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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.
 
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Rights Task Force
Comments on OFCCP's proposed information collection for Section 503 focused reviews.
The undersigned members of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force and Employment and Training Task Force submit these comments in response to the above-referenced request for comment on information collection requirements. Our comments concern the proposed information collection for focused reviews of compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.
(June 11,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Positions on Access to Prescription Drugs
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.
(June 10,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Co-chairs letter supporting Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act and Transformation to Competitive Employment Act.
As co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we write to express our strong support for the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA) (H.R. 1230) and the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act (H.R. 873). CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(June 10,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Letter to ACL regarding proposed reorganization
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our concern over the Notice Statement on the reorganization of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) published in the Federal Register on May 9. 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.
(June 7,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
[House] CCD Support for REAADI Act 2019
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) applaud your introduction of the Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion (REAADI) for Disasters Act. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocate organizations representing this nation’s more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(May 31,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
[Senate] CCD Support for REAADI Act 2019
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) applaud your introduction of the Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion (REAADI) for Disasters Act. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocate organizations representing this nation’s more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(May 31,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
[House] CCD Emergency Mgmt and LTSS TF Support Letter for DRMA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Emergency Management Task Force and Long Term Services and Supports Task Force are pleased to support the Disaster Relief Medicaid Act (DRMA). CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocate organizations representing this nation’s more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(May 31,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
[Senate] CCD Emergency Mgmt and LTSS TF Support Letter for DRMA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Emergency Management Task Force and Long Term Services and Supports Task Force are pleased to support the Disaster Relief Medicaid Act (DRMA). CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocate organizations representing this nation’s more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(May 31,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Statement Paid Leave May 8 Ways and Means Hearing
Thank you for the opportunity to submit the following statement for the record of the Committee’s May 8, 2019 hearing on “Paid Family and Medical Leave: Helping Workers and Employers Succeed.” 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.
(May 22,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force provides comments on the sale of insurance across state lines request for information.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health Task Force (“CCD HTF”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) request for information (“RFI”) regarding the sale of individual health insurance across state lines. 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.
(May 6,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Disability groups' letter re LSC funding
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our support for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(May 3,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Key Points about the 2019 Social Security Trustees Report
The most important take-away from the 2019 Social Security Trustees Report is that our Social Security system continues to work, and work well, for the American people. No institution does more to protect the financial security and dignity of Americans in retirement, in disability, or when a worker dies and is survived by their young children and spouse.
(April 22,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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