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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
Senate HELP hearing on wellness programs/healthy choices
Thank you for inviting me to testify concerning this important issue. My name is Jennifer Mathis. I serve as Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, a national non-profit organization that works to promote equal opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities in all aspects of life through litigation, policy advocacy and public education.
(October 19,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
ACTION ALERT – Urge Your Senators to Vote NO on the 2018 Senate Budget
This year’s budget process is very important because it the first step in developing legislation that can be very harmful to people with disabilities. House and Senate Budgets set overall spending and revenue targets for the next 10 years. The real purpose of this year’s budgets is to set the stage for a massive tax cut bill by the end of the year.
(October 17,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force letter on Senate 2018 Budget Committee Vote
The undersigned Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Fiscal Policy Task Force urge you to vote against the FY 2018 Senate Budget Resolution and the work requirement amendment introduced by Senator Kennedy. The Senate Budget paves the way to fast-track deep cuts to a wide range of programs that people with disabilities rely on for their health, safety, and wellbeing, while setting up massive tax cuts for the most prosperous.
(October 5,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force letter on House 2018 Budget Resolution vote
The undersigned Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Fiscal Policy Task Force urge you to vote against the House FY 2018 Budget Resolution. The improperly named “Building a Better America” budget would undermine the foundation of community living for people with disabilities.
(October 4,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans Task Force House Letter re NDRN bill 115th Congress
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Veterans and Military Families write in support of H.R. 1712, the “Protection and Advocacy for Veterans Act”. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer and provider organizations representing this nation’s 57 million Americans with disabilities. The Veterans and Military Families Task Force follows issues of concern to veterans with disabilities and military families with members who have disabilities.
(October 4,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Press Release on HR 2792
Washington, DC – On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the House of Representatives approved by a vote of 224 to 171 an amended version of H.R. 2792, a bill to cut off Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits entirely for certain people with disabilities, as well as seniors.
(September 28,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to DOJ's regulatory reform task force responding to comments urging DOJ to eliminate its Olmstead guidance documents
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit this brief comment in response to a number of comments submitted as part of the information collection by the Task Force for Regulatory Reform seeking input on regulations and other actions that should be repealed, replaced, or modified.
(September 27,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Technology and Telecommunications Task Force letter Opposing Graham Cassidy
The undersigned Co-Chairs of the Technology and Telecommunications Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our strong opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) proposal.
(September 26,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD write to express strong opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) proposal
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. The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express strong opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) proposal.
(September 25,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Principles and Recommendations for Tax Reform
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.
(September 23,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD Letter to RAISE Family Caregivers Act House sponsors
The undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our support for your sponsorship of the bipartisan legislation RAISE Family Caregivers Act. We greatly appreciate your leadership in helping our nation’s millions of family caregivers
(September 22,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD Letter to RAISE Family Caregivers Act Senate sponsors re substitute amendment
The undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our support of your amendment in the nature of a substitute to the RAISE Family Caregivers Act. We urge all Senators to support passage of this legislation that aims to help our nation’s millions of family caregivers.
(September 22,  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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