President Obama declares December 3 “The International Day of Persons with Disabilities”

President Obama proclaimed December 3 the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In issuing the proclamation, the President said, “(W)e press forward, renewing our dedication to embrace diversity, end discrimination, remove barriers, and uphold the rights, dignity, and equal opportunity of all people.” It is anticipated that the President will send the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the Senate for ratification in the near future.

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