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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
1825 K Street, NW, Ste. 1200
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 783-2229 phone
(202) 534-3731 fax
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

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TASK FORCES
RIGHTS
 

Mission

The Rights Task Force focuses on civil rights and protections for people with disabilities, and for enforcement of rights provisions by federal agencies. Issues covered include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, and protections secured through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Co-chairs

  • Curt Decker
    National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
    202-408-9514 phone 
    202-408-9520 fax 
    curt.decker@ndrn.org

  • Jennifer Mathis
    Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
    202-467-5730 ext. 313 phone 
    202-223-0409 fax 
    jenniferm@bazelon.org
  • Sandy Finucane 
    Epilepsy Foundation
    301-918-3760 phone 
    301-731-3843 fax 
    afinucane@efa.org
  • Mark Richert
    American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
    202-822-0833 phone 
    202-822-0838 fax 
    mrichert@afb.net
  ACTIVITIES
Rights Task Force
Comments on EEOC's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments in response to the Commission’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act.
(July 21,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter urging White House to appoint Chai Feldblum as EEOC Chair
We write on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force to urge you to renominate Jacqueline Berrien as Chair of the EEOC or to appoint Commissioner Chai Feldblum as Chair.
(July 21,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Barber Bill Support Lletter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our support for the Strengthening Mental Health in Our Communities Act, H.R. 4574.
(June 27,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD rights letter re CJS appropriations & Olmstead
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we write to express our deep concern about language that appears in the House Appropriations Committee’s Report on the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill and that we urge you not to include in the Senate Committee Report or the Conference Report.
(June 20,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Letter for HR 3717 (Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act)
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force would like to submit for the record of the April 3, 2014 hearing on H.R. 3717 the attached letter sent earlier by the Task Force.
(April 15,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on HIPAA NICS NPRM
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force submits these comments in response to the Office of Civil Rights’ Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
(April 1,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD ADAAA comments on DOJ NPRM
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we submit these comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Amendment of Americans with Disabilities Act Title II and Title III Regulations to Implement ADA Amendments Act of 2008, RIN 1190-AA59.
(April 1,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD rights Task Force Letter re Executive Order
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we write to thank you for including people with disabilities who are paid under special wage certificates under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act in the Executive Order raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors.
(February 21,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter supporting nomination of Debo Adegbile for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force urges you to confirm Debo Adegbile as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.
(February 5,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter sent by Rights Task Force members to House members concerning the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.
The undersigned members of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force urge you not to cosponsor or vote for the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 3717).
(February 4,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Rights Task Force Annual Report for 2013
(January 13,  2014) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
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