Social media gives the animal vote a great tool to help animals in Pennsylvania. Legislators, especially the newer generation, are increasingly connecting with their constituents on Facebook and Twitter.
Build online connections with your friends and other like-minded individuals, so you can help motivate, and in turn leverage their collective voices when key legislation is facing critical votes. Here are ways that we can all use social media to help give animals a political voice in Harrisburg and in turn pass stronger anti-cruelty bills in Pennsylvania:
Stay informed on animal bills pending in Pennsylvania by connecting with the organizations that are providing expertise on legislation. For information specific to PA animal bills and alerts when bills move, sign up for Humane PA e-alerts, follow its blog and of course Facebook and Twitter and share, share and share some more. Humane PA posts actions or information to help us more effectively work to change laws in Pennsylvania on daily basis. Also sign up for action alerts from national animal protection organizations. They often send alerts that make it easy to take action and share!
“Like” Humane PA on Facebook and share!
Like Humane PA’s Facebook page and please invite your friends. This simple action will help Humane PA engage more Pennsylvanians to contact their legislators to pass humane legislation and they can engage their friends, and so on. They too will get all the latest updates on pending legislation affecting animals in Pennsylvania and more people will take action! By helping to engage people in animal policy, with just one post or status update – you can reach hundreds of people. Check out “Tips on using Facebook to Give Animals a Voice in Harrisburg!” for more ideas.
Friend and follow your legislators, and Humane PA on Facebook and Twitter
Please build a positive relationship with your state legislators or other opinion leaders you need to influence. Follow and Retweet your legislators as another way to get to know them and gain their notice as well, especially when they post about animals. Humane PA (@HumanePA ) tags topics for maximum notice by legislators, so please Retweet so they see that Pennsylvanians care about animals and that it is a popular topic to tweet about.
Voice Your Opinions
We want to hear from you and we want the legislators to hear from you. Educate the online world as well as your own legislators about anti-cruelty bills and let your legislators know what positions you want them to take on bills. Respond to all alerts with a call to action.
Did you meet with your legislator, call them, get a response? Promote legislative action by letting us and others hear about your positive and/or negative experiences with your legislators! Share your story on the Humane PA page as well as yours.
Thank you for helping to give animals a voice in Harrisburg!