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#PowerOfFresh Social Media Toolkit

Current Grassroots & Policy Social Media Toolkit

United Fresh with along with allied partners of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) invite you use the below social media posts to encourage Senators to take action to develop and pass legislation addressing agricultural labor reform. As you know the Farm Workforce Modernization Act has passed the House and is waiting consideration in the Senate.

We need YOU to build momentum to the target Senators on social media and amplify our efforts from home! Social media provides a great opportunity to interact and engage directly with lawmakers who will have an impact on the immigration – an interaction that can be captured by national, regional, local and trade media, as well as your members and the public at large.

Below find important resources to help support agriculture labor reform efforts :

Who to Follow & #Hashtags to Use | Senate Target List 

Roy Blunt (MO-R) – @RoyBlunt

John Boozman (AR-R) – @JohnBoozman

Mike Braun (IN-R) – @SenatorBraun

John Cornyn (TX-R) – @JohnCornyn

Joni Ernst (IA-R) – @SenJoniErnst

Lindsey Graham (SC-R) – @LindseyGrahamSC

John Hoeven (ND-R) – @SenJohnHoeven

Roger Marshall (KS-R) – @RogerMarshallMD

Jerry Moran (KS-R) – @JerryMoran

Rob Portman (OH-R) – @senrobportman

Jim Risch (ID-R) – @SenatorRisch

Mitt Romney (UT-R) – @MittRomney

Mike Rounds (SD-R) – @SenatorRounds

Pat Toomey (PA-R) – @SenToomey

Todd Young (IN-R) – @SenToddYoung

#Ag4Immigration

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SAMPLE SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES & GRAPHICS

Sample graphics below to include in your posts!

TWITTER: Send any of the below Tweets and as you follow @UnitedFresh retweet our posts to amplify the message! 

FACEBOOK: Turn on your Constituent Facebook Badge, if you have not already done so, personalize or simply post one of the following draft messages.  

The fresh produce industry is facing an escalating challenge to find enough labor to continue to put food on our tables. The only way to fix agriculture’s labor shortage is through legislation. [Senator Twitter Handle] we need Congress to act now! #Ag4Immigration #PowerOfFresh

Ag labor is one of the top issues facing American farmers. [Senator Twitter Handle] we need the #Senate to act now before more fruit/vegetables are left to rot in the fields, more farmers go out of business and more food production moves overseas. #Ag4Immigration #PowerOfFresh

The fresh produce industry desperately needs Senate action to develop and pass legislation addressing ag labor reform. [Senator Twitter Handle] stand up for American agriculture and provide a solution to the labor crisis. #Ag4Immigration #PowerOfFresh

The greatest challenge for U.S. agriculture is the labor shortage that impacts my company today and jeopardizes our future success. [Senator Twitter Handle] we need Congress to address the workforce crisis threatening farms across the United States. #Ag4Immigration #PowerOfFresh

Fresh produce faces a shortage of legally authorized and experienced workers each year which threatens the sustainability/security of U.S. based agriculture. [Senator Twitter Handle] we need the help of Congress to provide long-lasting solutions to these long-standing problems. #Ag4Immigration #PowerOfFresh

America’s fresh produce industry has faced an onslaught of challenges lately, but the domestic labor crisis is one of the greatest and continues to get worse. [Senator Twitter Handle] we need the Senate to take action and provide a legislative solution. #Ag4Immigration

Nearly 300 organizations representing the geographic and commodity diversity of our nation’s agriculture urge @SenateDems & @SenateGOP to take action to develop and pass legislation addressing agricultural labor reform. View: bit.ly/Ag4Immigration #Ag4Immigration #PowerOfFresh

[Senator Twitter Handle] our nation’s fruit/vegetable growers need you to fight for them and help find a legislative solution to the ongoing labor crisis in American agriculture. Learn how you can help here: bit.ly/Ag4Immigration #Ag4Immigration #PowerOfFresh

Sample Graphics

Click on the images below, in the new window right click, save and post. 

 

For further information about immigration reform efforts and to get involved, contact John Hollay, Senior Director of Government Relations, at United Fresh.