Originally Sent: 5/28/2013

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Senator Rubio is back in Florida—Time to Lobby on the CRPD

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HSLDA President Mike Smith has been an advocate for homeschooling for more than 30 years.

Dear Florida Members and Friends,

The U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee will hold hearings on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) when they return to Washington, D.C. after the Memorial Day recess. Their first day back is June 3.

Senator Rubio needs to hear from you: he is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee and voted against the treaty last time it was presented to the Senate. We ask that you contact him to thank him for voting against it last time and encourage him to stand strong against it when it comes up again. The United States doesn’t need the CRPD, and it must not be allowed to be ratified by the U.S. Senate.

Here are three ways that you can help!

1. Call and write Senator Rubio and urge him to oppose the UN CRPD. See the senator’s contact information below.

2. Senator Rubio will be back in Florida till June 3. While he is in the state we urge you to meet with the senator at one of the following addresses to talk about the treaty:

201 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 350
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-254-2573
Toll Free (local): 1-866-630-7106

8669 NW 36th Street, Suite 110
Doral, FL 33166
Phone: 305-418-8553

3802 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 106
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: 813-977-6450

1650 Prudential Drive, Suite 220
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-398-8586

1 N. Palafox Street, Suite 159
Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-433-2603

402 S. Monroe Street, Suite 2105E
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-599-9100

3299 E. Tamiami Trail, Suite 106
Naples, FL 34112
Phone: 239-213-1521

Palm Beach
4580 PGA Blvd., Suite 201
Palm Beach gardens, FL 33418
Phone: 561-775-3360

Senator Rubio’s Washington office:

Washington, D.C.
284 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: 202-224-3041

3. Email Senator Rubio. Use our new emailing tool to personalize and send a prewritten letter to your senator by filling out your information here.

Your message to your senator 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 or print out material for your visit with the senator 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
HSLDA President

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