Wednesday, August 22, 2018

#CripTheVote Fall 2018 Schedule

#CripTheVote is once again gearing up for major elections, the 2018 Midterms. On November 6, voters will choose candidates for all 435 seats in the U.S.House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate. In addition, 34 states will elect governors, and literally thousands of local and municipal offices will be up for election.

#CripTheVote has held periodic topical chats and hosted ongoing conversations on disability in electoral politics since January, 2016. In the run-up to the 2018 Midterms, #CripTheVote will host the following chats, and live tweet the results on election day. Times, guest hosts, and questions will be announced.

September 9: Partisanship and the Disability Community

Exploring what ‘partisanship” means, in terms of political parties, ideologies, and political beliefs, and what it means in practice for disabled people. [Recap of Sept. 9th chat]

September 23: State and Local Issues

How state and local elections and elected officials impact disability policy, and which disability issues are especially relevant to local elections.

October 7: Midterms 2018: What’s At Stake

An overview of the most active and urgent disability issues in this year’s Midterm Elections.

October 21: Voter Mobilization

What prevents disabled people from voting, and how can we “get out the vote” among eligible disabled voters?

November 6: Live-Tweeting Election Night

Join us as we share our voting stories, watch the results come in, and process the outcomes.

After the Midterms, we will take a bit of a break from electoral politics and focus on some more thematic, long-term disability issues:

November 11: Food Insecurity and Hunger

Exploring the multiple ways that hunger and disability are interrelated.

December 2: Poverty Narratives

Discussing how poverty is understood and talked about in multiple contexts, and how this relates to the disability community.

For more information on #CripTheVote:

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Gregg Beratan: @GreggBeratan
Andrew Pulrang: @AndrewPulrang

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