Stop UN Treaty — Calls Needed!

Stop UN Treaty — Calls Needed!
Help Senator Lee Defeat UN Power Grab!

UPDATE: Thank you for your calls.  Because Senator Lee held his ground and maintained his unanimous consent objection, Senate leadership was forced to move on and the Senate is now adjourned until after the election.

This issue is almost certain to come up during the lame duck session, so please get as many people as you can to urge your Senators to take a public stand against this Treaty.


September 21, 2012

On Wednesday evening, Senator Dick Durbin attempted to bring the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) to the Senate floor by Unanimous Consent.  Thankfully, Utah Senator Mike Lee was on the floor and objected to bringing the Treaty to the floor.

Liberal Senators Dick Durbin and Tom Harkin made impassioned pleas to bring the Treaty to the floor, but Senator Lee held his ground.

We need you to call your Senators and urge them to support Senator Lee in opposing this Treaty.

Earlier this week, Senator Lee garnered signatures from 36 Senators urging leadership not to bring up any Treaties during the lame duck session following the election.  The Senators that have signed this letter are listed below.  Please thank your Senators for signing this letter, or urge them to sign if they have not already. 

Just as Treaties should not be rushed through a lame duck session, they should not be rushed through the Senate in the last few hours of a pre-election session. 

Take Action!

We need you to call your Senators this morning and urge them to support Senator Lee and oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Here is a list of Senators who have signed Senator Lee’s letter urging no Treaties during the lame duck session:

 

Alabama
Jeff Sessions
Richard Shelby
Arizona
John Kyl
John McCain

Arkansas
John Boozman

Florida
Marco Rubio

Georgia
Johnny Isakson

Idaho
Jim Risch
Mike Crapo

Indiana
Dan Coats

Iowa
Chuck Grassley

Kansas
Pat Roberts

Kentucky
Rand Paul

Louisiana
David Vitter

Massachusetts
Scott Brown

Mississippi
Thad Cochran
Roger Wicker

Missouri
Roy Blunt

Nebraska
Mike Johanns

Nevada
Dean Heller

North Carolina
Richard Burr

North Dakota
John Hoeven

Ohio
Rob Portman

Oklahoma
Jim Inhofe
Tom Coburn

Pennsylvania
Pat Toomey

South Carolina
Jim DeMint
Lindsey Graham

South Dakota
John Thune

Tennessee
Lamar Alexander
Bob Corker

Texas
John Cornyn
Kay Bailey Hutchison

Utah
Orrin Hatch
Mike Lee

Wyoming
Mike Enzi

Republicans who have not yet signed:
Alaska
Lisa Murkowski (I)Illinois
Mark Kirk

Indiana
Richard Lugar

Kansas
Jerry Moran

Georgia
Saxby ChamblissMaine
Susan Collins
Olympia Snowe

New Hampshire
Kelly Ayotte

Wyoming
John Barrasso


Further Reading:

Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121
 

Vote NO on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Please vote NO on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

CRPD would expand the UN’s powers, undermining our national sovereignty.

CRPD would usurp parents’ rights to do what is best for their special-needs child.

The Senate should take time to thoughtfully consider Treaties. The ratification process should not be rushed through for political purposes.