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Barb
- 538 days ago - handicap-international.us
Disability treaty needs your support! Thousands urge Senators to vote YES on the CRPD! In December, the U.S. came close--really close--to ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Five Senators who voted 'No' stood.......



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Barb Knight (1683)
Monday July 1, 2013, 7:27 pm
Until today, I had no idea the Disability Treaty - Handicap International - even existed! So far, there are over 4,000 signatures but I know we can reach the goal of 5,000!!
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday July 1, 2013, 7:31 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks Barb, excellent post.
 

Laurie H. (730)
Monday July 1, 2013, 8:22 pm
Glad to Sign & Share, Barb!!~ Great & necessary article~~~
 

Natasha Salgado (578)
Monday July 1, 2013, 8:33 pm
Signed-thx
 

Shawna S. (44)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:30 pm
Noted and signed....Thanks Barb :")
 

Judy C. (101)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:42 pm
Signed. Thanks, Barb.
 

Kim O. (398)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:50 pm
Signed for sure! Thanks Barb!
 

Millie O'Connor (184)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:59 pm
Glad to sign and share, my dear friend, Barb! Thanks, hon! :-)
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (394)
Monday July 1, 2013, 10:34 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Barb.
 

AniMae Chi (433)
Monday July 1, 2013, 10:49 pm
4,545 SIGNATURES
GOAL: 5,500 signatures
Thank you for signing!
 

Katka Oelmann (239)
Monday July 1, 2013, 11:51 pm
Done. Thank you Barb.
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:00 am
Already signed and shared as daily action. Thanks Katka for forwarding and Barb for posting.
 

caroline s. (79)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:02 am
Signed for sure!
 

jeanne schreurs (204)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:04 am
Signed without hesitation.

Thanks Barb.
Thanks Katka for forwarding.
 

Mariann Rannenberg (164)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:04 am
Thank You, Barb, this concerns me. I am disabled too. PLEASE SIGN>SHARE>POST>PLEASE HELP!!!
 

Danica Mirkovic (107)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:07 am
Noted, signed and shared, thank you
 

. (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:08 am
Also done

TY
 

. (7)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:09 am
Noted, already signed, thanks Katka and Barb.
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:10 am
Done thanks.
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:12 am
N & S. Thanks Barb
 

Tanya W. (55)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:26 am
Noted and signed, but sure I signed last nite.
 

Victoria Pohrebna (264)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:33 am
Signed...#4,589
 

Aud nordby (715)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:40 am
noted
 

ellen m. (222)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:42 am
Signed and shared last night Barb... and I like you I did not know about this either!
Thanks for sharing, and to Katka for the forward
 

Sherri G. (117)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:16 am
Senators should prove they are part of the human race and care about the disabled, disabled veterans, and seniors. Anything less than voting to help means they are sold out to lobbyists and corporations. Signed and Noted TY Barb
 

Dwain La,Brooy (331)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:18 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Katka for forwarding and Barb for posting.
 

Ruth L. (310)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:19 am
Already signed. Noted. Thanks for sharing Barb and Katka for forwarding
 

Irene S. (65)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 2:31 am
Signed yesterday.
 

Anita B. (62)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 2:45 am
The up coming generation of disable people shall have to learn to fight their own battles and rightful places in the world; just as previous disable have done so.. No matter where you are in the world - STAND-UP & SHOUT for your RIGHTS.

 

Ana R (220)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 3:05 am
Already signed.
Noted.
Thank you, Barb!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 3:20 am
Done
 

Emma S. (228)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 3:31 am
Done! Thanks, Barb.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:05 am
Signed, thank you.
 

Michael Carney (212)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:12 am
Noted, and gladly signed...Thanks Barb, and Katka for the forwards...
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:13 am
Signed
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:22 am
For the sake of equality
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:30 am
Signed
 

Michela m. (3955)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:34 am
S&N
 

Ruth S. (298)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:35 am
Signed
 

Lisa sick Windsor (149)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:35 am
Done, ty Barb and Katka!
 

Veerle V. (49)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:06 am
Signed and shared, thank you Barb and Katka !
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:21 am

All of this began nearly 40 years ago and is still a struggle. There is always a way out when services require tax money, and too many countries including the US take that way out.

Thank you for signing the petition urging Senators to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities!
 

. (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:29 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Christeen Anderson (551)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:51 am
Signed.
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:53 am
Signed.
 

KAREN SickAgain G. (226)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:21 am
SIGNED AND NOTED THANKS BARB
 

Suzanne B. (246)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:01 am
thank you for sharing this!
 

Dustina I. (64)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:05 am
Noted, signed, forwarded, and plastered on FB
 

Nicole W. (644)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:14 am
s/s, ty Barb for posting and Katka for the forward
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:16 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing.
 

Penny C. (80)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:17 am
Done.
 

Sara P. (62)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:23 am
Signed and shared, thanks Barb!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:37 am
Thank you for signing the petition urging Senators to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities!
Thanks Barb and Katka.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (550)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:39 am
N&S
 

Pat B. (355)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:44 am
Thank you so much, Barb for this. Definitely signed.!!! xox
 

Dana B. (133)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:48 am
Signed, thank you
 

Angelika R. (144)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:59 am
Thank you for signing . It even accepted my address, thx Barb!
 

Nancy Black (304)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:06 am
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, shared, and signed. I am going to make a guess that the 5 who opposed were Tea Party Republicans. Usually I don't jump to conclusions, but since 2010 it is not jumping when someone opposes a good cause to know they are GOP Tea Party Members.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:10 am
Noted and signed...thanks Barb
 

Sandra Patterson (61)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:17 am
signed and noted,thanks Barb..xoxo
 

Autumn S. (154)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:29 am
signed and noted :)
 

Lisa Neste (709)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:51 am
Thank you for signing the petition urging Senators to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities! Thanks Barb.
 

Ruth M. (252)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:55 am
Done thanks Katka for forwarding - thanks Barb
 

Charmaine Shannon (45)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:57 am
Signed, Shared on Facebook and Fwd to Friends, Noted!! Thank-YOU....
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:01 am
signed-thanks
 

Sandi C. (230)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:58 am
done.
 

Sue H. (1)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:14 am
signed and noted
 

DORIS L. (61)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:35 am
signed.
 

Aaron Bouchard (145)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:41 am
Signed and noted thanks
 

Esther Z. (96)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:49 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, BarbKnight!
 

Marlene Dinkins (245)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 11:06 am
absolutely signed and noted!!!! of course!!!!!! this is very important !!!!!!
 

Henriette Matthijssen (148)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 11:11 am
I signed, Thanks Barb!
 

Nancy Black (304)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 11:18 am
I was right; GOP Tea Party Utah Senator Lee, Oklahoma's Climate Denying Senator Inhofe, Heritage Foundation, and Tea Party Presidential Hopeful Rick Santorum who firmly believes a pregnancy after rape is a gift, an imperfect gift, but a gift, all led the charge against helping the handicapped, a treaty endorsed by "W," Bob Dole, and John McCain. Those nuts can add bigotry against the handicapped to their long list of discrimination against any minority. Hope the American public is watching and will vote appropriately in 1214.
 

Suzanne L. (139)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 11:32 am
Thanks Barb. Gladly signed.
 

Waltraud U. (84)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 11:33 am
done
 

Ljiljana Milic (108)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 11:37 am
Gladly signed & Noted & Thanks Barb for posting & Katka and Charmaine for the forward.
 

Kay F. (548)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 11:42 am
Signed, thanks Barb.
 

Bee S. (208)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:14 pm
signed, OF COURSE!!! MOSTLY FOR MY DEAR BROTHER, WHOS LEFT ARM WAS TOTALLY AMPUTATED WHILE HE WAS ONLY 14. AND WHAT DID HE SAY AFTER SURGERY? " THIS AINT THE END. ILL FIGHT FROM NOW ON".
BEEN AT PARALYMPICS AS A COMPETITOR & AS A HELPER FOR A BLIND COMPETITOR. WORKED FOR OTHER SO CALLED INVALIDS FOR 25 YEARS.
 

S J. (118)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:25 pm
I did sign some time ago, but thanks Barb anyway for sms.
 

Liz Gillard (101)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:27 pm
Noted and happily signed on the 1/7/2013.Thank you Henriette for the fwd and Barb for this great posting.Liz Xx
 

Patricia GG (103)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:54 pm
I know all about people with disabilities & ADA. It's shameful to disregard & inconvenience those with disabiling conditions period. Whether their disibility is visable or not, whether its internal or external. They deserve dignity, respect & support.
Signed, commented.
Thank You
 

Mary Furlong (204)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:57 pm
YES! Signed.
 

Genoveva M M. (332)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:59 pm
Noted and signed.
Thanks dear Barb for posting this.
 

. (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:15 pm
Signed. TY Barb and all who fwd'd
 

Karen B. (43)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:50 pm
Great post...thanks!
 

Rosemary Rannes (640)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:50 pm
Barb signed already and I appreciate you posting this critical action. I posted to Twitter last night.
I just can't believe that the Disability treaty was NOT signed because 5 Senators said 'NO" !
I would really like to know who these individuals are and given them several GOOD reasons to sign!
Not to mention how I feel about them personally ! What is it about these people? Are they afraid dollars will be taken out of their pension funds? Seriously !!!!!!!!!

For anyone who just clicks to note here is the context:

Disability treaty needs your support!
Thousands urge Senators to vote YES on the CRPD!

In December, the U.S. came close—really close—to ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Five Senators who voted 'No' stood in the path of the 2/3 vote required to ratify the treaty that protects the rights of people with disabilities. We cannot let this happen again!

This international disability treaty is a vital framework for creating legislation and policies around the world that embrace the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities. It was inspired by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which served as the model for the CRPD, and values independence and respect and the concept of reasonable accommodation.

More than 600 American organizations, including disability groups, veterans' service organizations, and faith-based organizations have pledged their support to this treaty. The United States signed the CRPD in 2009. It's time for our Senators to ratify the treaty.

Sign below to say:
Dear Senator,

I support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I urge you, and your fellow Senators, to support the disability treaty when it comes to a vote.

Ratification of the CRPD is free. Ratification does not change U.S. law. Ratification tells the world that the U.S. is serious about protecting the rights of people with disabilities.

Please, Senator, cast a YES vote for the disability treaty when you have the opportunity.

4,739 SIGNATURES GOAL IS 5,500 SIGNATURES

on the Donation page :

" In Ethiopia, this international disability rights treaty has opened school doors to thousands of children, like Hodan, who was kept home for the first 16 years of her life because she has a disability. However, children with disabilities in Ethiopia and other countries where Handicap International runs education projects need your support to ensure that their teachers receive special education training."

 

Lynn Squance (232)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:58 pm
The UN Convention on People with Disabilities is based in large part, on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Former Senator Bob Dole sat in his wheelchair on the floor of the Senate as the ratification vote was taken. It of course was defeated. What the hell is so hard about ratifying this UN Convention? It should have been a no brainer, something even the most strident of Republican/Teabaggers could support. But they didn't. They turned their backs on Bob Dole. Absolutely disgusting.

Signed the petition a few days ago.
 

Mariette G. (151)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 2:30 pm
Thank you for signing the petition urging Senators to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities! Thanks Barb!
 

Melanie Wolfahrt (24)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 2:38 pm
Hopefully signed
 

linda newman (3375)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 3:06 pm
signed and noted
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 3:19 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Barb.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 3:24 pm
TY Patricia for sharing this one! Gladly signed :)
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 3:31 pm
Signed
 

Chris C. (151)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 3:40 pm
S& N.
 

Sara W. (110)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 3:56 pm
Gladly signed. Thanks, Barb!
 

Helen Porter (40)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:28 pm
already signed

 

Cal Mendelsohn (1006)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:07 pm
Thanks Barb--signed and noted
Thanks Frances for alerting me to this
 

Kay M. (348)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:10 pm
done.
 

Vicky P. (466)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:16 pm
Noted and signed
 

Mary T. (321)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:18 pm
Signed & noted -thank you Barb
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:56 pm
Already signed, TU
 

Robbin McManus (77)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:56 pm
I signed this the other day. Wouldn't it be nice to get lots more signatures?
 

Nina L. (17)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:03 pm
I think it is just human to help where we need to help.
There are always people who are in worse conditions than we .... so we can help ... and sometimes only with our voice.
 

Jim Phillips (3202)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:08 pm
Lynn Squance is correct. See her box above.

Could not believe that the g o p pukes voted this bill, ratification down in front of Bob Dole.
Way past time to dump the pukes from office!

Signed a few days ago.

Ty, Barb.
.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:35 pm
Noted and signed! Thank you for posting Barb :)
 

Eternal Gardener (761)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:38 pm
Vanzelfsprekend getekend en genoteerd!
 

LMj Sunshine (143)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:34 pm
Thank you for the post Barb, great info, in comments above also and signed!!
 

Beverly G. (128)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:45 pm
s/s/
 

S G. (29)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:10 pm
Notes & Shared
 

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:45 pm
Noted, signed and shared
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:46 pm
Thank you for signing the petition urging Senators to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities!

So VERY SIGNED! Thanks Barb! :-))
 

Konstantin Trubin (554)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:00 pm
Signed. Thank you very much !
 

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:14 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Inge Bjorkman (147)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 12:32 am
Absolutely signed.
Love
 

Joy Wong (76)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:08 am
Noted and signed,
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 6:15 am
Signed
Thanks Katka for forwarding.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 6:45 am
Signed
 

Susan B. (65)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 6:47 am
Signed
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:18 am
Done!
 

Roshani S. (83)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:24 am
Signed...thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:50 am
S&N.TY!!!!
 

Suzanne B. (246)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 9:09 am
thank you for sharing this!
 

Teresa García (39)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 1:50 pm
Gladfully noted and signed. Beautiful action to take!... :)
 

desanka s. (401)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 2:51 pm
Gladly signed. Thank you dear Barb.
 

Aspen M. (2)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 3:03 pm
Signed
 

Winn Adams (204)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 4:38 pm
Previously signed.
 

Jabi Yeonnmin (170)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 4:41 pm
n & s - ty
 

ER C. (65)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 6:23 pm

SIGNED
 

Marianne B. (113)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 6:43 pm
petition gladly signed
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 8:27 pm
signed and noted gladly
 

Debbie Crowe (78)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 12:06 am
Signed and shared on Facebook and in e-mails!
Thanks Katka & Barb!
 

Yvette S. (34)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 3:25 am
Noted and signed
 

Yvette S. (34)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 3:27 am
Thanks for sharing
 

. (0)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 8:28 am
gladly to sign and note - great sharing thank you Barb
 

Kerstin Strobl (371)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 9:40 am
Signed, thank you Barb
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (174)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 4:52 pm
Petition Signed. :)
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 6:41 pm
signed and noted, thanks Barb
 

Shaheen N. (64)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:13 am
Signed & noted, thanks Barb
 

cynthia B. (267)
Friday July 5, 2013, 3:58 pm
signed 4941 thx did not know this existed
 

Karen Bennick (139)
Friday July 5, 2013, 5:32 pm
signed. I was proud that my Senators, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein signed the bill.


 

Michael Holland (9)
Friday July 5, 2013, 7:02 pm
Noted and signed
 

Marie Russell-Barker (13)
Friday July 5, 2013, 7:49 pm
I have signed however I am unable to donate really wish I could.
 

Arlene C. (111)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 4:24 am
À toutes les personnes à qui j'ai envoyé une étoile, je partage votre opinion
 

Yvette Fouche (0)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 5:29 am
Done
 

Helmut H. (28)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 7:25 am
Noted & signed, thanks BarbKnigh!
 

Sa R. (51)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 4:03 pm
from Israel: Sa R signed 1 min ago, signature #4983; noted as well.
Have a wonderful week, Sunshine Lady.
 

Isabel d. (48)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 6:26 am
Signed.
 

federico bortoletto (36)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 12:26 pm
Notato,firmato e condiviso. Grazie barb.
 

Betty Kelly (4)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 9:35 pm
Good Bill for people with disabilities.
 
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