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

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

10/1 Twitter Chat: Healthcare Activism & Next Steps

Image description: graphic with a yellow background and black text: "#CripTheVote, Twitter Chat Healthcare Activism & Next Steps, October 1, 2017, 4 pm Pacific/ 7 pm Eastern, Details: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/

This year has been a roller coaster on the attempts by Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Please join us for a discussion about healthcare activism with a look back at the Graham-Cassidy bill and a look to next steps in the future.


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 and Questions for October 1st Chat

Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat on healthcare activism, next steps & what we can expect in the near future.
We’ll briefly talk about #GrahamCassidy too. 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 Community check-in: How are you doing? What disability issues have you been concerned about lately? #CripTheVote
#GrahamCassidy is a Senate bill that was the latest effort to repeal & replace the #ACA: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/09/25/553459455/-millions-may-lose-coverage-under-gop-health-bill-says-cbo-analysis #CripTheVote
It’s estimated that 1.4 mil PwDs would have lost #Medicaid if #GrahamCassidy passed https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/poverty/news/2017/09/25/439524/least-1-4-million-nonelderly-adults-disabilities-lose-medicaid-graham-cassidy/ #CripTheVote h/t @amprog
#GrahamCassidy would have cut 4 trillion in spending on healthcare to states:  https://dredf.org/the-dispatch/2017/09/22/episode-one-flexibility-code-cuts-medicaid/ #CripTheVote h/t @DREDF
Q2 What was your response when you first learned about #GrahamCassidy? How would it impact you & your communities if passed? #CripTheVote
As of 10/1 the Senate will have to have 60 votes to pass a bill rather than a simple majority #CripTheVote http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-healthcare-deadline-qa-20170925-story.html
Q3 What bipartisan efforts do you anticipate in Congress on the #ACA? Are you optimistic, or feeling something else? #CripTheVote
Q4 What do you think the next GOP healthcare bill will look like? Your thoughts on other efforts such as single payer? #CripTheVote
Q5 What strategies do you want to see the disability community take defending  #ACA & #Medicaid as these attacks continue? #CripTheVote
Q6 What are some critical messages the disability community needs to send to policy makers about healthcare & the safety net? #CripTheVote
Q7 How do we get people to pay attention to the disability community & healthcare? Is there a disconnect? If so, why? #CripTheVote
Q8 There will be more bills like #GrahamCassidy in future. How do you cope, prepare, & take care of yourself in these times? #CripTheVote
The hour has flown by! This concludes the #CripTheVote chat on healthcare activism & next steps. Thank you for joining us.
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