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July 16, 2012

Santorum Joins Fight against UN Treaty—Call Now!

Michael P. Farris, Esq., LL.M.
HSLDA Founder and Chairman

Michael Farris
Michael Farris is founder and chairman of HSLDA, and homeschooling father of 10. Read more >>

Home School Legal Defense Association has been urging supporters to call their U.S. senators and ask them to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty, now being fast-tracked in the Senate, would undermine U.S. sovereignty and erode parental rights.

Many other advocates of liberty have joined us in this battle, including Patriot Voices Chairman and former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. He and his wife Karen Santorum have a special interest in preserving the rights of parents to raise and care for disabled children.

Rick and Karen Santorum said: “The ultimate responsibility of all parents is to care for your child, a responsibility that only takes on added weight when your child has special needs. As parents of a beautiful, special girl, we know first-hand the blessings of loving our Bella. This is precisely why we at Patriot Voices are urging the U.S. Senate to vote against ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD would usurp the rights and powers of parents here in the United States to do what is best for their special needs child by placing the law of the UN above the rights of the parents. It is the job of our elected representatives to preserve these rights, not hand them off to unaccountable international bureaucrats."

I urge you once again to call the U.S. Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121, or use HSLDA’s Legislative Toolbox to contact your senators and oppose this dangerous treaty.

Please give these senators some or all of the following message:

“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 control over children with disabilities. Our nation already has laws to protect disabled Americans. This treaty is unnecessary and will hurt families. If the Senate ratifies this treaty, it would be the first time ever that the U.S. has ratified a treaty that obligates us to recognize economic, social, and cultural entitlements as rights under domestic law. Please take the time to examine this treaty carefully.”

Thanks for taking action!

 Other Resources

“Senator Kerry: We’ll Pass the CRPD by July 26”

“Urgent Calls Needed: Senate Committee to hold Hearing on Dangerous UN Treaty”

“How the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities would Threaten Family Integrity”

“The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Danger to Homeschool Families”

Video of the UN CRPD hearing

Testimony by HSLDA Chairman Mike Farris

Testimony by Steve Groves, Heritage Foundation