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Urgent calls needed to Senator Dick Durbin about UN Disabilities Treaty

Illinois

Please call Senator Dick Durbin.



HSLDA President Mike Smith has been an advocate for homeschooling for more than 30 years.
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Dear Illinois HSLDA Members and Friends,

Your U.S. Senator, Dick Durbin, is a member of the U.S. Senate's Foreign Relations Committee. The Committee will hold a hearing on whether the United States Senate should ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on Tuesday, November 5, at 2:30 PM.

It is critical that Senator Durbin hears loud and clear from his constituents about this dangerous United Nations treaty. Senator Durbin is a strong supporter of the treaty.

Please call Senator Durbin right now at his DC office, as well as his district offices and urge him to oppose the UN CRPD. His D.C. office number is 202-224-2152, and you can also call any of his district offices at the following numbers:


Carbondale:618-351-1122
Chicago:312-353-4952
Rock Island:309-786-5173
Springfield:217-492-4062

You can also email Senator Durbin by using HSLDA's emailing tool to send him a prewritten letter by filling out your information here.

Your message to Senator Durbin can be as simple as the following:

“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 Americans with disabilities. This treaty is unnecessary and will hurt families by giving bureaucrats the power to decide what is in the best interests of a child with disabilities, not the child’s parents.’

To find out more about the CRPD please click here. To read the text of the CRPD please click here.

Thank you for joining with us in this battle to protect our children and our children’s future. You defeated this treaty last year. Standing together, we can defeat this treaty once again.

For liberty,

Mike Smith
President, HSLDA

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