CRPD (Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) Hearing today!


CRPD Hearing TODAY! Please Call

The United NationsConvention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which would hand over American sovereignty and parental rights to a United Nations committee, is the subject of a hearing before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee this afternoon at 2:30 EST. Our own Michael Farris will be there to testify against ratification, as will Catholic Family and Human Rights Organization’s Susan Yoshihara and University of Georgia School of Law Assistant Professor Timothy Meyer.

A vote will not be taken today. Indicators suggest a second hearing is in the works for November 19, with a vote coming after that second hearing.

However, it is vital that your senators hear from you on this vital issue. Those who are on the committee need to know that their constituents oppose this treaty so that they will pay closer attention to the facts that Farris, Meyers, and Yoshihara share with them. And those who are not on the committee need to know that you are opposed so that they can use that filter as they hear about the committee’s proceedings.

Honestly, we expect that the committee will pass this measure pretty handily. This is going to come to a floor vote. But the time to start to influence that floor vote is now. (The week of that vote, of course, we will let you know again and work together to bury their offices in phone calls, emails, and even faxes.)

So please take a moment right now, before you close this email, to call both of your senators and urge them to Vote “No” on the CRPD.

You can make that call in one of two ways. Either call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your senators (you will have to call twice, once for each senator), or find their direct office numbers by clicking on your state or state abbreviation at parentalrights.org/states and scrolling down to the Senate listings.

Do not think that because we won last year we can survive this assault on our freedoms without you. The Senate has changed, the climate has changed, and the threat of this treaty passing is greater than ever.

Please call today, then keep calling every few days until that floor vote takes place. Thank you for standing with us to preserve freedom for the next generation of Americans – those with and without disabilities.

Sincerely,

Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research

 

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Protection for Parental Right bill update/UN Disability Treaty up for vote again!


Dear Readers,
If you are reading this and like myself, have or know of a child with disabilities please stay alert and help keep this bill from getting passed.  If this goes into effect then those with disabled children will no longer have a right to decide the best care for their loved one.  All decisions will be made by those who are deemed authorized!

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Dear FHE members and friends,

Thank you for your help on getting HB 513, Protections for Parental Rights, passed in the Missouri House and sent to the Missouri Senate. HJR 26, a Parental Rights Amendment, also passed the final Missouri House vote this week and was sent to the Missouri Senate.

 We know there have been several very pressing and important issues facing not only the homeschool community, but also the general public. We would admonish you to “be not weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

 This brings us to yet another pressing issue: the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty (UNCRPD). We understand from HSLDA that it is on the move again. HSLDA is asking that we call and e-mail our US Senators urging them to oppose the UNCRPD. Then pass this message on to family and friends.

 Senator Roy Blunt– (202) 224-5721

Senator Claire McCaskill– (202)224-6154

 See the HSLDA message below for more details.

 Thank you for your faithfulness to stand with us on these issues,

UN Disabilities Treaty on the Move

Contact Members of U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee!

Mike Farris
HSLDA Founder and Chairman

We are hearing from multiple sources that the U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee is gearing up to hold hearings on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The plan is to hold the hearings sometime next month.

The Senate needs to hear from you immediately that this already defeated UN treaty must not be ratified by the U.S. Senate. The United States Senate must not surrender our domestic sovereignty and the care of children with disabilities to unelected, unaccountable UN bureaucrats. Parents know best how to care for their children with disabilities. U.S. law is the gold standard for ensuring that people with disabilities are protected and able to participate in all areas of U.S. society.

The U.S. Senate is in recess this week, which means that your senators are back in your state meeting with constituents. Please do three things:

1.    Call and email your two U.S. senators and urge them to oppose the UN CRPD. The Capitol Hill Switchboard is 202-224-3121begin_of_the_skype_highlighting skype-ie-addon-data://res/numbers_button_skype_logo.png202-224-3121 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting, and you can use this link to email your senators.

2.    Find out if there is a constituent meeting in your area, or see if you can visit your U.S. senators while they are on recess. You can visit HSLDA’s Legislative Toolbox, click on your state, and then click on your senators to find their personal webpage.

3.    Please share this article with your friends and family, and educate them about the dangers that this UN treaty poses to parental rights, homeschool freedom, and our nation’s sovereignty.

Your message to your senators can be as simple as the following:

“I urge you to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty surrenders U.S. sovereignty to unelected UN bureaucrats and will threaten parental care of children with disabilities. Our nation already has laws to protect Americans with disabilities. This treaty is unnecessary and will hurt families by giving bureaucrats the power to decide what is in the best interests of a child with disabilities, not the child’s parents.”

To find out more about the CRPD please click here. To read the text of the CRPD please click here.

Thank you for joining with us in this battle to protect our children and our children’s future. You defeated this treaty last year. Standing together, we can defeat this treaty once again.

 

Senate Rejects Ratification of UN Disabilities Treaty!!!


Please note the email below….  While at this time the treaty has not been passed, I would like to take the time to encourage you to enroll in HSLDA services, not only be aware and alert of changing laws andtreaties but if you find yourself in a situation where you need legal help for your schooling needs or rights, they will assist you.  I pay a small monthly fee for their services should I ever need them or you can receive a homeschool discount on your annual membership price for being a part of a group in your area.

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From the HSLDA E-lert Service…
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Senate Rejects Ratification of UN Disabilities Treaty

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Due to your calls, emails, and office visits, the Senate minority
stood strong and ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was rejected by the U.S. Senate a
short time ago.

The CRPD, which would take away American sovereignty and threaten
parental rights, needed two-thirds of the Senate in order to pass.
Although it gained a majority of votes, it failed on a vote of 61-38.
This is a great victory for parental rights, homeschool freedom, and
children with special needs. The U.S. Senate rejected a treaty which
would have allowed UN bureaucrats to decide what is in the “best
interests” of children with disabilities, instead leaving those
decisions with parents and caregivers, which is what existing U.S. law
already requires. Visit http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16434 to
find out why HSLDA opposed this treaty.

We encourage you to visit http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16435 to
find out how your senators voted, and please send them an email of
thanks (this information will be posted in a few hours, but we wanted
to let you know this good news right now).

Yet despite this victory, the battle is not over.  This treaty and
other dangerous UN treaties can come up at any time. We must stay
informed and be ready at any moment to take action again.   Without a
Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would
supersede these treaties, we are susceptible to these constant attacks
against our rights as Americans and the right the raise our children
how we see fit. You can find out more about the Parental Rights
Amendment at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16436 .

Thank you again to all of you who took action against this treaty and
special thanks to those of you in the Congressional Action Program
(CAP) who came out to Washington, D.C. to lobby senators against the
CRPD.

Sincerely,

J. Michael Smith
HSLDA President

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