Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
THE EFFORT TO RATIFY TREATY NOT OVER YET!
The U.S. Senate missed an opportunity to display global leadership on disability rights. It failed to approve ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The Senate vote was 61 in favor and 38 opposed. Two-thirds of the Senators, 66 “yes” votes, were needed to consent to ratification.
Sen. Ben Nelson voted in favor; Sen. Mike Johanns voted against the treaty.
Be sure to thank Sen. Nelson for his support.
The Senate may choose to take up the treaty again when the new Congress convenes.
We have added an article from Human Rights Watch on disability rights from an international perspective...check it out.
"Thank you" to everyone who took action and voiced their support for global human rights.