09/14/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
FAQ re Forum on September 14, 2010
1) WHAT: A forum where candidates running for Governor will address issues that are most important to the Colorado’s disability community.
2) WHEN: The forum will be from 12 noon until about 1:30pm but we suggest you arrive early. The doors open at 11am and there will be opportunity to socialize during that first hour.
DU Newman Center for Performing Arts
2344 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80208
Southwest Corner of Iliff and South University
4) WHO: Speakers are Mayor John Hickenlooper and Dan Maes, the candidates for Governor for the Democrats and Republicans –audience is the general public including people with disabilities and those who care about our issues.
5) I am in a wheelchair—will this be a problem? No. This location is completely accessible
6) How do I get there? DU is accessible on the light rail or bus route 21 and 24. You can call RTD at 303-299-6000 for directions from your particular location. For parking go here for the map https://www.parking.du.edu/documents/pdf/parking_map.pdf
7) Interpreting? There will be sign language interpreters and Spanish interpreters available
8) Material? There will be one fact sheet that will be available in print, large print or electronically –we can have some in Braille if there is a request ahead of time
9) Do I have to sign up? No
10) Can I bring other people? Yes
11) Will I get to ask questions directly? Depends on time and how many people want to ask. It is not likely, but we tried very hard to address issues that are important to everyone like the ADA, including people with disabilities in decision making processes and how agencies like Medicaid and social services run.
12) Why is it so important that I attend? The next governor makes decisions that affect our lives and our services for at least 4 years and maybe 8. We need to show him now that we are a strong community and that we have many people in our community who are united. Also, this is your chance to hear their position on disability issues.
13) What is this about? This is about showing the power of the disability community and giving the people who want to be our next governor a chance to tell us what they will do about issues important to us.