Monday, April 17, 2017

4/29 #CripTheVote chat: First 100 Days

Graphic with a light green background. In black text: #CripTheVote Twitter Chat 100 Days in Office, April 29, 2017, 7 pm Eastern, Guest hosts @serenevannoy @AditiJuneja3 @RebelWheelsNYC, cripthevote.blogspot.com
Graphic with a light green background. In black text: #CripTheVote Twitter Chat 100 Days in Office, April 29, 2017, 7 pm Eastern, Guest hosts @serenevannoy @AditiJuneja3 @RebelWheelsNYC, cripthevote.blogspot.com
The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Gregg Beratan, Andrew Pulrang, and Alice Wong, invite you to reflect on the first hundred days of the current Presidential Administration. Joining us as guest hosts are Aditi Juneja, Co-Creator of the Resistance Manual and Co-Host of Self Care Sundays podcast, Serene Vannoy, Disability Rights Team Lead of the Resistance Manual, and Michele Kaplan, activist and creator of the What Is Ableism outreach project.


Please note this chat will be 75 minutes long instead of 1 hour.


How to Participate

Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility @AditiJuneja3 @serenevannoy @resistmanual @RebelWheelsNYC on Twitter
When it’s time, 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 volume of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. Each question will tweeted 5-6 minutes apart.
Check out this explanation of how to participate in a Twitter chat by Ruti Regan: https://storify.com/RutiRegan/examplechat
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 Questions for 4/29 Chat

Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat looking back at the first 100 days of the current Presidential Administration.
We are pleased to have guest hosts @AditiJuneja3 @serenevannoy of the @resistmanual with us today!
Please remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet. FYI: today’s chat will be 75 min long.
If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote”
Q1 Check in: How are you feeling right now as we reach the 100-day mark in the current Administration? #CripTheVote
Q2 What have you learned in the last 100 days that changed or surprised you? #CripTheVote
Q3 What are your thoughts about the efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act?  #CripTheVote
Q4 With the newest addition to the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Grosuch, how will this impact disability-related cases? #CripTheVote
Q5 On education & students w/ disabilities, what changes if any have you seen from @usedgov and Secretary Betsy Devos?  #CripTheVote
Q6 What concerns do you have w/ @TheJusticeDept in protecting & serving marginalized communities? #policing #CivilRights #CripTheVote
There have been a number of Executive Orders signed by the President in the last 100 days: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/executive-orders #CripTheVote
Q7 How have these Executive Orders impacted you & the communities you are a part of? #CripTheVote
Q8 What are some other actions by the current Administration that adversely impacted the disability community & other groups? #CripTheVote
.@resistmanual is an open-source platform w/ info on a number of issues w/ tools on how to resist https://www.resistancemanual.org #CripTheVote
Q9 What are some ways you've taken action or got involved with your community? What's your advice for other disabled ppl? #CripTheVote

Q10 How do you balance being up to date w/ all that’s happening and self care? #CripTheVote
Q11 What do you want to see in the disability community when it comes to organizing, resisting & being in solidarity w/ others? #CripTheVote
This concludes the #CripTheVote chat on the 1st 100 days. Thank you to our guest hosts @serenevannoy @AditiJuneja3 & @RebelWheelsNYC!
Please keep the convo going & join us 5/28 for our #CripTheVote chat on media coverage of disabled people
A Storify of this #CripTheVote chat will be up shortly. Thanks again!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

4/2 Twitter Chat: Disabled People in Public Service


Image description: graphic with a bright yellow background with black text that reads "#CripTheVote Twitter Chat Disabled People and Public Service, April 02, 2017, 9 pm Eastern, Guest hosts: @sblahov @RebeccaCokley, cripthevote.blogspot.com"
Image description: graphic with a bright yellow background with black text that reads "#CripTheVote Twitter Chat Disabled People and Public Service, April 02, 2017, 9 pm Eastern, Guest hosts: @sblahov @RebeccaCokley, cripthevote.blogspot.com"
Since #CripTheVote began more than a year ago our discussions have repeatedly come back to the need for disabled people in public service. The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, and guest hosts Rebecca Cokley and Sarah Blahovec will discuss the many of the issues surrounding disabled people and public service.

How to Participate

Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility @RebeccaCokley @sblahov on Twitter
When it’s time, 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 volume of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. Each question will tweeted 6-8 minutes apart.
Check out this explanation of how to participate in a Twitter chat by Ruti Regan: https://storify.com/RutiRegan/examplechat
Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc
https://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/

Articles that may be of interest

Blahovec, Sarah. (February 1, 2017). Someone Should Help Disabled People Run for Office. NOS Magazine.

LaCorte, Rachel. (January 7, 2017). Washington Set to Swear in 1st Blind Lieutenant Governor. Associated Press.

Wade, Carrie. (January 23, 2017). 10 More Disabled Women Who Are Making Political Noise. Auto straddle.

Wong, Alice. (October 17, 2016). #CripTheVote Interview: Thida Cornes for Mountain View City Council.

Introductory Tweets and Questions for 4/2 Chat
Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat on disabled people in public service! Let’s do this!

This is the 5th #CripTheVote chat of 2017. We also have a new blog with updates and events: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/p/upcoming-cripthevote-events_12.html   
Please 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 Why is it important to have disabled people involved in public service? #CripTheVote
The top policy rec in our survey last year was more disabled people to govt & policy-making positions http://svy.mk/1UbDWju #CripTheVote
Q2 What forms of public service are out there for people to be a part of? #CripTheVote
Q3 How can we as a community support & encourage more disabled people to get involved in public service? #CripTheVote
Q4 What are the barriers preventing people from various forms of service? Are there ways of circumventing/bypassing them? #CripTheVote
Q5 Is it important that disabled people run for office? Why? #CripTheVote
Q6 What perspectives/knowledges/skills do disabled people bring to public service that nondisabled people don’t? #CripTheVote
For our next 2 questions, we’ll switch formats so you ask our guest hosts some questions about public service #CripTheVote
Q7 What Qs do you have @RebeccaCokley who is a lifelong disability activist has worked in fed govt in various capacities? #CripTheVote
Q8 What Qs do you have for @Sblahov, a disabled activist trying to encourage disabled people to run for office?  #CripTheVote
This concludes the #CripTheVote chat on disabled people in public service. Many thanks to our guest hosts @RebeccaCokley & @Sblahov!!
Please keep the convo going & join us 4/29 for our #CripTheVote chat about the 1st 100 days of the current administration w/ @serenevannoy

Sunday, March 19, 2017

#CripTheVote Chat on the GOP Healthcare Plan and the Disability Community - DATE CHANGE

#CripTheVote Twitter Chat - GOP Healthcare Plan and the Disability Community - March 21, 2017 - Guest hosts: @ADAPTerBruce and @JustStimming - cripthevote.blogspot.com

#CripTheVote Twitter Chat
GOP Healthcare Plan and the Disability Community

NOTE … DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED

*** Tuesday, March 21, 7 PM EST ***

We have decided to reschedule this chat for a couple of days earlier, to give people a little more time to take post-chat action before the next major step in this process, a House of Representatives vote on Thursday.

The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Gregg Beratan, Andrew Pulrang, and Alice Wong, invite you to the 17th Twitter chat focusing on the proposed Republican Health Care bill, The American Health Care Act (AHCA). What should you know about this bill? How will it impact people with disabilities? What can you do express your views? 

We are thrilled to have guest hosts Bruce Darling of the Center for Disability Rights and Julia Bascom of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network join and share the latest information with us.

We are also in the process of collecting Medicaid stories from the disability community. Details here: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/2017/03/call-for-your-medicaidstories.html

Additional articles on the AHCA

Sarah Kliff, March 13, 2017, Vox.com

Rebecca Vallas, Katherine Gallagher Robbins, and Jackie Odum, March 8, 2017, Center for American Progress.

Disability Rights Education Defense Fund, March 15, 2017.

Storify of our October 9, 2016 chat on health care policy.

How to Participate


When it’s time, 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 volume of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. Each question will be tweeted 5-6 minutes apart.

Check out this explanation of how to participate in a Twitter chat by Ruti Regan: https://storify.com/RutiRegan/examplechat

Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc

Introductory Tweets and Questions for 3/23 Chat

Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat on the #AHCA w/ guest hosts @ADAPTerBruce @JustStimming. Please remember to use the hashtag when you tweet.

If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote

Please note throughout this chat: #ACA = Affordable Care Act and the new bill is the #AHCA = American Health Care Act #CripTheVote

Q1: What health care services are most important to you? #CripTheVote

Q2: If you are uninsured or if you have insufficient health insurance, what are the main barriers you face accessing services? #CripTheVote

Q3: What would happen if you lost your health insurance … short term, long term? Be specific. #CripTheVote

Q4: What are some core provisions and services disabled people should require from any healthcare bill? #CripTheVote

Q5: What are the specific elements of the #AHCA are you most concerned about? Why? #CripTheVote

Q6: How will multiply-marginalized disabled people be disproportionately impacted by the #AHCA? #CripTheVote

Q7: Is there a realistic pathway for preserving the disability-related services & protections of the #ACA? If so, what? #CripTheVote

Q8: What strategies should we pursue with Republican and Democratic Members of Congress? #CripTheVote

Q9: How can we fully explain to people outside of the disability community the importance of healthcare in our lives? #CripTheVote

Q10: What’s one thing we should all do tomorrow to express our views about healthcare and the #AHCA specifically? #CripTheVote

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Call for Your #MedicaidStories!

Image description: Graphic with white background and black text that reads: "#CripTheVote Call for Your #MedicaidStories http://bit.ly/2mQQDoW" On the upper left-corner of the image is a graphic of a stethoscope in gray, pink, and black. On the upper right-corner of the image is a graphic of a pink heart with a heart beat sign across it. On the lower-left corner of the image is a graphic of two band-aids crossed like an X in pink and dark pink. On the lower right-corner are graphics of 3 identical prescription bottles in gray, blue, and black with a pink plus sign in the center of each.
Stories are powerful ways to illustrate the relationship between the individual, policies, and practices. They give examples of real-life consequences to changes in programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. The personal IS political.

The co-partners of #CripTheVote invite you to share your Medicaid Stories. Your stories will be featured in blog posts and other social media content as part of our our activism to save and defend Medicaid.

Share your #MedicaidStories by clicking here on this link.

Also, please join us for our 3/21 Twitter chat at 7 pm ET: GOP Healthcare Plan and The Disability Community, with guest hosts Bruce Darling and Julia Bascom.

THANK YOU!!!

Gregg Beratan, Andrew Pulrang, and Alice Wong
Co-Partners, #CripTheVote

[Header image description: graphic with white background and black text that reads: "#CripTheVote Call for Your #MedicaidStories http://bit.ly2mQQDoW. On the upper left-corner of the image is a graphic of a stethoscope in gray, pink, and black. On the upper right-corner of the image is a graphic of a pink heart with a heart beat sign across it. On the lower-left corner of the image is a graphic of two band-aids crossed like an X in pink and dark pink. On the lower right-corner are graphics of 3 identical prescription bottles in gray, blue, and black with a pink plus sign in the center of each].