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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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Housing Task Force
Statement to the Senate Transportation-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee on the FY 2022 HUD Budget
Chairman Schatz and Ranking Member Collins, on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens With Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force, I am pleased offer the following testimony on the FY 2022 budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). I am Andrew Sperling, Director of Legislative Advocacy with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
(June 22,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
CCD EMTF RFI Comments
The Emergency Management Task Force with the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) writes today to provide comment on the request for information (RFI) to advance equity that was published on April 22, 2021. We appreciate this opportunity to comment on this critical issue.
(June 21,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Comments on Title IX hearing
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. As co-chairs of the CCD Education Task force, we are pleased to provide comments to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) public information gathering process focused on improving enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX).
(June 11,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Letter to Congress on Health Priorities for Recovery from Health and Long-Term Services and Supports Task Forces
The undersigned members of the Health and Long-Term Services and Supports task forces of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to urge Congress to include the $400 billion investment in Medicaid HCBS infrastructure and other critical investments to make health care more accessible and affordable for people with disabilities in the next recovery package.
(June 10,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Ad Hoc Paid Leave Task Force
CCD Comments on BEFA Proposal
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Paid Leave Ad Hoc Task Force write in response to your proposal, the Building an Economy for Families Act. We thank you for focusing on families and the needs of family caregivers and recognizing that the Care Infrastructure of the country desperately needs investment as we begin to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
(June 1,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD DAC Letter on HCBS 400 billion
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 selfdetermination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. The Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC) is a coalition of approximately 40 national organizations that work together to advance long-term services and support policy at the federal level.
(May 27,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Employment and Training Task Force letter to Congress on employment of people with disabilities in American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force write to you concerning the consequential legislation that is now under development by Congress to implement the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan articulated by President Joseph R. Biden. CCD is a coalition of national rights, advocacy, consumer, provider, and self-advocates organizations representing the nation’s 61 million people with disabilities.
(May 25,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Letter of Support
The cochairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force write in support of the Work Without Worry Act and thank you for introducing this crucial legislation. 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 21,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSI Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies write to express our strong support for including long-overdue improvements to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program in the pandemic recovery legislation now being considered. 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 20,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
ASAP Act Support
On behalf of the CCD Transportation Task Force, we the Co-Chairs, would like to thank you for introducing the All Station Accessibility Program Act of 2021 or the “ASAP Act”. This measure will provide competitive grants to assist State and local governmental authorities in addressing accessibility needs of legacy rail fixed guideway public transportation systems.
(May 17,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Statement for the Record
This statement is submitted by the cochairs of the Social Security Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, the nation’s largest coalition of national disability organizations. We thank you for holding this hearing on the important topic of service delivery at the Social Security Administration (SSA). Our comments focus on issues related to SSA’s Operations component because the Deputy Commissioner of Operations was the agency’s witness for this hearing.
(May 12,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter of Rights Co-Chairs supporting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
As co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we write in strong support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, H.R. 1065. 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 11,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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Members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities advocate for a broad range of federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. CCD’s public policy work is carried out by task forces. Click on the links below to get information on the activities of any individual task force or to contact co-chairs by email.
 
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