What is the Disability Treaty?
The Disability Treaty (known as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,“CRPD”) is an international treaty that was inspired by U.S. leadership in recognizing the rights of people with disabilities. It is designed to promote, protect and ensure that people with disabilities around the world can fully and equally enjoy all basic human rights, such as equal opportunities to an education, employment, and to basic health care. It is also designed to change attitudes about people with disabilities. AUCD is dedicated to ensuring that all people with disabilities around the world are provided equal human rights, and we support the Treaty.
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|Disability leaders rally on the Capitol steps in support of the CRPD in July 2013.|
Does the Disability Treaty impact U.S. sovereignty or place a United Nations Committee in charge of U.S. law?
Two former Republican Governors of Pennsylvania - Richard Thornburgh and Tom Ridge - wrote an opinion piece in this weekend's Philadelphia Inquirer about why we must ratify the Disability Treaty.
Hearings have been set for the CRPD in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Now is the time for action! Learn what you can do to support the CRPD.
Call all of these senators on the Foreign Relations Committee on Monday, November 4! Show your support for international disability equality!
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has scheduled hearings for November 5 and 12. The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities calls for action from the entire disability community to support the treaty.
Disability advocates have a new platform to show support for the treaty. Check out the new resources and ways to engage!
AUCD Urges Senators to "Do the Right Thing" and Vote for International Disability Rights Treaty
AUCD urges the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to move the CRPD forward and allow the U.S. to join the other 138 nations that have ratified this important human rights treaty.
NASCAR Disability Treaty Letter of Support
NASCAR Letter of Support for swift ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).NASCAR CRPD Letter.pdf [download]
Chairman Menendez's Opening Remarks at the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities Hearing
Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following remarks at this afternoon's hearing about the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) Hearing.
Why the U.S. must lead on Disabilities Treaty
The Senate will tackle disability issues at the November 5th hearings on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) - the Disabilities Treaty. There are nearly 1 billion people worldwide living with a disability. For the sake of those individuals, the United States joined 158 other countries in signing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009. The Disabilities Treaty was drafted to promote and protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of persons with disabilities - modeled on our own Americans with Disabilities Act, but on a global scale.
AUCD Letter in Support of CRPD
AUCD letter in support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, sent to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.AUCD CRPD Letter.doc [download]
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Letter in Support of CRPD
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) letter in support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, sent to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.CCD Sign-On Letter in Support of CRPD Ratification (Oct 30 2013).pdf [download]
Nov. 5th Senate Foreign Relations Committe Hearing on CRPD
Senate Foreign Relations Committee announcement for the November 5th, 2013 hearing on the Convention on the Rights on Persons with Disabilities.
Sample Tweets in Support of the Disability Treaty (CRPD)
Use this helpful list of sample tweets to help you get started in tweeting for support of the Disability Treaty (CRPD).
CRPD National Action Alert
CRPD National Action Alert.pdf [download]
Neglected and Abused Abroad: A Look at the Severe Mistreatment of Individuals with Disabilities Around the World and How the US Can Help
A Report from the CCD International Task Force
With the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities potentially before the Senate this fall, the CCD International Task Force developed this report on the conditions faced by people with disabilities around the world and why the US must ratify the Convention.
- Disability Treaty Myths and Facts
- Easy to Understand Version of Disability Treaty
- Letter from Bob Dole in Support of Disability Treaty
- Letter from George H.W. Bush in Support of Disability Treaty
- Letter from Richard Thornburgh and C. Boyden Gray in Support of Disability Treaty
Why the Business Community Support the Disability Treaty
- Senator Contact Information and How they Voted on the Disability Treaty in 2012
Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities: Get the Facts
Get the facts on the Disability Treaty, see what disability and veterans organizations support the treaty, and read some of the media response to the treaty's defeat in the Senate
Status Update on the CRPD
One page on the legislative history of the treaty and where it stands now.CRPD Status Update.pdf [download]
|(Above) AUCD Members rally in support of the Disability Treaty
during the November 2012 AUCD Conference and prepare to visit Capitol Hill.
AUCD Fellow Richard Davis shows support for the Disability Treaty at a Jule 2013 rally on Capitol Hill. His sign is signed by members of AUCD's Council on Community Advocacy in support of the CRPD.