Feel free to use these sample social media messages to post during MNAAP’s virtual Pediatricians’ Day at the Capitol 2020, or create your own.
Best Practices for Tweeting
- Keep it short. Twitter allows for 240 characters, but you don’t need to use all of them to get your point across.
- Use the hashtag #PedsDay2020 to help MNAAP and others find and retweet your messages.
- Use the hashtag #mnleg to get the attention of legislators.
- Tag your legislator in your tweets to make sure they see what you’ve posted. Find a list of legislator Twitter accounts here.
- Speak from the heart. You can use one of the tweets below, or share your feelings about why MNAAP’s legislative priorities are so important.
Advocating on behalf of our patients doesn’t pause because of a pandemic, and public health has never been more important than now. #mnleg #PedsDay2020
I’m supporting public health and my patients by participating in #PedsDay2020 virtually. Join me in contacting legislators on behalf of MN kids.
The MN health care system is considered one of the nation’s best, but our vaccine laws are among the weakest in the US. We must strengthen immunization laws to reduce vaccine-preventable disease. #mnleg #PedsDay2020
[Insert Legislator Twitter Handle], support legislation with a direct impact on the health and safety of children: increase immunization rates, reduce firearm injury and death, and reduce the harm of nicotine and tobacco. #mnleg #PedsDay2020
The rate of kids lacking vaccines because of non-medical exemptions continues to climb. Vaccines save lives and protect the community. We must strengthen immunization laws to reduce vaccine-preventable disease. #PedsDay2020
On average, each day 18 children and young adults die because of firearm injuries. We need commonsense gun laws to protect our children. #PedsDay2020
More than a quarter of the state’s 11th graders reported using e-cigs in the most recent @MnDeptEd MN Student Survey. We need stronger tobacco and nicotine laws to protect MN kids. #mnleg #PedsDay2020
Firearms are the 2nd leading cause of death among kids and teens in the US, and the 1st leading cause of death in MN. We need common-sense measures to prevent firearm injury and death. #mnleg #PedsDay2020