Day On Capitol Hill
Virtual Social Media & Grassroots Toolkit
United Fresh with allied partners of the The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) will be hosting a Day on the Hill on Wednesday, May 9, to discuss issues most important to our industry in the 2018 Farm Bill. While we are on Capitol Hill delivering our unified message we want YOU to help 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 Farm Bill – 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 efforts before, during, and after our Day on the Hill:
Please note this toolkit is focused on those not in DC in person May 9, to view the in person version click here.
Who to Follow & #Hashtags to Us
Sample Tweets - Before May 9May 2 - May 8
.@UnitedFresh will be on Capitol Hill with members of @SCFBA May 9 to discuss our priorities for the #FarmBill. Check out our priorities here: http://ow.ly/I8tp30jBkLk #SpecialtyCrops #SCFBADayOnTheHill #PowerOfFresh *[Insert Graphic]
The @SCFBA #FarmBill priorities include enhancing nutrition programs, continued support for the Specialty Crop Block Grant program, combating invasive pests and diseases, & support for trade and research funding. Learn more here: http://farmbillalliance.org/#priorities #SpecialtyCrops #PowerOfFresh
Government investment in the competitiveness and sustainability of the U.S. #SpecialtyCrops industry will produce a strong return on investment for all of America, not just farmers. @SenateGOP @SenateDems @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats #SCFBADayOnTheHill #PowerOfFresh http://farmbillalliance.org/ *[Insert Graphic]
Sample Tweets - Virtual Day on Capitol HillMay 9
The #FarmBill should prioritize research into mechanization & the utilization of all potential resources within SCRI and other @USDA programs. http://farmbillalliance.org/#priorities #SpecialtyCrops #SCFBADayOnTheHill #PowerOfFresh *[Insert Graphic]
Let’s add statutory language to clarify that all forms of fruit & vegetables are permissible when a participating school experiences a hardship preventing access to fresh produce! @SenateAgGOP @SenateAgDems @HouseAgNews #SpecialtyCrops #SCFBADayOnTheHill #PowerOfFresh *[Insert Graphic]
Right now @UnitedFresh and @SCFBA is on Capitol Hill representing our priorities http://ow.ly/I8tp30jBkLk for the #FarmBill. #SpecialtyCrops #SCFBADayOnTheHill #PowerOfFresh *[Insert Graphic]
The modest $9M in annual TASC funding has been used to eliminate barriers to specialty crop trade that have returned many times that amount. @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats: Continue TASC operating at a full $9M annually beyond September 30. #FarmBill #SCFBADayOnTheHill *[Insert Graphic]
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Questions about the Virtual Day on Capitol Hill please contact Director, Grassroots and Political Action Angela Tiwari 202.303.3416 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the 2018 Farm Bill visit The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA).