Wednesday, January 15, 2020

1/17/20 Candidate Chat with Pete Buttigieg

Twitter Town Hall Candidate Chat with Pete Buttigieg - Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1-2 PM EST - 2020 Buttigieg logo - #CripTheVote
Twitter Town Hall Candidate Chat with Pete Buttigieg, Fri, Jan 17, 2020, 1-2 PM EST, 2020 Buttigieg logo, #CripTheVote 
The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to our next candidate chat, with Pete Buttigieg on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 1:00 pm Eastern. Below is an outline of the chat format including questions for Pete Buttigieg. Everyone is welcome to ask questions before, during, and after the chat, but there will be time set aside for engagement with the community in the last 20 minutes. 


Please note: Our advocacy is nonpartisan and any chats with candidates are not official endorsements.


For more about Pete Buttigieg’s plan, Dignity, Access, and Belonging: A New Era of Inclusion for People with Disabilities https://peteforamerica.com/policies/access/


How to Participate


Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility and @PeteButtigieg. 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 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 candidate chat with @PeteButtigieg! Remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet. For more about Pete Buttigieg’s plan, Dignity, Access, and Belonging: A New Era of Inclusion for People with Disabilities https://peteforamerica.com/policies/access/

We will ask 6 questions to @PeteButtigieg. Everyone is welcome to ask questions throughout the chat but there will be time set aside for engagement with community members in the last 20 minutes. #CripTheVote


Q1 @PeteButtigieg: Tell us about your engagement with the disability community so far and examples of your campaign’s access and inclusion. #CripTheVote


Q2 @PeteButtigieg: What are some of the main things you learned from the disability community and how did it influence your overall vision of what you want to do if elected? #CripTheVote  


Q3 @PeteButtigieg: Please share your policies and proposals that are focused on people with disabilities and how you developed them. #CripTheVote


Q4 @PeteButtigieg: How are disabled people involved in your campaign whether it’s staff, volunteers, advisors, or consultants? How will this continue in your administration if elected? #CripTheVote


Q5 @PeteButtigieg: Is there anything else you’d like to share with us about disability issues? #CripTheVote


Q6 @PeteButtigieg: Do you have any questions you’d like to ask the disability community? #CripTheVote


At this time we’d like to open up the conversation to everyone with @PeteButtigieg. Feel free to ask questions or share your thoughts. Don’t forget to use the #CripTheVote tag!

This concludes our #CripTheVote candidate chat with @PeteButtigieg. Many thanks to Pete Buttigieg, his team, and everyone for joining us today! Please keep the conversation going! A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/

FYI: We invite all Presidential candidates to join us in #CripTheVote chats similar to this one where they can answer the same questions and interact with disabled voters 
Just send us an email: cripthevote@gmail.com

#CripTheVote Live Tweet of the January 2020 Democratic Primary Debate

Thursday, January 9, 2020

January 12, 2020 #CripTheVote Chat on Proposed Changes in Social Security Reviews

Save the Date - Twitter Chat on Social Security's Changes to Continuing Disability Reviews - January 12, 2020 7 PM EST - Center for American Progress logo on lower left, #CripTheVote logo on lower right
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Save the Date - Twitter Chat on Social Security's Changes to Continuing Disability Reviews - January 12, 2020 7 PM EST - Center for American Progress logo on lower left, #CripTheVote logo on lower right

#CripTheVote Chat on Proposed Changes in
Social Security Disability Reviews


Sunday, January 12, 2020
7 PM Eastern / 4 PM Pacific


With guest hosts:


Rebecca Cokley Center for American Progress
Matthew Cortland, Disability Rights Attorney
Elena Hung, Little Lobbyists
Community Legal Services
Tinu Abayomi-Paul, Activist and Disabled Entrepreneur


The Trump Administration is proposing new Social Security Disability rules that could mean more reviews and paperwork in order to keep disability benefits which could result in hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities losing their benefits. For more information:








Additional Links


It would help to add a few links to articles explaining the proposals, and to places where people can comment or take other action.


How to Participate


Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility, and guest hosts Rebecca Cokley @RebeccaCokley, Center for American Progress, Matthew Cortland @mattbc, Disability Rights Attorney, Elena Hung @LittleLobbyists, Little Lobbyists, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia @CLSphila, and Tinu Abayomi-Paul @tinu, Activist and Disabled Entrepreneur. 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 is 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 Proposed Changes in #SocialSecurity Disability Reviews, with guest hosts @RebeccaCokley, @mattbc, @LittleLobbyists, @CLSPhila & @tinu.


Remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet. For this topic you can also add #NoSocialSecurityCuts. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote”


We will be talking about 2 programs in particular today: SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income). For more about each: https://www.ssa.gov/disability/ #CripTheVote


The proposed Social Security changes involve “Continuing Disability Reviews.” For information on these reviews: https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-cdrs-ussi.htm #CripTheVote


Q1: What have you heard about the Trump Administration’s proposed changes in Continuing Disability Reviews? #CripTheVote


Q2: Are you on SSDI or SSI benefits, or both … now or in the past? What would happen to you financially if you were to lose your benefits because the Social Security Administration thinks you're no longer disabled? #CripTheVote


Q3 If you receive SSDI or SSI benefits, how long did it take for you to qualify, from first applying to receiving your first check? #CripTheVote


Q4 Have you gone through a Continuing Disability Review? What was that process like? #CripTheVote


Q5: What are some of the most common beliefs and misconceptions people have about SSI and SSDI? #CripTheVote


Q6: How do these Social Security proposals relate to other efforts to cut benefits to people with disabilities? #CripTheVote


Q7: How do we explain the danger of this proposal to people who think it's just a common sense effort to prevent fraud and overpayment? #CripTheVote


Q8: What are some positive changes that could be made to SSDI and SSI that would actually benefit disabled people? #CripTheVote


This concludes our #CripTheVote chat on Proposed Changes in Social Security Disability Continuing Disability Reviews. Many thanks to our co-hosts @RebeccaCokley @mattbc, @LittleLobbyists, @CLSphila & @tinu.


Please keep the conversation going! A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more information on #CripTheVote, visit the blog at: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 5, 2020

1/7/20 Candidate Chat with Senator Elizabeth Warren


Twitter Town Hall Candidate Chat with Senator Elizabeth Warren - Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM EST - Photo on the right of Senator Elizabeth Warren
Graphic featuring a photo of Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the left with a light green border. On the right, text that reads "Twitter Town Hall Candidate Chat with Senator Elizabeth Warren, Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, 1:30 pm-2:15 pm EST


Happy New Year! The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, are thrilled to host our first candidate chat with Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 1:30-2:15 pm Eastern.

Below is an outline of the chat format including questions for Senator Warren. Everyone is welcome to ask questions throughout the chat but there will be time set aside for engagement with community members in the last 15 minutes.

Please note: Our advocacy is nonpartisan and any chats with candidates are not official endorsements.

For more about Senator Warren’s plan to Protecting the Rights and Equality of People with Disabilities: https://elizabethwarren.com/plans/disability-rights-and-equality/

How to Participate


Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility and @ewarren. 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 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/

Introductory Tweets and Chat Questions 


Welcome to the #CripTheVote first-ever candidate chat with @ewarren! Remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet. For more information, read Senator Warren’s plan: Protecting the Rights and Equality of People with Disabilities.

We will ask 6 questions to @ewarren. Everyone is welcome to ask questions throughout the chat but there will be time set aside for engagement with community members in the last 15 minutes. #CripTheVote

Q1  @ewarren: Tell us about your engagement with the disability community so far and examples of your campaign’s access and inclusion. #CripTheVote

Q2  @ewarren: What are some of the main things you learned from the disability community and how did it influence your overall vision of what you want to do if elected? #CripTheVote

Q3  @ewarren: Please share your policies and proposals that are focused on people with disabilities and how you developed them. #CripTheVote

Q4  @ewarren: How are disabled people involved in your campaign whether it’s staff, volunteers, advisors, or consultants? How will this continue in your administration if elected? #CripTheVote

Q5  @ewarren: Is there anything else you’d like to share with us about disability issues? #CripTheVote

Q6  @ewarren Do you have any questions you’d like to ask the disability community? #CripTheVote

At this time we’d like to open up the conversation to everyone with @ewarren. Feel free to ask questions or share your thoughts. Don’t forget to use the #CripTheVote tag!

This concludes our #CripTheVote candidate chat with @ewarren. Many thanks to Senator Warren, her team, and everyone for joining us today! Please keep the conversation going! A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/

FYI: We invite all Presidential candidates to schedule #CripTheVote chats similar to this one where they can answer these same questions and interact with disabled voters http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/2019/11/2020-cripthevote-candidate-chats.html Just send us an email: cripthevote@gmail.com