Urgent: Calls Needed NOW to Support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Last week's warm reception in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was good for people with disabilities but it provoked a storm of calls from the opposition led by the Homeschool Legal Defense Association and Rick Santorum. We need to raise our voices in determined response!
HLAA supports ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Let your Senator know where you stand!
Identify yourself and your connection to disability (person with a disability, parent of a child with a disability, family member, etc.)
Tell your Senator: “I support ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and as your constituent I request that you support the CRPD at the Committee meeting on July 19, vote in favor of the treaty in Committee, and move it forward to a floor vote in the Senate!”
If you prefer to use email, send an email that includes your full name, address, and phone and/or email address.
The following is a list of Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee. Please contact your Senator today. If your Senator does not sit on the Committee, call or email the Chairman, Senator John Kerry and Ranking Member Senator Frank Lugar.
Chairman: Senator John Kerry (D-MA)
Chief counsel: Andrew Keller
firstname.lastname@example.org OR www.kerry.senate.gov/contact/
Ranking Member: Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN)
Chief counsel: Michael Mattler
email@example.com OR www.lugar.senate.gov/contact/
Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) COSPONSOR OF CRPD!!!
Foreign Relations Legislative Aide: Amber Bland
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Foreign Relations Legislative Aide: Ann Norris
firstname.lastname@example.org OR www.boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Foreign Relations Legislative Aide: Katharine Beamer
Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA)
( 202) 224-6324
Foreign LA: Damian Murphy
Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) COSPONSOR OF CRPD!!!
Foreign LA: Halie Soifer
email@example.com OR www.coons.senate.gov/contact/
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)
Foreign LA: Stacie Oliver
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)
Foreign LA: Lydia Morgan
firstname.lastname@example.org OR www.demint.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactInformation
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) COSPONSOR OF CRPD!!!
Foreign LA: Chris Homan
Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Foreign LA: Joel Starr
Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
Foreign LA: Chris Sullivan
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
Foreign LA: Miriam Harmer
Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
Foreign LA: Jodi Herman
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Foreign LA: Victor Cervino
Senator Jim Risch (R-ID)
Foreign LA: Chris Socha
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Foreign LA: Chad Kreikmeier
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) COSPONSOR OF CRPD!!!
Foreign LA: Matt Padilla
Senator Jim Webb (D-VA)
Foreign LA: Marta Ross