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TASK FORCES
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  2016
 
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Letter Service Animal Concepts for Reg
The undersigned organizational members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Transportation Task Forces and allied disability advocacy partners wish to express our views regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) efforts to amend regulations governing the definition of a service animal for purposes of the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA).
(December 23,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights and Transportation Letter to Jimmy Kimmel Live
We write on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force and Transportation Task Force. We are deeply troubled by a segment on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on October 14, 2016, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VqHupuaw3A) regarding people with disabilities who use so called “comfort animals.”
(December 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Coalition Partners’ Letter of Opposition to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Education and Reform Act of 2016 (S.3446)
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.
(November 22,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Letter to Senate Opposing S.3446
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.
(November 22,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Letter re FY17 Appropriations - Senate
As you work to finalize the FY 2017 appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force writes to urge you to support the highest possible spending levels for programs that support America’s 6 million children and youth with disabilities and the educators who work on their behalf.
(October 31,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
501 Regulations Disability Groups Letter
On behalf of the undersigned members and allies of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we write to urge you to ensure that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s regulation implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is finalized and issued promptly. On behalf of the undersigned members and allies of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we write to urge you to ensure that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s regulation implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is finalized and issued promptly. On behalf of the undersigned members and allies of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we write to urge you to ensure that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s regulation implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is finalized and issued promptly. On behalf of the undersigned members and allies of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we write to urge you to ensure that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s regulation implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is finalized and issued promptly. On behalf of the undersigned members and allies of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we write to urge you to ensure that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s regulation implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is finalized and issued promptly. On behalf of the undersigned members and allies of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we write to urge you to ensure that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s regulation implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is finalized and issued promptly. On behalf of the undersigned members and allies of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we write to urge you to ensure that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s regulation implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is finalized and issued promptly. On behalf of the undersigned members and allies of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we write to urge you to ensure that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s regulation implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is finalized and issued promptly. On behalf of the undersigned members and allies of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we write to urge you to ensure that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s regulation implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is finalized and issued promptly.
(October 14,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD comments submitted on BJS information collection
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force submit these comments in response to the above-captioned information collection proposal.
(October 3,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Comments on AFFH - Local Government Assessment Tool-Information Collection Renewal
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Local Government Assessment Tool-Information Collection Renewal: Solicitation of Comment 30-Day Notice Under Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995”, Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 163, Docket No. FR-57601-N-10-B (August 23, 2016).
(September 22,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Housing TF Census 2020 Residence Comments
As Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing and Rights Task Forces (CCD Housing Task Force) we are pleased to provide comments on behalf of the Task Forces to the Notice of Proposed Rule Making, “2020 Census Residence Rule and Residence Situations” (81 Fed. Reg. 42577; Docket No. 160526465-6465-01).
(September 1,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Action Alert to oppose H.R. 3765 ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015
The ADA is once again under attack by another “Notification” bill. The House Judiciary Committee passed this bill 15 –6 which puts up major barriers to people enforcing ADA rights. It is important for all members of Congress to hear from people with disabilities that weakening the ADA is unacceptable!
(September 1,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Concerned About NDAA Langauge on VEVRAA and Section 503
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to express our concern with provisions contained within both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate versions of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would weaken important nondiscrimination and affirmative hiring provisions intended for people with disabilities and veterans, including those with service-connected disabilities.
(July 26,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD comments on FDA proposed ban on aversive shock device
The undersigned members and allies of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments in response to the FDA’s proposed rule to ban electrical stimulation devices used to treat self-injurious or aggressive behavior.
(July 25,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning “Implementation of the NICS Improvements Act of 2007 (NIAA)”
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) offer the following comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning “Implementation of the NICS Improvements Act of 2007 (NIAA)” published on May 5, 2016 (81 FR 27059, Docket No. SSA-2016-0011).
(July 5,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
The Honorable Richard Blumenthal amendment support letter
Employment and Training, we write in support of your amendment (#4255) to the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to ensure that organizations and businesses who want to do business with the federal government understand and comply with long-standing laws that protect individuals with disabilities, veterans and others from employment discrimination.
(June 9,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments for the record on House ADA Notification Hearing held May 19, 2016 – June 8, 2016
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments for the record of this hearing.
(June 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Comments on AFFH - Local Government Assessment Tool
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Local Government Assessment Tool,” Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 56, Docket No. FR-5173-N-10 (March 23, 2016).
(May 23,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Comments on AFFH - Public Housing Agencies Tool
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool for Public Housing Agencies,” Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 56, Docket No. FR-5173-N-09 (March 23, 2016).
(May 23,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter of Opposition for ACCESS (ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services) Act of 2015 (H.R. 241)
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write in opposition to the ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services (ACCESS) Act. H.R. 241.
(May 17,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter of Opposition for ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3765)
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write in opposition to the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3765).
(May 17,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter of Opposition for COMPLI Act (H.R. 4719)
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write in opposition the COMPLI Act (H.R. 4719).
(May 17,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
HUD AFFH State Assessment Tool Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool for States and Insular Areas,” Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 48, Docket No. FR-5173-N-08 (March 11, 2016).
(May 10,  2016)
Rights Task Force
Letter of Support for Mental Health Reform Act of 2016
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write to express our support for the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 (S.2680) as reported out of committee on March 16, 2016.
(March 31,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Statement of Support for the Disability Integration Act
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens (CCD) are writing to express our great appreciation to Senator Charles Schumer for introducing the Disability Integration Act (S. 2427), and bringing attention to the fact that states’ disability service systems continue to warehouse far too many people with disabilities in institutions.
(March 25,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Statement of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Regarding the Us Supreme Court Vacancy
March 15, 2016, Washington, DC – The Rights Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities strongly urges the Senate to hold a hearing and take action on the President’s nominee to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court.
(March 15,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to Judiciary Committee re SCOTUS vacancy
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force and other members of CCD write to express our strong support for a timely confirmation hearing on President Obama’s nominee to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.
(March 15,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
EEOC NPRM on Section 501
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights, Employment and Training, and Veterans and Military Families Task Forces submit these comments in response to the above-captioned proposed rule implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act.
(February 24,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Co-Chairs NICS White House Letter
The Co-Chairs of the Social Security and Rights Task Forces of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to follow up on your offer to meet with disability groups made at a “big table” meeting in January regarding the proposal President Obama announced on January 5, 2016 to report information gleaned from the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) representative payee database to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check system.
(February 16,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on the Administration on Aging – Draft Voluntary Consensus Guidelines for State Adult Protective Services Systems
The organizations signed below, are members the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force. We thank the Administration on Aging for issuing draft voluntary consensus guidelines for state Adult Protective Services (APS) programs, and to suggest additions to those guidelines.
(February 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Task Force Comments on ACAA Proposed Reg Neg
The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force and Rights Task Force regarding the proposed rule published on December
(February 1,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on wellness plans & GINA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments in response to the EEOC’s proposed rule to modify its current rules implementing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and authorize workplace wellness programs to impose large penalties on employees’ covered spouses who decline to disclose disabilityrelated information.
(January 28,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Comments to WIOA Section 188 NPRM
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Employment and Training and Rights Task Forces, we submit the following comments concerning implementation of Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as outlined in the proposed rule issued January 26, 2016.
(January 26,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Smoking Ban Comments
The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force and Rights Task Force regarding the proposed rule published on November 17, 2015, “Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing.”
(January 19,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Task Force Report 2015
(January 12,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2015
 
Rights Task Force
Ideascale Campaign on Reasonable Accommodations
We submit these comments as Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities’ Employment and Training, Rights, and Social Security Task Forces. The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is a coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of the 57 million children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(December 1,  2015)
Rights Task Force
The Health, Rights and Technology Task Forces came together to develop comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking implementing the nondiscrimination provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health, Rights, and Technology & Communications Task Forces, appreciate the opportunity to provide comments in response to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding Nondiscrimination in Health Programs or Activities.
(November 9,  2015)
Rights Task Force
CCD National Voter Registration Day Statement
September 22, 2015 is National Voter Registration Day. Voting is the foundation of our democracy and one of the most fundamental rights that Americans enjoy. The goal of National Voter Registration Day is to ensure that no one is left out of the voting process. We remain far from meeting that goal for people with disabilities.
(September 22,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Rights Task Force Letter In Opposition to H.R. 2646 the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write in regard to the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646).
(September 17,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights comment on NQF interim report on HCBS
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force submits this comment in response to NQF’s solicitation of feedback on its interim report concerning the need for a framework to measure the gaps in home and community-based services to enhance the quality of community living.
(August 17,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Thank you letter to members of Congress who raised concerns about EEOC's proposed rule applying the ADA to workplace wellness programs
We write on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force to express our gratitude for the letter that you sent to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission raising civil rights concerns in response to the EEOC’s proposed rule applying the ADA to workplace wellness programs.
(July 31,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD comments on EEOC NPRM re wellness programs & ADA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments in response to the EEOC’s proposed rule to modify the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA’s) medical inquiries provisions to address workplace wellness programs.
(June 19,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter asking Steny Hoyer to weigh in concerning EEOC's proposed rule to amend the ADA regulations and remove existing protections with respect to wellness programs
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to ask you to weigh in with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to raise concerns about the agency’s April 20, 2015 proposed rule to amend its ADA regulations.
(June 2,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to Nancy Pelosi urging appointment of MIchelle Bishop to EAC
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we write to urge you to appoint Michelle Bishop to the Board of Advisors to the United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
(June 2,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to House appropriations committee subcommittee on Labor HHS regarding appropriations for HHS activities to promote community integration
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we write to express our strong support for continued appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services for activities promoting community integration for individuals with disabilities. CCD is a coalition of national disability organizations working 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.
(April 28,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD policing Task Force letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) appreciate the opportunity to submit comments that may be helpful to the work of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
(April 8,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing concerning law enforcement interactions with people with disabilities
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) appreciate the opportunity to submit comments that may be helpful to the work of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
(April 8,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD rights letter to Senate HELP committee urging confirmation of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force submits this letter urging the Judiciary Committee to vote for confirmation of Loretta Lynch as United States Attorney General.
(February 24,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Letter to President re wellness programs and ADA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to urge the Administration not to erode the workplace rights afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it makes policy concerning employer-based wellness programs.
(February 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD testimony at Jan. 29 Senate hearing on Wellness programs within the Affordable Care Act.
Thank you for inviting me to testify concerning this important issue. My name is Jennifer Mathis. I serve as Director of Programs at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, a national non-profit organization that works to promote equal opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities in all aspects of life through litigation, policy advocacy and training.
(January 29,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD rights letter to Senate HELP committee concerning wellness programs and ADA
We submit this letter on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force for purposes of the HELP Committee hearing tomorrow concerning employer-based wellness programs.
(January 28,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Rights Task Force Annual Report for 2014 Final
(January 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2014
 
Rights Task Force
Letter of CCD groups supporting EEOC nominees David Lopez and Charlotte Burrows
We write as members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to express our strong support for the President’s nomination of David Lopez for a second term as General Counsel of the EEOC and his nomination of Charlotte Burrows for a seat on the Commission.
(December 11,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter supporting joint comments of deaf and hard of hearing groups and theater owners in response to proposed rules concerning captioning in movie theaters
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force submits this comment in response to the above-referenced proposed rulemaking.
(December 11,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD AFFH Assessment Tool Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool. See, 79 Fed. Reg. 187 (September 26, 2014). Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force and the CCD Rights Task Force.
(November 26,  2014)
Rights Task Force
Letter to Senate HELP Committee urging swift confirmation of EEOC nominees David Lopez (General Counsel) and Charlotte Burrows (Commissioner).
We write as members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to express our strong support for the President’s nomination of David Lopez for a second term as General Counsel of the EEOC and his nomination of Charlotte Burrows for a seat on the Commission.
(November 10,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on EEOC's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments in response to the Commission’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act.
(July 21,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter urging White House to appoint Chai Feldblum as EEOC Chair
We write on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force to urge you to renominate Jacqueline Berrien as Chair of the EEOC or to appoint Commissioner Chai Feldblum as Chair.
(July 21,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Barber Bill Support Lletter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our support for the Strengthening Mental Health in Our Communities Act, H.R. 4574.
(June 27,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD rights letter re CJS appropriations & Olmstead
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we write to express our deep concern about language that appears in the House Appropriations Committee’s Report on the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill and that we urge you not to include in the Senate Committee Report or the Conference Report.
(June 20,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Letter for HR 3717 (Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act)
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force would like to submit for the record of the April 3, 2014 hearing on H.R. 3717 the attached letter sent earlier by the Task Force.
(April 15,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on HIPAA NICS NPRM
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force submits these comments in response to the Office of Civil Rights’ Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
(April 1,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD ADAAA comments on DOJ NPRM
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we submit these comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Amendment of Americans with Disabilities Act Title II and Title III Regulations to Implement ADA Amendments Act of 2008, RIN 1190-AA59.
(April 1,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD rights Task Force Letter re Executive Order
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we write to thank you for including people with disabilities who are paid under special wage certificates under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act in the Executive Order raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors.
(February 21,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter supporting nomination of Debo Adegbile for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force urges you to confirm Debo Adegbile as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.
(February 5,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter sent by Rights Task Force members to House members concerning the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.
The undersigned members of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force urge you not to cosponsor or vote for the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 3717).
(February 4,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Rights Task Force Annual Report for 2013
(January 13,  2014) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2013
 
Rights Task Force
Testimony of Rights, Veterans & Military Families, & Employment & Training task forces for House Subcommittee
Workforce Protections Dec. 4, 2013 hearing on OFCCP’s regulations implementing Section 503 and VEVRAA
(December 4,  2013)
Rights Task Force
Letter to Senate Majority Leader & Minority Leader urging a swift vote on renomination of Chai Feldblum to EEOC
(November 25,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on the HHS OCR request for information re the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination provisions
(October 11,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD comments on HUD’s “affirmatively furthering fair housing” proposed regulations
(October 11,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Letter of support to swift confirmation of Chai Feldblum
We write on behalf of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force to urge the swift confirmation of Chai Feldblum to a second term as a commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
(August 30,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Agenda and handouts for ADA/Community Integration Briefings in House & Senate, July 29, 2013
Congressional Briefing: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Community Integration Hosted by CCD Rights Task Force and the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus
(August 13,  2013) - Download [ PDF ] - [ OTHER ]
Rights Task Force
Handouts from ADA/Community Integration briefings (July 29 2013)
Key Principles of Integration and Overview and Resources
(August 13,  2013) - Download [ PDF ] - [ OTHER ]
Rights Task Force
Videos of ADA/Community Integration briefings in House and Senate, July 29, 2013
This briefing discusses the history, purpose, and vision of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The first of several briefings, it will focus on the ADA's "integration mandate" and the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision. Speakers will describe the importance of the integration mandate for people with disabilities, what integration means, its implications for state service systems and for the Medicaid program, and the future of community integration.
(July 29,  2013)
Rights Task Force
Videos of ADA/Community Integration briefings in House and Senate, July 29, 2013
(July 29,  2013)
Rights Task Force
Videos of ADA/Community Integration briefings in House and Senate, July 29, 2013
(July 29,  2013)
Rights Task Force
Videos of ADA/Community Integration briefings in House and Senate, July 29, 2013
(July 29,  2013)
Rights Task Force
Videos of ADA/Community Integration briefings in House and Senate, July 29, 2013
(July 29,  2013)
Rights Task Force
CCD letter to HUD Olmstead
(June 12,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD rights comments on HIPAA NICS ANPRM
Re: ANPRM on HIPAA Privacy Rule and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)
(June 7,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Wellness - comments for record following EEOC public meeting
(May 23,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on Security Clearance
Re: Comments on Information Collection Request, OMB Control No. 3206-0005, Questionnaire for National Security Positions, Standard Form 86 (SF 86).
(May 13,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Wellness programs - EEOC testimony
(May 8,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Meeting of May 8, 2013 - Wellness Programs Under Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws
(May 8,  2013)
Rights Task Force
Video - Public Meeting of May 8, 2013
(May 8,  2013)
Rights Task Force
EEOC form applicants with disabilities
Re: Notice of Information Collection – Revised: Demographic Information on Applicants for Federal Employment
(April 16,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to DOJ re pool reg implementation
(January 25,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Wellness regs comments
(January 25,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Rights Task Force Annual Report 2012
(January 3,  2013) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2012
 
Rights Task Force
Rights Task Force Annual Report 2012
(December 18,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Rights Task Force Annual Report 2011
(January 18,  2012) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2011
 
Rights Task Force
Letter regarding the State Department’s policy banning people with a variety of disabilities from foreign service officer positions
(December 31,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Testimony before the United States Access Board Regarding the Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in Public Rights-of-Way
(December 6,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2008
 
Rights Task Force
Rights Task Force Position on Voting Machine Security and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails (VVPAT)
(December 1,  2008) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Comments ADA Titles II III NPRM
(August 18,  2008) - Download [ PDF ]