We realize this is last minute and you may not be able to attend the Presidential Candidate Forum: Focus on Disability and Healthcare in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, we want you to have the information and watch the live stream!
In this first of it's kind forum, people with disabilities formulated many of the questions that will be asked of the candidates attending (Sen. Cory Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, John Delaney, Sen Chris Dodd for VP Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep Beto O'Rourke, Sen Sanders, annd Mr. Yang). Former Senator and Disability Rights Advocate Tom Harkin will be the keynote speaker.
Many individuals involved with the #UpgradeMedicaid team will be present and our amazing podcast interviewer, Zachary Mecham, will be present to record some additional stories and some of the event.
Here are the details:
A Conversation with Democratic Presidential Candidates : Focus - People with Disabilities and Health Care
Ramada Hotel & Convention Center -525 33rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404 Date: November 2nd, 2019 Time: 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Doors open at 9:00 – pre registration is required. To Register: https://afanow.org/2019-accessibility-inclusion-and-outreach-conference-registration/ Co-Host: Linn County Medical Society Schedule:
Opening Remarks Legislative Listening Post Lunch– Box Lunch will be served Keynote Conversations with Presidential Candidates
Candidates will engage with our community sequentially. Moderated by Accessibility for All, members of Disability Caucuses, and the Linn County Medical Society Representatives.
ASL provided by hands Up Communications - Sue Tyrrell, Joan Locke and Epiphany Davis CART provided by ACS - Heather Easterly
Questions: The Questions will be generated by the Disabled Community of Voters, Family Members, Activists, Care Givers, Advocates, and by the medical professionals in the Linn County Medical Society or by sending your question to AIOConference2019@gmail.com FB Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/events/530113521057169/
If you would like to be a Event Sponsor or Would like to donate to the Accessibility for All Action Fund you may do so by going here: Secure.actblue.com/donate/aio2019
And a HUGE shout out to Catherine Crist who made the event happen and truly includes ALL people with disabilities. THANK YOU!