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#YWHangout: Social Media 101 for Housing Advocates

February 6, 2013


Watch this #YWHangout to learn how to use tools like Twitter and Facebook for housing advocacy. 

You’ll master the basics of engaging your friends, family and others in housing and homelessness issues that matter to you. You’ll also find out how to directly connect with decision makers. Your online voice will help give everyone the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, affordable home.

After you’ve watched the video, you can share the example posts below in your social media streams, or craft your own advocacy messages.

Facebook:

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance Advocacy Day is Monday! I’m ready to talk with my legislators about the Housing Trust Fund because I’ve seen firsthand how these permanent supportive homes can transform lives. Will I see you in Olympia? You can register at  https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2685/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=76591

Why do I care about Housing and Essential Needs/Disability Lifeline? Because without it, people I know would have found themselves not only temporarily disabled, but also homeless. Join me in advocating for this important program. Learn more at the Firesteel website: http://firesteelwa.org/bill/open/title/2013-protect-the-housing-and-essential-needs-program-aka-disability-lifeline

[Don't forget to tag! Type an "@" before the names of organizations.]

Twitter:

What does affordable housing & fighting homelessness mean to you? Tell your legislator directly at #HHAD2013, Feb 11. https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2685/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=76591

They'll be voting on #HEN2013 today! Get on the phones & advocate for this valuable service. Contact info here: http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/


Find more examples in the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance’s Advocacy Day Social Media Guide for Outreach and Continued Legislative Advocacy.

This training session is brought to you by Firesteel, the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, and Seattle University Project on Family Homelessness.

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