At the press conference, Sens. McCain and Durbin affirmed their support for the CRPD and urged their colleagues to ratify the treaty. Also speaking at the press conference were Raymond Kelly, Director of Legislative Affairs for Veterans of Foreign Wars and Marca Bristo, USICD President.
“The ratification of the CRPD is in the best interest of the U.S. and its 54 million Americans with disabilities,” said Bristo. “It extends the same protection to Americans with disabilities who travel or live outside the U.S., as we have currently in the U.S.”
Veterans groups were well represented at the press conference as the treaty is supported by all the major veterans organizations including Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion. That’s because so many military personnel and their families are directly affected by the ratification of the CRPD.
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The CRPD also promotes an accessible environment for Americans who work, travel, and study abroad. Thousands of military service members serve and live with their families abroad, including children and spouses with disabilities. The CRPD promotes greater accessibility and protection from disability discrimination in these countries. Our brave service members returning from abroad with disabilities should not be denied career opportunities in the global economy. Twenty-one veteran organizations have joined a letter to Senators Kerry and Lugar of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to convey their support for CRPD ratification. These groups include the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Wounded Warriors Project.
With all due respect to these wonderful veterans, especially the disabled ones, this is naive and dangerous. This treaty will not help Americans unless other nations agree to its terms and enforce it. That might occur in the EU nations and Japan etc. But the developing nations either do not have the will nor the money for these projects.
I have already demonstrated how this is a sovereignty killer. I think my readers who are in the Legion and the VFW should contact the national office immediately and protest this support for another BAD UN Treaty! (Yes it it redundant, I know!)