COLORADO CROSS-DISABILITY COALITION: THE LEADER IN DISABILITY RIGHTS

 

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Felony Assault Bill Fact Sheet

Colorado healthcare workers have worked hard throughout the pandemic to care for the sick and keep our communities healthy, often risking their own well-being in the process. Without question, these workers are deserving of dignity, respect, and safety on the job. Policies that increase criminal penalties when a healthcare worker is assaulted may be well-intentioned, but fail to prevent violence against healthcare workers and have the unintended consequence of causing further harm to vulnerable populations in need of treatment and care in the process.

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PHE Unwind

You may have heard discussion in the news recently about the end of the Public Health Emergency. In 2020, the US Department of Health and Human Services declared an official public health emergency – or PHE – for the entire country in response to COVID-19. As part of the PHE declaration, anyone enrolled in Colorado Medicaid was guaranteed to keep their health coverage while our country remained officially under the PHE. Because of a legislative package passed by our federal Congress at the end of 2022, we now know that the official PHE will begin to unwind this coming April. Click Here to read more

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There is an important election coming up on November 8th, 2022! Many of the decisions made during this election will directly impact people with disabilities and it’s important that we make sure our voices are heard! Nothing about us without us, ever! More election information – including candidate surveys, CCDC’s ballot guide, and information about how to vote and where to go if you have problems voting – can be found on our elections page Elections 2022 -Page 1, Elections 2022 -Page 2 and Elections 2022 -Page 3

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CCDC’s NEW YELD Program: Young Emerging Leaders for Disability Power

Young Emerging Leaders for Disability Power logo - 11 silhouettes of young people all in line, all happy, on a blue background

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NEW! Order CCDC Gear 

Show off your support of CCDC by purchasing our new items now on sale including t-shirts, water bottles, bags, dog leashes, face masks and more!

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CCDC’s Effective Communication Video Series

 

 

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Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) is the premier organization in Colorado advocating for disability rights. Our mission is to advocate for social justice for people with all types of disabilities (what we call cross-disability). We work with individuals, service providers, businesses, and government agencies to ensure that people with what we call cross-disability have equal rights and equal access. Cross-Disability means we all work together regardless of what our individual disabilities may be. We are run by and for people with all types of disabilities: from Down Syndrome to Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Autism, people with brain injuries, people with mental illness, those who are blind or deaf, and much more. Our arms, our hearts, and our services are open wide. We know those of us with disabilities have a lot to offer.

Our motto is “Nothing About Us Without Us.”

We ensure physical structures are compliant and policies and procedures decrease barriers. We seek compliance with the ADA and help others to accomplish the same. To secure our services for training or consultation, contact our Executive Director Julie Reiskin at jreiskin@ccdconline.org or by calling 303-839-1775. To volunteer in the fight for disability rights, contact our Director of Community Organizing Dawn Howard at dhoward@ccdconline.org or by calling 303-839-1775. Please be aware we do not accept volunteers or interns for our legal programs.