Disabilities Treaty Defeated!
December 5, 2012
Yesterday the Senate, by a vote of 61-38, failed to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which would have done nothing to help persons with disabilities, but would have diminished U.S. sovereignty by giving the United Nations unprecedented authority over American businesses.
Treaties require 2/3 of the Senators present to vote for ratification. Since 99 Senators were present for the vote, the treaty needed 66 yes votes but received only 61.
If your Senator is one of the 38 listed below who voted against the Treaty, please take a moment to call and thank him or her.
This Treaty is likely to come to the Senate floor again in the future, so please urge your Senator to stand strong and continue to oppose it!
NAYs – 38
Johnson, Ron (R-WI)
Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121