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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 …

Posted on: 2018/10/20

New story on October 19, 2018, quoting Advocacy Coordinator Michelle McHenry-Edrington and Legal Program Director Kevin Williams regarding the appropriate use of service animals on our RTD vehicles. View attached link to see the story. See the story that aired on Fox 31 News on October 19, 2018. Michelle and Edgar are stars!

Posted on: 2018/10/04

CCDC members Jaime Lewis, Julie Reiskin, and Nicole Bishop have been featured in a Westword article published on October 2, 2018, highlighting the lack of accessibility with ride-sharing apps such as Lyft and Uber. The challenge with ride-sharing apps and accessibility is that the apps are software companies, not taxi services, and drivers are not …

Posted on: 2018/09/21

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), along with Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced legislation on September 18, 2018 to make it easier for small businesses comply with the ADA. The Disabled Access Credit Expansion Act bolsters the Disabled Access Credit (DAC), which helps businesses pay for renovations by doubling …

Posted on: 2018/09/21

On September 13th Mayor Michael Hancock presented his 2019 budget. As you may know our partners at Denver Streets Partnership and Walk Denver have been meeting city officials to elevate the need for safe and accessible side walks, street crossings and bike paths. These elements are essential for the independence of our people. Some of …


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