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Dear HSLDA Members,
Last week, your senior senator, Orrin Hatch, gave a strong speech on the Senate floor against the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). In his speech, Senator Hatch explained how this treaty will not help Americans overseas as it is a treaty between the U.S. and the UN, not the U.S. and another foreign nation. He highlighted the fact that the authority to determine whether our country is in compliance with the treaty is not left to states, or to the U.S. itself. This authority is surrendered to the UN.
In addition, Senator Hatch discussed how the CRPD sees the term “disability” as an evolving concept. He explained that if the U.S. Senate ratifies the UNCRPD, this could impact U.S. law and harm U.S. citizens with disabilities.
We ask that you call Senator Hatch’s office at 202-224-5251 and thank him in your own words for his speech on July 23 on the Senate floor against the UN disabilities treaty, and thank him for his leadership against this dangerous UN treaty. You can also email Senator Hatch to thank him for standing strong against the UN.
Senator Hatch is a key senator against the CRPD because of his three decades of leading the fight to advance the rights of people with disabilities. His leadership against the treaty is encouraging other senators to oppose the CRPD.
For more information on why the UNCRPD must be rejected, please visit our website.
P.S. We greatly value you and your support—it is a privilege to serve you. Thank you for all you do for freedom! If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will you consider taking a moment today to join or recommend us? Your support enables us to defend individual families threatened by government officials and protect homeschooling freedom for all. Join now >>
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