Hearing Loss Association of American, along with many other disability organizations united in their support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), urges members of the US Senate to ratify CRPD. While CRPD was voted out of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on July 26, 2012, it did not make it to the Senate floor before the August recess. With enough support, CRPD could be scheduled for debate before the full Senate in September.
What’s Next: As the Senate enters into their August recess, our goal is to secure the votes in order to achieve a successful Senate floor vote in September. We urge you to contact your senators’ local offices to request a visit with the senator while they are back home in your state so you can ask them to pledge support.
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