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Monday, November 19, 2012

Support International Disability Rights

AHEAD is working with the United States International Council on
Disabilities and over 100 disability focused organizations to support
ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities (CRPD <> )
which has the potential to facilitate international travel, business
opportunities and markets for individuals with disabilities as well as
expanding options for study abroad international exchanges of students
and scholars that are so critical for tomorrow's education and economy.
AHEAD is encouraging everyone to support for the Convention by giving
just 3 minutes of your time today.

Groups opposed to the treaty have been busy making calls and using
social media. We need every U.S. Senate member to be contacted so they
can hear the disability community and its allies voice their support for
U.S. ratification of this international disability treaty! Get your
friends, family, and work colleagues to call, Tweet, Twitpic, email and
Facebook  today  to show support!

CONTACTS: You can find phone and email contact information for your
senator and
Twitter IDs for your senators
(Tweet using #CRPD #UNCRPD)

Tell your Senators:

*       I support the CRPD treaty and I want to see he/she vote in
support of the treaty this year!
*       The CRPD will not cost the Federal Government any additional
*       The CRPD has been reviewed by both Republican and Democratic
Attorneys General and by past Counsel to Presidents. They confirm that
it does not threaten the sovereignty of the U.S. nor does it require any
new legislation to comply with the treaty.
*       This treaty is good for American business and for the world. It
will allow us to bring our knowledge of making a society accessible to
the whole world.
*       MOST IMPORTANTLY - This treaty is very important to the U.S.
disability community! It will help raise accessibility around the world,
directly helping Americans with disabilities who study, live, work, or
travel abroad.

Sample Tweet : @(SenatorID) Support the #CRPD #UNCRPD in 2012! This is a
#disability issue and we say vote YES!

Sample Twitpic:

More information about the treaty.

Interested in why the CRPD is important to parents of children with

Add your organization to a list of over 265 U.S. disability
organizations that support the CRPD

L. Scott Lissner, President

Association on Higher Education And Disability

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