The First Accessibility, Inclusion, and Outreach Conference

Saturday, October 21, 2017

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where:
Plumbers & Fitters Local 125 – Training Center (JATC)
5101 J Street SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Registration ends Friday, October 13, 2017 at noon Central Time.

Schedule for the Day

8:00 – 8:45 Check-in and Chat with the Candidates, Mingle with Activist Organizations, Presenters, and Advocates.
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome Remarks: Chair, Disability Caucus, Iowa Democratic Party and Accessibility for All Action Fund
9:00 – 9:20 Conference Opening Remarks (via Skype) The Honorable Tom Harkin, former U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa
9:20 – 11:35 General Session
Great Plains ADA, Disability Rights Iowa, S.O.S., ADA Voting Machine Demonstration
11:35 – 11:50 Break and Lunch is Served
11:50 – 12:20 Key Note Speaker: The Honorable Dave Loebsack, Representative from Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District
12:20 – 12:50 Medicare for All
IDPDC
1:00 – 2:40 General Session
1:00 – 1:50 Caucus to Convention Process and Activism
IDPDC and Indivisible
1:50 – 2:40 Listening Post, Activist of the Year Award
1:50 – 3:00 Best Practices: Candidate Staff and Leadership Session
Great Plains ADA, Disability Rights Iowa, IDPDC, IDP, Indivisible
2:40 – 3:00 Conference Closing Remarks (via Skype)
The Honorable Tony Coelho, former Representative from California’s 15th Congressional District
3:00 – 4:30 Governor Candidates’ Forum.
Participants include:

  • Nate Boulton
  • Cathy Glasson
  • Andy McGuire
  • Jon Neiderbach
  • John Norris
  • Ross Wilburn
4:30 – 5:00 Meet and Greet with Candidates

 

Activists will learn:

  • How to communicate with legislators effectively.
  • How to self-advocate.
  • Who your current Democratic Leaders are and meet those who wish to become your voice at all levels.
  • How to participate at all levels of the party.

Campaigns and Organizers will learn:

  • How to effectively include people with disabilities in your campaign as volunteers/paid staff.
  • How to ensure access and inclusion in all campaign activities.

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Hotel Information (Download the hotel list in Excel format)

Hotel Cedar Rapids Address Phone Number of Rooms Number with roll-in shower Rates
Aspen Inn 3233 Southridge Dr SW 319-363-9999 0 0 NA
Econo Lodge 622 33rd Ave. SW 319-363-8888 2 2 $59 – $68
Economy Inn & Suites 3245 Southgate Pl. SW 319-365-4339 1 0 NA
Hampton Inn 3265 6th St. SW 319-362-8144 7 2 $99 – $133
Motel 6 616 33rd Ave SW 319-366-2475 5 0 $45 – $60
Motel 6 3325 Southgate Court SW 319-366-7523 4 2 $50 – $55
Quality Inn South 390 33rd Ave. SW 319-363-7934 2 1 $84 plus tax
Red Roof Inn 3243 South Ridge Dr. SW 319-364-2000 5 0 $60.50
Super 8 400 33rd Ave. SW 319-363-1755 3 0 $84 plus tax
Super 8 720 33rd Ave. SW 319-362-6002 1 0 NA

Transportation Options
County Company Name & Address Phone number & Contact (if available) Website
Benton County Benton County Transportation
205 2nd Avenue
Vinton, Iowa 52349
(319) 472-2413 http://www.bentoncountyiowa.org
Black Hawk County Exceptional Persons Inc.
Waterloo, Iowa
(319) 235-9058
Ron Saterlee
www.episervice.org
NuCara Transport
1113 Ansborough Ave
Waterloo, Iowa
(319) 287-8087
Windstar Lines, Inc.
1903 N US Hwy 71
PO Box 786
Carroll, Iowa 51401
Phone:(888) 494-6378
Fax: 712-792-9615
Heather Schulte
Charter Sales Manager
www.gowindstar.com
Iowa County Iowa County Transportation
1680 Franklin Avenue
Marengo, Iowa 52301
(319) 642-7615 www.co.iowa.ia.us/offices/icot/
Johnson County Johnson County Seats
4810 Melrose Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa
(319) 339-6128 www.johnson-county.com/
Jones County Jones County Jets
105 Broadway Place Suite 1
Anamosa, Iowa 52205
(319) 462-2143 www.jonescountyiowa.org/jets
Linn County Linn County LIFTS
625 31st Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
(319) 892-5170 www.linncounty.org/142/LIFTS
Norse Transport
2180 Stratford Drive
Marion, Iowa 52302
(319) 423-5023 www.norsetransport@gmail.com
Special K’s Transport
910 Second Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
(319) 373-5555
To The Rescue
139 40th Street NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
(319) 365-9000 www.totherescue.net
Washington County Washington County Mini Bus
1010 West 5th Street
Washington, Iowa 52353
(319) 653-2853 http://washingtoncountyminibus.squarespace.com/

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