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The Rights Task Force advocates on a wide variety of matters involving the human and civil rights of individuals with disabilities through an equity lens. The Task Force's vision is driven by a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, as well as the four key goals for people with disabilities set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self- sufficiency.  Through our work, we are committed to assuring that the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADA, and other civil rights protections set forth in law and court decisions are interpreted and enforced in a robust manner to secure the equal rights and opportunities of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) disabled people, LGBTQ+ disabled people, people living with HIV, and all other individuals with disabilities. The Task Force is committed to advocating for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities with multiple statuses or who are multiply marginalized. 



  • Claudia Center
    Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
    510-644-2555 ext. 5231
  • Stephen Lieberman
    United Spinal Association
    202-556-2076 ext. 7104

  • Megan E. Schuller
    Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

  • Morgan K. Whitlatch
    Center for Public Representation

Save the ADA

Rights Task Force Priorities for 2019

CCD Rights Task Force 2018 Code of Participation

CCD Rights Task Force Addressing Poverty - Key Principles

Rights Task Force
CCD Health and Rights Task Force letter opposing Sec. 722 of the House Agriculture-FDA Appropriations Bill
We, the undersigned members of the Health and Rights Task Forces and fellow members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD), are writing to you today to express strong opposition to section 722 of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies funding bill.1 This rider provision would prohibit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from banning devices or their use to the extent that they are authorized or ordered by a court, and thus circumvent decades of advocacy against the use of contingent electric shock on people with disabilities.
(July 8,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD LGBTQI+ Rights Statement 2024
Washington, DC – The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force and fellow CCD organizations join in solidarity with the transgender and broader LGBTQI+ community to denounce discrimination against LGBTQI+ people, including those with disabilities. We believe that every person, including all members of the LGBTQI+ community and people with disabilities, have a right to bodily autonomy, self-determination, and equal access to healthcare, educational and employment opportunities, community-based services, and protections.
(July 3,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Marks the 25th Anniversary of the Supreme Court Olmstead v Lois Curtis Decision, Calls for Listening to the Voices and Needs of Disability Community Members
The Consortium of Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Emergency Management, Health, Housing, International, Long Term Services and Supports, Rights, and Transportation Task Force Co-Chairs celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision of Olmstead v. Lois Curtis. The June 22, 1999 decision held that unnecessary institutionalization and segregation of people with disabilities is discrimination prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
(June 20,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to House Ed-Workforce Committee to Oppose HJRes165 Revoking Title IX Regulations
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force and Rights Task Force are writing to oppose House Joint Resolution (H.J. Res) 165 which intends to negate the rule submitted by the Department of Education (ED) relating to “Nondiscrimination based on Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance'' (known as Title IX).
(June 12,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Comments on FDA ESD Regulation
The Consortium for Constituents 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, free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQIA+ based discrimination and religious intolerance.
(May 28,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Task Force DOJ Data Report Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force appreciate the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) efforts to enforce and uphold the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and actively engage with disability rights advocates. In furtherance of these efforts, we write to urge DOJ to publish annual public reports on ADA Title II and Title III complaints.
(March 28,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD 2024 Statement on Reducing Police Responses to People with Disabilities
The national unrest in the wake of police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Charleena Lyles, Daniel Prude, and so many other Black Americans before and since, brought into stark relief the need to change policing practices in the United States. Black Americans are more than three times as likely as white Americans to be killed by the police.
(March 21,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
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