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TOMORROW at 2-3 PM Pacific: DOnetwork California Census Week of Action Twitter Chat!

September 10, 2020

Large graphic with green box in the upper left corner. Text says: Disability Organizing Network Twitter Chat with the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)Census Week of Action Friday, September 11 2:00 PM Pacific #DisabilityCounts2020 For more: disabilityorganizing.net
About
As many of you may know, the time to respond to 2020 Census is coming to a close. For the disability community, this has been an impactful year — we’ve seen a major change to the process — the ability to respond online!
It’s also been a year of challenges with COVID-19 and the California wildfires. (Census data directly informs federal and state government on budget considerations for programs like FEMA and CalFire, so this data is especially important right now!)
Please join us on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 2:00-3:00 PM for a Twitter Chat to close out the California Census “Week of Action” — a push to two ensure that members of our community, our families, friends and loved ones are counted! We must make sure that #DisabilityCounts2020!
 
How to Participate
Follow @DOnetworkorg for the latest information about the chat.
At the time of the chat, click on the ‘Latest’ tab for the hashtag #DisabilityCounts2020. This will show you the questions and everyone’s responses in real time.
If you are overwhelmed by the amount of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check the @DOnetworkorg Twitter 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: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq
Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/
Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc: https://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/


 

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Welcome to the Disability Organizing Network (DOnetwork) website! The DOnetwork calls to action the California Disability Communities and allies, through community organizing, advocacy, education, leadership development and coalition building to effect systems change in local, state and national issues.

The CFILC Disability Organizing Network is 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.