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November 21, 2012

Action Items for Veterans, All

Today we are proud to launch a new petition giving a voice to our veterans to oppose the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This treaty would subject American domestic policy to the standards and scrutiny of the United Nations and grant the federal government authority over American families of children with disabilities.

Already many veterans organizations have spoken up in favor of U.S. ratification of this dangerous treaty. This petition will allow our soldiers to communicate to the Senate that in this instance these organizations do not speak for them.

“A vote to accede to the CRPD would constitute an insult to the men and women who have suffered permanent injury and disability in the struggle to preserve personal liberty and American self-government,” the petition asserts. “We have shed our blood to preserve these vital principles of freedom; this treaty poses a serious threat to both.”

You can read the entire petition here, and if you are a veteran we invite you to sign it.

If you are not a veteran, please pass this along to every freedom-loving, family-supporting veteran you know. (In my experience, that’s pretty much all of them.)

General Petition Also Available

If you or a family member lives with a disability, hopefully you have already signed the petition to oppose CRPD ratification here. If you are a veteran, we urge you to sign the petition above.

But many of you who are neither still want to go on record opposing this dangerous treaty. By popular demand, we have set up a petition for you here. And if you have signed the other petition(s), you can sign this one as well; it is for every American concerned for our sovereignty and parental rights.

Our friends at Patriot Voices have a similar petition here. We encourage you to sign theirs, as well.

Support Parental Rights While You Shop

For many of us, “shopping season” starts in the next few days. Through GoodShop, you can donate funds to without impacting your own bottom line. Just launch your online shopping through GoodShop, and they will donate money to our cause. Simply click here to reach our unique GoodShop start page, then click the GoodShop button to get started. You can shop at all of your favorite online retailers at the same prices you otherwise would, and a percentage of your purchases will be given back to support our organization.

Thank You

Finally, whether you sign the petition(s), pass them along, help us with GoodShop, or continue to support the parental rights cause in other ways, we thank you for an exciting if challenging year in the quest to preserve parental rights. All that we have been able to accomplish is through your support: giving*, participating, and spreading the word.

As families across our nation pause to give thanks this weekend, we at are grateful that our family includes you!


Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research

* Because is a 501(c)(4) lobbying organization, we regret that donations cannot be deductible for income tax purposes.
Parental Rights Amend. House Cosponsors
Includes HJRes110 lead sponsor, Rep. Trent Franks.
Latest added Oct. 25, 2012.
Parental Rights Amendment Senate Cosponsors
Includes SJRes42 lead sponsor, Sen. Jim DeMint.
Latest addition July 23, 2012.
Senators Opposing Treaty Ratification
Senators who indicate they will oppose ratification.
Latest addition Sept. 21, 2012.
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