UPDATE — Dec. 4, 2012: The Treaty was NOT RATIFIED by a vote of 61-38.
November 29, 2012
Your calls urging Senators to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) are working! Earlier this week, the Senate held a vote on a Motion to Proceed to discussion on the Treaty. The Motion passed by a vote of 61-34, with three Senators not voting. This is good news, because 67 votes are needed to pass the Treaty if all 100 Senators are present. Still, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he will bring the Treaty to the floor for a ratification vote next Tuesday, December 4th. So we need to keep the calls coming!
We are hearing that those in favor of this Treaty are waging a full-scale effort to secure votes, so even if you have called before, your Senators need to hear from you again.
Click here for the roll call for Tuesday’s vote. Please check to see how your Senators voted and call to hold them accountable for their vote. Please thank those who voted NO and urge them to stand strong. Keep in mind that some Senators will vote yes on a Motion to Proceed but will vote NO on ratification. Please urge ALL Senators to vote NO on the CRPD!
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