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.
How to Participate:
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: https://storify.com/RutiRegan/examplechat
Check out this captioned #ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc
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
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 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 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 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.