[Nfbnet-members-list] Tomorrow is Twitter Tuesday to Gain Support for HR 831!

Sloan, Rose rsloan at nfb.org
Mon May 5 20:53:54 UTC 2014

Federation Family:

This week is our week of action to gain more support for H.R. 831! As 
many of you likely know:

Tomorrow is Twitter Tuesday, Wednesday is Call Wednesday and Thursday 
is Email Thursday.

The idea is, by tweeting on Tuesday, we will raise awareness about 
H.R. 831 to not only our Representatives, but also all of our 
followers on Twitter. By calling on Wednesday, we will be putting 
H.R. 831 on our Representatives' radars. Finally, by emailing on 
Thursday, we will be sealing the deal by making the formal written 
request to the labor staffers. I know that if we work together, we 
will be able to gain even more co-sponsors.

Since tomorrow is Twitter Tuesday, please find some sample tweets 
below. Of course, creating your own tweets is encouraged, and don't 
forget to tag your Representatives and use the hashtag #fairwages. 
You can find a list of handles of Representatives here: 

Thank you all in advance for all of your work!

Yours in the fight for fair wages,


Sample Tweets for Twitter Tuesday:

(Tag your Representative or other Representatives from your state)

Help prevent people with disabilities being paid less than the 
minimum wage. Support #fairwages by cosponsoring HR 831 @SpeakerBoehner.

It is outrageous that people with disabilities can be paid 3 cents an 
hour. If you agree, support #fairwages by cosponsoring HR 831 @repjohnkline

@gopleader, cosponsor HR 831. Ensure that people with disabilities 
receive the #fairwages we deserve.

Rose Sloan
Government Affairs Specialist

200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Phone: (410)-659-9314 ext. 2441
E-mail: <mailto:rsloan at nfb.org>rsloan at nfb.org
Twitter: @RoseSloan8

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