From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


11/29/2012 4:37:10 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
URGENT: Senate to Vote on UN Disabilities Treaty on Tuesday--Call Now!

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

URGENT: Senate to Vote on UN Disabilities
Treaty on Tuesday - Call Now!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

We have just received word that the U.S. Senate will hold a straight
up-or-down vote on Tuesday, December 4, on whether or not the United
States should ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). If two-thirds of the senators
present vote yes, the United States will ratify this UN treaty.

HSLDA has never opposed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
HSLDA has never opposed the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act (IDEA). But we oppose the CRPD for the simple principle that
Americans should make the law for America. It is wrong for the United
States to ratify a United Nations treaty that will give up our
sovereignty to unelected, unaccountable UN bureaucrats.

We have been told that the pro-CRPD side is waging one of the most
aggressive, organized lobbying campaigns ever. The U.S. State
Department and Obama administration officials are pressuring
individual senators to support the CRPD. It is crucial that senators
on our side hear from you, your friends, your family, and from anyone
who opposes giving the UN power over our nation, and over our precious
children and family members who have disabilities.

Please call your two U.S. senators today, tomorrow, Monday, and
Tuesday. You can reach them through the Capitol Switchboard at
202-224-3121, or you can find your senators' phone numbers by typing
in your ZIP code here:

Senators Lee (UT), Toomey (PA), Paul (KY), and DeMint (SC) are leading
the charge to stop the CRPD, so it is not necessary to call them. We
are confident that the other 32 Republican senators who opposed moving
to debate on the CRPD on Monday will also vote against the treaty, but
we believe that you should call them anyway to encourage them in the
face of strong opposition.

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 also call. Please also post this information on social media
to help get the word out to every parent and freedom-loving person in

For more information on the dangers of this treaty please visit our
CRPD page at
There are three full business days left to defeat this treaty and
preserve U.S. sovereignty and parental rights. Please keep calling.
And please keep praying.

For Liberty,

Michael P. Farris, Esq., LL.M.
Chairman, HSLDA

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