Monday, November 6, 2017

#CripTheVote Chat: One Year Later

#CripTheVote Twitter Chat - One Year Later - November 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM Eastern - Details: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com


#CripTheVote Chat: One Year Later
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM Eastern

It has been a year and a few days since Election Day 2016. It’s probably safe to say that regardless of your political beliefs, the day’s outcome was a surprise to most of us. It’s also not too much of an ideological stretch to say that the year since has been fractious, disruptive, disturbing, and for many, including disabled people, frightening and threatening.

In this chat we want to give everyone a chance to look back at what their hopes and goals were regarding disability issues and culture before the Election … and also reflect on how they have changed or remained the same since then. Let’s vent, debrief, and support one another. Let’s also try to take a clear-eyed look at what’s actually happening, and discuss how to move forward into the second year of the Trump Administration, and all that comes with it.

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 are overwhelmed by the volume of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check the @DisVisibility account. Each question will tweeted there 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/

Questions for the “One Year Later” Chat:

Q1: Community check in: How are you doing, one year after the 2016 Election Day?

Q2: How do you feel about the results from the election in various states this week? If you voted, how did it go and why did you vote? #CripTheVote

Q3: A year ago, what disability issues were you hoping would be on the agenda after Election Day? #CripTheVote

Q4: Which events or trends in politics in the last year surprised, concerned, or frightened you? #CripTheVote

Q5: Has your interest and activism changed this past year? If so, in what ways? What are you doing differently in your activism? #CripTheVote

Q6: In your view, what will be the top 3 disability-related issues for the next three years? #CripTheVote

Q7: What are you planning to do in the runup to the Midterm Elections on November 6, 2018? #CripTheVote

Q8: Why is it important to vote and become politically engaged during midterm elections? #CripTheVote

Sunday, October 1, 2017

#CripThe Vote Candidate Spotlight Series: Jen Longdon, Chris Haulmark, and Carrie Ann Lucas


#CripTheVote Twitter Chat
Candidate Spotlight
October 9, 10 & 12, 2017
4 pm Pacific / 7 pm Eastern


With the mid-term elections coming up in 2018, #CripTheVote is starting a new series of Twitter chats highlighting candidates with disabilities running for political office in the United States. We are thrilled to have our first guests in this series, Jen Longdon, Chris Haulmark, and Carrie Ann Lucas.   


October 9, 2017, 7 pm Eastern
Candidate for Arizona House, District 24

Image description: graphic with a black background and text in white that reads, "#CripTheVote, Candidate Spotlight Chat, Jennifer Longdon, @jenlongdon, October 9, 2017, 4 pm Pacific/ 7 pm Eastern, Details: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/  On the upper-left corner of the graphic is a photo of a white woman with long brown hair in a wheechair. She is front of a government building and her eyes are looking away from the camera. She is wearing a blue shirt and her hands are resting on top of one another on her knees.


October 10, 2017, 7 pm Eastern
Chris Haulmark
Candidate for Congress, Kansas, District 3


Image description: graphic with a black background and text in white that reads, "#CripTheVote, Candidate Spotlight Chat, Chris Haulmark, @ChrisHaulmark, October 10, 2017, 4 pm Pacific/ 7 pm Eastern, Details: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/ On the upper-left corner of the graphic is a photo of a white man with short brown hair and a beard. He is wearing a royal blue shirt with their sleeves rolled up. His arms are crossed over one another.


October 12, 2017, 7 pm Eastern
Candidate for Town Board, Ward 5, Windsor, Colorado


In the first half of the hour, candidates will answer questions by the co-partners of #CripTheVote and the second half will be open to questions from our community directly to the candidates.


Note: #CripTheVote is a nonpartisan online movement. We do not endorse any candidate and are featuring these individuals to encourage political participation and public service.


Please join us! Information on how to participate and the chat’s questions below.


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 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 Twitter chat by @behearddc. #CripTheVote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lJ9YRAwOj4

Introductory Tweets for Candidate Spotlight Chat

Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat Candidate Spotlight with: [name] of [town/state].
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”
Please note the first 4 questions are directed to the [candidate] and we’ll open it up to Qs from you #CripTheVote

QUESTIONS

Q1. Tell us a little about yourself and why you decided to run for office #CripTheVote
Q2. How is the campaign going so far and what have you learned while reaching out voters and the public? #CripTheVote
Q3. What are some disability rights issues you are concerned about locally, regionally, and nationally as a candidate? #CripTheVote
Q4 Why is it important for people with disabilities to engage in public service? What's your advice to people in our community? #CripTheVote
At this point, we’d like to open up the questions to the #CripTheVote with [candidate] who will reply as many as possible for next 30 min
The hour has flown by! This concludes the #CripTheVote candidate spotlight. Thank you for joining us.
Special thanks to [name of candidate] for sharing your time with us and all the best with your upcoming election! #CripTheVote
A Storify of this #CripTheVote chat will be up shortly. #CripTheVote
Please keep the convo going! You can find updates & more info here: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/ #CripTheVote