#DOnetwork Twitter Chat
Voting Rights and Accessibility
Thursday, November 1, 2018
3-4 PM Pacific
In partnership with the Disability Organizing (DO) Network, the Disability Visibility Project® will host a Twitter chat on voting rights and accessibility for Californians with disabilities.
Everyone is welcome to participate, but please know the conversation will be focused on voting and the California disability community. Please note this #DOnetwork chat is non-partisan meaning we will not be asking questions about specific candidates or political parties. There are links below on how to participate in a Twitter chat if this is your first time.
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The California Foundation for Independent Living Center (CFILC) facilitates the Disability Organizing (DO) Network, a statewide disability advocacy network of 28 Independent Living Centers and the communities they serve. In each center there is a full time staff person devoted to increasing civic participation through community organizing, education and advocacy around issues that affect the Disability Communities.
The Disability Visibility Project® is a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture founded by Alice Wong. Check out the Disability Visibility podcast for episodes about disability issues and culture: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/
How to Participate
At the time of the chat, click on the ‘Latest’ tab for the hashtag #DOnetwork. This will show you the questions and everyone’s responses in real time.
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.
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:
Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.adweek.com/digital/how-to-join-a-twitter-hashtag-chat/
Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc
Introductory Tweets and Questions for the Chat
Remember to use the hashtag when you tweet. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #DOnetwork”
Please note that this #DOnetwork chat will focus on voting and remain non-partisan. We will not be asking questions about specific candidates or political parties.
Another way to participate in the #DOnetwork 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/
Everyone is welcome to participate but please know the conversation will be focused voting and people w/ disabilities in California #DOnetwork
Q1 Welcome! Please introduce yourself and if you want, share where you are Tweeting from or any links about you, your work, or advocacy #DOnetwork
Q2 What is your advice to people interested in voting on how to register and learn about the different ways you can vote? #DOnetwork
Q3 What kinds of voter education, resources or outreach would you like to see for voters with disabilities in California? #DOnetwork
Q4 Have you ever experienced any barriers or difficulties when voting, registering to vote or accessing information about elections in your town or county? Please describe. #DOnetwork
Q5 What are some improvements that you would like to see in your county and the state of California on voting rights for people with disabilities? #DOnetwork
Q6 How can we advocate and help people who are in hospitals, under guardianship, or in institutions who want to vote? How can we help people who need a ride or other forms of assistance? #DOnetwork
Q7 How do we work as a community to increase the disability vote? #DOnetwork
Q8 If you are planning to vote next week, what are some important reminders you want to share with others about voting, and what to do if a problem occurs? #DOnetwork
This concludes our #DOnetwork chat on voting rights and accessibility. We will have other chats coming up in 2019! For more, follow @Donetworkorg’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DOnetwork.org/
A compilation of Tweets from this chat will be up shortly on @DOnetworkorg and @DisVisibility’s websites. Please continue the convo! And don’t forget to sign up to the #DONetwork for the latest news & events including our future Twitter chats: https://disabilityorganizing.net/