2020 Efforts on the CRC

 OMEP Members and Friends

   Let’s  Help the US  Join the Rest of the World in Accepting the

                     UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

          Vote in November for Senators who Will Support the UNCRC.

For 10 years nations led by the U.S. worked together to articulate the basic needs of all children for healthy growth and development. In 1995, the UN passed the CRC (Convention on the Rights of the Child).  Global rights for children include; Survirval, Protection, Development, Provision, and Participation in society.   Each nation made slight modifications before ratifying the CRC. Initially each nation chose on what to work and each has improved some condition(s) for their children.  As needs change, so does the work. Currently many nations are focusing on eliminating some form of violence against their children.

The United States is the only nation that has not ratified the CRC. Although we have many US laws protecting our children, we are not a part of the CRC and cannot participate with other nations to improve conditions for children.

In 2015 an impressive US. campaign gathered signatures from individuals, industries, religious and other organizations, schools, etc. asking the US to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  President Pres. Obama sent this document to the Senate for approval. Unfortunately there were not the 67 required votes for its passage. It remains in the Senate until there are enough votes for its passage. After Senate approval, the President needs to sign it into law. 

This 2020 election we need to choose Senators Supportive of the UN CRC (Convention on the Rights of the Child). Please contact your senators and/or senatorial candidates. Feel free to use any part of this message.

Thank you for your support.

Dodie Sailor, USNC Resolution-Advocacy Chair