Using Social Media to advocate at the legislature
There are many individuals and organizations on social media commenting about the action at the legislature. The list of these individuals includes legislators, legislative staff, the Governor, commissioners and departments, the reference library, non-partisan offices-fiscal, research, house information, capitol media, DFL & GOP officials, bloggers, and organizations and lobby groups.
Minnesota Legislators on Social Media
AMSD Minnesota Senate Social Media List 2017
Minnesota Legislators on Social Media: This list includes AMSD Member Districts Minnesota Senators on social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.
AMSD House of Representatives Social Media List 2017
Minnesota Legislators on Social Media: This list includes AMSD Member Districts Minnesota House of Representatives social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.
AMSD Member Districts on Social Media
2017 AMSD Members Social Media 2017
This list includes AMSD Member Districts on social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and the list also includes superintendent accounts on Twitter.
Following social media at the legislature provides several benefits, including up-to-the minute news, reports and documents, opportunities for involvement and the ability to share district information with other users and follow specific topics and committees.
Looking for ways to get involved on social media? Here are a few examples:
- On Twitter, follow your legislators and persons of interest; they usually will follow you back.
- Post questions to legislators on facebook or send a tweet.
- Respond to a tweet or facebook post regarding a bill before the legislature.
- Post a tweet about a policy before the legislature.
- Retweet a message about what is happening at the legislature.
- Share an article that reflects your position on a policy before the legislature.
- Share a district event, accolade or policy decision with legislators or send a general tweet or facebook message.
- If you visit a legislator or they come visit you, share a photo or message on social media about the visit.
- If you tweet or post about a legislator, use their handle (@member) in your post. Use hashtags or search for an issue hashtag and include it in your post. Examples include: #mnleg, #stribpol, #education or make up your own hashtag if one doesn’t exist.