Monthly Archives: June 2019

A really important civil rights treaty

My research has led me to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). I am dismayed to discover that the United States has not ratified it. It was considered by the United States Senate in 2012, but didn’t pass with the 2/3 majority needed for treaty ratification. I’m not sure where to begin to change this reality, but I’m open to suggestions.

What I find really charming is the text that they have developed to explain CRPD to a child (or anyone else who doesn’t want to wade through treaty language).  Its_About_Ability_final_

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