"This treaty is consistent with our nation's interests and values. The Senate should ratify it this year."
"While right-wing groups circulate irresponsible rumors about imaginary impacts of the CRPD, international disability rights advocates are left without an important tool for their work – the United States’ approval of international standards based on US law. The Senate now has a second chance to listen to common-sense voices of support for the treaty – including leading disability rights, civil rights and business groups – and reject the unhinged rhetoric that brought down the treaty last year."Today, First of Two Hearings on Disability Treaty Convenes
Andrea Shettle's Tumblr - November 5, 2013
"The disability treaty issue is not just an important issue about disability rights. It is also a major test for the Senate to see if they can bridge their political differences and work together on a common cause. Disability rights has traditionally been an issue that legislators of all parties can get behind. We have to remind them that they cannot stop now."