If you are reading this and like myself, have or know of a child with disabilities please stay alert and help keep this bill from getting passed. If this goes into effect then those with disabled children will no longer have a right to decide the best care for their loved one. All decisions will be made by those who are deemed authorized!
Dear FHE members and friends,
Thank you for your help on getting HB 513, Protections for Parental Rights, passed in the Missouri House and sent to the Missouri Senate. HJR 26, a Parental Rights Amendment, also passed the final Missouri House vote this week and was sent to the Missouri Senate.
We know there have been several very pressing and important issues facing not only the homeschool community, but also the general public. We would admonish you to “be not weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
This brings us to yet another pressing issue: the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty (UNCRPD). We understand from HSLDA that it is on the move again. HSLDA is asking that we call and e-mail our US Senators urging them to oppose the UNCRPD. Then pass this message on to family and friends.
See the HSLDA message below for more details.
Thank you for your faithfulness to stand with us on these issues,
UN Disabilities Treaty on the Move
Contact Members of U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee!
HSLDA Founder and Chairman
We are hearing from multiple sources that the U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee is gearing up to hold hearings on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The plan is to hold the hearings sometime next month.
The Senate needs to hear from you immediately that this already defeated UN treaty must not be ratified by the U.S. Senate. The United States Senate must not surrender our domestic sovereignty and the care of children with disabilities to unelected, unaccountable UN bureaucrats. Parents know best how to care for their children with disabilities. U.S. law is the gold standard for ensuring that people with disabilities are protected and able to participate in all areas of U.S. society.
The U.S. Senate is in recess this week, which means that your senators are back in your state meeting with constituents. Please do three things:
1. Call and email your two U.S. senators and urge them to oppose the UN CRPD. The Capitol Hill Switchboard is 202-224-3121begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-3121 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting, and you can use this link to email your senators.
2. Find out if there is a constituent meeting in your area, or see if you can visit your U.S. senators while they are on recess. You can visit HSLDA’s Legislative Toolbox, click on your state, and then click on your senators to find their personal webpage.
3. Please share this article with your friends and family, and educate them about the dangers that this UN treaty poses to parental rights, homeschool freedom, and our nation’s sovereignty.
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.”
Thank you for joining with 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.