Wednesday, March 2, 2022

3/6/22 #CripTheVote Chat on the Homecare Workforce Crisis

 #CripTheVote Twitter Chat

Homecare Workforce Crisis

Sunday, March 6, 2022

7-8 PM Eastern, 4 PM Pacific

Guest hosts: @aijenpoo & @Spirit_SCI

The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to a Twitter chat on the Home Care Workforce Crisis with guest hosts Ai-jen Poo and José Hernandez.


Ai-jen Poo is an award-winning organizer, author, and a leading voice in the women’s movement. She is the Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Director of Caring Across Generations, Co-Founder of SuperMajority, Co-Host of Sunstorm podcast and a Trustee of the Ford Foundation.


José Hernandez is an Organizer for @CDPAANYS. He experienced a spinal cord injury at age 15, 27 years ago. He became passionate about advocacy after attending an event in DC. He is part of NYC's Civic Engagement Commission appointed by Mayor de Blasio. He is also the President of @NYCSpinal 


How to Participate


Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang and @DisVisibility as well as our guest hosts @aijenpoo & @Spirit_SCI. When it’s time for the chat, search #CripTheVote on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Latest’ tab for the full conversation.


If you don’t use Twitter, you can follow along in real time here: http://twubs.com/CripTheVote


If you might be overwhelmed by the amount of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. The questions will be Tweeted approximately 5-6 minutes apart.


Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/


Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq


Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/


Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc https://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/


Introductory Tweets and Chat Questions


Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat on the home care workforce crisis. Remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote


Q1. Before we get started, feel free to introduce yourself. If you are comfortable, please share how you are doing as we enter year three of the pandemic? What brings you joy in these times? #CripTheVote #CareCantWait


Q2. In a pandemic in which the importance of being able to stay in your home has never been more obvious, it has never been harder to recruit and retain home care workers. How difficult is it to find and keep home care workers in your area? #CripTheVote #CareCantWait


Q3. What are some of the causes of this workforce crisis? #CripTheVote #CareCantWait


Q4. Do we value home care workers enough? If not, why? How can the Disability Community be in Solidarity with home care workers? #CripTheVote #CareCantWait


Q5.  What are the political, institutional, and historical factors that have shaped this crisis? In what ways has racism, xenophobia, classism, and sexism contributed to the crisis? And how can they be addressed? #CripTheVote #CareCantWait


Q6. What policy solutions might be used to address the home care workforce crisis? Aside from a living wage, what else is needed to end this crisis? #CripTheVote #CareCantWait


Q7. What are the points of conflict and potential opportunities to organize and mobilize the disability community, unions, community organizers, and government in solving this crisis?" #CripTheVote #CareCantWait


Q8. What does the future of home care look like if providers and home care users truly have the support and infrastructure they need? #CripTheVote #CareCantWait


This concludes our #CripTheVote Chat on the home care workforce crisis thank you all for joining us. Please keep the conversation going. A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/


Please check our blog, the hashtag or our facebook page as we will be announcing chats for June and July in the coming weeks. #CripTheVote

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

1/16/22 #CripTheVote Twitter chat on pandemic policy

 

#CripTheVote Chat
Pandemic Policy
Sunday, January 16, 2022
7:00 - 7:30 PM Eastern

The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to a 30-minute Twitter chat about pandemic-related policies. As the United States reaches the 2-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic with increasing infection rates, multiple variants, and overextended healthcare systems, this is a chance to hold space together and mobilize. 

 

How to Participate

 

Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility. When it’s time for the chat, search #CripTheVote on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Latest’ tab for the full conversation. 

 

If you don’t use Twitter, you can follow along in real time here: http://twubs.com/CripTheVote

 

If you might be overwhelmed by the amount of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. The questions will be Tweeted approximately 4-5 minutes apart. 

 

Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/

 

Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq

 

Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/

 

Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc https://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/

 

Links to background information

 

Disabled Americans Feel Abandoned by CDC. Now, CDC Is Desperate to Make Amends, Rolling Stone, January 11, 2022.


‘Abhorent’: Disability Advocates Slam CDC Director for Comments on ‘Encouraging’ Covid Deaths, Rolling Stone, January 10, 2022.

 

U.S. hospitalizations surpass last winter’s peak, The New York Times, January 10, 2022.

 

How to get insurance to pay for at-home COVID tests, according to the White House, NPR, January 10, 2022.

Update …

On Friday, January 14, representatives from 9 disability organizations met with Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control, to discuss how the CDC’s messaging and policy on the pandemic and people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. 

Meeting recap from the American Association of People with Disabilities, January 14, 2022.

Chat Questions


Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat pandemic policy. Remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet and any others you'd like to add. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote”


Q1: Here we are, at the start of 2022. Before we get started, feel free to introduce yourself. If you are comfortable, please share how you are doing now and what 2020-21 has been like for you. What brings you joy in these times? #CripTheVote #HighRiskCOVID19 #NoBodyIsDisposable


Q2: There’s a lot to discuss about pandemic policies. Let’s start local. What is happening in your city or region that concerns you as a disabled person, especially if you are high-risk and/or immunocompromised? #CripTheVote #HighRiskCOVID19 #NoBodyIsDisposable


Q3: What are some immediate and long-term policy changes you want to see from the Biden administration and/or state govts (ex: messaging, mask mandates, testing, vaccines, quarantine, treatments, paid leave, free tests & masks)? #CripTheVote #HighRiskCOVID19 #NoBodyIsDisposable


Q4: What other specific changes in pandemic policy need to take place to protect people of all ages (ex: education, healthcare, employment, public spaces, transportation)? #CripTheVote #HighRiskCOVID19 #NoBodyIsDisposable


Q5: How do we hold institutions & public servants accountable? What strategies and approaches would be effective in reasserting the disability community’s priorities? Aside from voting, how do you make your views known? #CripTheVote #HighRiskCOVID19 #NoBodyIsDisposable


This concludes our #CripTheVote chat on pandemic policy.Please keep the conversation going. A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/ #HighRiskCOVID19 #NoBodyIsDisposable


Thursday, September 9, 2021

9/19 #CripTheVote Twitter Chat on Immigration

 Graphic with a white background and a black Twitter bird icon on the left and a graphic of two people talking with speech bubbles on the right. Text: #CripTheVote, Immigration, September 19, 2021, 7-8 pm Eastern, Guest hosts: @sdpavithran @Conchitahdz @DownToTheStruts

Graphic with a white background and a black Twitter bird icon on the left and a graphic of two people talking with speech bubbles on the right. Text: #CripTheVote, Immigration, September 19, 2021, 7-8 pm Eastern, Guest hosts: @sdpavithran @Conchitahdz @DownToTheStruts


The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to a Twitter chat about immigration with Sachin Pavithran, Executive Director of the US Access Board, Conchita Hernandez Legorreta, a disability rights advocate and Doctoral student at George Washington University, and Qudsiya Naqui, a blind attorney and host of the podcast Down to the Struts.


For more about all three guest co-hosts:


Episode 78, Hate Crimes with Sachin Pavithran, Disability Visibility podcast 

https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/2020/06/01/ep-78-hate-crimes/


Episode 90, Disabled Immigrants with Conchita Hernandez Legorreta, Disability Visibility podcast 

https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/2020/11/15/ep-90-disabled-immigrants/


Disabled Immigrants: Living on the Edge of Barbwire, Qudsiya Naqui, Disability Visibility Project 

https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/2021/07/25/disabled-immigrants-living-on-the-edge-of-barbwire/



How to Participate

 

Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility and @sdpavithran, @Conchitahdz, and @DownToTheStruts. When it’s time for the chat, search #CripTheVote on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Latest’ tab for the full conversation. 

 

If you don’t use Twitter, you can follow along in real time here: http://twubs.com/CripTheVote

 

If you might be overwhelmed by the amount of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. The questions will be Tweeted approximately 6-7 minutes apart. 

 

Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/

 

Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq

 

Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/

 

Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc https://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/


Introductory Tweets and Chat Questions 

 

Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat on immigration with @sdpavithran, @Conchitahdz, and @DownToTheStruts. Remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote”


An immigrant is someone who makes a conscious decision to leave his or her home and move to a foreign country with the intention of settling there. #CripTheVote

 

A refugee is a person who has fled their country of origin & is unable or unwilling to return because of past persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on 5 protected grounds. #CripTheVote


Q1 It has been a strange and difficult year so far especially with the assault on reproductive freedom, delta variant & the US-made crisis in Afghanistan. How are you managing right now and what’s giving you comfort in these uncertain times? #CripTheVote

 

Q2 Today’s chat is about immigration, specifically to the United States. What are some unique challenges disabled immigrants and refugees face that most people don’t know about? #CripTheVote

 

Q3 For years the US incarcerated and traumatized unaccompanied minors who entered the country. Along with the recent policy of family separation, how are these policies a disability issue? #CripTheVote

 

Q4 In what ways can migration cause or exacerbate a person’s disability, especially if they are fleeing from a conflict zone or displaced by the climate crisis? #CripTheVote

 

Q5 With the application processes for both asylum and citizenship, what are some of the structural barriers that disabled immigrants face? #CripTheVote

 

Q6 What are some of the eugenic and ableist ideas that are part of our current immigration policies? What are some ways to effect change to these policies? #CripTheVote

 

Q7 How can local disability communities support disabled undocumented people, immigrants, and refugees? #CripTheVote

 

Q8 Is immigration a priority with major disability rights organizations in the US? If not, why is that and what changes would you like to see to happen? #CripTheVote


Q9 What can immigration advocates can do to advance disability justice in the immigration system? #CripTheVote 


This concludes our #CripTheVote chat on immigration w/ guest hosts @sdpavithran @Conchitahdz & @DownToTheStruts. Please keep the conversation going. A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 5, 2021

2021 #CripTheVote Disability Issues Survey Results

Issues - Which broad disability-related issue categories are most important to you? (Rated from 10 most important to 1 least)

Health care - 8.71

Civil rights / discrimination  - 7.95

Accessibility  -  7.12

Benefits  -  5.31

Housing  -  5.06

Employment  -  4.98

Long term care / personal assistance  -  4.44

Education  -  4.38

Assistive technology  -  2.81

Transportation  -  3.72 

Policies - How would you rate the value and importance of the following policy goals for the next two years, up through the 2022 Midterm Elections? (Rated from 5 most important to 1 least)

Affordable health care  -  4.50

Medical treatment discrimination  -  4.39

Earnings / benefits  -  4.37

COVID vaccine access  -  4.26

Affordable, accessible housing  -  4.18

Voting accessibility  -  4.16

Police violence  -  4.14

Home care funding  -  4.11

Marriage penalties  -  4.04

IDEA funding  -  3.94

Right to home care  -  3.92

Pain medication  -  3.84

Disability policy  -  3.84

Special Ed oversight  -  3.82

Which #CripTheVote activities do you find most valuable? (Rated from 5 most important to 1 least)

Everyday discussions  -  4.79

Scheduled chats  -  3.90

Interviews on the blog  -  3.76

Candidate chats  -  3.32

Live tweeting  -  3.06

Online issue surveys  -  2.24

Which of the following best describes your connection in disability issues?

I have a disability  -  396

There is a disabled person in my family  -  121

I work in the disability field  -  74

Just interested  -  20

Other  -  19

What is your race / ethnicity?

White or Caucasian  -  91%

Hispanic or Latinx  -  7%

Black or African-American  -  3%

Asian or Asian American  -  3%

Other  -  3%

American Indian or Native American  -  1%

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander  -  1%

What is your age?

35-44  -  129

25-34  -  104

45-54  -  82

18-24  -  44

55-64  -  44

65+  -  18

Under 18  -  7

What is your gender?

Female  -  270

Male  -  74

Non-binary  -  66

Transgender man  -  4

Transgender woman  -  1

Other  -  13

What type of disability do you have?

Physical / orthopedic  -  270

Chronic pain / chronic illness  -  260

Mental health  -  211

Autism  -  77

Learning disability  -  63

Other  -  57

Cognitive / intellectual  -  52

Sensory (Deaf / Blind)  -  43

Speech  -  17