Saturday, May 23, 2020

May 31, 2020 #CripTheVote Chat: Coronavirus and The 2020 Elections

#CripTheVote Twitter Chat Coronavirus & 2020 Election - Sunday, May 31, 2020, 7 PM Eastern - http:cripthevote.blogspot.com

#CripTheVote Twitter Chat
Coronavirus and The 2020 Elections
Sunday, May 31, 2020
7 PM Eastern, 4 PM Pacific

The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to a Twitter chat on the impact of the coronavirus on the 2020 elections.

How to Participate

Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang & @DisVisibility. 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 approximately 5-6 minutes apart. 

Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/

Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq

Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/

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 Chat Questions

Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat on the coronavirus and the 2020 elections 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. First of all, how are you doing? How are you dealing with the challenges of staying at home or going out, getting your needs met, and keeping safe especially if you are high risk and/or immunocompromised? #CripTheVote 

Q2.  What are your concerns about how the #Covid19 crisis will affect disabled people’s participation in #Election2020? #CripTheVote

Q3. Are you planning on voting? If so what method of voting do you prefer and is it accessible to you where you live? #CripTheVote

Q4. There have been a number of efforts across the country to expand mail in/absentee balloting. Should all voting this year be by mail? Are there reasons you feel in person voting must be kept available? #CripTheVote

Q5. Have you seen reason to be concerned about voter disenfranchisement / suppression … particularly in communities of color? What have you seen? How has the #Covid19 crisis affected these efforts?” #CripTheVote

Q6. How has the the #Coronavirus reshaped #Election2020? Has it distracted us from the election or merely altered the issues we are focused on? Has it changed what the top issues are for you? #CripTheVote

Q7. In light of the #COVID19 pandemic, what do you think should happen with the Democratic and Republican Party conventions this summer? #CripTheVote

Q8. How is the #COVID19 pandemic affecting local campaigns and voting procedures in your state and local area? #CripTheVote

This concludes our #CripTheVote Chat on ‘The Coronavirus and the 2020 Elections’ thank you all for joining us. Please keep the conversation going. A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/

Please check our blog, the hashtag or our facebook page as we will be announcing our chat’s for June and July in the coming weeks. #CripTheVote

Monday, May 11, 2020

May 17, 2020 #CripTheVote Twitter Chat: Coronavirus and Health Disparities

#CripTheVote Twitter Chat Coronavirus & Health Disparities, Sunday, May 17, 2020, 7 pm Eastern, with guest hosts @ADAPTanita and @NotThreeFifths http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/
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#CripTheVote Twitter Chat
Coronavirus and Health Disparities
Sunday, May 17, 2020
7 PM Eastern, 4 PM Pacific

The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to a Twitter chat on the coronavirus, health disparities, and the disability community with co-hosts Dustin Gibson and Anita Cameron.

Dustin is an abolitionist that creates he[art]work to address the nexus between race, class, and disability. He provides support in building peer support networks with people leaving institutions.

Anita is Director of Minority Outreach for Not Dead Yet. She has met with national and state policy makers and has written persuasively about opposition to a public policy of assisted suicide from the perspectives of communities of color who experience disparities in access to healthcare.

How to Participate

Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility @NotThreeFifths & @ADAPTanita 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 approximately 5-6 minutes apart. 

Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/

Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq

Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/

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 Chat Questions 

Welcome to the #CripTheVote Twitter chat on #COVID19, health disparities, and the disability community with guest hosts @NotThreeFifths and @adaptanita. 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 How are YOU doing so far? How are you dealing with the challenges of staying at home or going out, getting your needs met, and keeping safe especially if you are high risk and/or immunocompromised? #CripTheVote 

Q2 There’s a LOT happening everyday with this pandemic. What are some of the major issues that concern you politically as a disabled, sick, immunocompromised or older person? #CripTheVote 

Q3 How does systemic racism, ableism, and other forms of oppression result in health disparities and the disproportionate impact on Black, brown, and indigenous communities? #CripTheVote 


Q4 Fat, older, disabled, and sick people, especially if they are people of color, face higher risks of exposure to the coronavirus and less access to care. What changes do you want to see addressing this at the local, state, and federal level? #CripTheVote

Q5 How has the response to the coronavirus changed your access to food, medications, treatments, procedures, and medical supplies that impacted your health? Please share if you are comfortable. #CripTheVote

Q6 Sites of confinement, like nursing facilities, prisons/jails, “detention” centers, institutions, group “homes” and other congregate settings are experiencing rapid #COVID19 outbreaks and deaths. What kind of actions are needed to save lives? #CripTheVote

Q7 What are some specific policy changes that are needed to address the systemic inequality in  healthcare? What kinds of infrastructure do we need in place to support all people? #CripTheVote

Q8 Depending on where you live, when will you feel safe during and after the pandemic? What needs to happen locally & nationally until you feel more confident resuming your usual activities? #CripTheVote

This concludes our #CripTheVote chat on #COVID19 & health disparities. Many thanks to everyone for joining us, especially our guest hosts @ADAPTanita & @NotThreeFifths! Please keep the conversation going. A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/

For more perspective from people grounded in #DisabilityJustice work watch/read the “Grounding Movements In Disability Justice” webinar by @NotThreeFifths @ExploreDorian, @Azza_Alt, @TalilaLewis, @CyreeJarelle, & Nirmala Erevelles. https://www.dustinpgibson.com/offerings/groundingmovementsindj

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

2/12/20 #CripTheVote Twitter Chat on Debate Accessibility


Graphic with a white background with text that reads: #CripTheVote Twitter Chat, Debate Accessibility, February 12, 2020, 4 pm Pacific, 5 pm Mountain, 6 pm Central/ 7 pm Eastern, Co-host: AAPD. On the left is a black Twitter bird icon, on the right are two speech bubbles, and on the lower-right hand corner is the logo for the American Association of People with Disabilities in navy blue.
Graphic with a white background with text that reads: #CripTheVote Twitter Chat, Debate Accessibility, February 12, 2020, 4 pm Pacific, 5 pm Mountain, 6 pm Central/ 7 pm Eastern, Co-host: AAPD. On the left is a black Twitter bird icon, on the right are two speech bubbles, and on the lower-right hand corner is the logo for the American Association of People with Disabilities in navy blue.

The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to a Twitter chat on debate accessibility on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 7 pm Eastern, with our co-host the REV UP network through the American Association of People with Disabilities. With Election Day only nine months away, debates are more important than ever. Join us in a conversation on what you expect from debates with Presidential candidates.

How to Participate


Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility and @AAPD. 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 approximately 5-6 minutes apart. 

Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/

Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq

Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/

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 Chat Questions 


Welcome to the #CripTheVote Twitter chat on debate accessibility with co-host @AAPD! Remember to use the #CripTheVote & #REVUP hashtag when you tweet. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote #REVUP”

Q1 Please describe your experiences following and watching debates featuring Presidential candidates for #Election2020. How do you watch and follow the debate as it happens live?  #CripTheVote #REVUP

Q2 If you have watched or followed recent debates featuring Presidential candidates for #Election2020, what are your overall thoughts on their quality, format, and content? #CripTheVote #REVUP 

Q3 Have you experienced any accessibility issues when watching, following, or attending a debate? Please describe. #CripTheVote #REVUP

Q4 What makes a debate ‘good’ or ‘bad’ in your opinion? What do you expect from candidates during a debate?  #CripTheVote #REVUP

A moderator in December 19, 2019 Democratic primary debate asked a question about disability for the first time ever. For a brief recap: https://wakelet.com/wake/eeffba6c-73b0-4ace-be8e-8a0153262409 #CripTheVote #REVUP

Q5 What kinds of questions are missing from the debates so far, especially for the disability community? What are you looking for in a candidate’s response? #CripTheVote #REVUP

Q6 Are there particular formats or moderation by hosts that you prefer? What types of formats and moderation are more inclusive and accessible to you as a viewer?  #CripTheVote #REVUP

Q7 How much of a factor is a candidate’s performances in debates in deciding who you will vote for? #CripTheVote #REVUP

Q8 What are some recommendations to networks, moderators, and candidates on improving debates so that they are more accessible and inclusive? #CripTheVote #REVUP

This concludes our #CripTheVote chat on debate accessibility with @AAPD. Many thanks to everyone for joining us today! Please keep the conversation going! A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/ #REVUP



Wednesday, January 15, 2020

1/17/20 Candidate Chat with Pete Buttigieg

Twitter Town Hall Candidate Chat with Pete Buttigieg - Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1-2 PM EST - 2020 Buttigieg logo - #CripTheVote
Twitter Town Hall Candidate Chat with Pete Buttigieg, Fri, Jan 17, 2020, 1-2 PM EST, 2020 Buttigieg logo, #CripTheVote 
The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to our next candidate chat, with Pete Buttigieg on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 1:00 pm Eastern. Below is an outline of the chat format including questions for Pete Buttigieg. Everyone is welcome to ask questions before, during, and after the chat, but there will be time set aside for engagement with the community in the last 20 minutes. 


Please note: Our advocacy is nonpartisan and any chats with candidates are not official endorsements.


For more about Pete Buttigieg’s plan, Dignity, Access, and Belonging: A New Era of Inclusion for People with Disabilities https://peteforamerica.com/policies/access/


How to Participate


Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility and @PeteButtigieg. 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 6-7 minutes apart. 

Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/

Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq

Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/

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 Chat Questions 


Welcome to the #CripTheVote candidate chat with @PeteButtigieg! Remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet. For more about Pete Buttigieg’s plan, Dignity, Access, and Belonging: A New Era of Inclusion for People with Disabilities https://peteforamerica.com/policies/access/

We will ask 6 questions to @PeteButtigieg. Everyone is welcome to ask questions throughout the chat but there will be time set aside for engagement with community members in the last 20 minutes. #CripTheVote


Q1 @PeteButtigieg: Tell us about your engagement with the disability community so far and examples of your campaign’s access and inclusion. #CripTheVote


Q2 @PeteButtigieg: What are some of the main things you learned from the disability community and how did it influence your overall vision of what you want to do if elected? #CripTheVote  


Q3 @PeteButtigieg: Please share your policies and proposals that are focused on people with disabilities and how you developed them. #CripTheVote


Q4 @PeteButtigieg: How are disabled people involved in your campaign whether it’s staff, volunteers, advisors, or consultants? How will this continue in your administration if elected? #CripTheVote


Q5 @PeteButtigieg: Is there anything else you’d like to share with us about disability issues? #CripTheVote


Q6 @PeteButtigieg: Do you have any questions you’d like to ask the disability community? #CripTheVote


At this time we’d like to open up the conversation to everyone with @PeteButtigieg. Feel free to ask questions or share your thoughts. Don’t forget to use the #CripTheVote tag!

This concludes our #CripTheVote candidate chat with @PeteButtigieg. Many thanks to Pete Buttigieg, his team, and everyone for joining us today! Please keep the conversation going! A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/

FYI: We invite all Presidential candidates to join us in #CripTheVote chats similar to this one where they can answer the same questions and interact with disabled voters 
Just send us an email: cripthevote@gmail.com

#CripTheVote Live Tweet of the January 2020 Democratic Primary Debate

Thursday, January 9, 2020

January 12, 2020 #CripTheVote Chat on Proposed Changes in Social Security Reviews

Save the Date - Twitter Chat on Social Security's Changes to Continuing Disability Reviews - January 12, 2020 7 PM EST - Center for American Progress logo on lower left, #CripTheVote logo on lower right
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Save the Date - Twitter Chat on Social Security's Changes to Continuing Disability Reviews - January 12, 2020 7 PM EST - Center for American Progress logo on lower left, #CripTheVote logo on lower right

#CripTheVote Chat on Proposed Changes in
Social Security Disability Reviews


Sunday, January 12, 2020
7 PM Eastern / 4 PM Pacific


With guest hosts:


Rebecca Cokley Center for American Progress
Matthew Cortland, Disability Rights Attorney
Elena Hung, Little Lobbyists
Community Legal Services
Tinu Abayomi-Paul, Activist and Disabled Entrepreneur


The Trump Administration is proposing new Social Security Disability rules that could mean more reviews and paperwork in order to keep disability benefits which could result in hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities losing their benefits. For more information:








Additional Links


It would help to add a few links to articles explaining the proposals, and to places where people can comment or take other action.


How to Participate


Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility, and guest hosts Rebecca Cokley @RebeccaCokley, Center for American Progress, Matthew Cortland @mattbc, Disability Rights Attorney, Elena Hung @LittleLobbyists, Little Lobbyists, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia @CLSphila, and Tinu Abayomi-Paul @tinu, Activist and Disabled Entrepreneur. 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 approximately 5-6 minutes apart. 


Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/


Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq


Here is an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/


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 Chat Questions


Welcome to the #CripTheVote Chat on Proposed Changes in #SocialSecurity Disability Reviews, with guest hosts @RebeccaCokley, @mattbc, @LittleLobbyists, @CLSPhila & @tinu.


Remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet. For this topic you can also add #NoSocialSecurityCuts. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote”


We will be talking about 2 programs in particular today: SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income). For more about each: https://www.ssa.gov/disability/ #CripTheVote


The proposed Social Security changes involve “Continuing Disability Reviews.” For information on these reviews: https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-cdrs-ussi.htm #CripTheVote


Q1: What have you heard about the Trump Administration’s proposed changes in Continuing Disability Reviews? #CripTheVote


Q2: Are you on SSDI or SSI benefits, or both … now or in the past? What would happen to you financially if you were to lose your benefits because the Social Security Administration thinks you're no longer disabled? #CripTheVote


Q3 If you receive SSDI or SSI benefits, how long did it take for you to qualify, from first applying to receiving your first check? #CripTheVote


Q4 Have you gone through a Continuing Disability Review? What was that process like? #CripTheVote


Q5: What are some of the most common beliefs and misconceptions people have about SSI and SSDI? #CripTheVote


Q6: How do these Social Security proposals relate to other efforts to cut benefits to people with disabilities? #CripTheVote


Q7: How do we explain the danger of this proposal to people who think it's just a common sense effort to prevent fraud and overpayment? #CripTheVote


Q8: What are some positive changes that could be made to SSDI and SSI that would actually benefit disabled people? #CripTheVote


This concludes our #CripTheVote chat on Proposed Changes in Social Security Disability Continuing Disability Reviews. Many thanks to our co-hosts @RebeccaCokley @mattbc, @LittleLobbyists, @CLSphila & @tinu.


Please keep the conversation going! A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more information on #CripTheVote, visit the blog at: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/