., LL.M.
Chairman, HSLDA

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