Saturday, September 5, 2020

September 13, 2020 #CripTheVote Chat on Voter Suppression

#CripTheVote Twitter Chat Voter Suppression September 13, 2020, 7 pm Eastern Guest host: @the_tattooedjew http://cripthevote.blogspot.com


#CripTheVote Twitter Chat On Voter Suppression

September 13, 2020

7-8 pm Eastern


The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to a Twitter chat about voter suppression with Dom Kelly, Development Manager at Fair Fight Action, a national Georgia-based voting rights organization founded by Stacey Abrams with a mission to fight voter suppression. 


For more about Dom: 


Dom Kelly is a person with Cerebral Palsy, a lifelong disability justice advocate, and a passionate progressive. In addition to working in politics, Dom is a longtime musician, and as a member of his band A Fragile Tomorrow, he, alongside his two brothers, recorded and toured around the world with artists like Indigo Girls, Joan Baez, The Bangles, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and more. After the loss of his triplet brother Paul at the age of 6, Dom and his identical brother Sean helped start a program in their local school district that taught kids about disabilities. When he's not working to protect democracy and dreaming about helping progressives with disabilities run for office, Dom is at home in Atlanta with his wife Catie, their dog Vivi, and their cat Pippi Longstocking most likely having a dance party in their living room. 


Twitter: @the_tattooedjew


How to Participate

 

Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility and @the_tattooedjew. 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 Twitter chat on voter suppression with @the_tattooedjew. 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”


“Voter suppression” is any effort to discourage voting by certain populations or in certain regions in order to benefit a particular party or candidate. Because it’s generally considered unacceptable to openly tell people not to vote, suppression efforts are usually disguised as something else, like “preventing voter fraud” — even though voter fraud is extremely rare. Alongside long-term barriers that make the voting process difficult for everyone, voter suppression makes it even harder for certain people to vote, which undermines our democracy.

 

Q1 Voter suppression is nothing new. What are some examples of voter suppression tactics you are concerned about in the lead up to the election in November? #CripTheVote


Q2 What is the role of the Census in voter suppression and inequality when communities are undercounted #CripTheVote 


Q3 Various states have made it more difficult for people to register to vote. What kinds of improvements do you want to see on voter registration in your state & nationally? #CripTheVote 

 

Q4 What kind of training should election officials and poll workers have to ensure that disabled people can vote independently and privately? #CripTheVote 


This year there has been an explicit effort to undermine voting-by-mail with cuts in funding with the US Postal Service https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/13/donald-trump-usps-post-office-election-funding


Q5 If you plan to vote by mail this year what are your concerns and are you taking any steps to ensure your ballot will be received in time? #CripTheVote 


Q6 Voting by mail is inaccessible for some disabled voters. Why is it important to have different ways for people to vote this November? What are some ways you will try to stay safe if you plan to vote in person during the pandemic? #CripTheVote


Some states, including Georgia, have weaponized the ADA for voter suppression. For example, the 2018 midterm elections in GA: https://www.ndrn.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/NDRN_Blocking_the_Ballot_Box_2020.pdf #CripTheVote


Q7 How is the closure of polling sites both racist and ableist? How does it erase Black and brown disabled voters who are multiply disenfranchised by these voter suppression tactics? #CripTheVote


Q8 What are some of the voter protections in place that every voter should know about? What resources do you recommend for reporting voter suppression and other illegal actions? #CripTheVote


This concludes our short #CripTheVote chat on voter suppression with guest host @the_tattooedjew. Please keep the conversation going. A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/

 

And be sure to join us on 9/27 for our next #CripTheVote chat on #COVID19 and the 2020 Election! http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-31-2020-cripthevote-chat.html

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

August 16, 2020: #CripTheVote Chat on Democratic Vice-Presidential Nominee

Yellow graphic with a black Twitter bird icon on the left and a ballot box on the right. Black text reads: #CripTheVote Twitter Democratic VP Nominee - Sunday, August 16, 2020, 7 PM Eastern - http:cripthevote.blogspot.com


Sunday, August 16, 2020

7:00 - 7:30 PM Eastern, 4:00 - 4:30 PM Pacific


The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to a Twitter chat about the recent announcement that Senator Kamala Harris is presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s choice to be his Vice-Presidential running mate in the 2020 Election. Please note this will be a short chat, only 30 minutes! 


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 6-8 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 Twitter chat on the Democratic candidate for Vice President, Senator Kamala Harris. 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 start, it’s been a LONG time since we had a #CripTheVote chat! How are YOU doing lately? This has been some year. If you feel comfortable, share how you are holding up.

 

Q2 What was your response to the announcement on August 11, 2020 by @JoeBiden that @KamalaHarris is his pick for Vice President? https://joebiden.com/together-we-will-beat-donald-trump/ #CripTheVote 

 

Q3 What kinds of questions, concerns, or thoughts do you have about a Biden/Harris ticket in contrast with Trump/Pence? #CripTheVote 


Q4 What disability policies and issues would you like to see @KamalaHarris address during the upcoming debates and other events? #CripTheVote 


This concludes our short #CripTheVote chat on the Democratic candidate for Vice President. Please keep the conversation going. A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/

 

And be sure to join us on 8/30/20 for our next #CripTheVote chat on #COVID19 and the 2020 Election! http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-31-2020-cripthevote-chat.html

Friday, July 17, 2020

Analysis Websites For The 2020 Elections

LINKS spelled out in blue cubes

As we get close to Election Day 2020, the full range of contests are coming into focus. With #CripTheVote, we are naturally most interested in disability issues, but it’s always good to take a look at the overall state of the races. Here are some websites to visit for updates on national and state contests:


Periodic polling results and analysis on all 2020 Elections.


Saturday, May 23, 2020

September 27, 2020 #CripTheVote Chat: Coronavirus and the 2020 Elections

                
Aqua graphic with a black Twitter bird icon on the left and a ballot box on the right. Black text reads: #CripTheVote Twitter Chat Coronavirus & 2020 Election - Sunday, September 27, 2020, 7 PM Eastern - http:cripthevote.blogspot.com




#CripTheVote Twitter Chat
Coronavirus and the 2020 Elections
Sunday, September 27, 2020
7 PM Eastern, 4 PM Pacific

The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to a Twitter chat on the impact of the coronavirus on the 2020 elections.

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 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 coronavirus and the 2020 elections 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. First of all, how are you doing? How are you dealing with the challenges of staying at home or going out, getting your needs met, and keeping safe especially if you are high risk and/or immunocompromised? #CripTheVote 

Q2.  What are your concerns about how the #Covid19 crisis will affect disabled people’s participation in #Election2020? #CripTheVote

Q3. Are you planning on voting? If so what method of voting do you prefer and is it accessible to you where you live? #CripTheVote

Q4. There have been a number of efforts across the country to expand mail in/absentee balloting even as the US Postal Service faces severe cutbacks. Are there reasons you feel in person voting must be kept available? #CripTheVote

Q5. Have you seen reason to be concerned about voter disenfranchisement & suppression particularly in communities of color? How has the #Covid19 crisis affected these efforts?” #CripTheVote

Q6. How has the the #Coronavirus reshaped #Election2020? Has it distracted us from the election or merely altered the issues we are focused on? Has it changed what the top issues are for you? #CripTheVote

Q7. What do you think should happen with the Democratic and Republican Party conventions this year in order to be as accessible and safe as possible? #CripTheVote

Q8. How is the #COVID19 pandemic affecting local campaigns and voting procedures in your state and local area? #CripTheVote

This concludes our #CripTheVote Chat on ‘The Coronavirus and the 2020 Elections 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 our chat’s for June and July in the coming weeks. #CripTheVote