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12/3/2012 2:32:16 PM
Mike Smith--HSLDA
Senate to Vote on UN Disabilities Treaty at Noon Tomorrow! Keep Calling!

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Senate to Vote on UN Disabilities Treaty
at High Noon Tomorrow! Please Continue to Call!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

The final vote on whether or not to ratify the Convention on the
Rights of Persons with Disabilities is scheduled for noon on Tuesday,
December 4. Whether our nation will continue to preserve the
principles of parental rights and American self-government, or hand
over the care of children with special needs to foreign diplomats and
federal officials will be decided at that time.

We are optimistic that we will have the votes - 34 or more - to defeat
the treaty. But there is too much at stake to trust to speculation.

So please remember to call your senators today, and then call them
again tomorrow morning (before noon). If Senator Toomey (PA), DeMint
(SC), Lee (UT), or Paul (KY) are one of your senators please give them
a special thanks for leading the charge on this issue.

You can ask for your Senate office through the Capitol Switchboard at
202-224-3121 or find phone numbers by clicking on your state in
HSLDA's Congressional Directory
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16377 .

Please give the Senate staff some or all of this message:

"I would urge the senator to oppose giving consent to ratification of
the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty
would surrender the rights of parents whose children are disabled by
establishing the 'best interests of the child' legal standard. We
already have excellent American-made law to protect persons with
disabilities, and the world is already NOT following our example. It
would be foolish to adopt a vehicle of international law in hopes that
some foreign governments will suddenly change their minds. This treaty
also redefines entitlements as 'economic, social, and cultural
rights,' which would have a tremendous impact on a host of domestic
law issues.

Protect parental rights and American self-government, and reject this
giant step toward socialism and government control of our families.
Vote NO on the CRPD."

For more information on the dangers of this treaty please visit our
CRPD page http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16378 .

We will be at the Capitol tomorrow watching the Senate proceedings,
and we will alert you to the results of the vote tomorrow as quickly
as we are able. We are hopeful that the news will be good - but we
must all remain diligent between now and then.

Thank you for taking a moment right now and again tomorrow to call
your senators and ask them to oppose this dangerous treaty!

Sincerely,


J. Michael Smith
HSLDA President

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