#CripTheVote Twitter Chat
June 3, 2018
4 pm Pacific / 7 pm Eastern
With the midterm elections coming up this fall, #CripTheVote is continuing its series of Twitter chats highlighting candidates with disabilities running for political office in the United States. We are thrilled to have Olivia Babis, candidate for Florida Senate, representing District 23.
In the first half of the hour, Olivia will answer questions by the co-partners of #CripTheVote and the second half will be open to questions from our community directly to the candidate.
Note: #CripTheVote is a nonpartisan online movement. We do not endorse any candidate and are featuring candidates with disabilities 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:
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 6-7 minutes apart.
Check out this captioned #ASL explanation of how to participate in a Twitter chat by @behearddc. #CripTheVote
Introductory Tweets and Questions for Candidate Spotlight Chat
Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat Candidate Spotlight with: @Olivia4FLSenate from Sarasota, Florida, District 23. 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
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 @Olivia4FLSenate 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 @Olivia4FLSenate for sharing your time with us and all the best with your upcoming election! #CripTheVote
Please keep the convo going! You can find updates & more info here:
http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/ A link with an overview of this #CripTheVote chat will be up shortly. #CripTheVote