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September 27, 2020 #CripTheVote Chat: Coronavirus and the 2020 Elections

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#CripTheVote Twitter Chat
Coronavirus and the 2020 Elections
Sunday, September 27, 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:

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:

Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it:

Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat:

Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc

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 even as the US Postal Service faces severe cutbacks. 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? 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. What do you think of how the political parties shaped their conventions in response to COVID19? We’re they more or less accessible? Did it widen or narrow participation? #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:

Please check our blog, the hashtag or our facebook page as we will be announcing more activities in the coming days before Election Day. #CripTheVote