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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate 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.
 
WHAT'S NEW AT CCD
Health Task Force
CCD urges Congress to support critical provisions of the Affordable Care Act
The undersigned organizations are writing as members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities to express our strong support for maintaining the affordable access to comprehensive health insurance coverage created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for people with disabilities and chronic conditions.
(May 14,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Act Letter to House FY2016
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $38 million in the FY 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs.
(May 7,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Act Letter to Senate FY2016
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $38 million in the FY 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs.
(May 7,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Tech Task Force ESEA Letter
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to offer the following recommendations as you work on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(May 7,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Tech Task Force House ESEA Letter
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to offer the following recommendations as you work on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(May 7,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Statement Opposing Conference Budget
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a national coalition of more than 100 organizations representing the needs of people with disabilities, opposes the fiscal 2016 budget resolution proposed by the conference committee and passed by the House of Representatives because it calls for significant cuts to Medicaid and non-defense discretionary programs that support the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities.
(May 6,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Letter to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
We write as Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force in follow up to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform April 14, 2015 hearing on “Government Accountability Office’s Duplication Report at Five Years: Recommendations Remain Unaddressed.”
(May 6,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Letter to the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs
We write as Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force in follow up to the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs April 14, 2015 hearing on “Reducing Unnecessary Duplication in Federal Programs: Billions More Could Be Saved.”
(May 6,  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 ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD 2015 Reauthorization Letter (House)
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force writes to urge you to assure that any final transportation authorization legislation provides funding for transportation programs that serve people with disabilities.
(April 20,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD 2015 Reauthorization Letter (Senate)
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force writes to urge you to assure that any final transportation authorization legislation provides funding for transportation programs that serve people with disabilities.
(April 20,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Letter ECAA
On behalf of the undersigned organizations that are part of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we thank you for your leadership and dedication to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(April 14,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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Members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities address a broad range of issues. Most of the 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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