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7/30/2012 10:27:36 AM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
UN Treaty Moves to Senate Floor--Keep Calling!

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UN Treaty Moves to Senate Floor--Keep Calling!

You are all that Stands against a UN Takeover

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

On Thursday, July 26, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed
the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by
a vote of 13-6. All of the Democrats voted for it. Three
Republicans--Dick Lugar (IN), John Barrasso (WY), and Johnny Isakson
(GA) voted with the internationalists. Lugar's vote is no surprise,
but senators Barrasso and Isakson should have known better.

Chairman John Kerry (MA) said that he hoped for final passage of the
treaty "real soon." The Senate is planning to go out for summer recess
on August 3. It is crucial that we delay a full Senate vote on the
CRPD until then to give us the entire month of August to show senators
just how dangerous the CRPD really is.

If you project the ratio of 13 to 6 out to the full Senate, we will
come very close but we will lose. The goal is to make it absolutely
unacceptable for any Republican or conservative Democrat to vote for
this treaty.

Senators Isakson and Barrasso need to hear from their constituents in
record numbers. They need to know that they have crossed a line by
giving away American sovereignty to the UN.

Passage by the committee is Step 1. Step 2 is voting on the floor. And
that is it. Only the Senate votes.
We need you to keep the phones in D.C. busy until August 3.

There is no doubt that the Obama administration is waiting to see how
they do on this convention to push through an entire package of UN
treaties--chiefly the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, CEDAW
(the women's treaty), and the small arms treaty.

Will America remain a self-governing nation? When senators like
Barrasso and Isakson vote for this internationalist agenda we have to
wonder.

You can read more about the UN CRPD and the threat it poses by
visiting our website: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15319

Call your two senators. Tweet them. Post on their Facebook pages.
Write them emails and letters. You can reach them at the Senate
switchboard at 202-224-3121, or use HSLDA's Legislative Toolbox at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15318 . Your message can be as
simple as:

"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 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."

Six senators stood for U.S. sovereignty and parental rights. They are
Senator DeMint (SC), Senator Corker (TN), Senator Rubio (FL), Senator
Lee (UT), Senator Risch (ID), Senator Inhofe (OK). Please thank them
for their support.

And then please keep calling the other 94 senators. Forward this to
your friends and family. American families - and in particular
homeschoolers - are the last line of defense against ceding American
sovereignty and families over to UN bureaucrats.

For liberty,

Mike Farris
Chairman, HSLDA

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