Twitterstorm: we need shelter included in bonding bill

Advocates – get ready! We need your voice. 

Please join @MNHomelessCo for a Twitterstorm. On any given night, Minnesota has around 20,000 people experiencing homelessness. We lack the capacity to meet the shelter and housing needs of individuals and families across the state.  We need to see homeless shelters as temporary housing for individuals and families until they move into permanent homes. Without state support, saving lives and ending homelessness is not a real possibility. We need an additional $25M in bonds for homeless shelters in the bonding bill.

The goal of this Twitterstorm is to build momentum around a bonding bill that pushes for an additional $25M bonds for shelter.

 

WHAT IS A TWITTERSTORM?

A Twitterstorm is simply a short period of time during which advocates join together to send a high volume of tweets on a specific topic. We will prepare sample tweets for you (found below) and you can copy and paste them throughout the hour, or schedule your tweets in advance. You can also create your own tweets, just remember to use the hashtags below so that all of our tweets can be grouped together. Please note: retweet/favorite tweets as they are sent out, even if they are the same as yours because it builds momentum and helps our goal trend on Twitter. The goal of this Twitterstorm is to build momentum around a bonding bill that pushes for an additional $25M bonds for shelter. 

  • Favoriting, retweeting, and posting the prepared tweets for the full hour (copy/paste the tweets below)
  • Using a variation of these leaders in our tweets:
    •  @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan @DSenjem
  • Using specific hashtags: #Homes4AllMN; #mnleg; #Bonds4Housing
DETAILS:

What: Twitterstorm to build momentum around passing an additional $25M in the bonding bill for shelter
When: Friday, July 17, 2020
Time: 11am – 12pm
Where: Twitter — @MNHomelessCo
Hashtags/Tags:  #Homes4AllMN #Bonds4Housing #mnleg
@PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan @DSenjem

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Prepared Tweets:
  • We need a bonding bill that includes shelter. Please pass a bonding bill that prioritizes an additional $25M for shelter this special session. #mnleg #Homes4AllMN @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt
  • On any given night, MN has ~ 20,000 people exp homelessness. We lack the capacity to meet the shelter and housing needs of individuals and families across the state. We need an additional $25M for shelter in the bonding bill. #mnleg #Homes4AllMN @PaulGazelka @MelissaHortman
  • We need to see homeless shelters as temp housing for indivs/families until they move into permanent homes. Bonding support will save lives and end homelessness. Pls support an additional $25M for shelter in the bonding bill. #mnleg #Homes4AllMN @PaulGazelka @MelissaHortman
  • Safe & secure temporary housing is an essential part of the housing continuum. An additional $25M in #Bonds4Housing will expand/preserve homeless shelters across MN. Emergency shelters are the starting point to long term-stability. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan
  • Now is the time to invest an additional $25M in homeless shelters and housing. Investing in emergency shelters will empower communities across the state to find innovative, flexible solutions to fit their community needs. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan
  • #Homes4AllMN #mnleg @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan — We are calling on lawmakers and Governor Walz to invest an additional $25M in homeless shelters so all Minnesotans have a place to temporarily stay safe in crisis until finding their permanent place to call home.
  • 80 of 87 counties lack enough shelter beds to meet the local needs of individuals experiencing homelessness according to Minnesota’s #HMIS. We need the legislature to approve an additional $25M in bonding for shelter.   #mnleg #Homes4AllMN @PaulGazelka @MelissaHortman
  • We need to expand & preserve emergency shelter beds to ensure no one has to sleep outside, invest in programs that cultivate long-term stability, and guarantee everyone in MN has a permanent place to call home. Pls support an additional $25M in bonding for shelter. #mnleg
  • @paulgazelka @melissahortman @LtGovFlanagan @GovTimWalz @DSenjem thank you for prioritizing housing w/ your current HIB/GO in #Bonds4Housing. Pls don’t forget about our unsheltered population. Pls support an additional $25M to build/preserve shelter in MN. #mnelg
  • Homeless shelters will create short-term solutions for individuals & families sleeping outside & is a catalyst for long-term stability. We need an additional $25M in bonds to preserve & expand homeless shelters across the state. @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan #mnleg #Bonds4Housing
  • State bonding is a vital tool that preserves/builds housing across MN; #Bonds4Housing will create jobs and boost our economy. We need an additional $25M in bonds for homeless shelters. #mnleg #Homes4AllMN @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan
  • Thousands are experiencing housing vulnerability, and shelters are at capacity. Pls support an additional $25M in #Bonds4Housing during the special session. #mnleg @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt
  • We need to continue to prioritize bonding investments to address the lack of shelters across the state. Pls support an additional $25M in for shelters during special session. #Bonds4Housing #mnleg #Homes4AllMN @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan
  • Please be bold and support the continuum of safe and quality housing. Pass a bonding bill that includes an additional $25M in #Bonds4Housing for shelters across the state. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg #Bonds4Housing @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt
  • Your leadership is so important; don’t stop now — please support an additional $25M in #Bonds4Housing during the special session for homeless shelters. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan @MelissaHortman @PaulGazelka
  • Please support an additional $25M now to build and preserve homeless shelters across the state. We need to continue to prioritize bonding investments to address the lack of affordable housing and shelters across the state. #mnleg @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan
  • #Bonds4Housing creates jobs. Housing development projects create jobs for hundreds of workers. We need a robust bonding bill that prioritizes housing. Pls support an additional $25M in the bonding bill for shelters. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg @DSenjem @PaulGazelka @MelissaHortman @SusanKentMN @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan
  • Housing is the foundation for everything else in our lives. We are calling on lawmakers and leadership to pass an additional  $25M in bonds to preserve/expand homeless shelters across MN. #Bonds4Housing #Homes4AllMN @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @DSenjem
  • Together we can preserve and expand emergency shelter beds, while providing immediate and temporary housing for our most vulnerable Minnesotans. Pls pass an additional $25M in #Bonds4Housing to preserve/expand homeless shelters. #mnleg @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @DSenjem

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Please share, like, and retweet each other from 11am – 12pm. Let’s finish strong and advocate for homeless shelters to be included in the bonding bill.

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