Disability Advocacy

Your advocacy is needed:

Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
Ensuring adequate standard of living: empowerment and participation of persons with disabilities within the framework of the CRPD

• Economic empowerment through inclusive social protection and poverty reduction strategies
• Disability-inclusive development in national, regional and international processes
• Community-based rehabilitation and habilitation for inclusive society

On September 18th the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted the Disability Treaty out of committee. We need to turn this around by November 12, 2014.

1. Call or write your Senator (see list and contact info below)
2. Sing a petition of support

Find your State legislator:

Senate: http://www.nysenate.gov/senators

Assembly: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?sh=search

 

Learn more about state, federal & independent disability advocacy offices and initiatives.