Attention Disability Rights Treaty Supporters: Two National Teleconference Calls Tomorrow, January 28th!
Originally posted on Rambling Justice:
ear disability rights advocates:
This announcement is a friendly reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday, January 28th, is an important day for people across the country who want the U.S. to ratify the “Disability Treaty”—Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)! Tomorrow, two separate national teleconference phone calls for CRPD supporters are being offered. I encourage you to attend both if you are able. These calls will complement and build upon each other and both may be helpful to you as you consider ways to mobilize YOUR school / campus community in support of CRPD ratification.
- The first call is for ALL people in the U.S. who want the U.S. Senate to ratify the Disability Treaty (CRPD)! This call will be a rallying call to discuss a wider national strategy for calling Senators back to the negotiation table so we can move forward toward ratification. There will be hundreds from around the country on the call. Speakers will include national leaders in the CRPD ratification movement. This call is at 1 pm EST (Noon Central Time, 10am Pacific Time). Click here to RSVP for the general CRPD call. People who RSVP for this call will receive instructions for dialing into the call and/or connecting to the online CART service (live transcription of the call).
- The second call is targeted for YOU, university students and other university personnel who want to help mobilize their campus community in support of the Disability Treaty (CRPD). This will have a smaller group of participants with more opportunity to exchange concrete ideas for taking action at your campus. Much of the information from the earlier call may not be repeated. The student/campus leader call is at 4 pm EST (3 pm Central Time, 1pm Pacific Time). This call will be facilitated by Rhonda Neuhaus from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF). She will be joined by Andrea Shettle at the U.S. International Council on Disabilities. Please contact Andrea Shettle at email@example.com to join this call. If this email was forwarded to you by someone else, then please also contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on our mailing list to be notified of future calls for student and other campus leaders who support the Disability Treaty.
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