CRPD Final Vote In US Senate Tuesday. Take Action Early And OFTEN.
CRPD FINAL VOTE U.S. Senate, TUESDAY at 12 o’clock EST
EMAIL, FAX, and DROP OFF the new CRPD handout in MASSES. Get it to the PRESS in your town and state.
Link to CRPD Handout:
Find your Senator’s contact here!
Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121
Please act quickly and do your part to make this a WIN for the disability community around the world. Let’s not look back and think of what we should have done but what we DID do!
Time is running out. This Tuesday, December 4th at 12PM the CRPD with be voted on.
We have all worked years to come to this point. Over 300 disability and veterans organizations and thousands of disability advocates have weighed in and worked tirelessly to get a vote on the CRPD in the Senate. But a small and LOUD opposition led by Rick Santorum and the Tea Party is using their misinformation to take the votes that we have all worked so hard to secure. The Senators opposed to our treaty have agreed to a vote without amendments - because they think the disability community will NOT win.
We are DOWN the votes we need but the disability community SHOULD NOT AND DOES NOT GIVE UP!
Can we count on you? Will your Senators be a “YES” vote? We need 67 VOTES to win and this will be a VERY close vote. WE NEED YOUR STATE!
At this point only an ACTION by you in your STATE will get us a positive REACTION in the Senate. Make your support known in the press, in the media, in your Senator’s offices. Call, Tweet with #CRPD, sit in, whatever works for you BUT doing nothing will not get us anything.
We need action all weekend and on Monday, the International Day of People with Disabilities. Even if you’ve communicated with your senators before, they need to hear from you again as we enter the last 40 hours leading up to the final vote.