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The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities
820 First Street, NE, Ste. 740
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 567-3516 phone
(202) 408-9520 fax
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

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TASK FORCES
 

Mission

 

The Rights Task Force advocates on a wide variety of matters involving the human and civil rights of individuals with disabilities through an equity lens. The Task Force's vision is driven by a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, as well as 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.  Through our work, we are committed to assuring that the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADA, and other civil rights protections set forth in law and court decisions are interpreted and enforced in a robust manner to secure the equal rights and opportunities of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) disabled people, LGBTQ+ disabled people, people living with HIV, and all other individuals with disabilities. The Task Force is committed to advocating for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities with multiple statuses or who are multiply marginalized. 

Co-chairs

  • Claudia Center
    Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
    510-644-2555 ext. 5231
    ccenter@dredf.org

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

  • Carlean Ponder
    The Arc
    202-534-3728
    ponder@thearc.org

  • Morgan Whitlatch
    Center for Public Representation
    202-596-6116
    mwhitlatch@cpr-ma.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
Re: Disability Committee Letter on Section 504 Regulations
Thank you for your letter, dated April 26, 2022, to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Becerra, on behalf of Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD), urging HHS to issue updated regulations on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Your letter was forwarded to the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for reply.
(June 23,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD 504 Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities write to urge you to issue updated regulations on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The Consortium for Constituents 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.
(April 27,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Public Charge Comment
The undersigned members of the Rights, Health, and Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Forces of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) submit the following comments in response to the above-captioned Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. We commend the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for rescinding the 2019 Public Charge rule, and for considering impacted communities’ comments to the proposed rule.
(April 25,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Web Accessibility Letter to Senators
The CCD Technology & Telecommunications and Rights Task Forces write to request that you urge DOJ to immediately pursue regulatory and additional subregulatory initiatives under Titles II and III of the ADA to ensure that state and local governments and public accommodations procure, design, maintain, and use websites, mobile apps, online systems, and other forms of ICT that are accessible to and usable by people with disabilities.
(March 23,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Web Accessibility Letter to DOJ
The CCD Technology & Telecommunications and Rights Task Forces write to urge DOJ to immediately pursue regulatory and additional subregulatory initiatives under Titles II and III of the ADA to ensure that state and local governments and public accommodations procure, design, maintain, and use websites, mobile apps, online systems, and other forms of ICT that are accessible to and usable by people with disabilities.
(March 23,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD House ACAAA Support Letter 2022
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation and Rights Task Forces write to support the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2021 (H.R. 1696). 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 free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance.
(March 23,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Senate ACAAA Support Letter 2022
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation and Rights Task Forces write to support the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2021 (S. 642). CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the selfdetermination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance.
(March 23,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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