How do we use social media in advocacy and How do we message Members of Congress?

Answer: The best way to use social media in advocacy is as a follow up to any communications/requests/action with a Member of Congress. It has been reported by the Congressional Management Foundation that Congress is more inclined to use social media than in the past. In fact, we know it to be true that social media has helped to improve relationships between constituents and Congress because social media have made Members of Congress more accountable to constituents.

Examples of how to message Members of Congress is provided below.
Twitter
Step 1: Take a photo immediately after your Congressional Meeting with your Member of Congress or staffer-preferably next to the office name plague and flags.
Step 2: Tweet your photo with a thank you message to (Congressional Office Twitter) and include the #Rally4Tourette hashtag.
Thanks to Lauren w/@RepJohnbrown for mtg with us. Hope he will join the TS Caucus! #Rally4Tourette.
Step 3: Share your message with the Association, family and friends and ask them to Rally4Tourette.

Instagram:
Step 1: Take a photo immediately after your Congressional Meeting with the Member of Congress or staffer-preferably next to the office name plague and flags.
Step 2: Upload your photo and tag your Member’s (Congressional Office Instagram) in the photo; be sure to include the #Rally4Tourette hashtag.
Step 3: Share with the Association, family and friends and ask them to Rally4Tourette.
Glad that @RepJohnbrown told #Rally4Tourette Advocates He will support TS CARE Act.

Facebook:
Post your message and tag the Member’s (Congressional Office Facebook) in your post, plus the #Rally4Tourette hashtag.
Thanks to @RepJohnbrown for support on Approps-Dear Col Letter! #Rally4Tourette.