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National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for July, 2009
Date:7/30/2009

te as delegates to this history-making summit.

Issue papers being prepared in advance of the Summit will identify key factors surrounding important issues, and will become the foundation of discussion for Summit delegates as they develop future policy recommendations. Subjects include civil rights (including voting issues), employment (including asset accumulation and finance), disability statistics and data education, healthcare (including mental healthcare, i.e. whole health), homeland security (including emergency preparedness), housing, international issues, telecommunications and technology, and transportation.

A limited number of co-sponsorships are still available. Those interested in supporting this historic event should contact NCD Executive Director Mike Collins at ncd@ncd.gov or (202) 272-2004.

UN Convention Update

NCD's celebrates the July 24 announcement from President Obama of his intention to sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Convention). Since the Convention opened for signature on March 30, 2007, NCD has been urging signature of this landmark treaty. In both our mandated advisory role and that of promoting policy that enhances the lives of people with disabilities, NCD was pleased to support the efforts of the United States throughout the development of the Convention. The Convention will be signed by the United States in New York on July 30.

The full text of the President's remarks can be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-on-Ri
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