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8/5/18 Twitter Chat: D/deaf Community & Political Participation

#CripTheVote Chat: D/deaf Community & Political Participation, Sunday, August 5, 2018, 4 pm Pacific, 5 pm Mountain, 6 pm Central, 7 pm Eastern, guest hosts @JehanneMc, @HabenGirma, @nojjon21

D/deaf Community & Political Participation
Sunday, August 5, 2018
4 pm Pacific, 5 pm Mountain, 6 pm Central, 7 pm Eastern

Join #CripTheVote for this discussion about the  D/deaf Community & Political Participation with 3 incredible guest hosts: Jehanne McCullough, Haben Girma, and Jonathan Dollhopf. Everyone is welcome to participate but please note that the conversation will be centered on the D/eaf community including anyone that identifies as D/deaf, Deafblind, Deaf Disabled, and Hard of Hearing.

For more about our guest hosts:

Encouraging Deaf Communities to Participate in Political Processes, International Foundation for Electoral Systems, August 19, 2015.


Why should Deaf people vote? (video with captions and ASL), Rooted in Rights, January 5, 2016

Help America Vote Act. US Election Assistance Commission.

Voting Accessibility. US Election Assistance Commission.

Deaf Voter Rights - Accessible Polling Places (video with captions and ASL), ACLU Ohio, August 24, 2016

Voting. National Disability Rights Network.

How to Participate

Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility @JehanneMc, @HabenGirma, @nojjon21. 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 5-6 minutes apart.

Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.adweek.com/digital/how-to-join-a-twitter-hashtag-chat/

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 the Chat:

Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat on Political Participation & the D/deaf Community w/ guest hosts @JehanneMc, @HabenGirma, @nojjon21! Everyone is welcome to participate but please note that the conversation will be centered on D/eaf people.

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”

FYI: during this chat ‘D/deaf community’ refers to a very diverse group including anyone that identifies as D/deaf, Deafblind, Deaf Disabled, and Hard of Hearing. #DDBDDHH #CripTheVote 

Q1 Welcome! Please introduce yourself and tell us about your interest in political participation and politics in general. Feel free to share any links about yourself. #CripTheVote

Q2 Political participation can mean a lot of things: voting, public service, attending a public meeting or convention. Why is political participation important, especially to the D/deaf community? #CripTheVote

Q3 Tell us about your experiences with political participation and any communication barriers or other problems you experienced. Were there times where everything worked well and you felt fully included and able to participate? #CripTheVote

Q4 What political issues do you care about? What are some issues elected officials and people in public service should know more about from the D/deaf community? #CripTheVote 

Q5 With #Midterms2018 coming up, what improvements are needed on voter education, access to voting, and election-related events such as rallies and debates for D/deaf community in particular? #CripTheVote

Q6 Do you feel that D/deaf voter turnout is high, low, or somewhere in between? Are there any current or past candidates that have explicitly done a good job engaging with the D/deaf community? #CripTheVote

Q7 What is the role of technology in increasing & improving the political participation of the D/deaf community? What would you like to see in the future that will help mobilize & inform the D/deaf community about voting & political issues? #CripTheVote

Q8 What’s your advice to any candidate wanting to reach out to the D/deaf community as potential voters, staff, and volunteers? How should they build in accessibility & D/deaf representation in their campaign? #CripTheVote

Q9 Have you seen any D/deaf candidates run for office this year or recently? Feel free to mention specific folks to watch out for. What is the impact of having D/deaf people serve at the local, state, and federal level? #CripTheVote

This concludes our #CripTheVote chat on Political Participation & the D/deaf Community. Many thanks to our guest hosts @JehanneMc, @HabenGirma, @nojjon21!

A compilation of Tweets from this #CripTheVote chat will be up shortly. Check out our blog for the latest: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/

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