Thursday, July 11, 2013

URGENT ALERT! Hatch takes to the Senate Floor to Oppose Disability Treaty

From Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Yesterday afternoon Senator Hatch took to the Senate floor and unprovoked, made a long statement (READ STATEMENT HERE) in opposition to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Senator Hatch claims that he supports disability rights, but actions speak louder than words. Taking to the Senate Floor to oppose the disability treaty is a clear sign that he intends to turn his back on people with disabilities both here in the U.S. and around the world.

We need Utah and voices from around the country speaking out against this action. Please move quickly to activate your networks, partners, and members:

DC office: (202) 224–5251
Salt Lake City office: (801) 524–4380
Leave an email message:
Twitter: @OrrinHatch (use #ISUPPORTCRPD)

Rebuttal Points to Hatch Statement

Hatch arguments that CRPD is a threat to U.S. sovereignty: With adoption of the recommended Reservations, Understandings, and Declarations (RUDs), ratification of the treaty will not require any changes in any U.S. law or policy nor relinquish any authority whatsoever over U.S. law. The U.S. has held that RUDs are legally–binding.

Read more HERE.

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