This event is sponsored by the US International Council on Disabilities (USICD) and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF). They would love for as many of you as possible to show up at this even to honor the long time support of Senator Dole.
The vote on CRPD is also expected on Tuesday. The CRPD calls on the world community to recognize sign languages as equal to spoken languages and recognizes Deaf culture. http://www.nad.org/issues/international-advocacy/crpd If you have not yet contacted your senators, now it the time to do it!
For more info on CRPD: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_on_the_Rights_of_Persons_with_Disabilities
Thanks to Judith Treesberg
THE HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUESTED:
CELEBRATING SENATOR BOB DOLE
In recognition of the 2012 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the U.S. International Council on Disabilities and the December 4th Host Committee formally invite you to attend a special event honoring Senator Bob Dole for a lifetime commitment to disability rights including his work on the Americans with Disabilities Act and advocacy for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Tuesday, December 4th 2012
10:30AM – 12:00PM
Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 419, Washington, DC
CART and ASL Interpretation will be provided.
This invitation is non-transferable.
December 4th Host Committee (in formation)
American Association of People with Disabilities
American Association on Health and Disability
American Council of the Blind
Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Association on Higher Education and Disability
Best Buddies International, Inc.
Blinded Veterans Association
Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information
Council for Exceptional Children
Developmental Disabilities Institute
Disabled American Veterans
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
Disability Rights Advocacy, Fund, Inc.
Disability Rights International
Goodwill Industries International
Mobility International USA
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
National Association of the Deaf
National Council on Independent Living
National Disability Rights Network
National Down Syndrome Society
National Federation of the Blind
National Military Family Association
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Youth Leadership Network
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Post-Polio Health International
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
The American Legion
United Cerebral Palsy
United Spinal Association
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Vietnam Veterans of America
World Institute on Disability
Wounded Warrior Project
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