[nfbwatlk] FW: Fwd: CRPD update, Senate will vote at noon tomorrow

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Tue Dec 4 02:48:52 UTC 2012

Although I do not think the votes of Senators Murray and Cantwell are in
question, if you are up early tomorrow morning and feel the urge, you could
call Senator Murray's office at (202) 224-2621 and Senator Cantwell's office
at (202) 224-3441 and urge them to stand firm in support of the CRPD.


Mike Freeman



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Fello Federationist:
     I want to again briefly update you on the latest actions related to the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  The Senate
will be holding a vote on this treaty tomorrow, Tuesday December 4, at
12:00.  Today John Pare and I attended a press conference hosted by Senators
Kerry, McCain,, Harkin, and Durbin to build support for the CRPD.  These
Senators reittorated the need for a bipartisan vote in support on this
issue.  Senator McCain stated that those who are claiming that this treaty
takes away parents rights were simply not accurate, as the treaty was based
on the ADA which actually strengthened the rights of families.  Former
Attorney General Thornburg rebuked the claim that this treaty will take away
American sovereignty as well.  We must take this last chance to set the
record strait about the CRPD by calling our Senators tomorrow morning, and
urging them to support the CRPD during the vote at noon.  Once again you may
be connected to your Senators by calling the switchboard at 202-224-3121, or
866-727-4894.  Every call will make a difference.  I look forward to
updating you on the vote tomorrow.  Thank you all again for all of your hard
work.  Jesse
Jesse Hartle
National Federation of the Blind
Government Programs Specialist
Phone: 410-659-9314, Ext. 2233
Email: jhartle at nfb.org

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