UN Treaty: We the People Must Rally Senators on Recess
UN Treaty: We the People Must Rally Senators on Recess

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From Michael Farris, Home School Legal Defense Association

On November 21, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held its second and likely final hearing on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). You can watch the first hearing on November 5, and the November 21 hearing.

U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) deserve high praise for asking tough questions of Secretary of State John Kerry about the dangers posed by the treaty. Secretary Kerry was clearly not expecting the questions.

At times he struggled to give a satisfactory answer about how the Obama administration was planning to ensure that the treaty did not affect U.S. sovereignty, home school freedom, or the abortion debate in the U.S.

Reason to Hope 

Coupled with the excellent questions asked of witnesses by U.S. Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) in the first hearing, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is cautiously optimistic about the chances of once again defeating the UNCRPD.

The U.S Senate will be on recess for Thanksgiving until Monday, December 9. It is absolutely crucial that your two senators hear from you that the Senate must not ratify this United Nations treaty. President Barack Obama has mobilized top officials from across the federal government—including the Department of Defense and the State Department—to lobby the Senate and urge senators to ratify this UN treaty.

The only way we will defeat this coordinated attack against U.S. sovereignty and parental rights is by overwhelming the Senate with phone calls, emails, and letters from We the People.

We believe that supporters of the UNCRPD will try to approve it in the committee the week of December 9, and then try to have the full Senate vote on the UNCRPD before Christmas. 

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.”

Take ACTION:  Click HERE to send a message to U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kikr, urging them to oppose this unnecessary international treaty that will harm families and undermine U.S. sovereignty.  

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