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Tweet Storm: NCGA Statewide Day of Action
January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, the 27th, is the first day the NC General Assembly (NCGA) is back in session. Over $4.2 BILLION in unreserved funds is available and could be allocated to meet critical needs for North Carolinians. We’re joining in a Statewide Day of Action with three demands for our legislators:
- Pass Medicaid Expansion. No more excuses! The COVID-19 crisis has shown us North Carolina needs to expand Medicaid now more than ever!
- Enact an Evictions Moratorium. Protect North Carolinians from being evicted during the pandemic, and use the people’s funds to find shelter for those without a home.
- Raise the minimum wage to $15! And ensure that all essential workers get hazard pay and paid sick leave.
In this Statewide Tweet Storm event, we will focus on all three of these demands in a coordinated social media push:
12:00-12:30pm – #ExpandMedicaid
12:30-1:00pm – #HousingJusticeNow
1:00-1:30pm – #ProtectAllWorkers
1:30-2:00pm – #ReleaseOurMoneyNC (Focus on all 3 critical needs)
Policy Makers to Tag
We will tag our NC Senator and Representative, as well as the NC Senate and House Leadership.
Our Buncombe County legislators:
If you’re not sure which district you’re in, or if you’re outside Buncombe County, look up your NC legislators at: www.ncleg.gov/FindYourLegislators
Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger – @SenatorBerger
Speaker of the House Tim Moore – @NCHouseSpeaker
NC Senate Majority Leader Kathy Harrington – #SenatorHarrington (no Twitter account) or @SenatorHarrington on Facebook
Sample Tweets & Hashtags
Here are a few samples. Find more for each of the key issues here.
General — #ReleaseOurMoneyNC
North Carolina cannot recover from this pandemic without a major investment in protecting our people. #NCGA must #ReleaseOurMoneyNC and deliver on healthcare, housing, and worker protections.
Medicaid Expansion – #ExpandMedicaid
#ExpandMedicaid graphics free to use: http://bit.ly/3qVEq0E
Leaving North Carolinians uninsured in a public health crisis is unsafe and immoral. NC must #ExpandMedicaid now!
#ExpandMedicaid. Save lives. That’s it…that’s the tweet.
Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave, Unemployment — #ProtectAllWorkers
#ProtectAllWorkers graphics free to use: http://bit.ly/3sX2ceh
Many of our essential workers do not have essential jobs protections like a $15/hr minimum wage, paid sick leave, and unemployment benefits. We demand #NCGA #ProtectAllWorkers. #ReleaseOurMoneyNC #FightFor15
Eviction Moratorium — #HousingJusticeNow
#HousingJusticeNow graphics free to use: http://bit.ly/3iOCofP
Evictions are a public health crisis. @SenatorBerger & @timmoorenc release funds NOW to put our unhoused neighbors in vacant housing #HousingJusticeNow #ReleaseOurMoneyNC
Also be sure to register for our Virtual Phone Bank, 3 to 5 pm, as we join with other activists all over the state to reach out to our reps and legislative leaders in Raleigh.
To learn more, see Welcome the NCGA Back in Session with 3 Critical Demands.
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