[CEUD-ICT] FW: Alert: Treaty Hearing on November 5th is Confirmed! Make that call!

Gerry Ellis gerry.ellis at feelthebenefit.com
Wed Oct 30 23:54:25 GMT 2013



As you may remember, I attended a meeting in the U. S. Senate Foreign
Relations Committee in Washington in June encouraging the U.S. to ratify the
UN convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities. A hearing had
taken place there to hear depositions on the subject around this time last
year. This was  followed by a vote in the Senate in December that fell just
short of the two thirds majority required for ratification.


A new hearing will take place next week in the Foreign Relations committee.
I will be back in Washington in December, but unfortunately not in time for
this meeting. I'd love to be a fly on the wall. I don't know yet if it can
be watched remotely.


Please find info below about the hearing. If you have any friends or
relations in the States, please encourage them to actively support the
ratification as shown below.






Take care,


Gerry Ellis


If you don't know where you're going,

How will you know when you get there?


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Subject: Alert: Treaty Hearing on November 5th is Confirmed! Make that call!






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chhtUT8qGSRh-Ubx-Q==> CRPD Hearing in the United States Senate

November 5th at 2:30 pm 

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-419



You can RSVP for the hearing
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This will help us ensure enough room capacity for all advocates!





The Marathon is almost over: the end is in sight!

NOW is the time to have our voices be heard! 


Chairman Menendez has scheduled the first of two Hearings on the CRPD on Nov


Senators Menendez and Corker and our target senators on the Foreign
Relations Committee need to hear from everyone; they are logging all call
and contacts made state by state. Our floor time depends on them hearing
from you!  It is time for action NOW! 


Visit our new citizen action portal, www.disabilitytreaty.org
V6S6EGco> , to contact our target Senators on the Foreign Relations
Committee that need to hear from you!


Click the "We Support CRPD" icon above!  Share it everywhere!  Post it on
your website, Facebook, and Twitter!  They need to hear from our movement
now or we will not succeed.


Let them hear you now so that when Medicaid, Education and other issues come
to the Hill they once again know the power of the disability movement!



It is time to show the Foreign Relations Committee the loud and diverse
community supporting the treaty: disability, veterans, civil rights, faith,
businesses, families and people with disabilities-everyone has a role in
this fight. 



Invite your lists of friends and colleagues so we can show the Foreign
Relations Committee that the community is behind this treaty! 


Join us in sending a message to the Foreign Relations Committee that we are
watching them!  Thank you for your help!





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