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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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Statement of Kim Musheno, Chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
CCD strongly condemns the House vote today to roll back the civil rights of people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, and has dramatically changed the lives of people with disabilities. Today's vote will take us back several decades and make it harder for people with disabilities to access the mainstream of society. We call on the Senate to reject any effort to weaken the ADA.
(February 15,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
President’s FY 2019 Budget: Devastating Cuts to Social Security
Our Social Security system is a foundation of our nation’s economic security. Nearly all U.S. workers pay in to Social Security and are insured for Social Security Old-Age Insurance, Survivors’ Insurance, and Disability Insurance. Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income program, or SSI, is another core part of this system. SSI provides a basic standard of living for extremely low-income seniors and for children and adults with significant disabilities.
(February 13,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
Fiscal Task Force Co-chairs Statement on 2019 Presidents Budget
Washington DC, February 13, 2018 - The Co-Chairs of the Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a national coalition of more than 100 national disability organizations, is once again deeply troubled by the vision that the Administration has laid out for Americans with disabilities. “An American Budget” deeply cuts programs that support the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities.
(February 13,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Co-chairs Letter to Senate Opposing House version of continuing resolution (CR)
The undersigned Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Fiscal Policy Task Force urge you to vote against H.J. Res. 128, the latest continuing resolution (CR) proposed on February 5 in the House of Representatives and passed last night.
(February 7,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD has issued a response to the CMS guidance allowing states to impose barriers to Medicaid edibility in the form of work requirements.
The undersigned organizational members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and other supporting organizations write to express our strong opposition to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) January 11, 2017 guidance authorizing states to implement unprecedented work requirements for the Medicaid program, and its subsequent approval of Kentucky’s waiver application seeking to implement work requirements.
(February 7,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Comments SSA SSI Youth RFI Docket No. SSA–2017–0049
The undersigned organizational members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force (SSTF) and the Employment &Training Task Force (E&TTF) are pleased to submit the following comments responding to the request for information regarding strategies to improve adult outcomes for youth receiving supplemental security income, 83 Fed. Reg. 411, published on January 3, 2018 [Docket No. SSA–2017–0049].
(February 2,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Preserve SSI for People with Disabilities
As part of our nation’s Social Security system, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) was enacted in 1972 to reduce poverty by providing a basic living standard for extremely low-income seniors and people with disabilities. Today, SSI provides essential income to about 8.2 million people across the U.S., including 2.2 million seniors and 6 million children and adults with some of the most severe impairments and illnesses.
(January 25,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
RAISE Act House Leadership Thank You Letter
The undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to thank you for your leadership on the RAISE Family Caregivers Act that was signed into law yesterday. The strong bipartisan support of this legislation is a heartening reminder that Members of Congress can work well together to address the urgent needs of the over 40 million caregivers in this country.
(January 23,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
RAISE Act Senate Leadership Thank You Letter
The undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to thank you for your leadership on the RAISE Family Caregivers Act that was signed into law yesterday. The strong bipartisan support of this legislation is a heartening reminder that Members of Congress can work well together to address the urgent needs of the over 40 million caregivers in this country.
(January 23,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
New Report – Priced Out in 2016: The Housing Crisis for People with Disabilities
(January 22,  2018)
CCD Letter Re: CCD Transportation and Rights TF – Support for the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2017 (S. 1318)
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force write to support the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2017 (S. 1318). 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.
(January 18,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Access to Manual Complex Rehabilitation Technology Accessories Support Letter
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities write to urge passage of H.R. 3730 in order to protect access to essential components of Complex Rehabilitation manual wheelchairs known as “accessories” for people with significant disabilities.
(January 12,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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