On December 4, 2012, the U.S. Senate voted against CRPD! Thank you for your efforts to stop this dangerous treaty. Stay tuned for updates on future efforts to reintroduce this treaty for ratification.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) threatens U.S. sovereignty and parental rights. This treaty, if ratified, would effectively put us under international law when it comes to parenting our special needs children. While CRPD may, on the surface, appear to protect those with disabilities, it actually gives the government the power, with direction from the U.N., to decide what is best for our children.
That is wrong and not something we should see in the United States of America.
There are two provisions in this treaty that concern me the most:
Patriot Voices is putting the pressure on now to ensure the U.S. Senate does not try to push this treaty through during the lame duck Congress. Before the election, 36 Republican Senators signed a letter 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 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.
Please take action with us!