As we alerted you yesterday, we need to oppose the CRPD through social media today. Post messages on your senators’ Facebook fan pages, and post messages (“tweets”) on Twitter as well, using the #CRPD or #UNCRPD hashtags in your message. You can find a list of several senators' Twitter names here.
I know this is outside the “comfort zone” of a lot of us, but it is vital we get the message in front of the public and our policy makers today.
Please put messages in your own words, but here are a few you can quote or use as a springboard to get you started:
The #UNCRPD undermines #parentalrights for those with disabled children.
Children are better protected through #parentalrights than the “best interests” principle of the #CRPD.
#CRPD destroys parents’ rights and American sovereignty, does nothing for disabled Americans.
Parents with disabled kids need support, not new bosses. Reject the #CRPD.
US ratifying #CRPD will not force changes abroad or help disabled Americans. American law for Americans!
Reject #CRPD. Support #parentalrights for disabled parents and parents with disabled kids.
Support our vets: keep the American self-government they fought for. Reject the #CRPD.
Thank you for joining us in this important social media campaign!
Director of Communications & Research