Stand Together For The Children February 10, 2009 10:09 AM
My Dear Friends,
some of You may remember, this is a campaign I -- and several other
Care2 members -- put heart and soul into over a year ago . . . only to
have the petition fail, without receiving enough signatures.
Please help resurrect it and have it ratified! It's an appalling fact that the United States and Somalia are the only signers NOT to do so.
Thank You, sincerely, for Your consideration and promotion of this very worthy cause.
This issue has been ignored and unacted upon for much too long.
Please sign and promote this important petition!
"The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) (United Nations, 1989) has been ratified by 193 State Parties (countries). The only two who have not ratified the convention: the United States and Somalia.
Both of those have signed it, indicating the intent to ratify. The
United States signed the CRC in 1995 under President Clinton. It has
been stalled in the Bush administration (it has yet to be sent to the
Senate for ratification), as George W has blatantly expressed his
opposition to the Convention."
-Shame on you, USA!
That's all I have say...
Convention on the Rights of the Child:
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