August Recess: Social Media

Below are some sample messages that you can Tweet or post. Please feel free to edit or to use as a guide for your own messages – and don’t forget to share your story. It’s the most powerful tool you have when connecting with your elected officials.

We’ve also incorporated a hashtag, #panadvocate, so we can collect all of your messages in one place!

Be sure to follow @PANTweets on Twitter and like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ParkinsonsAction)!

Tips for Posting:
All you have to do is cut and paste these sample messages and replace the bold portion of the posts with your Member of Congress’ Twitter handle or tag their Facebook page.

Not currently a follower or friend of your Members of Congress on Twitter and/or Facebook? Look no further! Here’s a handy guide to the social media accounts of Members of Congress:

Click here to find your Representative.
Click here to find your Senators.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email PAN’s Senior Outreach Manager, Kristina Gawrgy Campbell (kcampbell@parkinsonsaction.org).


Urge your Members of Congress to protect funding for critical Parkinson's programs using the following sample posts:

For Twitter:

[insert Member of Congress handle here] - Protect #biomedical research funding for #parkinsons disease http://ow.ly/mPH3H #panadvocate

[insert Member of Congress handle here] - Support funding for #biomedical research at @NIHforHealth, largest funder of #parkinsons research http://ow.ly/mPIgF #panadvocate

[insert Member of Congress handle here] – Support funding for innovative therapies at @US_FDA for #parkinsons disease http://ow.ly/mPIIk #panadvocate

[insert Member of Congress handle here] – Support funding for DoD #Parkinson’s research program. http://ow.ly/mytlf #panadvocate

For Facebook:

We need your support, [Tag Member’s Facebook page]. Please protect funding for biomedical research. #parkinsons #panadvocate http://www.parkinsonsaction.org/sites/default/files/Federal_Funding_Overview.pdf.

We need your support, [Tag Member’s Facebook page]. Please protect funding for biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health, the largest funder of Parkinson’s research in the country. #parkinsons #panadvocate http://www.parkinsonsaction.org/sites/default/files/NIH-One-Pager-FINAL.pdf

We need your support, [Tag Member’s Facebook page]. Please protect funding for innovative therapies at the Food and Drug Administration. #parkinsons #panadvocate http://www.parkinsonsaction.org/sites/default/files/FDA-One-Pager-FINAL.pdf

We need your support, [Tag Member’s Facebook page]. Please support funding for the Department of Defense Parkinson’s research program. #parkinsons #panadvocate
http://www.parkinsonsaction.org/sites/default/files/dod-parkinson-s-research-one-pager-march-final.pdf

 


For those who have scheduled meetings for August recess, please add the following sample post:

For Twitter:

Looking forward to meeting [insert Member of Congress handle here] in August to talk about the #parkinsons disease community http://ow.ly/mu5Xm #panadvocate

For Facebook:

Looking forward to meeting my Member of Congress, [Tag Member’s Facebook Page], in August to talk about the Parkinson’s disease community. #parkinsons #panadvocate http://www.parkinsonsaction.org/parkinsons-disease/about-parkinsons-disease

 


For a thank you message for Members who have shown their support for the Parkinson's community, please use these sample posts:

For Twitter:

Thank you [Insert Member’s Twitter handle] for your continued support of the #parkinsons community.  #panadvocate

Thank you for meeting with me, [Insert Member’s Twitter handle]. The #parkinsons community appreciates your support. #panadvocate

For Facebook:

Thank you, [Tag Member’s Facebook page] for your continued support of the Parkinson's community. #parkinsons #panadvocate

I’d like to thank [Tag Member’s Facebook Page] for meeting with me to discuss the importance of funding biomedical research for the Parkinson’s community. We look forward to your continued support. #parkinsons #panadvocate