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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
1825 K Street, NW, Ste. 1200
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 783-2229 phone
(202) 534-3731 fax
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

For information about the Social Security Task Force Public Education and Outreach Campaign,
please go to :
disabilityandsocialsecurity.org
 
 
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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. 

Updated: April 18, 2017

Co-chairs

  • Dara Baldwin
    National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
    202-408-9514 phone 
    202-408-9520 fax 
    dara.baldwin@ndrn.org

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

  • Sandy Finucane
    Epilepsy Foundation
    301-459-3700 phone 
    301-731-3842 fax 
    afinucane@efa.org

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

  • Mark Richert
    American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
    202-822-0833 phone 
    202-822-0838 fax 
    mrichert@afb.net

CCD Rights Task Force 2017 Priorities

CCD Rights TF 2017 Code of Participation

CCD Rights Task Force Addressing Poverty - Key Principles

  ACTIVITIES
Rights Task Force
Letter to House and Senate appropriations committees urging to continue funding the Legal Services Corporation
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our grave concern about the potential elimination of 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, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(May 5,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
UPDATED Letter of Opposition for ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 H.R. 620
The undersigned 232 members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies of CCD write in opposition to the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620). 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.
(May 4,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter of Opposition for ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 H.R. 620 - March 2017
The undersigned 217 members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies of CCD write in opposition to the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620). 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.
(March 13,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Comments on Treasury 504 NPRM
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Nondiscrimination of the Basis of Disability in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance from the Department of the Treasury (Department), RIN 1505-AC54 (January 3, 2017).
(March 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Opposing HR 1313, the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act
The undersigned members and allies of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our opposition to H.R. 1313, the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act posted on the Committee’s website. 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 4,  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 ]
Rights Task Force
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 ]
Rights Task Force
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 ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Task Force Annual Report 2016
(January 10,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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