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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).

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CCD Rights Task Force Addressing Poverty - Key Principles

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Rights Task Force
CCD comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning “Implementation of the NICS Improvements Act of 2007 (NIAA)”
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) offer the following comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning “Implementation of the NICS Improvements Act of 2007 (NIAA)” published on May 5, 2016 (81 FR 27059, Docket No. SSA-2016-0011).
(July 5,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
The Honorable Richard Blumenthal amendment support letter
Employment and Training, we write in support of your amendment (#4255) to the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to ensure that organizations and businesses who want to do business with the federal government understand and comply with long-standing laws that protect individuals with disabilities, veterans and others from employment discrimination.
(June 9,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments for the record on House ADA Notification Hearing held May 19, 2016 – June 8, 2016
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments for the record of this hearing.
(June 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Comments on AFFH - Local Government Assessment Tool
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Local Government Assessment Tool,” Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 56, Docket No. FR-5173-N-10 (March 23, 2016).
(May 23,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Comments on AFFH - Public Housing Agencies Tool
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool for Public Housing Agencies,” Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 56, Docket No. FR-5173-N-09 (March 23, 2016).
(May 23,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter of Opposition for ACCESS (ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services) Act of 2015 (H.R. 241)
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write in opposition to the ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services (ACCESS) Act. H.R. 241.
(May 17,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter of Opposition for ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3765)
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write in opposition to the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3765).
(May 17,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter of Opposition for COMPLI Act (H.R. 4719)
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write in opposition the COMPLI Act (H.R. 4719).
(May 17,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
HUD AFFH State Assessment Tool Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool for States and Insular Areas,” Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 48, Docket No. FR-5173-N-08 (March 11, 2016).
(May 10,  2016)
Rights Task Force
Letter of Support for Mental Health Reform Act of 2016
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write to express our support for the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 (S.2680) as reported out of committee on March 16, 2016.
(March 31,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Statement of Support for the Disability Integration Act
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens (CCD) are writing to express our great appreciation to Senator Charles Schumer for introducing the Disability Integration Act (S. 2427), and bringing attention to the fact that states’ disability service systems continue to warehouse far too many people with disabilities in institutions.
(March 25,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Statement of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Regarding the Us Supreme Court Vacancy
March 15, 2016, Washington, DC – The Rights Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities strongly urges the Senate to hold a hearing and take action on the President’s nominee to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court.
(March 15,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to Judiciary Committee re SCOTUS vacancy
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force and other members of CCD write to express our strong support for a timely confirmation hearing on President Obama’s nominee to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.
(March 15,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Co-Chairs NICS White House Letter
The Co-Chairs of the Social Security and Rights Task Forces of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to follow up on your offer to meet with disability groups made at a “big table” meeting in January regarding the proposal President Obama announced on January 5, 2016 to report information gleaned from the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) representative payee database to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check system.
(February 16,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on the Administration on Aging – Draft Voluntary Consensus Guidelines for State Adult Protective Services Systems
The organizations signed below, are members the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force. We thank the Administration on Aging for issuing draft voluntary consensus guidelines for state Adult Protective Services (APS) programs, and to suggest additions to those guidelines.
(February 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Task Force Comments on ACAA Proposed Reg Neg
The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force and Rights Task Force regarding the proposed rule published on December
(February 1,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on wellness plans & GINA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments in response to the EEOC’s proposed rule to modify its current rules implementing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and authorize workplace wellness programs to impose large penalties on employees’ covered spouses who decline to disclose disabilityrelated information.
(January 28,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Comments to WIOA Section 188 NPRM
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Employment and Training and Rights Task Forces, we submit the following comments concerning implementation of Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as outlined in the proposed rule issued January 26, 2016.
(January 26,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Smoking Ban Comments
The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force and Rights Task Force regarding the proposed rule published on November 17, 2015, “Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing.”
(January 19,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Task Force Report 2015
(January 12,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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