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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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TASK FORCES
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

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

  • Molly Burgdorf
    The Arc of the United States
    (202) 534-3718 phone
    burgdorf@thearc.org

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

  • Stephen Lieberman
    United Spinal Association
    202-556-2076 x 7104 phone 
    slieberman@unitedspinal.org

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

  • Allison Nichol
    Epilepsy Foundation
    301-918-3767 phone
    anichol@efa.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
Letter to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Terrorism re hearing on policing and behavioral health
As co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we write to applaud you for conducting a hearing on this important topic. 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.
(April 22,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter in support of POWADA and PWFA
As co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we write to applaud the introduction of the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. We attach our letter of June 10, 2019 in support of the bill. We also write in support of passage of the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act; we attach our letter of Sept. 11, 2020 in support of that bill. 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.
(March 18,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Vanita support letter
The undersigned disability and aging rights organization strongly support the nomination of Vanita Gupta to serve as the Associate Attorney General of the United States in the U.S. Department of Justice. 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.
(March 8,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to HHS regarding concerns about pending rule and guidance on Disability Discrimination in Health and Human Service Programs or Activities, Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and the Affordable Care Act’s Nondiscrimination Protections
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Health Task Forces write to urge HHS to move forward with rules and guidance on the topics that are the subject of the above-captioned Request for Information, to withdraw and revise the above-captioned proposed rule concerning health privacy rights, and to revisit the above-captioned final rule implementing the Affordable Care Act’s non-discrimination provisions.
(March 2,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
AAPD-CCD letter to Secretary-Designate Becerra with disability health care priorities following up on disability groups' meeting.
Thank you for meeting with our organizations to discuss the disability community’s priorities for the Biden Administration. Our nation is currently home to more than 61 million people with disabilities, and this number grows every day. The disability community is incredibly diverse in both identity and experience. Disability is most prevalent in women and in Black, Indigenous, and people of color.
(January 28,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Rights co-chair letter supporting candidates for AbilityOne Commission
The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force urge the Biden Administration to appoint the following four individuals to the seats for public members of the AbilityOne Commission: Chai Feldblum, Karla Gilbride, Bryan Bashin, and Christina Brandt. 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 26,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Annual Report - Rights Task Force
(January 8,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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