Senate Close to Halting Childs Rights Convention

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Yesterday afternoon in the U.S. Senate, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) introduced SR 99, a resolution opposing ratification of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Joining him are 28 original cosponsors, and two more senators signed up with his office last night.

This means SR 99 already has 31 of the 34 senators needed to prevent ratification of this dangerous treaty for the rest of this Congress.

Please take a moment to see if your senators are already on board. If not, their D.C. phone number is provided. Please call and ask them to contact Senator DeMint and cosponsor SR 99. Please don’t be harsh—assume they just haven’t heard yet and you are calling their attention to this new resolution.

(If your senators are already on board, consider sending them a card thanking them for their stand. Find their web addresses by clicking on your state at the website.)

Last year, we fell just short of having the votes needed to stop the CRC. We need to redouble our efforts now.

In just a few days we expect the Parental Rights Amendment will be reintroduced in both houses of Congress. The conditions are right for real gains in both chambers. We especially expect action in the House committees very soon.

Your financial support for right now is crucial for our ability to stop the UN power grab over our families. Your gift of $10, $25, $50, or $100 is truly needed if we are to have the staff and resources for victory.


Michael Farris

Chairman, HSLDA