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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
820 First Street, NE, Ste. 740
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 567-3516 phone
(202) 408-9520 fax

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The Rights Task Force advocates on a wide variety of matters involving the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. The Task Force's vision is driven by the four key goals for people with disabilities set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency. 



  • Heather Ansley
    Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
    (202) 416-7794 (office)
    (202) 416-7706 (fax)

  • Kelly Buckland
    National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
    (202) 207-0334, ext. 1104 (office)
    (202) 207-0341 (fax)

  • Samantha Crane
    Autistic Self Advocacy Network
    202-596-1055 phone

  • Jennifer Mathis
    Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
    202-467-5730 phone 
    202-223-0409 fax

  • Mark Richert
    National Disability Institute
    202-296-2040 phone 
    202-822-0838 fax

CCD Rights Task Force 2017 Priorities

CCD Rights Task Force 2018 Code of Participation

CCD Rights Task Force Addressing Poverty - Key Principles

Rights Task Force
Letter to House Judiciary Committee leadership and House leadership concerning provisions in gun control bill that would authorize reporting of broad group of people with mental disabilities to the FBI gun database.
The undersigned members and allies of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in opposition to Section 3 of H.R. 1112, “Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.” 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 27,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Rights Task Force Annual Report 2018
(January 11,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
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