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Wyomingite Janet Corbett visited Capital Hill with several others to urge senators to vote to ratify the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Washington, D.C. this December. The final vote of the treaty was 61-38, five votes short of the 2/3 vote needed to ratify. U.S. Ratification of the CRPD would mean international opportunities for Americans with disabilities. This would give rights to those individuals who choose to work, study, travel, and serve abroad the right to accessibility, respect for inherent dignity, and full and effective participation and inclusion in society.
The Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) continues to work with the U.S. International Council on Disabilities and other disability rights organizations to educate each Senator about the implications of their vote and the need to support the treaty in the 113th Congress. Ratifying the treaty opens the door for an international market of accessible American products, all while celebrating our nation's long history in protecting the rights of people with disabilities.
Photo: US Citizens from all over the country pose before boarding buses bound for
Capitol Hill, to urge their Senators to ratify the CRPD. Janet Corbett from Wyoming visited Wyoming senators; she is pictured in the front holding part of the CRPD sign. Photo courtesy of AUCD.