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The U.S. Senate can seize on this momentum and stand up for women and girls worldwide. Let's make it clear to our Senators that we want them to make women's rights a key focus in the 113th Congress by finally ratifying the CEDAW.

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 3:44 pm
The Women's Rights Treaty is a strong tool that the international community used to protect women and girls from violence, end injustices such as forced marriage and trafficking, and provide access to education and vocational training. Unfortunately, the United States is one of just seven nations that have yet to ratify the Treaty. As the only developed nation that has yet to do so, we're keeping company with nations like Somalia, Iran and Sudan.

There is reason to hope that this will change in the 113th Session of Congress thanks to the historic number of women elected to both the Senate and the House of Representatives. This is a truly historic moment, with the election reflecting the importance of women's issues and the desire of the American public to make women's rights a priority.

To the United States Senate,

The record number of women representing the U.S. in the Senate is truly historic - a strong sign that the American public wants women's rights to be a high priority. Now is the time for the United States to uphold its role as a global leader in standing up for women and girls by ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, also known as CEDAW. We urge you to reaffirm America's proud bipartisan tradition of promoting and protecting human rights and make ratification of this critical treaty a priority in the 113th Congress. The men and women who represent Americans in the U.S. Senate know better than anyone about breaking through barriers. Let's all keep breaking barriers, not just for American women but for all women worldwide.

David C. (240)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 3:45 pm

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 3:46 pm
6,997 have signed, help us reach our goal of 10,000


Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 3:53 pm
CEDAW would strengthen the United States’ standing as a global leader in standing up for women and girls. It is essential that the U.S. ratify CEDAW and continue to play a leadership role in advancing women’s and girl’s rights globally. The United States is the only Western industrialized nation that has not ratified the treaty.


Judy C. (104)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 3:55 pm
Signed. Thanks Beverly.

Kit B. (276)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 4:14 pm

6,997 have signed, help us reach our goal of 10,000

Thank you for taking action to make ratification of CEDAW a priority in the 113th Congress. Please help us amplify our voices by sharing with your friends and family.

Message sent to Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.

Elizabeth O. (96)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 4:19 pm

Sue H. (6)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 4:29 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.

Jim Phillips (3206)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 4:42 pm
Petition signed.

The United States is among a small minority of countries that have not yet ratified
CEDAW, including Iran and Sudan.

The United States has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the Western Hemisphere and the only industrialized democracy that has not ratified this treaty.

Ty, Beverly.

Esther Z. (96)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 4:57 pm
Noted and signed.

Vicky P. (476)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 5:04 pm
noted, signed

Mary T. (357)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 5:56 pm
signed & noted and sharing on FB - thank you Beverly

Freya H. (353)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 6:18 pm
Noted and signed! Women hold up half the sky.

Stuart Thomas (503)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 6:44 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted.

Thank you for the posting Beverly.

Candy L. (473)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:14 am
Signed & Tweeted Thanks

. (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:37 am
petition signed

Yvonne F. (181)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:31 am
So signed!!! Thanks Beverly

Kenneth V. (1500)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:46 am
signed and noted thanks for sharing

Mike M. (44)
Monday June 24, 2013, 10:20 am

Thomas P. (451)
Monday June 24, 2013, 12:48 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Beverly

Birgit W. (159)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:02 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:28 pm
Signed. 7042 have now signed. Noted. Thank you, Beverly.

Giana Peranio-Paz (408)
Monday June 24, 2013, 11:35 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Beverly.

Kathleen R. (138)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:29 pm
signed & noted

Melania Padilla (197)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 11:42 am
Thank you for taking action!

Jason Flint (5)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:18 pm
signed and noted

Emma S. (239)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 9:49 am
Done! Thanks, Beverly.
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