Please locate and contact your Senators and tell them to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities!  A sample letter is provided below that you can copy, paste, and edit.

FIND AND CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS: (Directions: Enter your zip code in box below and click "GO".  If you live in a split district, enter your full 9 digit zip code or address in the fields provided on new action page that opens in a new window.  If you do not live in a split district, simply click on "Federal" under "Write Your Elected Officials" where it says "Write to your "Federal" or "State" elected officials".  Then, select your senator(s).  For "subject" enter "Please Bring the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities back to consideration and vote for ratification!".  For "Issue Area" drop down menu, select "Children and Families" or "Civil/Human Rights".  Copy/paste/edit the sample letter below into the "Editable Text" field.  Complete your contact information and click "send message".)


Copy, paste, and edit this sample letter to write your legislators to demand action on this issue:

"Dear [Legislator/Official's Name Here--(i.e. Sen. Lara)],

I am writing you today to ask that you reintroduce, co-sponsor, and vote to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  See: for information on the convention, including complete text. 

This Convention addresses both the importance of eliminating segregated care and forced labor.  Americans in institutional care experience both and we should establish a stronger commitment to the abolition of these practices.


[Your Name Here]

[Your Address and/or City, State, and Zip]"