Join Us on Jan 19th for #CDRchat on Disability Advocacy & State Budgets!

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Hosted by the Center for Disability Rights #CDRchat is a topical discussion aimed at opening up the discourse on a variety of disability issues. This month’s chat is co-sponsored by #CripTheVote and will be guest hosted by CDR’s own Adam Prizio & Gregg Beratan as well as #CripTheVote’s Andrew Pulrang and Alice Wong.

For this month’s Chat we are excited to discuss the topic “The Front Lines: Disability Advocacy & State Budgets” looking at why it is important and how advocates and activists can engage with state budget processes. Tune in on Thursday, January 19, at 3pm EST!

You can find the questions for this chat in this post. And there will be a recap of the chat posted here.

Capital building with background of dollar bills. Yellow bars with text, "#CDRchat - Jan 19 - 3pm EST, The Front Lines: Disability Advocacy & State Budgets."

How to Participate:

Follow @CDRNYS @adam_prizio   @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang @DisVisibility  on Twitter

When it’s time, search #CDRchat #CripTheVote on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Live’ tab for the full conversation.

If you might be overwhelmed by the volume of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions, check @CDRNYS’s tweets. Each question will tweeted 4-5 minutes apart.

Check out this explanation of how to participate in a twitter chat by Ruti Regan:

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

Introductory tweets

Welcome to the 1st #CDRchat of 2017. Jointly hosted by #CripTheVote our topic will be The Front Lines: Disability Advocacy & State Budgets

Please remember to use the #CDRchat & #CripTheVote hashtags when you tweet.

If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CDRchat  #CripTheVote

Questions for the joint #CDRchat #CripTheVote chat on 01/19/17

Q1. Why should Disability advocates respond to their State’s Budget processes? #CDRchat #CripTheVote

Q2. What issues are you most concerned about in your state’s Budget? #CDRchat #CripTheVote

Q3. How can disability advocates and activists affect/shape state budgets #CDRchat #CripTheVote

Q4. How does your state do on considering disability issues? How could they do better? #CDRchat #CripTheVote

Q5. Are there opportunities outside of the budget to shape your State’s response to disability issues? What are they? #CDRchat #CripTheVote

Q6. How can your state’s budgetmaking process be made more inclusive and/or welcoming of disability participation? #CDRchat #CripTheVote

Q7. Which state/local orgs & websites do you rely on to find out disability-related info about your State’s budget? #CDRchat #CripTheVote

Q8. How can our Community avoid being pitted against other marginalized groups in the struggle for limited resources? #CDRchat #CripTheVote

Host Biographies


Adam with brown beard and short hair, wearing blue buttoned shirt and smiling at the camera.Adam Prizio is the Manager of Government Affairs at the Center for Disability Rights. He is an active member of ADAPT. He is also a proud graduate of Notre Dame Law School.



Gregg with dark short hair and beard, wearing black shirt, is smiling directly at the camera.Gregg Beratan is a Policy Analyst at the Center for Disability Rights. He has worked in Disability Rights and Academia in the US, UK, Poland & India. He is one of the co-founders of #CripTheVote.



Andrew with short brown hair and eyeglasses, in red sweater, is smiling at the camera.Andrew Pulrang was the Executive Director of the North Country Center for Independence in Plattsburgh, New York for many years in the 1990s and 2000s. He is now a disability blogger and a co-founder of the Twitter-based #CripTheVote campaign.


Alice with shoulder length black hair and thin eyeglasses, is wearing colorful flower patterned top and smiling directly at the camera.Alice Wong is the Founder and Project Coordinator for the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to sharing disability stories and culture. Alice is also a co-partner in #CripTheVote and a Staff Research Associate for the Community Living Policy Center in San Francisco.