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Letter to President Obama


The Honorable Barack H. Obama

President of the United States of America

White House

Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama,

As members and supporters of Children in Need Club, a youth club helping children domestically and internationally, we urge you to submit the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to the US Senate for ratification.

The CRC is an international agreement and framework that articulates and protects children’s rights. The CRC provides a thorough and extensive set of guiding principles that fundamentally shapes the way in which we view children (From UNICEF). Since the United States signed the treaty On February 16, 1995 but has not ratified the CRC, we believe it is time for you, Mr. President, to take actions and summit this treaty to the Senate. Ratifying this treaty is not only important in protecting children’s rights in the United States but also helps the US to retake the leadership role in promoting children’s rights internationally. After Somalia re-committed itself to ratifying the treaty in November 2013, the United States is the only country in the world that has not done so.   

The CRC calls for children to be free from violence, abuse, hazardous employment, exploitation, abduction or sale, adequate nutrition, free compulsory primary education, adequate health care, equal treatment regardless of gender, race, or cultural background, the right to express opinions and safe exposure to leisure, play, culture, and art.  The United States has no reason not to support this treaty and protect its own children. It is time for the country to move forward and ratify this treaty.

The Children in Need Club wholeheartedly supports the CRC. Children are our country’s future. We ask you to take action soon and submit this treaty to the Senate in the near future. By doing so, you would demonstrate you are the true leader in supporting human rights and children’s rights.