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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national 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
Health Task Force
CCD Opposes Per Capita Caps that Would Decimate the Medicaid Program
CCD released the following statement expressing our concerns about the House majority leadership’s policy brief on repealing the ACA and helping to pay for it by instituting a Medicaid per capita cap.
(February 21,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
New URGENT CCD Action Alert ACA and Medicaid
The House of Representatives is expected to introduce a bill to cut Medicaid and the ACA on February 27 and to begin committee work immediately. The result would be two major blows to individuals with disabilities. Reach out to your Federal and state legislators and the Governor’s office in your state and tell them that repealing the ACA and replacing it with a plan that CUTS Medicaid is unacceptable.
(February 20,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act CCD Support Letter 115th
It is the pleasure of the undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to provide you with this letter of support for the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act of 2017. 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
(February 16,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights TF Letter of Opposition for the Election Commission Termination Act of 2017 – H.R. 634.
The Co-Chairs of the Rights Task Force of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities urge you to oppose H.R.634, the Election Assistance Commission Termination Act of 2017 (EACTA). 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.
(February 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
The Co-Chairs of the Ed Task Force sent a letter to the full house opposing H.J. Res 57
The co-chairs of the of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force, on behalf of the CCD Education Taskforce, write in opposition of H.J. Res 57 to rescind the accountability regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
(February 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Letter Opposing House CRA Resolution against Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and our allies urge you to reject a Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproval resolution of the 2016 Federal Acquisition Regulation rule designed to reduce employment discrimination against people with disabilities and veterans, including those with service-connected disabilities.
(February 1,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Letter Opposing Senate CRA Resolution against Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and our allies urge you to reject a Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproval resolution of the 2016 Federal Acquisition Regulation rule designed to reduce employment discrimination against people with disabilities and veterans, including those with service-connected disabilities.
(February 1,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights TF Letter of Support for the House CRA on the SSA NICS Rule
The Co-Chairs of the Rights Task Force of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) urge you to support a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to disapprove the Final Rule issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA) on December 19, 2016, “Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.
(January 26,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights TF Letter of Support for the Senate CRA on the SSA NICS Rule
The Co-Chairs of the Rights Task Force of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) urge you to support a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to disapprove the Final Rule issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA) on December 19, 2016, “Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.
(January 26,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD response to the hearing of Betsy DeVos for the U.S. Secretary of Education
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in response to the hearing of Betsy DeVos for the U.S. Secretary of Education. Given the lack of clarity that came from her nomination hearing, we request that she provide specific answers to numerous questions regarding her views on policies that impact students with disabilities before her nomination is voted on in committee.
(January 24,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD’s transition memo to the new Administration and Congress regarding the consortium’s legislative priorities
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is pleased to present these policy recommendations to the Trump Administration regarding critical federal programs for people with disabilities and their families.
(January 13,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD letter on DeVos nomination
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force write in advance of the nomination hearing for Betsy DeVos for United States Secretary of Education, to share our views on the importance of the US Department of Education to students with disabilities and to urge you to ask Ms. DeVos to describe her vision for the Department’s role in supporting students with disabilities and promoting their inclusion and achievement.
(January 9,  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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