Wednesday, May 29, 2013

HSLDA: North Carolina Senators Need to Hear from You this Recess

 North Carolina

Thank you for defending parental rights.

Dear North Carolina Members and Friends:

The U.S. Senate will hold hearings on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) after the end of the congressional recess on June 3. Your senators, Richard Burr and Kay Hagan, are key senators in keeping this treaty from passing and need to hear from you.

Senator Burr voted against the treaty when it came before the Senate last December. Please contact him to thank him for his vote and encourage him to stand firm in his opposition of the CRPD.

Senator Hagan voted in favor of the treaty last year, but we believe she could be persuaded to change her mind if enough constituents contact her. We ask that you contact your senators and ask them to vote against the treaty when it comes up again.

Here are three ways that you can help:

1. Please call your senators at all of their offices and urge them to oppose the UN CRPD. Phone numbers are below.

2. Both Senator Burr and Senator Hagan will be in North Carolina for the congressional recess until June 3. We urge you to meet with your senators at one of the following addresses to talk about the treaty.

Senator Burr may be contacted at the following offices:

Federal Building
151 Patton Ave., Suite 204
Phone: 828-350-2437

City Hall
181 S. Street, Room 222
Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-833-0854

Rocky Mount
100 Coast Line St., Room 210
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-977-9522

Washington, D.C.
217 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-3154

201 N. Front Street, Suite 809
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-251-1058

2000 W. 1st Street, Suite 508
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Phone: 336-631-5125

Senator Hagan may be contacted at the following offices:

82 Patton Ave., Suite 635
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-257-6510

1520 S. Blvd., Suite 205
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-334-2448

701 Green Valley Rd., Suite 201
Greensboro, NC 27408
Phone: 336-333-5311

301 S. Evans Street, Suite 102
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-754-0707

310 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-856-4630

Washington, D.C.
521 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-6342

3. Email your senators. You can use HSLDA’s new emailing tool to personalize and send a prewritten letter to your senators by filling out your information here.

Your message to your senators can be as simple as the following:
“I urge you to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 
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.”
To find out more about the CRPD or print out material for your visit with your senators, please click here. To read the text of the CRPD, please click here.

Thank you for joining us in this battle to protect our children and our children’s future. You defeated this treaty last year. Standing together, we can defeat this treaty once again.

For liberty,

Michael P. Farris, JD, LLM,
Chairman, HSLDA.

P.S. We greatly value you and your support—it is a privilege to serve you. Thank you for all you do for freedom! If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will you consider taking a moment today to join or recommend us? Your support enables us to defend individual families threatened by government officials and protect homeschooling freedom for all. Join now >>

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