eAdvocacy

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We encourage you to utilize social media as an advocacy resource and become an eAdvocate! At the click of a mouse or swipe of a finger, you become an advocate for change!

Social media tools aren’t just for sharing funny pictures with your friends! Congressional offices use social media to stay connected and listen to public opinion on current issues.

 


Why e-Advocate?

Studies show that congressional offices use social media to stay connected and listen to public opinion on current issues. Check out what staffers are doing online:

  • 64% of senior managers (primarily Chiefs of Staff, Deputy Chiefs of Staff and Legislative Directors) and social media managers (staff who identified themselves as having responsibility for their office’s social media practices) surveyed think Facebook is a somewhat or very important tool for understanding constituents’ views and opinions and 42% say Twitter is somewhat or very important for understanding constituents
  • YouTube is viewed by nearly three-quarters of staffers surveyed (72%) as somewhat or very important for communicating their Members’ views
  • Nearly three-quarters (72%) of the staffers think social media enables their offices to reach people they were not reaching before.

Source: #SocialCongress:  Perceptions and Use of Social Media on Capitol Hill by the Congressional Management Foundation.

 


Let’s Get Started.

If you are new to social media or advocacy, it’s OK. We recognize that just like those in congressional offices, we have early adapters, and those that are still not quite sure they are ready to jump social media.

At the very basic level, becoming an eAdvocate means that you use social media and online channels to make your voice heard about issues you care about to elected officials who represent you. There are many ways to reach out and voice your opinion, especially with the onset of social media. We’ll train you on how to reach out!

To get started, download this checklist that gives beginners and experts a “punch list” of ways you can be an eAdvocate and let your representatives know that colorectal cancer is a national priority!

You can become an advocate for change with one click … or swipe.

If you need any help along the way, just let us know! 

 

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