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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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Emergency Management Ad Hoc Committee Task Force
CCD Emergency Management Ad Hoc Committee - Comments CMS
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed changes to the emergency preparedness regulations for providers, suppliers and facilities serving people with disabilities. 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. We have over 100 organizations who work with and for the safety of people with disabilities living both in the community and in institutions.
(November 19,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Task Force joint comments to September 11, 2018 Notice on Information Collection by the Office of Contract Compliance Programs concerning enforcement of federal contractor obligations under Section 503 and VEVRAA.
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training, Rights and Veterans Task Forces, we submit the following comments concerning your proposal to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew the information collection that implements standard procedures for supply and service contractors seeking approval to develop affirmative action programs under Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503), and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), based on functional or business units.
(November 9,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Statement of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities on the Rise of Hate and Intolerance
Washington, DC, November 1, 2018 -- The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a coalition of over 100 national disabilities organizations, strongly condemns the indisputable rise of hate and intolerance occurring in our country right now. Two weeks ago pipe bombs were mailed to a number of Democratic leaders, including two past Presidents of the United States. Last week, a gunman murdered eleven people in a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh.
(November 1,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Alert on Public Charge Rule
On October 10, the Department of Homeland Security proposed the “public charge” rule. This rule would allow the U.S. to keep out people it thinks might use government benefits to meet their needs. The public charge rule will discriminate against immigrants with disabilities and their families trying to enter the U.S. (get a visa) or get a green card (become a permanent resident). It is critical that the disability community speaks out against this devastating rule before the public comment period closes on December 10th.
(October 30,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF Service Animal Principles
The members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force and allied disability advocacy partners adopt the following principles regarding service animals, handler’s rights and requirements on Amtrak, public and private transportation, including subways, fixed route buses and rail, paratransit, taxis, shuttles, limousine services and transportation network companies (TNCs).
(October 24,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Public Charge statement
October 15, 2018, Washington, DC -- The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) strongly opposes the Department of Homeland Security's proposed rule amending the standards for when a person may be considered a “public charge,” published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2018. The proposed rule would make it significantly harder for people with disabilities to immigrate to the U.S. or to become legal permanent residents.
(October 15,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments on AFFH Streamlining and Enhancements
Thank you for the opportunity to submit the following comments on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing and Rights Task Forces regarding the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) August 16, 2018, Federal Register, Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing; Streamlining and Enhancements.”
(October 15,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Letter to House Opposing Tax Reform 2.0
The undersigned organizational members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to strongly oppose “Tax Reform 2.0” as passed out of the House Committee on Ways and Means. 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 28,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Cochairs letter to CMS requesting additional guidance on EVV implementation
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force is writing to express extreme concern around the lack of clear guidance and official stakeholder input around the implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for personal care and home health services. On July 30, 2018 President Trump signed H.R. 6042 into law, establishing a one-year delay in the implementation of EVV. This delay was necessary, in part, because CMS failed to issue clear and timely guidance around EVV implementation.
(September 28,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Action Alert - Urge Your Representative to Oppose Tax Cuts 2.0
The House is scheduled to vote this Friday, September 28 on the centerpiece of the “Tax Cuts 2.0” package, H.R. 6760. Last year’s tax cuts are already reducing federal revenue that is needed to pay for programs that people with disabilities rely on for their health and wellbeing. We should not make the problem worse in order to mostly benefit high income individuals.
(September 26,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Opposing Tax Cuts 2.0
As Co-Chairs of the Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we urge you to oppose the new “Tax Reform 2.0” package that is scheduled to be marked up today in the House Ways and Means Committee. We believe this plan - released only this week - to make permanent many parts of last year’s tax law would be very harmful to people with disabilities.
(September 13,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation Taskforce Amtrak Letter
The Transportation Taskforce for the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) writes in
(September 13,  2018) - 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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