I am pleased to announce a social media project designed to get disabled people more involved in the upcoming U.S. General Elections, and to raise the profile of disability issues. It’s called #CripTheVote. Alice Wong, of the Disability Visibility Project, Gregg Beratan and Disability Thinking will collaborate on a series of Twitter Chats before Presidential Debates, under the #CripTheVote hashtag.
The first two #CripTheVote events will be this February:
#CripTheVote: Our Voices, Our Vote
Americans with Disabilities and Political Participation
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.
How to Participate
When the debate begins, check out the live-stream: http://twubs.com/CripTheVote
Additional information on voting and people with disabilities
A note on language and usage of the word ‘crip’:
Questions? Media inquiries?
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