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Advancing the Human & Civil Rights of People with Disabilities in Illinois


Support the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) now!

The CRPD is the first worldwide human rights treaty of the 21st century. Its goal is to change attitudes and approaches to people with disabilities by recognizing them as individuals with rights who can claim those rights and make decisions for their lives based on their free and informed consent. The CRPD reaffirms that all people with all types of disabilities must enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms. It identifies where their rights have been violated and where protection of rights must be reinforced. Despite wide support from disability advocates, the U.S. has yet to join this treaty. Action is needed now to persuade members of Congress to vote in favor of the treaty.

Tell lawmakers that you support the CRPD and you want THEM to vote in support of the treaty

  • Call or write to U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk to urge him to support the CRPD:

524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2854


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For more information about this Action Alert, contact:

Cheryl Jansen
Legislative Director
217-544-0464, ext. 6013

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Last updated: April 14, 2014

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