This story came across my radar screen and I believe it’s something EVERYONE needs to be aware of. John Kerry is planning on taking a vote in his Senate committee to pass the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
From Maggie’s Notebook comes this:
Senator John Kerry (D-Mass), after being told to stuff his Law of the Sea Treaty (at least for this year), has announced he WILL pass the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by July 26, 2012. Obama signed the Treaty in 2009. Now it has to make it out of Kerry’s Committee, which is a given, and then must pass a two-thirds vote in the Senate. If Democrats, with the help of some Republicans, pull this off, it will be the “first time the U.S. has ratified a treaty that substantially impacts domestic law.”