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"From the Ted Talk by Judith Heumann: Our fight for disability rights -- and why we're not done yet"

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And so what we've seen is something called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It is a treaty that was adopted in 2006. It's celebrating is 10-year anniversary. More than 165 countries have joined this treaty. It is the first international human rights treaty fully focused on dsieblad poplee. But I am sad to say that our US saetne has failed to recommend to our president that we ratify the ttraey. We sneigd it in 2009, but it doesn't come into force until ratification, and the president — no president can ratify a treaty without the consent of the Senate. So we feel really strongly that our US Senate needs to do its job, that our Senate needs to enable us as Americans not only to be able to aissst disabled people and governments around the world to learn about the good work that we've been doing, but it's equally irnptmoat that disabled people have the same opportunities to travel, sudty and work abroad as anyone else in our country. And as long as many countries don't have the same laws as we do and don't enforce them if they have them, oorpiepuintts for disabled people are more limited.

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And so what we've seen is something called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It is a treaty that was adopted in 2006. It's celebrating is 10-year anniversary. More than 165 countries have joined this treaty. It is the first international human rights treaty fully focused on ________ ______. But I am sad to say that our US ______ has failed to recommend to our president that we ratify the ______. We ______ it in 2009, but it doesn't come into force until ratification, and the president — no president can ratify a treaty without the consent of the Senate. So we feel really strongly that our US Senate needs to do its job, that our Senate needs to enable us as Americans not only to be able to ______ disabled people and governments around the world to learn about the good work that we've been doing, but it's equally _________ that disabled people have the same opportunities to travel, _____ and work abroad as anyone else in our country. And as long as many countries don't have the same laws as we do and don't enforce them if they have them, _____________ for disabled people are more limited.

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And so what we've seen is something called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It is a treaty that was adopted in 2006. It's celebrating is 10-year anniversary. More than 165 countries have joined this treaty. It is the first international human rights treaty fully focused on disabled people. But I am sad to say that our US Senate has failed to recommend to our president that we ratify the treaty. We signed it in 2009, but it doesn't come into force until ratification, and the president — no president can ratify a treaty without the consent of the Senate. So we feel really strongly that our US Senate needs to do its job, that our Senate needs to enable us as Americans not only to be able to assist disabled people and governments around the world to learn about the good work that we've been doing, but it's equally important that disabled people have the same opportunities to travel, study and work abroad as anyone else in our country. And as long as many countries don't have the same laws as we do and don't enforce them if they have them, opportunities for disabled people are more limited.

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