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We Need Your Voice for Sandy Recovery!
By Andrew Goldberg, Managing Director, Government Relations & Outreach
In a matter of days, Congress is going to vote on whether to provide federal aid to the region affected by Hurricane Sandy. We need your help today letting Congress know that communities devastated by Sandy are desperate for federal support to help rebuild – and rebuild better. Please take a moment to tell Congress they have an obligation to help communities in Sandy’s path get back on their feet!
We are asking you to make your voice heard a little differently this time. Due to the viral nature of this topic, we need you to let your members of Congress know how you feel on Facebook and Twitter! To make this as easy for you as possible, we have provided sample posts you can simply copy, paste, and send:
• Twitter. Please tweet at your member of Congress using the following post:
Please pass legislation that will help communities recover from #Sandy & make the NE region more resilient to future disasters!
To find a list of Twitter handles for members of Congress, click here.
• Facebook. Please post the following message on the wall of your member of Congress’ Facebook page:
As your constituent and a member of the AIA, it is important to me that you to work with your colleagues to pass legislation that will help communities recover from Hurricane Sandy and make the Northeast region more resilient to future disasters. Like all Americans, AIA members are committed to help the recovery process any they can. As designers of the communities we call home, we feel a special obligation to not only repair what was damaged, but to build back better and stronger. Federal support for the recovery process is vital to ensure that damaged communities are restored. That is why I urge you and your colleagues to act without delay by providing the affected region the resources it desperately needs to recover and rebuild.
To find your member of Congress on Facebook, simply search for their official page to get started! One note: posting to your member’s Facebook page may require you to ‘Like’ the page before doing so.
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