Support the Convention on the Rights of the Child

ICRI has long supported United States' ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The U.S. is now the only country with a functioning government that has not ratified this important safeguard of children's health, safety, and wellbeing.  Accordingly, we'd like to pass on this message from our friends at the US Campaign for the CRC: Friends,

The Steering Committee wishes you, and all the children, a wonderful holiday season.

We are busy getting ready for a push with the White House to get the President to send his ratification recommendation to the Senate in 2012.  In order to do that, we have put a petition on our Website, at http://www.childrightscampaign.org/take-action/ask-the-president/petition?view=form to gather grassroots support for the recommendation.  In order to succeed, we need to get this to the President before he gets totally involved in his reelection campaign.  So we need your signatures, and those of your friends and relations, on the petition now.

Please also ask the organizations in which you're active to add a request to sign the petition, with its link as indicated above, to their list serves and Web sites.  Our goal is to have about 25,000 (the number the White House uses to flag significant petitions) by the end of January.  Please help us to accomplish this.  Thank you, and have a blessed holiday.

Meg Gardinier, for the CRC Campaign Steering Committee