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kNOw Abuse, Report Abuse: Disability & Elder Abuse Awareness - Social Media Chat Recap

Date: June 29, 2017

Presenter: Disability Organizing Network

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In honor of Disability & Elder Abuse Awareness Month in June, the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) partnered with the California Association on Area Agencies on Aging, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Disability Rights California to facilitate a social media chat to share resources on reporting and addressing issues related to disability & elder Abuse on June 29, 2017.

The social media chat, called #kNOwAbuseReportAbuse was offered via Twitter and Facebook and had the participation of Silence = Violence members, aging and disability abuse advocates, as well as concerned individuals.

The chat via Twitter garnered 2,548 total impressions and 201 engagements. The chat via Facebook garnered 2,350 total impressions and 87 post clicks total.

As convening members of the Silence = Violence Network, CFILC meets regularly with over 15 organizations that serve populations of aging adults and people with disabilities to collaboratively increase public awareness of the abuse epidemic, decrease incidents and expand reporting.
For more information on the Silence = Violence Network, please contact Mark Starford via email at mark@brcenter.org.

Click here to download the recap:
http://disabilityorganizing.net/training-events/docs/62917 KARA Chat Recap.pdf

Disability Capitol Action Day

Date: June 13, 2017

Presenter: Disability Action Coalition

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Disability Capitol Action Day (DCAD) is one of the nation's largest and most diverse yearly day of cross disability and unity. Thousands of people with disabilities and their allies came together to celebrate coalition at the State Capitol. People come together in unity for our day at the Capitol. Participants will have the chance to honor the champions of the disability rights movement and motivate our future leaders with disabilities.

Healthcare Advocacy Summit

Date: March 21, 2017

Presenter: Disability Organizing Network

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Disability and health care advocates will come together for a one-day health care community organizing summit to strategize on a campaign plan that will allow us to work collaboratively to protect, preserve and continue to make health care systems accessible for people with disabilities.

People with Disabilities and Our Right to Vote Training Webinar

Date: September 26, 2016

Presenter: Fred Nisen, Disability Rights California; Dolores Tejada, Community Resources for Independent Living

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Supporting people with disabilities is a crucial part of independence. Learn about the rights of people with disabilities to vote in California and the recent law regarding people under conservatorship and their right to vote. This is an opportunity to gain knowledge about who can vote. The second half of the webinar will cover outreach strategies for reaching these populations.

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National Disability Voter Registration Organizing and Training Webinar

Date: May 24, 2016

Presenter: Zach Baldwin (AAPD), Helena Berger (AAPD), Michelle Bishop (NDRN), Jim Dickson (NCIL), Chris Griffin (DLC-MA), Ted Jackson (CFILC & DOnetwork), Bob Kafka (ADAPT & REV UP-TX)

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As part of the DOnetwork's 2016 #VoteDisability Get-Out-The-Vote campaign we are pleased and excited to host the REV UP campaigns and partners from around the country for this webinar to prepare for "National Disability Voter Registration Week" (NDVRW) July 11-15, 2016. The goal of NDVRW is to build disability community political and electoral power by increasing registration of voters with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. The webinar will aid organizers from across the country to hold their own voter registration events, both in person and online. Participants will learn the best practices for growing the capacity of your own local voter registration effort from professional campaign organizers and disability policy advocates. It is our hope that communities across America will take part in week of civic engagement during July 11-15, 2016 which will ultimately prepare the disability community to increase our voter turnout for the November 2016 General Election. NDRVW partners include the American Association of People with Disabilities, ADAPT, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers, DOnetwork, National Disability Rights Network, National Council on Independent Living, Disability Law Center, the REV UP Texas & Massachusetts campaigns, #CripTheVote Social media campaign and the #VoteDisability campaign. 2016 is our year to increase the disability vote and begin building electoral power and hold our elected officials accountable - everyone is welcome to join us!

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Making Your Campaign Accessible: Social Media

Date: May 11, 2016

Presenter: Emily Ladau, Maddy Ruvolo, Dolores Tejada, Alice Wong

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Please join us for this second webinar in this series, which will explore how you can make your campaign's social media voter outreach more accessible for voters with disabilities. There are 36 Million eligible voters with disabilities across America and in 2012 they ranked the second largest minority voting bloc. Many people with disabilities look at accessibility as a determining factor for their vote. This webinar is perfect for candidates, campaign and political party staff or non-profit organizations doing non-partisan voter education and get-out-the-vote. This webinar will begin by reviewing statistics about voters with disabilities and their historical voting trends. Then we will dig deeper into creating an accessible social media experience on outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The webinar will include how-to information about access tools like imbedding text into pictures so that blind people using screen readers can enjoy their meaning . This how-to training will also share resources and referrals for campaigns to find help in their quest to become more available to an estimated 20% of the eligible electorate. Feel free to share this opportunity with your networks - everyone is welcome to join us!

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Making Your Campaign Accessible: Website and Online Tools

Date: April 7, 2016

Presenter: Michelle Bishop, National Disability Rights Network

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Please join us for this webinar exploring how you can make your campaign's online voter outreach more accessible for people with disabilities. This webinar is perfect for candidates, campaign and political party staff or non-profit organizations doing non-partisan voter education and get-out-the-vote. There are 36 Million eligible voters with disabilities across America and in 2012 they ranked the second largest minority voting bloc. Many people with disabilities look at accessibility as a determining factor for their vote. This webinar will begin by exploring disability-friendly and culturally inclusive concepts that campaign can easily fold in to their own campaign culture. Then we will dig deeper into creating accessible documents and creating an accessible website with a focus on content, navigation and software compatibility. This how-to training will also share resources and referrals for campaigns to find help in their quest to become more available to an estimated 20% of the electorate. Feel free to share this opportunity with your networks - everyone is welcome to join us!

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Dialogues in Disability Pride and Culture: Thinking Out of the Box - Self Determination

Date: February 10, 2016

Presenter: Cheryl Hewitt, SCDD Statewide Self Advocacy Network

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This is presented by members of the Statewide Self Advocacy Network (SSAN), a program of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. The SSAN connects self-advocates, their communities and statewide organizations to increase advocacy among persons with disabilities. In October of 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law the Self-Determination Program, which will provide consumers and their families with more freedom, control, and responsibility in choosing services and supports to help them meet objectives in their Individual Program Plan. This webinar will provide general information on how Self Determination will work. This is a great webinar for consumer, staff and parents that are looking for a new way to have their services provided. This is the 1st webinar giving initial information. Once the Self Determination waiver is approved for California another webinar will follow with more detailed information. Please join us to get the current information on Self Determination.

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Access Now Statewide Briefing: State Council on Developmental Disabilities

Date: August 20, 2015

Presenter: Aaron Carruthers (State Council on Developmental Disabilities)

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The DOnetwork is please to host Aaron Carruthers, Executive Director, State Council on Developmental Disabilities for the August statewide Briefing. This will be an opportunity to learn about the SCDD, its programs and goals. Folks will learn about the Federal DD Act, the Lanterman Act, the Council's unique role and its commitment to expanding self determination and employment for people with disabilities. We will also hear about the people the SCDD supports like the self advocates on the Statewide Self Advocacy network. Please invite your friends and colleagues - everyone is welcome!

Dialogues in Disability Pride and Culture: Employment First

Date: August 18, 2015

Presenter: Statewide Self Advocacy Members: Kecia Weller (Tarjan Center), Lisa Cooley (Sacramento Regional Center), Ted Jackson (CFILC)

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This is presented by members of the Statewide Self Advocacy Network (SSAN), a program of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. The SSAN connects self-advocates, their communities and statewide organizations to increase leadership by persons with disabilities. This webinar will explore their grassroots organizing to promote California's Employment First policy that was signed into law in October 2013 by Governor Brown. "Employment First" provides that opportunities for integrated, competitive employment shall be given the highest priority for working age individuals with developmental disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. California became the 12th state in the nation to enact such a policy. This is a great webinar for activists or people with disabilities seeking employment - everyone is welcome to join us!

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Access Now Statewide Briefing: Celebrating and Continuing the Spirit of the ADA!

Date: July 16, 2015

Presenter: Sheri Burns (National Council on Independent Living Region 9 Representative) & Debra Sue Stevens (Silicon Valley Independent Living Center)

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Rolling through the summer to recognize the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the DOnetwork will bring two speakers to share how we can celebrate and advocate! Debra Sue Stevens from the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center will join us to discuss the upcoming Disability Unity Festival happening in San Francisco, CA this coming September 2015. Then Sheri Burns from Community Resources for Independent Living and the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) will explore national policy priorities for people with disabilities. These policy goals continue the the work of the first 25 years under the Americans with Disabilities Act into the next generation. This briefing will be a great opportunity for folks attending NCIL's July 2015 National Conference or those seeking to organize folks out for celebration at the September festival.

Conversations in Civic Courage: Organizing with Immigrant Populations

Date: July 15, 2015

Presenter: Habiba Simjee (University of California Santa Barbara Undocumented Student Services Program), Rigoberto Gutierrez (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy)

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The DOnetwork's webinar series "Conversations in Civic Courage" explores the best practices and lessons learned from diverse movements for social justice. The goal of this series is to showcase examples of success that disability organizers can implement into their own work to organize accessible communities. This webinar "Organizing with Immigrant Communities" will give participants the chance to learn from two effective programs searching for equality for undocumented people seeking inclusion, known as "Dreamers," in California's Central Coast. The Undocumented Student Services program at UC Santa Barbara is dedicated to advocating on behalf of the undocumented student community, providing resources and referrals to address the unique needs of the undocumented student population, offering ally trainings to the larger campus community, and using a collaborative model to provide holistic support to undocumented students. CAUSE is a regional grassroots organization that creates social, economic, and environmental justice through policy research, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy. Currently, CAUSE is focused with Immigrant Rights in Santa Barbara and Ventura County. This webinar is great for organizational staff, community leaders and volunteer collaborating to engage unserved and underrepresented people in their communities.

Los Angeles ADA Festival

Date: July 11, 2015

Presenter: City of Los Angeles and LA Area Independent Living Centers

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Join the DOnetwork by marching in the parade and organizing at the booth at the Los Angeles ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration. We will meet at 9:30 am to join the march, then from 11am to 5pm we will organize at our festival booth. The DOnetwork will be conducting a community survey at our booth and each person who completes the survey has a chance to win a great prize. The celebration of the American with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary begins with a two-block "March to the Fest" departing at 10:00 a.m. from 2nd & Main Streets in downtown Los Angeles to a FREE event in front of Los Angeles City Hall on the Spring Street side and at the South Lawn. The address is 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles 90012. The event will include arts & crafts, a Hero Wall, music, performances, vendors, celebrities, resource fair, food trucks and raffle prizes. It will take place from 11am - 5pm. The entire block will be closed and there is ample public parking around the event. For more information call CALIF at (213)627-0477

Southern California Access Now Quarterly Regional Meeting

Date: July 10, 2015

Presenter: Everyone: Interactive Agenda

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For this quarterly meeting we will be doing some planning and preparation to participate in upcoming events. First, we develop outreach strategies to recruit our community members to attend the DOnetwork's "California #ADA25 Conference" in San Francisco on September 25-26, 2015 (scholarships will be made available to disability community members). Then we'll organize for the Los Angeles ADA 25 Parade and Festival the next day by learning how to participate in the parade, the DOnetwork booth and have a great poster making party! Please invite your friends - everyone is welcome to join us!

Conversations in Civic Courage: Immigration Equality

Date: June 18, 2015

Presenter: Caroline Dessert (Immigration Equality Executive Director), Pamela Denzer (Immigration Equality Asylum Program Supervisor)

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The DOnetwork's webinar series "Conversations in Civic Courage" explores the best practices and lessons learned from diverse movements for social justice. The goal of this series is to showcase examples of success that disability organizers can implement into their own work to organize accessible communities. Please join us in welcoming our partners in social justice at Immigration Equality for a 90 minute webinar in this series. Since 1994, Immigration Equality has been representing LGBT and HIV-positive asylum seekers, detainees, and binational couples, who are fighting for safety, fair treatment, and freedom. Immigration Equality represents people from around the world fleeing violence, abuse and persecution because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV status. Their team of legal experts has won asylum for more than 600 LGBT and HIV-positive individuals. Please invite your friends, family, neighbors, schoolmates, colleagues and caregivers for

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Access Now Statewide Briefing: California #ADA25 Conference Workshop Proposal Tutorial

Date: June 12, 2015

Presenter: Ted Jackson (California Foundation for Independent Living Centers), Tim Fuchs (National Council on Independent Living)

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The DOnetwork will host the statewide "California #ADA25 Conference: Access, Availability, Advocacy and Civil Rights" in September 2015. This conference will explore successes resulting from the first 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act and chart the course for the next generation. The DOnetwork will be accepting proposals for breakout workshop sessions in June 2015. This briefing will review the proposal process and offer resources and help to individuals and organizations who wish to propose a workshop. Invited guest speaker Tim Fuchs from the National Council on Independent Living will talk about what they look for in disability related workshops for their national conference. Our goal at this statewide briefing is to provide the best resources for DOnetwork members and partners to propose workshops. The DOnetwork is hoping to grow the capacity of our reach by engaging new and current partners for this conference, more information will be made available in the coming months. If you are considering taking a leadership role at the statewide conference by submitting a workshop proposal please join us - everyone is welcome!

Access Now Statewide Briefing: Disability Capitol Action Day 2015

Date: May 14, 2015

Presenter: Christina Mills (CFILC), Brandon Tartaglia (DRC)

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The Disability Organizing Network will get ready for Disability Capitol Action Day (DCAD) 2015 on our May briefing. We will be joined by Christina Mills (California Foundation for Independent Living Centers) and Brandon Tartaglia (Disability Rights California), who will review the DCAD events and priority issues to bring to your elected officials attention. DCAD will be held on Wednesday May 20, 2015 and this year's theme is ADA25: Today, Tomorrow, Forever. For more information about attending DCAD please visit www.DisabilityActionCoalition.org or call the DOnetwork organizer at your local Independent Living Center.

Bay Area Spring Quarterly Access Now Regional Meeting

Date: April 23, 2015

Presenter: Maddy Ruvolo, Marin center for Independent Living

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The spring quarterly meeting will concentrate on preparing Bay Area advocates for Disability Capitol Action Day (DCAD) in Sacramento on May 20, 2015. Together we will develop local and regional issue priorities to bring to the attention of our representatives in Sacramento. Then a "Sharing Your Story" interactive training will be provided so folks can begin to craft their own message to their elected officials. This meeting will give participants the opportunity to build a Bay Area disability platform to couple with the statewide issue priorities for DCAD 2015. Please invite your friends, family, neighbors, schoolmates, colleagues and caregivers - everyone is welcome!

Conversations in Civic Courage: Organizing Diverse Communities for Better Air Quality

Date: April 20, 2015

Presenter: Yvonna Cazares (Bay Area Air Quality Management District)

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The DOnetwork's webinar series "Conversations in Civic Courage" explores the best practices and lessons learned from diverse movements for social justice. The goal of this series is to showcase examples of success that disability organizers can implement into their own work to organize accessible communities. This webinar "Organizing Diverse Communities for Better Air Quality" will give participants the opportunity to learn how to better address environmental issues affecting disability. Helping all families better understand the air they breathe, the regulations that control it, and the role we all play in ensuring our air quality improves is critical to building greener cities, strengthening community, and advancing policy positions on carbon reduction. Many communities can face disproportionate levels of air pollution as well as other climate impacts and have a voice in decision-making. Learn about different strategies to engage diverse communities for better air quality by participating in this webinar.

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Southern California Spring Access Now Quarterly Regional Meeting

Date: April 15, 2015

Presenter: Jose Pena, Dayle McIntosh Center

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Please join us for the Southern California Spring Access Now Quarterly Regional Meeting. This meeting will be an opportunity to learn from current activities, prepare for Disability Capitol Action day and plan for future advocacy. We will begin by debriefing the recent petition campaign, continue with a training on how to share your story and end with planning our next organizing steps. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and caregivers - everyone is welcome to join us!

Access Now Statewide Briefing: Rural Policy Perspectives

Date: April 2, 2015

Presenter: Billy Altom, Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living

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We will kick off the spring by discussing the new and recurring issues facing people with disabilities seeking independence in rural areas. Billy Altom from the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) will examine the national policy priorities for APRIL - this will be a great briefing for folks attending the July 2015 National Conference on Independent Living conference in Washington, D.C. Then we will dive into our Access Now campaigns and folks will learn the latest news for upcoming meetings and local activities. The briefing will finish with a discussion about the DOnetwork's Statewide Conference in September 2015 and how folks can propose their own workshops and conference topics. Invite your friends - everyone is welcome to join us!

Southern California Access Now Quarterly Regional Campaign Meeting

Date: February 25, 2015

Presenter: To be announced soon...

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The Winter quarterly Access Now Regional Campaign meeting will concentrate on developing new plans to continue making Southern California more accessible for people with disabilities. Beginning with an update and discussion on organizing to increase support for CalFresh, we will then turn to identify other healthcare, housing and transportation priorities. Please invite your networks, everyone is welcome!

Rural Central North Access Now Quarterly Regional Campaign Meeting

Date: February 12, 2015

Presenter: Group Facilitation

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The Winter quarterly Access Now Regional Campaign meeting will concentrate on developing new plans to continue making rural California more accessible for people with disabilities. Beginning with an update on what's new in the DOnetwork in 2015, we will then turn to identify other transportation and education priorities. There will also be an opportunity for folks to organize and protect community access in public accommodations. Please invite your networks, everyone is welcome!

Access Now Statewide Briefing: Kicking off 2015!

Date: February 5, 2015

Presenter: Dara Baldwin, Frank Tamborello

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The DOnetwork will kick off year by learning about current priorities and setting and agenda for action in 2015. Dara Baldwin from the National Council on Independent Living will give us an outlook on the top three national issues facing people with disabilities this year. Followed by Frank Tamborello from Hunger Action Los Angeles who will speak to us about opportunities to organize increased support for CalFresh. During the second half of the call we'll concentrate on DOnetwork activities in 2015 including a statewide conference and preparing for Disability Capitol Action Day. Please invite your networks, everyone is welcome!

Bay Area Access Now Quarterly Regional Campaign Meeting

Date: January 20, 2015

Presenter: Jessie Lorenz, Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco

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The Winter quarterly Access Now Regional Campaign meeting will concentrate on developing new plans to continue making transportation and housing more accessible for people with disabilities in the Bay Area. Beginning with an update and discussion on our BART train car advocacy, we will then turn to identify other transportation priorities like maintenance and safety. There will also be an opportunity for folks interested in accessible and affordable housing to organize public education and skills development efforts. Please invite your networks, everyone is welcome!

RAMP UP the DISABILITY VOTE Final Roll Out Strategy Campaign: Week Five Teleconference

Date: November 3, 2014

Presenter: ThoVinh Banh, Disability Rights California

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After we have registered and educated voters with disabilities, the final step in RAMPing UP the DISABILITY VOTE is to roll out to the polls! This five-week campaign will explore "get-out-the-vote" techniques and strategies you can use to activate voters with disabilities in your community.

The final teleconference in this weekly election season series will prepare disability community voting activists for Election Day Tuesday, November 4, 2014. We will review resources voter education materials, poll rides and what information you need to have on hand to report barriers to the Election Hotline. Then we'll concentrate on disabled voter visibility, including social and earned media opportunities to drive the Election Day focus onto voters with disabilities.

RAMP UP the DISABILITY VOTE Final Roll Out Strategy Campaign: Week Four Teleconference "Narrowing In on Election Day"

Date: October 27, 2014

Presenter: Ted Jackson, CFILC Community Organizing Director

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After we have registered and educated voters with disabilities, the final step in RAMPing UP the DISABILITY VOTE is to roll out to the polls! This five-week campaign will explore "get-out-the-vote" techniques and strategies you can use to activate voters with disabilities in your community.

The fourth installment in this weekly teleconference will narrow in on Election Day for the final push to drive people with disabilities to vote. We will begin by discussing how we can connect with mail voters to motivate them to mail in their ballots. Next we will explore how we can connect with Election Day Voters to make sure they the resources they need to make their choice. And finally we'll discuss options for connecting with these voters and drive them out to vote at the polls.

RAMP UP The Disability Voter Registration Contest

Date: October 20, 2014

Presenter: People With Disabilities All Over California!

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Join in the fun to RAMP UP the Disability Vote by registering people with disabilities and their allies to vote in the 2014 Election - and have a chance to win a great prize for your organizational team! The Disability Organizing Network's Election 2014 "RAMP UP the Disability Voter Registration Contest" began on the traditional opening day for campaign season: the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 2, 2014! The contest will run until the last day to register to vote in California for the November 2014 General Election on Monday, October 20, 2014. The contest is open to disability community and allied organizations, individuals will need to join an organization's voter registration team to participate. The organization that registers the most voters wins a $100.00 lunch party for their team! To participate in the contest you will need to complete the Contest Tally Form by filling in the information for each person that you register to vote. Contest Tally Forms must be returned 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. You may either FAX or scan and email it to Ted Jackson at FAX#: (916) 325-1699 or ted@cfilc.org. The winning organization will be announced on Monday October 27, 2014. The Contest Tally Form can be found here: Good luck on RAMP'ing UP The Disability Voter Registration for Election 2014!

RAMP UP the DISABILITY VOTE Final Roll Out Strategy Campaign: Week Three Teleconference "Engaging Local Ballot Measures"

Date: October 20, 2014

Presenter: Jessica Lehman, Executive Director, Senior and Disability Action

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After we have registered and educated voters with disabilities, the final step in RAMPing UP the DISABILITY VOTE is to roll out to the polls! This five-week campaign will explore "get-out-the-vote" techniques and strategies you can use to activate voters with disabilities in your community.

The third installment in this weekly teleconference will explore the steps that Senior and Disability Action in San Francisco is taking to engage their community around "Prop G." Participants will learn about how this local non-profit organization prepared to activate their community on a local ballot measure. Including phone banking, volunteer recruitment, precinct walking, media events and engaging local candidates on the issue. This will be a great session for other local non-profit organizations that are thinking about addressing ballot measures in their community.

RAMP UP the DISABILITY VOTE Final Roll Out Strategy Campaign: Week Two Teleconference “Direct Mail and Social Media”

Date: October 16, 2014

Presenter: Ted Jackson, CFILC Community Organizing Director & Maddy Ruvolo, MCIL Community Organizer

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After we have registered and educated voters with disabilities, the final step in RAMPing UP the DISABILITY VOTE is to roll out to the polls! This five-week campaign will explore "get-out-the-vote" techniques and strategies you can use to activate voters with disabilities in your community.

The second week's installment in this series will start by exploring the value of mailing motivating message to your voters directly on postcards. Then we will discuss how we can use social media to engage both candidates and voters in a larger discussion about disability related issues to help turn out the disability vote.

Conversations in Civic Courage: Overcoming Voter Information Challenges for Limited English Proficient and Disabled Voters

Date: October 16, 2014

Presenter: Michelle Romero (Policy Director, Claiming Our Democracy Project, The Greenlining Institute

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The Greenlining Institute (www.greenlining.org) is a racial and economic justice nonprofit that works to ensure all communities have access to achieve their American Dream. To achieve this vision, Greenlining's Claiming Our Democracy Program works to ensure that communities of color have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.

In 2012, they conducted a series of community input sessions across California to learn what's working and what's not when it comes to official voter information in under-served communities. They'll outline some of challenges identified by limited-English proficient and disabled voters, and share what they're doing to improve information and information delivery for these voters. Topics will include the Secretary of State's new policy for tracking voter preference data, use of plain language, and translation issues.

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Rural Central-North Quarterly Access Now Regional Campaign Meeting

Date: October 15, 2014

Presenter: Ted Jackson, CFILC Community Organizing Director

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The DOnetwork is growing to our next stage in supporting the Access Now Regional Campaigns that were developed at the summits in Fresno (2013) and Sacramento (2014) by launching quarterly in-person meetings. Whether you have attended an Access Now Regional Power Summit before or are new to the DOnetwork, the quarterly meeting is a change for us all to engage, plan and organize our Access Now Regional Campaign activities. The in person quarterly meeting will include a campaign progress review, opportunities for breakouts by campaign team and finish with a check-in of our plans and commitments. Please feel free to share this opportunity with your family, friends, neighbors, caregivers and co-workers - everyone is welcome!

Access Now Statewide Briefing: New Polling on Voter Attitudes toward Disability Issues

Date: October 10, 2014

Presenter: Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, RespectAbility

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The October installment of this monthly briefing the Disability Organizing Network is pleased to host Jennifer Mizrahi from RespectAbility, a national disability rights organization. Ms. Mizrahi will explore new polling of voters in the twelve key U.S. Senate battleground states for Election 2014 and review the findings of similar research regarding employment for people with disabilities in California. The non-partisan poll was conducted by two leading "beltway" pollsters from Washington, D.C.: Democrat Stan Greenberg (Ph.D.) and Republican Whit Ayres (Ph.D.). Although the poll was conducted in the 12 battleground states (AK, AR, CO, GA, IA, KY, LA, MI, MT, NH, NC, and WV) for this election, researchers say that the results mirror national attitudes and trends toward disability related issues and are applicable to the California electorate. Please join us by webinar to discuss how this poll reveals positive opportunities ahead of us in the road to organizing for accessible communities!

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RAMP UP the DISABILITY VOTE: Final Roll Out Strategy Campaign

Date: October 6, 2014

Presenter: Ted Jackson (Community Organizing Director, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers)

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After we have registered and educated voters with disabilities, the final step in RAMPing UP the DISABILITY VOTE is to roll out to the polls! This five-week campaign will explore "get-out-the-vote" techniques and strategies you can use to activate voters with disabilities in your community. We will meet weekly by teleconference Mondays 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. from October 6, 2014 to November 3, 2014. Each week participants will have the opportunity share their experiences, learn new information and tally the week's voter contact numbers to see the power of our voter outreach. Campaign meeting dates: WEEK ONE-October 5, 2014; WEEK TWO-October, 13, 2014; WEEK THREE-October 20, 2014; WEEK FOUR-October 27, 2014; and WEEK FIVE-November 3, 2014 and Election Day November 4, 2014 (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.). A schedule of topics and presenters will be sent out by email to registrants closer near the end of September. This years Election is a chance to change to face of the California voter if we RAMP UP the DISABILITY VOTE!

Bay Area Quarterly Access Now Regional Campaign Meeting

Date: October 3, 2014

Presenter: Mark Romoser

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The DOnetwork is growing to our next stage in supporting the Access Now Regional Campaigns that were developed at the summits in Berkeley (2013) and San Francisco (2014) by launching quarterly in-person meetings. Whether you have attended an Access Now Regional Power Summit before or are new to the DOnetwork, the quarterly meeting is a change for us all to engage, plan and organize our Access Now Regional Campaign activities. The in person quarterly meeting will include a campaign progress review, opportunities for breakouts by campaign team and finish with a check-in of our plans and commitments. Please feel free to share this opportunity with your family, friends, neighbors, caregivers and co-workers - everyone is welcome!

Power of the Disability Vote: Know Your Rights

Date: October 2, 2014

Presenter: Fred Nisen (Attorney, Disability Rights California

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Disability Rights California has prepared a presentation which acknowledges that there are an estimated 35 million Americans with disabilities and only 15 million of them vote! It describes voting as "vital to democracy, the key to change, that it is all-American and that voting is cool". The presentation emphasizes a voter's right to a private and accessible ballot. The presentation touches on both federal and state law which supports these important rights, such as the right to accessible polling places, accessible voting systems and curbside voting. Lastly, the presentation mentions such areas as the right to vote for people under a conservatorship, service animals and needs of voters who have hearing disabilities. Everyone is welcome to join us for this important educational webinar!

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Access Now Statewide Briefing: RAMP UP For the Disability Vote!

Date: September 18, 2014

Presenter: Ted Jackson, CFILC Community Organizing Director

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Election Day Tuesday, November 4, 2014 is fast approaching and this month's Access Now Statewide Briefing will explore how we can prepare to RAMP UP the Disability Vote! The September installment of this monthly briefing will start off by discussing how disability community members can participate in upcoming RAMP UP the Disability Vote activities. Then we will get an overview of get out the vote activities folks can do on a local level and how build a volunteer base to support voter engagement. Please let your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and caregivers that they can join us - everyone is welcome!

Southern California Quarterly Access Now Regional Campaign Meeting

Date: September 12, 2014

Presenter: Cynde Soto and Jacob Lesner Buxton

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The DOnetwork is growing to our next stage in supporting the Access Now Regional Campaigns that were developed at the summits in Los Angeles (2013) and Orange County (2014) by launching quarterly in-person meetings. Whether you have attended an Access Now Regional Power Summit before or are new to the DOnetwork, the quarterly meeting is a change for us all to engage, plan and organize our Access Now Regional Campaign activities. The in person quarterly meeting will include a campaign progress review, opportunities for breakouts by campaign team and finish with a check-in of our plans and commitments. For nearby public transportation please visit http://www.metro.net/ , and if you are driving there are paid parking lots nearby (parking validation is not provided). Please feel free to share this opportunity with your family, friends, neighbors, caregivers and co-workers - everyone is welcome!

Organizing Your Voter Education Forum

Date: September 3, 2014

Presenter: Veda Florez (Marin County Elections and League of Women Voters of the Bay Area) and Dolores Tejada (Community Resources for Independent Living)

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Once we have offered the chance for people with disabilities to register to vote...we will want to provide opportunities for them to learn more about the voting process, accessible voting technology, their rights and the candidates and issues that will appear on the ballot. Holding a Voter education or Candidate Forum is a great way to educate many people at once and bring your community together. On this webinar we will have the chance to learn from two successful campaign operatives about the best practices and lessons learn to pulling off a successful forum before the November Election - including how to make your event accessible for people with disabilities. Please join us!

National Voter Registration Day 2014!

Date: August 27, 2014

Presenter: Veda Florez (Marin County Elections and League of Women Voters of the Bay Area)

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Election 2014 is fast approaching and the DOnetwork will be taking steps to make sure people with disabilities have an opportunity to register to vote - including participation in National Voter Registration Day! This webinar will feature Veda Florez, am election outreach professional with years of experience registering people to vote. We will learn about voter registration guidelines and best practices, then hear about plans to make an impact on National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) on September 23, 2014. This year is especially important for the DOnetwork on September 23rd, since our members successfully advocated for NVRD to include the "Voters with Disabilities" as a community group selection in their national campaign.

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Access Now Statewide Briefing: Preserving Our History

Date: August 20, 2014

Presenter: Alice Wong (National Council on Disability) and Emily Flynn (Independent Living Resource of Solano and Contra Costa)

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The August installment of this monthly briefing will set the stage to celebrate disability history in October 2014 (Disability History Month), the historical 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in July 2015 and for many years to come. We will be joined by Alice Wong from the National Council on Disability and learn about the Disability Visibility Project's goal of collecting and preserving our history at ADA25 celebrations. Then Emily Flynn from the Independent Living Resource of Solano and Contra Costa will talk about the Access Now Schools Campaign's effort to survey the disability history knowledge of California's K-12 school teachers. There will be opportunities for everyone to join us and get involved!

5th Annual West Coast Disability Pride Parade and Festival

Date: July 19, 2014

Presenter: Silicon Valley Independent Living Center

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Do you have Disability Pride? Join the DOnetwork at the 5th Annual Disability Pride Parade and Festival by marching with us in the parade and organizing for change at our festival booth. The DOnetwork will be gathering for the parade at 10:30 a.m. at Centennial Plaza (next to the VTA/Light Rail Station) at 701 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View, CA)then showing folks our Disability Pride with fun chants while we march. After the parade we will be talking with disability community members about how they can be a part of the DOnetwork at our festival booth. Volunteers are needed for one-hour shifts from 12pm to 3pm at the festival. Sign up here today and we will give you a call about helping out for a shift at the booth. Join us!

Access Now Statewide Briefing

Date: July 16, 2014

Presenter: Hon. Tony Coelho (former Congressman and ADA Sponsor, Tink Miller (Placer Independent Resource Services)

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Join us for the July installment of this monthly briefing. This month we will being by hearing about the national rural independent living policy priorities from Tink Miller. Then we will celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with former Congressman and ADA sponsor Tony Coelho. Mr. Coelho will talk about the path to passage of the ADA and how we can learn from history to advance access for people with disabilities around the globe. And finally we will wrap up with updates from the field on the progress of the Access Now Regional Campaigns.

DOnetwork Virtual Voting Summit

Date: July 9, 2014

Presenter: Facilitator: Ted Jackson (California Foundation for Independent Living Centers)

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It's time to RAMP UP the Disability Vote for Election 2014! This year there are great reasons for people with disabilities to become even more engaged in the mid-term election. Californians will be asked to make a choice on a several ballot initiatives concerning healthcare. And in addition to the need to elect our local, regional and statewide officials, many disability champions in the U.S. Congress are retiring - it's time to for us to have a voice in choose the next generation of national disability policymakers.

Many of the choices that Californian's will be making at the polls this year are ABOUT US, so let's be sure they are NOT made WITHOUT US!

The DOnetwork Virtual Voting Summit is an opportunity for us all to connect across the state to build our get-out-the-disability-vote plan for November 2014. People from across California will connect by teleconference with access to a webinar platform for sharing documents.

In the first session we will review the voting campaign best practices that we learned at the 2014 Access Now Regional Power Summits and discuss voter outreach ideas from participants. After the lunch break we'll return to build on the morning discussion and develop the DOnetwork's 2014 voting campaign plan.

A well executed Get-Out-The Vote (GOTV) plan in 2014 will set the stage for statewide and national recognition of the disability vote's power. This can propel our community to play a more significant role in the 2016 Presidential Election.

Join us to RAMP UP the Disability Vote!

Access Now Statewide Briefing: Regional Organizing

Date: June 19, 2014

Presenter: Jessie Lorenz (Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco), Cyndi Soto (Communities Actively Living Independent and Free)

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The June installment of this monthly DOnetwork briefing will feature leaders and their teams from the Bay Area and Southern California to talk about recent regional organizing. Jessie Lorenz will talk about the Access Now Reactive Campaign to barriers for people with disabilities on the proposed new Bay Area Rapid Transit train cars. And Cyd Soto and her coalition partners will discuss how they organized a community reaction to possible threats to the sustainability of the In Home Support Services Program. This briefing will be an open discussion about how these regional organizers worked with others to identify barriers and targets for advocacy, building strategies and the success and lessons learned. Please join us for a great discussion about how people are working together regionally to organize for accessible communities!

ACCESS NOW Statewide Briefing: Disability Capitol Action Day 2014!

Date: May 19, 2014

Presenter: Brandon Tartaglia (Disability Rights California), Karen Keeslar (California Association of Public Authorities),Ted Jackson (California Foundation for Independent Living Centers), Rachel Anderson (California Foundation for Independent Living Centers), Kirk

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Join us for the May 2014 installment of our monthly Access Now Statewide Briefing. With the 11th annual Disability Capitol Action Day just around the corner the DOnetwork is dedicating this time to prepare our members and allies to have a great and effective day of unity and action in Sacramento on May 21, 2014. We will welcome disability advocates to explore the issues for discussion and organizing at DCAD. And participants will have the opportunity to learn techniques for sharing your personal story to educate policy makers on the barriers for people with disabilities that they can be addressing. This is a great chance to learn and get excited for the disability community's annual day at the capitol!

New BART Car Model Viewing and Feedback Session

Date: April 29, 2014

Presenter: BART

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The DOnetwork will be organizing people with disabilities and their allies to a new Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) car model viewing and feedback session on April 29, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the North Berkeley BAT Station. This is our opportunity to advocate to maintain and increase accessibility for people with disabilities on one of the nation's largest public transportation systems. The decisions being made now on these new cars will affect the next generation of travelers with disabilities. For more information you can go to bart.gov/cars. Don't miss this opportunity to ensure equality!

ACCESS NOW Statewide Briefing

Date: April 10, 2014

Presenter: Sheri Burns, National Council on Independent Living Region 9 Representative

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Now that we have ramped up and organized to build accessible communities at the 2014 Access Now Regional Power Summits, we will kick off our efforts with a monthly Statewide Briefing. At the April briefing we will review the priorities set at the summits and our upcoming regular campaign meeting dates and times. We'll also hear the latest news on preparing for Disability Capitol Action Day 2014 in Sacramento and top it off with an update on national issues from Sheri Burns (NCIL Region 9 Representative). The Access Now Statewide Briefing is open to the public, so please invite your friends, family, neighbors, caregivers and colleagues to join us!

Dialogues in Disability Pride and Culture: The ADA Legacy Project

Date: March 19, 2014

Presenter: Mark Johnson, Director of Advocacy, Shepherd Center

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This webinar will introduce participants to The ADA Legacy Project and explore organizing opportunities related to the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The mission of The ADA Legacy Project is to honor the contributions of people with disabilities and their allies by:
• preserving and promoting the history of the disability rights movement;
• celebrating the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as other related disability rights legislation and accomplishments; and
• educating the public to create opportunities for inclusion, access, and equal rights for the future.

Before the webinar visit http://adalegacy.com/.

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DOnetwork 101: Organizing to Build Accessible Communities

Date: January 27, 2014

Presenter: Ted Jackson, CFILC Community Organizing Director

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This webinar is a great opportunity for new and long-time Disability Organizing Network (DOnetwork) members to explore California's network for systems change organizing and prepare for future advocacy. We will learn the history and structure of the DOnetwork, hear about advocacy success and discuss the Access Now Campaigns to build accessible communities. Participants will also take part in an interactive community organizing skills training to prepare them to be Access Now Leader in the DOnetwork. Join Us-there's something for everyone!

Here are the links to the archived webinar videos (Part 1 & 2), and the PowerPoint presentation used during the webinar:

DOnetwork 101: Organizing to Build Accessible Communities YouTube Video (Part 1)
DOnetwork 101: Organizing to Build Accessible Communities YouTube Video (Part 2)
DOnetwork 101: Organizing to Build Accessible Communities PowerPoint Presentation (11M)

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Dialogues in Disability Pride and Culture: The Independent Living Philosophy and History

Date: January 15, 2014

Presenter: Christina N. Mills (CFILC Deputy Director)

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This interactive webinar will explore the birth of the Independent Living Movement and the models and messages that have kept the disability community advocating for increased access. We will learn about how the movement began with folks like Ed Roberts and the Rolling Quads in Berkeley, CA, then see how far their advocacy advanced the movement. Participants will also have a chance to learn important information and tools for creating change and increasing access in their own communities.

Click here for the PowerPoint presentation from the webinar:
http://disabilityorganizing.net/training-events/docs/ILTraining-for-DOnetwork-01152014.ppt

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Southern California ACCESS NOW Leadership Academy

Date: January 8, 2014

Presenter: Dina Garcia, Ted Jackson, Christina Mills, Mary Zendejas and more to come!

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Please join the DOnetwork's Southern California Access Now Campaign for a 7-week Leadership Academy at your local Independent Living Center (ILC). This class will give participants the opportunity to learn skills and techniques for leadership from accomplished disability community members. Whether you are interested in representing the disability community on an appointed board or commission, or to become a better community organizer - this class will cover the basics. Participants will attend in-person at their local Independent Living Centers (ILC's) listed below. Class locations will connect by webinar, then breakout for on-site group discussion and a weekly quiz. Dates: January 8th, January 15th, January 22nd, January 29th, February 5th, February 12th and February 19th. Everyone is welcome!

ACCESS NOW Health Care Forum: Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act

Date: January 7, 2014

Presenter: Tova Tutleman (DOnetwork Advisory Council), Lisa Kodmur (Health Care Consultant), Amber Cutler (National Senior Citizens Legal Center)

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This community forum will begin with a "where do I fit in?" presentation that will explore different health care opportunities for people with disabilities. Then a panel style discussion, with chances for audience participation, will seek to explain the emerging and re-merging issues for people with disabilities in the new age of health care under the Affordable Care Act. This community forum is free and open to the public. Thank you to Communities Actively Living Independent and Free (CALIF) for donating space.

ACCESS NOW Health Care Forum: Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act

Date: December 10, 2013

Presenter: Henry Broadbent (Community Advocate), Terrie Stanley (LA Care), Emma Daughtery (Harbage Consulting)

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This community forum will begin with a "where do I fit in?" presentation that will explore different health care opportunities for people with disabilities. Then a panel style discussion, with chances for audience participation, will seek to explain the emerging and re-merging issues for people with disabilities in the new age of health care under the Affordable Care Act. This community forum is free and open to the public. Thank you to the Long Beach Public Library for donating space.

ACCESS NOW Health Care Forum: What does Managed Care mean to me?

Date: December 4, 2013

Presenter: Sheela Gunn Cushman (Community Advocate), David Nolan (Alameda Alliance), Catheryn Rossberg (Anthem Blue Cross), Deborah Doctor (Disability Rights CA)

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This panel discussion will help people learn how the transition of health care services to managed care providers will affect people with disabilities in the Bay Area. Speakers will come from both the health care services and disability advocate communities to give both perspectives about navigating the changes to health care under the both "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" and the "Coordinated Care Initiative". This Community Forum is free and open to the public. Thank you to City of Oakland Human Services for donating space.

DOnetwork Website Tour and Training

Date: November 19, 2013

Presenter: Ted Jackson, Statewide Organizer

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This training is for Independent Living Center staff who participate in the Disability Organizing Network (DOnetwork). We will tour the network's social media, website's public pages and functions, then take a more in depth look at the administrative side of the website. Participants will learn about the tools for success that the DOnetwork hub offers them like their own organizing community page, which can be modified to promote the local ILC's systems change organizing work.

ACCESS NOW Statewide Briefing

Date: November 6, 2013

Presenter: Mary Zendejas (DOnetwork Advisory Council Co-Chair)Ted Jackson (Statewide Organizer), Richard Hernandez (Network Organizer, Long Beach), Olivia Kent (Network Organizer, Bakersfield), Elizabeth Pope (Network Organizer, Salinas)

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Our final installment of this regular briefing for 2013 will bring folks together from across California to learn about how the DOnetwork is engaging communities though our ACCESS NOW Regional Campaigns. We will have a year end inventory report on the DOnetwork and hear about on-going Regional ACCESS NOW Campaigns. This month's HOT TOPIC will be a round-table style discussion on the 2013 ACCESS NOW Regional Power Summits - so bring your ideas and priorities! The Statewide Briefing is a great way to get involved in disability organizing and learn about the resources available to you to create change for people with disabilities.

ACCESS NOW Statewide Monthly Briefing

Date: October 3, 2013

Presenter: Ted Jackson (DOnetwork Statewide Organizer), Arturo Nevarez (SCRS-Downey), Sheela Gunn Cushman (Bay Area Access Now Campaign Leader), Peter Mendoza (ILRCSF-San Francisco), Shayla Walsh (CID-San Mateo), Elizabeth Pope (CCCIL-Salinas), Roger Acuna (ILRSCC-C

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Our October installment of this regular briefing will bring folks together from across California to learn about how the DOnetwork is engaging communities though our ACCESS NOW Regional Campaigns. This month's Hot Topic will be a discussion on the DOnetwork's statewide reactive campaign to increase access to accommodations at Covered California, the new healthcare exchange under the Affordable Care Act. And finally, after a season of outreach we will announce the winner of our Summer Membership Drive. The Statewide Briefing is a great way to get involved in disability organizing and learn about the resources available to you to create change for people with disabilities.

ACCESS NOW Civil Rights Campaign: Know Your Rights Workshop

Date: September 25, 2013

Presenter: Fred Nisen, Disability Rights California

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The Bay Area-North Coast ACCESS NOW Civil Rights Campaign is hosting an interactive webinar workshop to understand public accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Attorney Fred Nisen from Disability Rights California will be presenting the workshop. This webinar is open to the public and we encourage people to invite their friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and caregivers who have an interest in breaking down barriers and learning about our civil rights.

DOnetwork and YO! Disability Pride and Culture Webinar Series: Disability on the Big Screen

Date: September 24, 2013

Presenter: Catherine Kudlick, PhD and Emily Smith Beitiks, PhD

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This webinar will explore what goes into the making of the Superfest Disability Film Festival and give participants a glance into this year's "Dissies." The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind are pleased to announce the return of Superfest, the longest running disability film festival! This year's Superfest event will take a powerful look backward to explore the worst of the worst in the film representation of disability. We'll feature many telling examples of how far we've come and we'll highlight the worst of the worst with a new trophied award, "the Dissies." Superfest International Disability Film Festival will dazzle you with a fun evening that is sure to be filled with laughter and entertainment. Superfest is a powerful event that encourages people to discuss how representations of disabilities influence film, and how disabled individuals experience these representations. This year's Superfest will consist of a special event, "The Dissies," modeled after the acclaimed Razzies. We will contemplate disability in film by recognizing and reclaiming the more regrettable representations of disability in movies. We asked our disability communities to nominate the films in which negative portrayals of disability most affected them. We gleaned through each nomination to find the most "dis"enchanting moments to show at the festival. After showing a short clip from each nominee, the audience - you - will have the opportunity to vote for the worst of the worst.

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ACCESS NOW Statewide Monthly Briefing

Date: September 4, 2013

Presenter: Kim Rutledge (UDWA), Sarah Steenhousen (SCAN Foundation)

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Our September installment of this regular briefing will bring folks together from across California to discuss our plans for summer community engagement and the ACCESS NOW Regional Campaign progress. We will be joined by Kim Rutledge from the United Domestic Workers of America and Sarah Steenhausen from the SCAN Foundation for an update on the California Collaborative For Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS). The Statewide Briefing is a great way to get involved in disability organizing and learn about the resources available to you to create change for people with disabilities.

ACCESS NOW Statewide Monthly Briefing

Date: August 1, 2013

Presenter: Ted Jackson (Statewide Organizer-DOnetwork), Christina Mills ( Deputy Director-CFILC), Esme Grant (Unites States International Council on Disabilities)

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Our August installment of this regular briefing will bring folks together from across California to discuss our plans for summer community engagement, ACCESS NOW Regional Campaign progress and national updates from the NCIL Conference and the future of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) . The Statewide Briefing is a great way to get involved in disability organizing and learn about the resources available to you to create change for people with disabilities.

Reasonable accommodation requests can be made by registering in advance at www.DisabilityOrganizing.net. Please register by July 29, 2013 to request your reasonable accommodation. There will not be any supplementary materials for the briefing other than this agenda.

4th Annual West Coast Disability Pride Parade and Festival

Date: July 20, 2013

Presenter: DOnetwork Community Members Like YOU!

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Please join the DOnetwork to celebrate our Disability Pride on Saturday July 20, 2013. we will be marching in the Disability Pride Parade and have a booth at the festival. This is a great way to show the community how the DOnetwork is organizing for change through our ACCESS NOW campaigns. Please register here today to be on our team and we will call you to confirm and give you more information. For general information about the 4th Annual West Coast Disability Pride Parade and festival, please visit www.SVILC.org.

ACCESS NOW Local Power Summit-Chico!

Date: July 12, 2013

Presenter: Forest Harlan, Ted Jackson and more to be announced

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The ACCESS NOW! Local Power Summit-Chico! will bring people with disabilities and our allies together for one day to organize local ACCESS NOW Campaigns. Together we will address the next steps to advance our community's independence at home and in our neighborhoods...where we live, work, learn, shop and play!

Go to this link to view the agenda: http://www.disabilityorganizing.net/news-topics/?id=293

ACCESS NOW Statewide Briefing

Date: July 3, 2013

Presenter: Bao Yang (Resources for Independence-Central Valley), Allie Cannington (YO! Disabled and Proud) and Ted Jackson (Disability Organizing Network)

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Our July installment of this regular briefing will bring folks together from across California to discuss our plans for summer community engagement, ACCESS NOW Regional Campaign progress and events in your area. The Statewide Briefing is a great way to get involved in disability organizing and learn about the resources available to you to create change for people with disabilities. Join Us!

ACCESS NOW! Statewide Briefing

Date: June 4, 2013

Presenter: Tink Miller

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We will bring the community together in June for the ACCESS NOW! Statewide Briefing. This regular briefing is an opportunity for disability community members and their allies to get updates on ACCESS NOW! Regional Campaigns across the state and get involved. And Tink Miller from the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living will give us a national policy briefing. Don't miss this opportunity to join the team!

ACCESS NOW! Statewide Campaign Briefing

Date: April 7, 2013

Presenter: Network Organizers

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We will kick off the network's ACCESS NOW! Campaigns with our first Statewide Campaign Briefing. This regular briefing is an opportunity for disability community members and their allies to get updates on ACCESS NOW! Campaigns across the state and get involved. At this first meeting participants will discuss the campaign plans written at the ACCESS NOW! Regional Power Summits in Berkeley, Fresno and Los Angeles. Dont miss this opportunity to join the team!

Conversations in Civic Courage: Approaches To Working With LGBT Populations

Date: December 19, 2012

Presenter: Willy Wilkinson, MPH

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This workshop will describe the breadth of terms, identities, and concepts associated with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) communities, as well as socioeconomic, health, and legal issues that LGBT people face. Participants will learn to utilize culturally appropriate language and behavior for addressing and working with LGBT populations, and develop culturally competent organizational systems and service approaches for working with LGBT individuals and families. Interactive, solutions-oriented, and fun, this webinar provides opportunities for learning and problem solving at all knowledge levels. Willy Wilkinson, MPH is an award-winning writer and public health consultant who has worked extensively with health service providers, educational institutions, and social justice organizations to develop culturally competent service approaches for LGBT populations. Nationally recognized for his expertise in transgender public health issues, Willy also has extensive experience with communities of color, substance users, sex workers, youth, and people with disabilities. Willy earned a Masters in Public Health in Community Health Education from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Women's Studies from UC Santa Cruz. As a trainer, Willy employs a welcoming, interactive, non-punishing approach that honors participants' expertise and welcomes all questions, at all knowledge levels. For more information, visit www.willywilkinson.com.

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Securing Affordable and Accessible Housing Opportunities and Housing and Urban Development 811 Program

Date: December 5, 2012

Presenter: Alan Toy, Leila Towry-Kumar, Michael Allen, Sarah triano, Leslie Brewer and Jeff Michaelson

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The training will discuss the HUD 811 program from a historical perspective and highlight opportunities for the creation of new housing models to support the Olmstead Initiative. The training team will present background on the latest Department of Rehabilitation partnership with Housing and Community Development, on the submission of a proposal to fund a new 811 pilot program that emphasizes de-institutionalization and housing for people living with physical disabilities. Are we ready for these opportunities? How do our advocacy efforts lead to the creation of new housing? What does it take for form successful developer relationships and how can Independent Living Centers prepare for new housing opportunities in the context of the loss of redevelopment funding.

Here are the YouTube video archives from the webinar:

Part I ? http://youtu.be/HmIkb8LE_bw
Part II - http://youtu.be/u8fEzUBuOss

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Developing Trainings and Workshops

Date: November 20, 2012

Presenter: Cynde Soto, Ted Jackson

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This webinar will be explore techniques on how to develop and plan your own trainings and workshops for organizing, campaigns, advocacy team education. Participants will learn from a "Train The Trainer" model used in local and national campaigns. They will also explore the experience of SCNet Advocates who developed their own 10-week community organizing and advocacy training from planning to execution and graduation.

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Voter Education Forum: California Ballot Initiatives

Date: October 18, 2012

Presenter: You - the Voter

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An educated voter is the freest voter. People with disabilities have important decision to make at the ballot box this year. The SCNet has been engaging the disability community through a voter education campaign in local communities across the state. Recently we hosted a statewide voter education forum by webinar featuring speakers on both sides of three issues chosen by people with disabilities through a survey. Please join the SCNet by watching the captioned video of our voter education forum.

For information about these and other intiatives that will be on the 2012 California Ballot please check out the League of Women Voters' Easy Voter Guide.

Or you can learn more about voter education happening in your area by contacting your local SCNet Organizer.

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Growing Your Disability Community

Date: September 6, 2012

Presenter: Karter Muehlig, Lillibeth Navarro, Cynde Soto, Jack Garcia and Ted Jackson

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This webinar training will examine the experiences, best practices and lessons learned of SCNet Organizers and ILC Staff working to build coalitions in the Native American, Asian-Pacific Islander, Faith, Aging and HIV communities. In three sections, speakers will include the culturally relevant history and present day connections to disability of the communities listed above. In a final fourth section to this webinar, we will discussed techniques and practices for strategizing and executing plans to build new coalitions for your local grassroots disability community. Coalition strategy materials and worksheets will be provided electronically.

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Empowering the Disability Vote

Date: August 30, 2012

Presenter: Ted Jackson, George Sharp, Phil Shepard

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This webinar will demonstrate the tools and techniques used for conducting a non-partisan get-out-the-vote campaign. We will include supporter identification and list building, as well as concentrate on tracking measurable results. Participants will learn about planning and executing voter outreach, early voting and Election Day voter attrition and accessible voting.

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Organizing Meetings

Date: August 9, 2012

Presenter: Denika Boardman, Ted Jackson, Laura Mancha, George Sharp, Dolores Tejada

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This webinar is a "how to" for planning and facilitating meetings from large to small. Participants will learn commonly used techniques for team based planning, creating an agenda or program, inviting speakers and participants, accessibility, interactive skills and data retention. This training can be useful for folks planning committee meetings or community forums.

Click the "Play Video" Button on the bottom right to watch the webinar, and also Click Here to Download (2.7 MB) the handouts from the webinar.

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Building the Disability Vote

Date: July 23, 2012

Presenter: Ted Jackson, Jeff Cowen, Fred Nisen

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This webinar will examine the history of voting in America and the process of voter inclusion that has led to empowering the Disability vote. The training will include voter registration materials, resources and regulations, plus outreach techniques for building a sustainable disability voter community in California.

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Learn About Elluminate Training and How to Make it Work for Your Organizing Team

Date: April 2, 2012

Presenter: Allan Friedman

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Join us to learn how to use Elluminate to make your meetings and webinars more efficient and useful! This training will cover how to moderate a webinar or meeting in the Elluminate platform, including how to use outside links, visit websites and work on shared documents? all in a virtual meeting room! Learn how to guide participants through a virtual meeting and what tools are available to you.

How to Put the FAIR Education Act Into Action

Date: January 27, 2012

Presenter: Kirk Aranda

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In celebration of Ed Roberts' Day and Disability History, learn about the FAIR Education Act, and how you can work with local school districts to help determine what and how disability history is taught the schools in your community.

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Getting the Message Out

Date: August 25, 2011

Presenter: Nikki Pasqual, MPPA

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Enhancing Advocacy Through Effective Communication about Olmstead.

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Follow the Money

Date: July 21, 2011

Presenter: Stephen Kaye, PhD and Laurel Mildred, MSW

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Using Cost-Effectiveness in Advocacy for Long-term Services and Supports.

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The Game-Changing Strategy

Date: June 23, 2011

Presenter: Laurel Mildred, MSW

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Building an Effective System of Long-term Services and Supports through Implementation of the Federal Affordable Care Act.

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There's No Place Like Home

Date: May 19, 2011

Presenter: Steve Gold, ADA Attorney

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The HUD HOME Investment Partnership Presents an Opportunity to Support Housing for People Transitioning From Institutions.

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Critical Issues in Olmstead Implementation

Date: April 27, 2011

Presenter: Laurel Mildred, MSW

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Overview, Policy Framework and Review of Litigation.

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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.