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RIGHTS
 

Mission

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. 

 

Co-chairs

  • Heather Ansley
    Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
    (202) 416-7794 (office)
    (202) 416-7706 (fax)
    heathera@pva.org

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

  • Samantha Crane
    Autistic Self Advocacy Network
    202-596-1055 phone 
    scrane@autisticadvocacy.org

  • Jennifer Mathis
    Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
    202-467-5730 phone 
    202-223-0409 fax 
    jenniferm@bazelon.org

  • Mark Richert
    National Disability Institute
    202-296-2040 phone 
    202-822-0838 fax 
    mrichert@ndi-inc.org

Save the ADA

Rights Task Force Priorities for 2019

CCD Rights Task Force 2018 Code of Participation

CCD Rights Task Force Addressing Poverty - Key Principles

  ACTIVITIES
Rights Task Force
ADA Anniversary Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in recognition of the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 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.
(July 25,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Task Force Statement for National Disability Voter Registration Week
This week is National Disability Voter Registration Week. Voting is the foundation of our democracy and one of the most fundamental rights that Americans enjoy. People with disabilities represent more than 20% of the U.S. population, and can have a powerful influence if they are fully included in the voting and electoral processes. It is important that people with disabilities register to vote, become informed about election issues, and participate in all aspects of elections—including as voters, poll workers, election officials, and candidates.
(July 19,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Housing Task Force and Rights Task Force Opposing HUD’s Mixed-Family Proposed Rule
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the “Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status Proposed Rule” [Docket No. FR–6124-P-01] published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on May 10, 2019. Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing and Rights Task Forces. CCD is a working coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider, and professional organizations working together with and on behalf of the over 57 million children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States.
(July 9,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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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