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11/26/2012 4:47:46 PM
Mike Smith--HSLDA
Senate to Vote on UN Disabilities Treaty on Wednesday: Calls Needed Immediately

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Senate to Vote on UN Disabilities Treaty
on Wednesday: Calls Needed Immediately

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Yesterday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) announced
that the Senate will vote to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) treaty on Wednesday. We need you to
call your two senators immediately, and urge them to oppose the CRPD.

If the U.S. Senate were to ratify the CRPD, this would give the United
Nations the power to influence and change domestic law and threaten
parental rights and homeschool freedom
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16297 .

Thirty-six senators have signed a letter
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16298 stating that they
"respectfully request that no treaties be brought to the Senate floor
for advice and consent during the lame-duck session of the 112th
Congress." These senators have promised in the letter that they "will
oppose efforts to consider a treaty during this time."

Senator Reid has purposefully ignored this letter by promising to file
cloture by Wednesday http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16299 (if 60
senators vote to invoke cloture, a filibuster
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16300 will be ended) and will make
every attempt to proceed to the CRPD for ratification this week.
Ratification of the CRPD will take a two-thirds vote of the Senate, or
67 senators to vote in favor of the CRPD if all 100 are present.

We need you to call both of your U.S. senators right now and ask them
to oppose the CRPD. You can use our Congressional Directory
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16301 to find your senators' contact
information.

Please give them some or all of this 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 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."

Then, please forward this email to your friends and family and urge
them to call, as well. Please also post this information on social
media to help get the word out to every parent and freedom loving
person in America.

For more information on the dangers of this treaty please visit our
CRPD page http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16302 .

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Sincerely,

Mike Smith
President, HSLDA

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