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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
WHAT'S NEW AT CCD
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Letter Opposing Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conference Agreement
The undersigned organizational members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to strongly oppose the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as passed out of both the House and Senate. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(December 13,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Statement on Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force write to inform you that we are deeply concerned with the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act.
(December 11,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD letter ABLE to Work Act Concerns
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest and longest standing coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(December 8,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
ACTION NEEDED: Tell your Representative and Senators to vote NO on the Tax Bill Conference Agreement
The House and the Senate are now working through a conference committee to resolve the differences between the versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by House and the Senate (see differences between the bills). Both the House and Senate have appointed conferees (see below for list) that are working to come up with a bill that can pass both the House and the Senate.
(December 8,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
The Top 5 Reasons the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is Bad for People with Disabilities
On November 16, the House of Representatives passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate is prepared to act on its version this week, the week of Nov. 27. Both bills present serious threats to people with disabilities because they:
(December 5,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force Statement on the Senate’s Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Washington, DC, December 5, 2017 - Early on December 2, the Senate narrowly passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is extremely disappointed by this vote and concerned about the long-term negative impact a final bill will have on the lives of people with disabilities and their families.
(December 5,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
On December 5 the CCD ED TF submitted a sign on letter to Secretary DeVos supporting the robust implementation of the Disproportionality regulations and discouraging any delays.
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Taskforce write to express our strong support for the robust enforcement of the disproportionality regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
(December 5,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD letter to Senate Opposing Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to strongly oppose the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as passed out of the Senate Finance and Budget Committees. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(November 29,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
Financial Security TF and Allies – over 80 organizations urge House to prioritize the ABLE Age Adjustment Act
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(November 28,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
Financial Security TF and Allies – over 80 organizations urge Senate to prioritize the ABLE Age Adjustment Act
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(November 28,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
ACTION ALERT – Urge Your Senators to Vote NO on the Tax Bill
On November 16, the House of Representatives passed its version of a tax bill. Now the Senate is finalizing its own version. Both bills are extremely damaging because they:
(November 27,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health task force provides comments on the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters proposed rule for 2019.
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciate the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019 (the Proposed Rule).
(November 27,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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Members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities address a broad range of issues. Most of the public policy work is carried out by task forces. Click on the links below to get information on the activities of any individual task force or to contact co-chairs by email.
 
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