Please join us for the next JFAAN Organizer's Forum on Getting Out the Disability Vote!
Tuesday, October 19, 1-2 pm Eastern Time (10-11 Pacific)
Paul O'Hanlon, Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania: Paul will share his vast experience with ensuring the right to vote through provisional ballots, emergency absentee ballots, voting from hospitals and nursing facilities, and voter hotlines.
Carol Westlake, Tennessee Disability Coalition: The Tennessee Disability Coalition has built a list of over 140,000 people with disability interests and they can reach tens of thousands of voters by phone. Carol will talk about how to set up and conduct effective voter phone banking.
Questions to be addressed include:
· What can we do in the final few weeks before the election to help get people with disabilities out to the polls?
· How do we ensure that people in hospitals and nursing facilities exercise their right to vote?
· What are other simple solutions to common barriers in voting?
One resource we want to help spread right now: 1-866-OUR-VOTE. This is a national voter hotline that voters should call if they have any problems voting.
Call in number: 712-432-0080 code: 193134#
CART: The call will have real-time captioning (CART)! The website for where you will be able to view the captioning is http://www.2020captioning.com/