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Posted on: 2019/03/18

  Advocating for disability rights, the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) – a grantee of your Community Foundation – advances social justice for people with all types of disabilities. “What do we mean by ‘cross-disability?’” says Executive Director Julie Reiskin. “We believe that people with different types of disability have more in common than we think. So rather than focusing …

Posted on: 2019/03/01

By Katharine Q. Seelye Feb. 27, 2019 Carrie Ann Lucas, who championed people, especially parents, with disabilities and won a major lawsuit to make Kmart more accessible, died on Sunday in Loveland, Colo. She was 47. Her sister, Courtney Lucas, said the cause was complications of septic shock. Ms. Lucas, who lived with a rare form …

Posted on: 2018/12/05

CCDC’s Civil Rights Legal Program Director, Kevin Williams, was featured on KDVR’s Monday night broadcast in remembrance of President George H.W. Bush. “President Bush said himself the greatest thing he did during the course of his presidency was to sign the Americans with Disabilities Act,” Kevin said during the interview. Click here for the full …

Posted on: 2018/11/19

See article: 9 News Steve Staeger and 9 News Anchor Kyle Clark cover the terrible lapse in disability discrimination statutes: as Julie Reiskin describes during the interview along with others, there are bus stops that do not have sidewalks leading to the bus stop.  Cities claim they have no obligation to create a sidewalk where one does …

Posted on: 2018/10/28

Channel 7 News cover story about CCDC helping once again: Julie Reiskin, CCDC Executive Director, quoted. 

Posted on: 2018/10/25

Coalition cites reporting on Medicaid debate   The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition gave The Pueblo Chieftain and reporter Peter Roper its 2018 ADA Access Media award during the organization’s annual award luncheon in Denver on Oct. 3. The coalition is an advocacy group whose mission is to protect the rights of the disabled and expand their …

Posted on: 2018/10/25

Proposed Fare Increase For RTD’s Access-A-Ride Worries Those Who Use It  Colorado Public Radio BY NATHANIEL MINOR | NATHANIEL.MINOR@CPR.ORG  JUL 19, 2018   For people like Louis Apodaca, RTD’s Access-A-Ride program has been a lifeline. Apodaca started to use it after her wheelchair got stuck at a bus stop, and the fire department had to rescue her. “The bus stops, a lot …

Posted on: 2018/10/25

Given that 41 percent of Pueblo County residents get Medicaid health insurance, local hospital officials and health care advocates wanted Gov. John Hickenlooper, Sen. Michael Bennet and local lawmakers to know Friday there is much at stake as Republican senators write a new federal health care policy behind closed doors. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …

Posted on: 2018/10/23

Please watch this video and realize that who you vote for matters!!

Posted on: 2018/10/22

October 19, 2018   Regional Transportation District ATTN: RTD Board of Directors’ 1600 Blake Street Denver, CO 80202   Dear Board Members: Congratulations on the passage of fare rate changes for 2019. Those of us signing on to this letter are appreciative of the implementation of the low-income fare, which will provide confidence to the community …


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