use your voice on social media

#ItsTimeToEndTB

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write a letter to the editor (LTE)

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Write a letter to the editor (LTE) on topics related to current events in the media or something already in print. Be creative by finding a hook and connecting it to our current campaign. Use our step-by-step instructions to write your LTE and get it published in the media.

why write an LTE

Write a letter to the editor (LTE) if you want to make your opinion heard in a timely manner. You don’t need a lot of research, and your LTE can be brief and to-the-point - just 200-500 words! When time is of the essence, choose to write an LTE.

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You have a better chance at getting published if you keep it short and sweet (and don’t be afraid to be bold!)

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Politicians are in their jobs because of you! As Canadians, we have voted them into office to represent us. So they want to hear from you to learn what issues you feel are most important.

use your voice on social media

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Use social media if you want to get your opinion out quickly and frequently. Tag your Member of Parliament (MP) or Ministers to get immediate attention on our current campaign which can be amplified through retweeting and sharing. Use our step-by-step instructions or pre-filled Tweets and post something now!

why use social media

Social media is a quick and easy way to speak up and tell your Member of Parliament (MP) that you care about immunization and access to vaccines. Get public attention and let Canada know that they should continue to be a global leader.

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Twitter is a news-centric platform! 71% of users get their daily news from Twitter making it a great platform to share and spread your news.

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Politicians are people too! Don’t be afraid to use social media to reach out to them about the issues that are important to you. 94% of Canadians are on at least 1 social media platform so it makes sense for politicians to be active on social as well.

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use social media - in an instant!

Our #It’sTimeToEndTB campaign asks that we invest in research and development to discover the medicines and diagnostic tools needed to stay ahead of TB so that this epidemic can be eradicated. We need Canada to step up the fight against TB so that people living with TB can be properly diagnosed and cured.

The ask: Canada lives up to its commitments made at the 2018 United Nations High Level meeting on TB by accelerating the development of essential new tools to end TB.

For World TB Day on March 24, make sure Canadian decision makers hear your raised voice in solidarity with others around the world who want to see an end to TB. Create attention in an instant by sending the ready-made tweet or post text, or follow our step-by-step instructions below to create your own. Be sure to use the official hashtag #ItsTimeToEndTB!

Tweet instantly (click below) 

To #EndTB, we need funding for new tools 💉💊📉. The @StopTB new Global Plan calls for USD $2.6 billion per year for vital #TB R&D. @CanadaDev please start investing in this global need. @karinagould @ResultsCda. http://bit.ly/2sARpf3 #ItsTimeToEndTB #WorldTBDay2020

Post on Facebook and Instagram (copy and paste below)

Tuberculosis continues to be the #1 infectious disease killer in the world. Why? Because drug-resistant strains of #TB are continuously evolving and our medicines and tools cannot cannot reach and cure all people living with TB. I want to see Canada invest in greater research and development so the world can stay ahead of this epidemic and end it - once and for all!

Share this image (right-click, copy and paste on social media)

If you prefer to write your own tweet or post, use our step-by-step instructions below.

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  1. Be catchy
  2. Be bold and respectful
  3. Post frequently
  4. Always tag @ResultsCda so that we can help amplify your message. If space allows, include the hashtag #voices4results

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We think Twitter is the best platform for political and media engagement. Watch our 10 Tips to be a Social Media Advocacy Guru webinar to learn more. 

follow these 7 steps

  1. Familiarize yourself with our current campaign.
  2. Connect our campaign, and support your opinion with a newsworthy topic or hook that inspires you. Try these ideas:
    • refer here to our key dates, hashtags, tags and keywords
    • do internet research, read the latest news articles, or use external resources
    • refer to Twitter and Tumblr to see posts from volunteers and others
  3. Login to your profile on social media. If you need help, consult our tips for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  4. If your MP, a Minister or the Prime Minister has social media, you can find their details here.
  5. Write your post and personalize it so that it’s meaningful to you. Consider these ideas:
    • consult our social media best practices
    • use the hashtags and keywords provided
    • include @ResultsCda in your post so that we can help amplify your voice
  6. Hit post and ask your friends to help you spread the word by sharing, commenting and liking.
  7. If you belong to a Results group, let your Group Leader know that you took action on social media. If you are not part of a group, consider joining one! Until then, fill out this “actions taken” online form.

See all our resources to help you use social media, along with key dates, hashtags, tags and keywords found on our campaigns page here.

I use social media every day, but I never thought I could use it to make a positive impact in the world. In less than two minutes, I composed a tweet to raise awareness about Results’ campaign, tagged my Member of Parliament, and used my voice to take action!

- Brier, Results volunteer
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