|August Advocacy, Week 1: Join Today’s Twitterstorm!
Today, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, hundreds of housing advocates across the country will be tweeting about the importance of affordable housing using the hashtag #OurHomesOurVoices.The repeated use of this hashtag by many Twitter users at the same time will generate a Twitter Storm, ensuring that the Our Homes Our Voices campaign is a trending topic and is displayed to all Twitter users. This is a proven advocacy tool that will amplify our messaging in order to more easily reach members of Congress.
This is a quick and easy way to get involved in NAHRO’s August Advocacy. To participate, simply include #OurHomesOurVoices in a tweet that calls for increased investments in affordable housing, and you will be connected to the nationwide campaign. Here are some sample tweets that you can use:
Congress needs to hear from us: everyone deserves an affordable place to live! #OurHomesOurVoices
At the #OurHomesOurVoices Week of Action, we demand that housing is a right, not a privilege.
For more strategies on effective social media advocacy, visit the Our Homes, Our Voices Resources Page.
By tweeting at 2:00 p.m. EDT, you will be adding your voice to a chorus of those demanding that Congress act on today’s affordable housing crisis. Take action to ensure that Congress makes public and affordable housing a priority in this critical time.
Please note that this is just the first week of our six-week August Advocacy campaign. For more information, please visit the NAHRO website or contact John Bohm or Tess Hembree.