Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Call Now to Halt CRC Ratification

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January 31, 2012

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Call Now to Halt CRC Ratification
The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) poses a serious threat to the rights of parents to direct the upbringing of their children, by making the government – not the parent – responsible for decisions that are made for that child.

Proponents of the treaty last week posted an opinion piece at Time Magazine’s website calling for CRC ratification anyway. And they’d like to see us subject ourselves to its dictates by November 20 of this year.

Nor is this latest salvo the full extent of their efforts. They are also pushing online petitions asking President Obama to send the CRC to the Senate for its advice and consent, the final requirement for ratification.

Now it is time for us to act, to halt their grand offensive in its tracks.

And the place to do that is in the U.S. Senate.

Action Item
Please take a moment right now, before closing this email, to contact your senators and urge them to cosponsor SR 99, the resolution that opposes ratification of the CRC.

Your message can be as simple as the following, in your own words:

Hello. My name is ______, and I am concerned with the recent renewed interest in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is a dangerous treaty that would endanger the right of parents to raise their children as they see fit, and which would allow U.N. officials to make rules and rulings that are binding in U.S. courts. Some special interest groups are trying to push the president to submit this treaty to the Senate, but I am strongly opposed to this treaty. I urge Senator ____ to send a message to the president as well, by cosponsoring SR 99, the resolution that opposes ratification of this treaty. Senator DeMint is the lead sponsor. Please contact his office to sign on. Thank you.

Though SR 99 has had 37 cosponsors since last April, we would like to see that number reach at least 40. Any fewer, and the chance remains that someone could be “turned” and vote for ratification even after signing the resolution. With 40 or more, we feel confident that no amount of arm twisting would get the treaty the 67 votes it needs.

Visit ParentalRights.org/status to see if your Senators are already on board, and to find the phone number of your Senators if they are not. Then, call today to register your support of SR 99 (and your opposition to the CRC).

Together we can send the message that it’s not an oversight: America does not want the CRC!


Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research
P.O. Box 1090 Purcellville, VA 20134 * (540)-751-1200 * info@parentalrights.org

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