Monthly Archives: September 2014

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) Free DIVERSITY Trainings

Posted by Matt on September 18, 2014
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Follow the link to download a calendar of the DHHS free diversity trainings.

http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/groups/disabilities/documents/defaultcolumns/dhs16_188825.pdf Continue reading…

Time Is Running Out for the CRPD – The Senate Needs to Hear from You Now!

Posted by Matt on September 09, 2014
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Source: US International Council on Disabilities (USICD)

Thank you for all you did during August recess. Today, the Senate returns for a two week work session and they need to continue to hear from you!

Let your Senator know the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) needs to be ratified now – before the end of September!

The opposition is generating calls. Your Senators need to hear from you directly to understand that our community supports this issue.

The Message

We will not wait any longer: the time is now!

Call now. Call often. Spread the word using USICD’s social media guide below, or visit www.disabilitytreaty.org to take action!

Social Media Guide

  • Make a sign – it can be a simple piece of paper. Write down that you support CRPD and (if applicable) why. If you have a personal story, use it! Example: I support CRPD because I want my sister with a disability to be able to travel abroad!
  • Take a picture of yourself holding up the sign.
  • Tweet or Facebook the picture (along with one of the sample tweets below) using the hashtag #CRPD. You can also tweet at your Senator! Find Senator Twitter IDs (PDF).
  • Get your friends to do the same!