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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.
 
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Health Task Force
CCD letter to the Senate Finance committee regarding the Prescription Drug Price Relief Act
Thank you for your leadership in addressing rising prescription drug costs. We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health Task Force appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on The Prescription Drug Price Reduction Act (PDPRA) of 2019 and look forward to working with Congress as prescription drug legislation moves forward.
(November 27,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD FY2020 appropriations letter to increase IDEA funding
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force urges you to promptly work with the House of Representatives to increase investments in the federal education programs that serve students with disabilities, their families, and the educators who serve them within the Departments of Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies.
(November 26,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force Sign on letter re CRDC
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force appreciate the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for FY 2019-2020. 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 18,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD comments on State Dept public charge interim final rule
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Department of State’s (DOS)’s interim final rule, “Visas: Ineligibility Based on Public Charge Grounds.” 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 12,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
2019 open enrollment
If you're uninsured or looking for more affordable health insurance, the “open enrollment” period is the time to visit healthcare.gov or your state’s marketplace or health insurance exchange. During “open enrollment”, private health insurance options can be reviewed and coverage can be purchased. People with low and moderate incomes may be able to get financial help to pay for health insurance coverage. Assistance to pay for premiums and other cost-sharing may be available for individuals and families, depending on which plan is purchased.
(November 4,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF Feedback on AV Sections
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force is pleased to submit comments in response to the request for feedback on three sections of a bicameral, bipartisan self-driving car bill. 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 4,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD SNAP Comments on Reopening
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in response to the re-opened notice of proposed rulemaking referenced above. 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 1,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD comments in response to NHTSA NPRM concerning the minimum sound requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force is pleased to submit comments in response to the National Highway Transportation Safety (NHTSA) NPRM concerning the minimum sound requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles. 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 1,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF Autonomous Vehicle Legislative Priorities
Nearly 1 in 5 people in the U.S. has a disability (more than 57 million). Significant barriers to accessible, affordable, reliable transportation remain across modes. Many people with disabilities are currently unable to obtain a driver’s license, and cannot afford to purchase an accessible vehicle. In 2017, 3.6 million Americans with a disability reported not leaving their homes. Access to transportation is necessary for people with disabilities to contribute to and participate in their communities, support and spend time with family and friends, and live their lives to the fullest.
(November 1,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD letter on Immigrant Health Insurance Coverage
CCD co-chairs of the Health, Rights, and Long Term Supports and Services Task Forces expressed strong opposition to the October 4, 2019 Presidential Proclamation mandating that visa applicants abroad buy certain approved health insurance and the efforts by the State Department and the Office of Management and Budget to implement the proclamation. The health insurance requirement is arbitrary and discriminatory against people with disabilities and pre-existing conditions.
(October 31,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD USDOT Access and Mobility Summit Letter 102419 Final (002).pdf
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force co-chairs write to thank you for holding the October 29th Access and Mobility for All Summit. 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.
(October 24,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Comments on HUD Disparate Impact NPRM
Thank you for the opportunity to comment regarding “HUD's Implementation of the Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard” Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we submit the following response for your consideration.
(October 18,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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