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[CEUD-ICT] FW: Senator Corker's Christmas Gift to One Billion People with Disabilities: A Big Lump of Coal

John Hesnan jchesnan at gmail.com
Sat Dec 21 12:40:25 GMT 2013


Gerry,

I think you could easily change this poster and add in a few of our Irish
organizations who pretend to work for the benefit of people with
disabilities, while using bureaucracy to hide behind ! - a recent
experience been a case in hand.

John


On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Gerry Ellis <gerry.ellis at feelthebenefit.com
> wrote:

> Hi,
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> As you can read below, the battle goes on in the U.S. in an attempt to
> have them ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with
> Disabilities. That is what they mean when they say the Disability Treaty.
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> Take care,
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> Gerry Ellis
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> If you don’t know where you’re going,
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> How will you know when you get there?
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> ==========  Original message  ==========
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> *Subject:* Senator Corker's Christmas Gift to One Billion People with
> Disabilities: A Big Lump of Coal
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> *Senator Corker Gives Disability Community Coal for Christmas *
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> Today Senator Corker walked away from the negotiations on the Disability
> Treaty!
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> He caved to the extreme far right and abdicated his leadership on this
> bipartisan issue.
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> *It is time to hold him responsible!*
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> * Join this Call to ACTION!*
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> Let Senator Corker know that we won't be cast aside like second class
> citizens. Don't let him continue to hide behind false constitutional
> arguments! Hold him responsible for carrying the water for the far rights
> myths, lies and exaggerations. Call his DC and Tennessee Senate offices!
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> *Let him know that we will NOT go away!*
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> You can contact Senator Corker at:
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> *202-224-3344 <202-224-3344>*
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> or find his Tennessee office numbers here<http://www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/officelocations>
> .
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> Send this picture to Senator Corker's staff *here
> <john_zadrozny at foreign.senate.gov>* with the message "Restart the
> negotiations!"
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> Forward this message onto your lists of friends and colleagues so they can
> join us in sending a message to Senator Corker that we are HERE and that
> our voice MATTERS!
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> [image: Ithe CRPD Support logo with We support instead of I support]<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001NqYRIL1jBsShdSmKpnL4POMGonK4rcOikyOR9B1S7T6GknT5jKf1HZhdmkcVzqtO_YzfekSTPhzmOsoL2TkDlQvL2owkiPMU6iZEuDc2BaCV8tV99fpOYPsrvQYMBidSpBvyVwYxaDkeXFgrXaKAJ_GjrkfF1l7HxD6OYwPUrVuy7mj9B2Fw5A==&c=HtGsCFzTknxywbv_oSuEm4ZcDjLVuKa_i85AKCrMvyBfF1PlooymlQ==&ch=HoVYKtpys7n-A2mlcxHTwuQi2H8KlXnjn5ihnt8y2rExIfM0tzjdNQ==>
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> *www.disabilitytreaty.org <http://www.disabilitytreaty.org> *
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>  ###
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> *For Immediate Release*:
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> December 20, 2013
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> *Contact: *Kevin Locke, U.S. International Council on Disabilities
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> klocke at usicd.org, (202) 347-0102
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> *Senator Corker's Christmas Gift to One Billion People with Disabilities:
> A Big Lump of Coal*
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> Before heading home to spend the holidays with his family, Senator Bob
> Corker sent a message to the 57.8 million Americans with disabilities, 5.5
> million disabled American veterans, and one billion people worldwide with
> disabilities: appeasing the far-right wing of his caucus is more important
> than supporting their rights and dignity by supporting the Disability
> Treaty.
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> Inspired by U.S. leadership in recognizing the rights of people with
> disabilities, the Disability Treaty is designed to be a framework for
> creating laws and policies throughout the world that support the rights and
> dignity of the billion people worldwide living with disabilities.
> Ratification of the treaty is supported by a strong and diverse coalition
> of over 800 disability organizations, veterans groups, business groups, and
> faith organizations, as well over one thousand Tennesseans who recently
> signed a petition calling on the Senate to ratify the treaty as soon as
> possible.
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> *Marca Bristo, President of the US International Council on Disabilities *expressed
> disappointment with Senator Corker's decision not to support the treaty: "I
> am shocked and dismayed that Senator Corker would abruptly cut off
> negotiations surrounding this crucial treaty and fail to support it. Doing
> so is a betrayal of the millions of Americans with disabilities,
> professionals, people of faith, and veterans who both need and want the
> Disability Treaty to be ratified. Our community is strong and committed,
> and we will continue to press forward in our work to support this treaty."
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> *Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil
> and Human Rights*, added, "By caving to the most extreme isolationists in
> our nation, Senator Corker has undermined the United States' reputation as
> a beacon of freedom for the world. The U.S. is a model for the advancement
> of transparency and human rights for all, and today's statement by Senator
> Corker puts that status in considerable jeopardy. Conspiracy theories about
> how the CRPD would undermine American sovereignty are not based in reality,
> but only in the rhetoric of those who wish to fear monger and build walls
> between us and the rest of the world.  We strongly urge Senator Corker to
> join the mainstream and to honor the dignity of all Americans by
> reconsidering this position."
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> *Heather Ansley, Vice President of VetsFirst*, said, "Despite assertions
> to the contrary, ratification of the CRPD will not endanger U.S.
> sovereignty. We must not let misinformation limit equal opportunities for
> veterans and all people living with disabilities. By failing to support
> CRPD, Senator Corker is failing to support the millions of disabled
> American veterans who fought bravely in service of this country and its
> Constitution. To use that very Constitution as a reason not to support the
> treaty is a betrayal of their service."
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