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Menendez, McCain Urge Senate to Ratify Disabilities Treaty

November 11, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (November 11, 2013) -- Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and John McCain (R-AZ) have an op-ed piece published in USA Today calling on the United States Senate to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In the op-ed,  the Senators the Senate to ratify the treaty, writing, "This treaty is consistent with our nation's interests and values. The Senate should ratify it this year." Click here to read the op-ed piece from USA Today.

From November 12-14, there will be further bipartisan efforts on behalf of the autism community as members of Congress join Obama Administration officials, prominent scientists and policy experts, key stakeholders, volunteers and activists at Autism Speaks to Washington, Autism Speaks' first-ever national policy and action summit. Learn more here and watch the live stream on November 13.