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Posted on: 2018/11/07

CCDC wishes congratulations to our new Governor Jared Polis and looks forward to working with this new administration.   Our expectations of a new governor are clear and doable.   We look forward to advancing the rights of people with disabilities so that we can show our capabilities as full citizens.  This means a dramatic …

Posted on: 2018/11/05

In past years, CCDC always had a policy that people with disabilities should show up at their polls and vote in person. That way, the general public could be made aware of our presence in the important electoral process. In those days we had all sorts of issues with accessibility of polling places. Just getting …

Posted on: 2018/11/01

(Please do not reproduce without explicit permission of Lisa Duran. Copyright © 2018 Lisa Duran All rights reserved.) Good afternoon everyone. Thank you, Julie, for your introduction, and for the amazing work that you and everyone at the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition does. I am honored by the invitation to speak with you today. The Colorado …

Posted on: 2018/10/31

CCDC asked both campaigns if they wanted to send a message directly to our members. We got the attached repsonse from Walker Stapleton. “With 57.3% of Coloradoans with Disabilities Out of Work, Polis Discusses Job Prospects” We thank both campaigns for considering disability issues and urge our members to research positions of both campaigns and vote …

Posted on: 2018/10/27

Despite a plethora of resources dedicated to case management, there is no true single case management system for those with high needs. There are fragments in some systems for some issues but they do not address holistic needs. There are case management systems that are really gatekeepers for government programs. Gatekeeping has its place but …

Posted on: 2018/10/22

Everyone that works in the realm of disabled parking knows that we have a problem…there are too many placards out there –7 for each legitimate user at latest estimate.  People often assume that the abuse is due to everyone wanting the “good spaces” that are close to the building. That may be a desirable feature, …

Posted on: 2018/10/16

Election season is here and at the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) we have one message.   VOTE AS IF YOU LIFE DEPENDS ON IT….BECAUSE IT DOES.   CCDC does not endorse or oppose any candidate.   We say NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US…EVER!  In order to participate we must exercise our right and responsibility to vote.  Democracy …

Posted on: 2018/09/28

DENVER – The ACLU of Colorado is proud to announce that Chuck Plunkett, Dave Krieger, Alex Landau, Amy Robertson and Tim Fox will receive our 2018 Civil Rights Awards, which will be presented at the Bill of Rights Dinner on Thursday, September 27th at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Denver.   Amy Robertson and Tim Fox are co-executive …

Posted on: 2018/08/15

By Julie Reiskin October 23, 2017   To remind readers, Part I of this blog post from early October began with my statement that I was recently in a discussion with someone about health care policy.  When I shared that CCDC does not support Medicare for All, and that we did not support Amendment 69 …

Posted on: 2018/08/09

By Julie Reiskin October 11, 2017 Recently I was in a discussion with someone about health care policy, and there was shocked silence when I shared that CCDC does not support Medicare for All, and that we did not support Amendment 69 during the recent fall elections. “Aren’t you the people always protesting and carrying …


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