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Letters, Comments, and Communications put out by CCDC

Communication from CCDC and partner organizations – listed by date.

    1. NEW! 5/12 •  What does safer-at-home mean for you and CCDC?
    2. 5/08 •  Governor Called on to Stop COVID-19 From Becoming a Death Sentence for People in Prisons
    3. 5/07 •  Budget: Process, Updates, and Cuts
    4. 4/30 •  CCDC Response to proposed budget cuts 2020 -2021 state budget
    5. 4/27 •  Budget shortfall and the consequences on services and benefits
    6. 4/01 • Equitable, Life-saving Care for People with Disabilities in Our State during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The COLORADO Ethics Example for our Nation
    7. 3/25 •  Survival of People with Disabilities during COVID-19 Pandemic (Español)
    8. 3/24 •  Calming Ourselves & Building Our Power
    9. 3/15 •  The Coronavirus & People with Disabilities

    5/12 •  What does safer-at-home mean for you and CCDC?

    Starting this week, Denver is transitioning from the stay-at-home order to the safer-at-home phase. Although residents are no longer ordered to stay at home, we are strongly encouraged to do so whenever possible. However, those considered at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are asked to continue following stay-at-home recommendations, only leaving home for medical care and essential activities. (continue reading)

    5/08 •  Governor Called on to Stop COVID-19 From Becoming a Death Sentence for People in Prisons

    CCDC has signed on to this letter with other coalition partners. As COVID-19 outbreaks continue to climb in Colorado prisons, several organizations called on Governor Polis today to assert his executive authority and clemency powers to protect the most vulnerable people in prisons before it’s too late. (continue reading)

    5/07 •  Budget: Process, Updates, and Cuts

    A letter to the membership from Julie Reiskin, ED. urging calm while we watch the budget process carefully as the process plays out. (continue reading)

    4/30 •  CCDC RESPONSE TO PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS 2020‐2021 STATE BUDGET AS OF 4/30/2020

    CCDC has completed our first review of the budget documents. This is each agency’s projection of what cuts need to be made, and if these are not sufficient what deeper cuts would look like. When reviewing the documents it was clear care was taken to avoid undue consequences to “vulnerable populations”. While we do not like many of these, with a few small exceptions, we can accept them. (continue reading)

    4/27 • Budget shortfall and the consequences on services and benefits

    Letter from Julie Reiskin to the membership: This week we expect to hear about Medicaid and other state government service cuts. We want everyone to be aware that when news breaks about cuts and changes, often rumors and misinformation become rampant throughout the web and social media. That is why we wanted to let you know ahead of time what we think may be coming and where you can go to trust what you read. (continue reading)

    4/01 Equitable, Life-saving Care for People with Disabilities in Our State during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The COLORADO Ethics Example for our Nation

    CCDC’s letter to Governor Jarid Polis urging Critical Care Triage guidelines for the state of Colorado. (continue reading)

    3/25 •  Survival of People with Disabilities during COVID-19 Pandemic

    CCDC’s letter crafted by our Executive Director and several partner organizations to Governor Polis regarding the Survival of People with Disabilities during COVID-19 Pandemic. (continue reading) (Español)

    3/24 •  Calming Ourselves & Building Our Power

    From Julie Reiskin, Executive Director, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition: To ensure better outcomes for our community during this unprecedented time, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition is being proactive, compassionate, and conscious in our response to COVID-19.

    3/15  •  The Coronavirus & People with Disabilities

    CCDC members have asked to hear from us about COVID 19 or the Coronavirus, and what it means for people with disabilities in Colorado. This memo will attempt to explain what we know to date. Please be assured that CCDC staff continue working (some from home and all of us safely), advocating, and ensuring the response efforts do not forget people with disabilities.

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