Bright yellow image with black text centered that reads: "#CripTheVote Twitter Chat: Our Voices, Our Vote Americans with Disabilities and Political Participation. Twitter chats: #DemDebate         February 11, 2016, Time: TBD. #GOPDebate February 13, 2016, Time: TBD. Follow @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility @GreggBeratan on Twitter"

#CripTheVote: Our Voices, Our Vote

The Disability Visibility Project and Disability Thinking will host a series of Twitter chats this year following the 2016 Presidential Election and other local elections.

#CripTheVote: Our Voices, Our Vote

Americans with Disabilities and Political Participation

Hosted by Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, the first two chats will preview two debates in February:

Democratic Debate         February 11, 2016, PBS, Time: TBD 

Republican Debate         February 13, 2016, CBS, Time: TBD 

#CripTheVote is a nonpartisan campaign to engage both voters and politicians in a productive discussion about disability issues in the United States, with the hope that disability takes on greater prominence within the American political landscape.

While #CripTheVote is a nonpartisan project, we understand that many people have already developed preferences for particular candidates. This is great–we only ask that everyone is respectful in their interactions with each other. Our primary focus here is on increasing engagement with disability issues as a part of American politics and on the need for that we are all in agreement!

How to Participate

When the debate begins, check out the live-stream: http://twubs.com/CripTheVote

Follow @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility @GreggBeratan on Twitter for updates

Use the hashtags #CripTheVote and #DemDebate or #GOPdebate when you tweet

Additional information on voting and people with disabilities

http://disabilitythinking.com/election-2016-cripthevote

A note on language and usage of the word ‘crip’:

https://www.wright.edu/event/sex-disability-conference/crip-theory

Questions? Media inquiries?

Email Alice: DisabilityVisibilityProject@gmail.com

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