AUCD Urges Senators to "Do the Right Thing" and Vote for International Disability Rights Treaty

November 20, 2013


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The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) strongly supports the United States' ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Last year the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held hearings that demonstrated strong bipartisan support for CRPD ratification and favorably reported the treaty out of committee. Unfortunately, the treaty fell five votes short of the super-majority required to pass the full Senate. AUCD urges the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to once again move the treaty forward and allow the U.S. to join the other 138 nations that have ratified this important human rights treaty.