Submitted by Patti Scafidi, Member-at-LargeWHAT IS FACEBOOK? Facebook is used by individuals who wish to stay connected with, or reconnect with, people that they know offline. As well as maintaining a personal profile and posting messages on their “wall,” users can upload photo albums and videos, share links, write long notes, send private messages to friends, text, video chat, and play games. And, for our purposes, it allows you to stay in contact with your Legislator.HOW TO JOIN: Google website: www.facebook.com. When you see the signup form, fill out your name, email address or phone number, password, birthday and gender. If you don’t see the form, click Sign Up, then fill out the form. Once you sign up, you’ll need to confirm your email address or phone number. Facebook will send you either an email or phone message, depending on which sign-in method you chose. There will be a link to CONFIRM. CONFIRM!HOW TO USE: You are now a member of Facebook! Sign on to use and at the top of your page you can look up your Congressperson. Ninety-nine percent of LEGISLATORS have FACEBOOK accounts, whereas only 94 percent have both TWITTER and FACEBOOK accounts. Admittedly, Facebook is the easiest to use, starting out. The good thing about Facebook is that you are not limited to 140 characters or @ signs. With Facebook, you can submit requests/recommendations using as many words as you like. I WILL HELP YOU! My Facebook address is https://www.facebook.com/patti.scafidi or just look for PattiAmmvScafidi. Go to my Facebook address and send me a friend request. I will help you any way I can. See below for all my contact info.OUR NEW JUST RECOGNITION MOTTO: HELL NO; WE WON’T GO AWAY. It is very important that we urge our legislators to co-sponsor HR.563; soTO CONTACT A CONGRESSPERSON ON FACEBOOK ABOUT HR.563: After you sign on to Facebook, all you have to do is type the name of the Congressperson or Senator in the top search bar and you will find their Facebook page. You will either be able to post right there or send them a Private Message. BE SURE TO follow up with phone calls & letters. Example: I (or person you are writing about) am a WWII Veteran Merchant Mariner and your constituent. Please Co-sponsor our bill #HR563 I am (88-?) AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT for us!Patti’s note: If you have any questions about these instructions, please email email@example.com or send me a private message on my Facebook page. OR call me at 228-671-6384. THEN also be sure to mark “like”, if you do, and comment on our AMMV Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AMMV1775. Or just search for AMMV in the search box. Need Help? Please don’t hesitate to call! I am here for YOU!
HOW TO TWITTER
Submitted by Sheila Sova, Member-at-Large – email for help at firstname.lastname@example.orgABOUT TWITTER: Twitter allows users to post 140 character messages, or tweets, and follow the messages of other users on their Twitter feed. It is mainly used to communicate with other individuals with similar interests, regardless of whether users know one another off Twitter.4 EASY STEPS TO SIGN UP:
- Go to www.twitter.com
- Click on SIGN UP
- Put in your email address and a password.
- Give yourself a Twitter address (it can be your full name if you wish to give it out or just a nickname).