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Advocacy365: Making a Difference through Social Media
By Amanda Stratton, Manager, Grassroots & Advocacy Outreach
Throughout the month we have shown you have you can be an effective advocate for the AIA in your own community. We have outlined everything from setting up in-district meetings to sponsoring candidate forums. We also covered how participating AIA action alerts can be beneficial, but what if you want to make a difference in another online forum?
Interacting with your members of Congress through social media is a great way to do that! Nowadays, most legislators have both Facebook and Twitter presences. By connecting with citizens like you in these more personable forums, elected officials and their staff can stay abreast of issues affecting the district. Their social media profiles even allow them to have continued conversations with constituents!
Facebook and Twitter are the most likely sites where your legislators are already present. To find a list of Twitter handles for members of Congress, click here. 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.
Now you can interact with your legislators in whichever forum you wish! To help you with these communications during specific action alerts, AIA staff will create sample Tweets and Facebook posts for you to use. Follow AIA Advocacy on both Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on when your voice is needed the most!
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