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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

For information about the Social Security Task Force Public Education and Outreach Campaign,
please go to :
disabilityandsocialsecurity.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

  • Dara Baldwin
    National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
    202-408-9514 phone 
    202-408-9520 fax 
    dara.baldwin@ndrn.org

  • Mark Richert
    American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
    202-822-0833 phone 
    202-822-0838 fax 
    mrichert@afb.net

  • Sandy Finucane
    Epilepsy Foundation
    301-459-3700 phone 
    301-731-3842 fax 
    afinucane@efa.org

  • Jennifer Mathis
    Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
    202-467-5730 phone 
    202-223-0409 fax 
    jenniferm@bazelon.org

  ACTIVITIES
Rights Task Force
CCD comments on EEOC NPRM re wellness programs & ADA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments in response to the EEOC’s proposed rule to modify the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA’s) medical inquiries provisions to address workplace wellness programs.
(June 19,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter asking Steny Hoyer to weigh in concerning EEOC's proposed rule to amend the ADA regulations and remove existing protections with respect to wellness programs
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to ask you to weigh in with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to raise concerns about the agency’s April 20, 2015 proposed rule to amend its ADA regulations.
(June 2,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to Nancy Pelosi urging appointment of MIchelle Bishop to EAC
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we write to urge you to appoint Michelle Bishop to the Board of Advisors to the United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
(June 2,  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 ]
Rights Task Force
CCD policing Task Force letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) appreciate the opportunity to submit comments that may be helpful to the work of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
(April 8,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing concerning law enforcement interactions with people with disabilities
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) appreciate the opportunity to submit comments that may be helpful to the work of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
(April 8,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD rights letter to Senate HELP committee urging confirmation of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force submits this letter urging the Judiciary Committee to vote for confirmation of Loretta Lynch as United States Attorney General.
(February 24,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Letter to President re wellness programs and ADA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to urge the Administration not to erode the workplace rights afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it makes policy concerning employer-based wellness programs.
(February 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD testimony at Jan. 29 Senate hearing on Wellness programs within the Affordable Care Act.
Thank you for inviting me to testify concerning this important issue. My name is Jennifer Mathis. I serve as Director of Programs at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, a national non-profit organization that works to promote equal opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities in all aspects of life through litigation, policy advocacy and training.
(January 29,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD rights letter to Senate HELP committee concerning wellness programs and ADA
We submit this letter on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force for purposes of the HELP Committee hearing tomorrow concerning employer-based wellness programs.
(January 28,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Rights Task Force Annual Report for 2014 Final
(January 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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