Senators Who Have Pledged No Lame Duck Treaties

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.

Alabama

Jeff Sessions
Richard Shelby

Arizona
John Kyl
John McCain

Arkansas
John Boozman

Florida
Marco Rubio

Georgia
Johnny Isakson

Idaho
Jim Risch
Mike Crapo

Indiana
Dan Coats

Iowa
Chuck Grassley

Kansas
Pat Roberts

Kentucky
Rand Paul

Louisiana
David Vitter 

Massachusetts
Scott Brown

Mississippi
Thad Cochran
Roger Wicker

Missouri
Roy Blunt

Nebraska
Mike Johanns

Nevada
Dean Heller

North Carolina
Richard Burr

North Dakota
John Hoeven

Ohio
Rob Portman

Oklahoma
Jim Inhofe
Tom Coburn 

Pennsylvania
Pat Toomey

South Carolina
Jim DeMint
Lindsey Graham

South Dakota
John Thune

Tennessee
Lamar Alexander
Bob Corker

Texas
John Cornyn
Kay Bailey Hutchison

Utah
Orrin Hatch
Mike Lee

Wyoming
Mike Enzi 

Republicans who did not sign the letter:

Alaska
Lisa Murkowski (I) 

Illinois
Mark Kirk

Indiana
Richard Lugar

Kansas
Jerry Moran

Georgia
Saxby Chambliss

Maine
Susan Collins
Olympia Snowe

New Hampshire
Kelly Ayotte 

Wyoming
John Barrasso

 

Suggested Language

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.

Sincerely,

INSERT NAME

 

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