Wednesday, March 2, 2022

3/6/22 #CripTheVote Chat on the Homecare Workforce Crisis

 #CripTheVote Twitter Chat

Homecare Workforce Crisis

Sunday, March 6, 2022

7-8 PM Eastern, 4 PM Pacific

Guest hosts: @aijenpoo & @Spirit_SCI

The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to a Twitter chat on the Home Care Workforce Crisis with guest hosts Ai-jen Poo and José Hernandez.

Ai-jen Poo is an award-winning organizer, author, and a leading voice in the women’s movement. She is the Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Director of Caring Across Generations, Co-Founder of SuperMajority, Co-Host of Sunstorm podcast and a Trustee of the Ford Foundation.

José Hernandez is an Organizer for @CDPAANYS. He experienced a spinal cord injury at age 15, 27 years ago. He became passionate about advocacy after attending an event in DC. He is part of NYC's Civic Engagement Commission appointed by Mayor de Blasio. He is also the President of @NYCSpinal 

How to Participate

Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang and @DisVisibility as well as our guest hosts @aijenpoo & @Spirit_SCI. 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 home care workforce crisis. 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. Before we get started, feel free to introduce yourself. If you are comfortable, please share how you are doing as we enter year three of the pandemic? What brings you joy in these times? #CripTheVote #CareCantWait

Q2. In a pandemic in which the importance of being able to stay in your home has never been more obvious, it has never been harder to recruit and retain home care workers. How difficult is it to find and keep home care workers in your area? #CripTheVote #CareCantWait

Q3. What are some of the causes of this workforce crisis? #CripTheVote #CareCantWait

Q4. Do we value home care workers enough? If not, why? How can the Disability Community be in Solidarity with home care workers? #CripTheVote #CareCantWait

Q5.  What are the political, institutional, and historical factors that have shaped this crisis? In what ways has racism, xenophobia, classism, and sexism contributed to the crisis? And how can they be addressed? #CripTheVote #CareCantWait

Q6. What policy solutions might be used to address the home care workforce crisis? Aside from a living wage, what else is needed to end this crisis? #CripTheVote #CareCantWait

Q7. What are the points of conflict and potential opportunities to organize and mobilize the disability community, unions, community organizers, and government in solving this crisis?" #CripTheVote #CareCantWait

Q8. What does the future of home care look like if providers and home care users truly have the support and infrastructure they need? #CripTheVote #CareCantWait

This concludes our #CripTheVote Chat on the home care workforce crisis 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 chats for June and July in the coming weeks. #CripTheVote