Grassroots Advocacy during Congressional Recess: Use Social Media to Communicate the Importance of Home Care and Hospice
August 19, 2016 08:21 AM
With members of Congress having adjourned for recess and returned to their home states, now is a good time to engage your lawmakers about important home care and hospice issues. One of the most effective ways to engage your elected officials is to use social media to get the word out about the importance of protecting and expanding access to home care and hospice.
Following are some specific ways to engage your lawmakers using social media:
Add a link to NAHC’s website on your organization or company’s Facebook or LinkedIn profile.
Use Twitter and Facebook as a way to communicate with your followers and friends about the importance of home care and hospice.
Drive people to the NAHC Legislative Action Center to review talking points, impact data and the latest research, or to take action.
Personal stories tend to resonate, so do not be afraid to share how home care or hospice impacts people’s lives for the better; just make sure you change real names or get their permission ahead of time.
Share and re-tweet NAHC posts.
If you or your agency maintains a blog, be sure to include a post about the importance of home care and hospice. Ask readers to take action to protect and expand access to home care and hospice by contacting their legislators via the NAHC Legislative Action Center.
NAHC is providing a series of articles on suggested grassroots actions for advocates to use to engage their members of Congress on the issues most important to home care and hospice during the August break. Each article will highlight a different grassroots action, including detailed step-by-step guidance and advice.
For more information about the specific home care and hospice issues to highlight during the August break, see previous NAHC Report article here.