There’s more than one way to lobby for the things we care about. One is to use the power of social media to move people to action. We challenge you to advocate online for the future you want to see in 2021!

In your videos and social media posts, include your name, neighborhood, and legislative district.

How to make an advocacy video

Person filming self on cell phone held horizontally
  1. Decide what you want to say. You can use the prompts below or our fact sheets to form your message. Remember to include your name and district or neighborhood!
  2. Prepare to record. Make sure you are facing a light source, that you are in the frame, and you are holding your cellphone horizontally.
  3. Record your video. Take a deep breath, press record, and speak your message to your lawmaker.

How to post on social media

Cell phone screen with Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter icons
  1. Log into your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and upload your video.
  2. Link your post with Poverty Action. Tag Poverty Action in your post and use the hashtags #ReimagineWA and #WALeg
  3. Write your post, use hashtags, and tag your lawmakers.
  4. Post your video!

Video Prompts

Basic Needs

What would you lose if you didn’t have TANF? What would you gain if you could receive TANF for longer and it was easier to meet the WorkFirst participation requirements?

OR “If all of my/my family’s basic needs were met, I/we could…”

#TANFIsALifeline

#IncomeMatters

Revenue

If you received a no-strings-attached $500 tax credit tomorrow morning, what would it mean for you?

#WAWorkingFamiliesTaxCredit

#RecoverTogether

#ReliefCantWait

#MoneyForThePeople

Consumer Protections

Why is it important to you that your lawmakers stop the displacement of people of color in Washington State?

#EquityNow

#BlackLivesMatter

#BlackHomesMatter

Public Safety

What do you think it would look like to detach policing from its long legacy of institutional racism?

OR Imagine a community that’s safe for everyone. What does that look like?

#EquityNow

#BlackLivesMatter

Dental Care

How has lack of access to dental care impacted you or your loved ones?

OR Dental therapy means having a provider who looks like you, is part of your community, speaks your language, and shares your culture. How would a dental therapist positively impact your ability to receive dental treatment?

#DentalCare

#DentalTherapy

#RepresentationMatters

Higher Education

How would a scholarship that pays for some or all tuition help you or your loved ones?What else would help you attend and graduate from college or trade school?

#HigherEd

#WAStudents

#WAEdu