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Saturday, March 29, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Join your fellow DOnetwork members and community partners for a FREE one-day summit to organize our Access Now Campaign in 2014. Together we will address the next steps to advance access to our communities for better independence where we live, work, learn, shop and play.

In the morning session we will focus on issues important to people with disabilities that will drive the 2014 elections, with break-outs to learn skills for turning out the disability vote. The afternoon session will build on the campaign plan developed at last year’s summit, including action planning time to continue working for increased community access.  



San Francisco: Bay Area Region
Saturday March 29, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hosted by Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Registration Deadline is Tuesday March 25, 2014
Deadline to register and request a reasonable accommodation is Friday March 21, 2014

Access Now Regional Power Summit Agenda

9:00 a.m.            
Check In Opens

Refreshments, Mix n’ Mingle

10:00 a.m.          
Welcome and Morning Plenary
(Large Group)

Introductions, a brief review of the DOnetwork, develop summit ground-rules, go over the day’s agenda and ramp up for the day with a discussion about mass movements to create change.

10:15 a.m.          
Disability and the 2014 Vote

This morning plenary session features a panel of speakers who will explore issues selected by community members: the future of In Home Support Services, Healthcare and Transportation. Speakers will focus on how these topics are important drivers for people with disabilities in the 2014 mid-term elections.  Time for questions and answers will be provided.

11:00 a.m.          
Morning Breakouts: Access the Vote
(Small Group)

Participants will break out into small groups for further discussion about voter registration drives, organizing community forums, requesting accommodations, creating compelling messages, get out the vote and energizing the youth vote.

12:00 p.m.          
Brown Bag Lunch: Social Hour

Refreshments and snacks will be provided but lunch is on your own.
Jack Campbell Award Voting

1:00 p.m.
Welcome Back and Afternoon Plenary
(Large Group)

Participants take the lead on sharing about their morning experiences. Regional campaign leaders review Access Now Campaign goals developed at last year’s summit and their 2013 campaign accomplishments.

1:30 p.m.            
Afternoon Breakouts: Access Now Campaigns
(Small Group)

Participants break into small groups by Access Now Campaigns for action planning and to develop 2014 meeting schedules.

2:45 p.m.            

3:00 p.m.            
Closing Plenary: Our Campaigns, Our Commitments
(Large Group)

Access Now Campaign teams report back on their action plans and participants claim their 2014 organizing commitments.

3:45 p.m.            

Summit closing message for 2014 and evaluation survey.

The DOnetwork is a program of California Foundation for Independent Living Centers. We would like to thank our funders: The U.S. Dept. of Education, the California State Independent Living Council and the Department of Rehabilitation.