Below is a list of 36 Republican Senators who signed a letter by Senators Mike Lee and Pat Toomey on September 20, 2012, pledging that they would not consider any U.N. Treaties in this lame duck session. Unfortunately, we are being told that several are willing to break that pledge and vote for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) if it comes to the floor. It is amazing that anyone would sign this letter before the election but be so quick to break their word after the election.
We encourage you to sign our CRPD petition and email or call these Senators to thank them for agreeing to oppose all U.N. Treaties in this lame duck session of Congress. Please ask them to keep their word should any come up for a vote. You can find suggested language for your communication below the list of Senators.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Republicans who did not sign the letter:
Lisa Murkowski (I)
Dear INSERT SENATOR,
I am wring to thank you for signing a letter dated September 20, 2012 pledging to not consider any U.N Treaties, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), in this lame duck session of Congress. I am relieved to know that you believe Congress should not take up any treaties, particularly the misguided CRPD that would give the United Nations oversight on how we parent our special needs kids.
I understand that the Senate may try to reverse this commitment and bring CRPD up anyway. I trust you’ll keep your word to fight consideration of this and all UN Treaties before Congress adjourns. Thank you.