We at JJ’s List are sorry to hear that the United States Senate failed to pass the resolution for ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act has benefitted everyone, not just people with disabilities. When people with disabilities are given full access to their communities, they are better able to become productive members of society, so fewer government resources are needed. It’s good for the community and it’s good for business.
“Advocates, including Marca Bristo, rallied yesterday to devise a new battle plan and are determined that the struggle is not yet over,” said Amber Smock, Director of Advocacy at Access Living. “They have vowed to let “no” Senators know of their disappointment and Senate President Reid has promised to bring the treaty for another vote in the new session of Congress.”
You can take a look at this list of the Senate’s votes and let those who voted “no” know how disappointed you are.
- Despite Bob Dole’s Wish, Republicans Reject Disabilities Treaty (nytimes.com)
- UN disability law fails in Senate (bbc.co.uk)