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  • Bethany Lilly
    The Arc of the United States
    lilly@thearc.org

PAd Hoc aid Leave Activities

CCD Paid Leave Ad Hoc Task Force Comments on the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers
The Paid Leave Ad Hoc Task Force focused on paid leave policy and will focus our comments on that subject. We would urge the Advisory Councils to focus on the following three topics which overlap the goals that have already been identified: 1) Highlighting the importance of enacting a paid family and medical leave program that has a broad family definition and includes all workers.
(November 30,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]

Updated CCD Paid Leave Principles
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. In response to recent Congressional interest in paid parental, medical, and caregiving leave, CCD has convened am Ad Hoc Paid Leave Task Force.
(April 14,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]

CCD Paid Leave in Recovery Package
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Paid Leave Task Force write to express our strong support for the inclusion of a national paid leave program in the Coronavirus recovery legislation currently being developed. 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.
(April 14,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]

CCD Comments Re: Request for Information about the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 Regulations, RIN 1235–AA30
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) thank you for the opportunity to submit comments in response to the request for information regarding the regulations implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). 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.
(September 15,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]

CCD Letter to Congress Paid Leave
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in response to the recently passed H.R. 6800, The Heroes Act. 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.
(June 25,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]

Statement for the Hearing Record Balancing Work, Health, and Family: The Case for Expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act United States House Committee on Education and Labor Workforce Protections Subcommittee
Thank you for the opportunity to submit the following statement for the record of the Subcommittee’s February 11, 2020 hearing on “Balancing Work, Health, and Family: The Case for Expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act.” 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 25,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]

Statement for the Hearing Record Legislative Proposals for Paid Family and Medical Leave United States House Committee on Ways and Means
Thank you for the opportunity to submit the following statement for the record of the Committee’s January 28, 2020 hearing on “Legislative Proposals for Paid Family and Medical Leave.” 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.
(Febuary 11,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]

CCD Principles for Paid Leave
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. In response to recent Congressional interest in paid family, medical, and caregiving leave, CCD has convened a Cross-Task Force Working Group on Paid Leave. Despite recent expansions of paid leave in states and changes to the federal system, CCD believes that a national paid leave program is necessary.
(July 31,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]

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