Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ABA International Human Rights Lobby Day is Today, Join Us!

Today ABA Members and supporters are meeting with U.S. Members of Congress on Capitol Hill and at local district offices to speak with them about international human rights issues. Specifically, we are asking congressional leaders to (a) ratify the UN Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discriminations Against Women (CEDAW), (b) ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities (CRPD), and (c) increase support of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Read on to see how you can participate, increase awareness of global human rights issues, and make #ABA_IHRLD2014 a huge success.

LOBBY IN PERSON - It's too late to sign up to lobby in person, but we want to thank all of our in-person lobbyists. Whether you are on Capitol Hill or at your local district office, we appreciate your hard work and passion about global human rights. Lobby on and let us know how it's going! 

LOBBY BY PHONE - Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to the speak to your representatives and senators. Ask them to support #ABA_IHRLD2014 and our three lobby day issues. To locate your congressional members, visit and

LOBBY BY EMAIL - Visit the ABA Grassroots Action Center and send your congressional leaders a pre-scripted email on one or all of our lobby day issues.

LOBBY BY TWITTER - Lookup your congressional leaders' verified Twitter handle and send a short Tweet, asking for support (e.g., “@GabbyGiffords support #ABA_IHRLD2014, please ask #USSenate to increase support for #ICC, ratify #CEDAW and ratify #CRPD. Thanks!")

SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT - Our #ABA_IHRLD2014 Social Media Toolkit contains an active-link slideshow, 1-pagers on each of the lobby day issues, and graphics. You may download, embed and share some or all the items. Our SMT is also available at

Contact IHRC Co-Chair Elizabeth "Liz" Turchi at for more information on lobbying on Capitol Hill or at the local level.

Contact IHRC Communications Vice Chair Stephanie Williams at if you have questions about virtual lobbying or promoting this event via social media.


*Note: This post was originally published as a reminder on 06/18 and updated as announcement on 06/19.

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