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Posted on: 2020/07/17

Photo of Kevin Williams, CCDC Civil Rights Legal Program Director, wearing a suit and seated in front of poster of Justice Thurgood Marshall with caption, “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow human beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” I have tried to follow what I can regarding everything that has been posted on …

Posted on: 2020/05/25

As many of us know, Memorial Day (formally known as “Decoration Day”) exists for the purpose of remembering, i.e., memorializing, those brave human beings who have died and fallen in combat to protect true and real liberties of this Great Nation! To all of them, so many of whom returned to our country as people …

Posted on: 2020/04/08

Please see Part 1  and Part 2 for other important related information. THE FOLLOWING PROVIDES AND EXPLANATION OF THE LEGAL BACKGROUND REGARDING DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION THAT MAY OCCUR BY PLASMA CENTERS, INCLUDING CSL PLASMA: According to their website, CSL Plasma states the following with respect to “Who Can Donate?” Anyone in good health, 18 or older, …

Posted on: 2020/04/08

Please see Part 1  and Part 3 for other important related information. CCDC MEMBERS, IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY ATTEMPTED TO DONATE PLASMA TO CSL PLASMA (See all locations set forth in Part 1 of this Alert): DO YOU NEED TO EARN MONEY? (Silly question, we know.) DO YOU WANT TO SAVE LIVES BY HELPING YOUR …

Posted on: 2020/04/08

Please see Part 2  and Part 3 for other important related information. HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY AND ATTEMPTING TO DONATE PLASMA TO A CSL PLASMA CENTER IN COLORADO BECAUSE OF YOUR DISABILITY? For example, were you denied the opportunity to donate plasma and receive payment for doing so for a disability-related …

Posted on: 2020/04/06

English/Español CCDC’s Civil Rights Legal Program has numerous and growing concerns regarding discrimination against people with disabilities as a direct result of decision-making by both private and public entities occurring during the pandemic. When a crisis hits, as we all know (or at least our community is now finding out) people with disabilities and our …

Posted on: 2020/03/01

55 years ago on March 7, 1965, an estimated 525 to 600 champions of civil rights began the first of several nonviolent marches and risked their lives and limbs literally and attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge to make this country a more perfect nation. So many people crossed the bridge from Selma to Montgomery, …

Posted on: 2020/01/27

You know who you are! Yesterday, January 26, 2020, at approximately 2:00 PM at the parking lot at 14th St. and Market Street at least until approximately 5:30 PM. It may very well be that such language in the title of this blog is unbecoming of the Legal Program Director of a statewide well-established and …

Posted on: 2020/01/19

          Each year, the staff and many of our amazing volunteers at CCDC keep the office doors open and work on this very important holiday, a day dedicated to this true leader in the civil rights movement. Why? This movement has inspired and driven so much of what the disability rights …

Posted on: 2020/01/01

Some words of appreciation to the New York Times Magazine for recognizing the life of Carrie Ann Lucas are warranted. So thanks from so many of us to The New York Times that had the ken and cognizance to place Carrie Lucas in The New York Times Magazine, “The Lives They Lived, remembering some of …


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