#Bonds4Housing Twitterstorm 7/7/2020

Advocates, it's time for another Twitterstorm! Unfortunately, the Legislature adjourned the special session in June without advancing important housing bills. Right now, lawmakers are negotiating bonding targets for the next special session in July. A Twitterstorm is a great way for us to take action and build momentum for Homes for All during a special session, even with the physical restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Let's make sure housing is part of the bonding bill. 

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 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 and use the hashtags below to keep us together. Please retweet and “favorite” tweets as they are sent out, even if they are tweets you’ve posted already! 

The goal of this Twitterstorm is to build momentum around a bonding bill that includes housing in the legislative special session. 

We'll do this by:

  • Favoriting, retweeting, and posting the prepared tweets for the full hour
  • Tagging the following lawmakers in our tweets: @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan @DSenjem
  • Using the following hashtags in your tweets: #Homes4AllMN; #mnleg; #Bonds4Housing; 
DETAILS:

What: Twitterstorm to build momentum around passing a bonding bill that includes housing in the legislative special session
When:
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Time:
11am - 12pm
Where: Twitter -
@Homes4AllMN
Hashtags/Tags: 
#Homes4AllMN #Bonds4Housing #mnleg @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan

SAMPLE TWEETS to Copy/Paste*:

* We also encourage you to create your own original content and Tweets. Here is a link to Homes for All’s YouTube channel. There are a number of short videos from the Zoom rally earlier this spring. Feel free to include these video clips in your Tweets.

  • We need #Bonds4Housing. Please pass a bonding bill that includes housing now this special session. #mnleg #Homes4AllMN @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt

  • More than half a million Minnesota families pay more than they can afford for homes, and that number is continuing to grow. We need #Bonds4Housing #Homes4AllMN #mnleg @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt

  • Safe and secure public housing is an essential part of the housing continuum. #Bonds4Housing will allow us to repair and modernize Minnesota’s public housing so residents can live safely and with dignity. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt

  • Housing is a social justice issue. The 2018 Wilder survey found that African Americans, American Indians & LGBTQ youth are especially over-represented in MN's homeless population. We need #Bonds4Housing so ALL Minnesotans have access to affordable housing. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt

  • Due to the impacts of COVID-19, even more MN households are struggling financially. We need investments to affordable and dignified housing to keep Minnesotans stably housed. #Bonds4Housing @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt

  • State bonding is a vital tool that provides housing across MN, while also creating jobs, economic development, & stability for our most vulnerable populations, including seniors, children, & individuals with disabilities. #mnleg

  • Thousands are experiencing housing vulnerability, and shelters are at capacity. Please support #Bonds4Housing during the special session. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt

  • Housing is a workers’ rights issue. Almost a third of Minnesotans experiencing homelessness are employed, and 13% work full-time. We need #Bonds4Housing to support Minnesota’s working families. #mnleg #Homes4AllMN

  • We need to continue to prioritize bonding investments to address the lack of affordable housing and shelters across the state. Pls support #Bonds4Housing during special session. #mnleg #Homes4AllMN @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan

  • Please be bold and support the continuum of safe and quality housing. Pass a bonding bill that includes #Bonds4Housing. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg #Bonds4Housing @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt

  • Thank you for your past leadership and support. Don’t stop now -- please support #Bonds4Housing during the special session. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan

  • To make our communities strong, we need Homes for All. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg #Bonds4Housing @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt @GovTimWalz @LtGovFlanagan

  • We need your leadership for safe, affordable homes in Minnesota. Please support a bonding bill during the special session that includes #Bonds4Housing #Homes4AllMN #mnleg @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt

  • Where we live impacts everything and Minnesotans will thrive when everyone has a safe, accessible, and dignified place to call home. Pls pass #Bonds4Housing. #mnleg @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt

  • It’s not too late! Please support safe and affordable housing by funding #Bonds4Housing during the special session. #mnleg @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @KDaudt 

  • The need for housing is significant & growing. More than 1 in 4 households in MN pays more than they can afford for housing. To keep pace with demand, we need an additional 10k units of housing each year. Please prioritize #Bonds4Housing NOW! @DSenjem @PaulGazelka @MelissaHortman

  • #Bonds4Housing is responsible investment. We know you want to make smart investment decisions. Housing is a huge need, and it needs to be part of any bonding package that comes out of a special session. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg #Bonds4Housing @DSenjem @PaulGazelka @MelissaHortman

  • Our population is growing faster than our housing market. To keep up with demand, MN will need 10k new units each year. That's why we need #Bonds4Housing - to jumpstart new construction & increase our housing supply. @DSenjem @PaulGazelka @MelissaHortman

  • #Bonds4Housing creates jobs. Housing development projects create jobs for hundreds of workers. Bonding dollars also help build workforce housing, which workers and businesses need to thrive. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg @DSenjem @PaulGazelka @MelissaHortman @SusanKentMN

  • Housing is the foundation for everything else in our lives. When people have access to safe, stable, & affordable housing: children excel in school, workers earn, seniors thrive, & communities prosper. #Bonds4Housing #Homes4AllMN @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @DSenjem

  • @LarsonforDuluth speaking the truth. Support #Bonds4Housing now, and ensure that EVERY Minnesotan has a roof over their head and a place to call home. @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @DSenjem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7bHXV2t_Gk

  • Thank you, Rome Darring, for your leadership. @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @DSenjem - we need your leadership, too. Please step up and refuse to end special session without passing #Bonds4Housing. #Homes4AllMN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_4j8nRpwvs

  • Housing is the foundation for success. Thank you, Deb, for sharing your story. @PaulGazelka @SusanKentMN @MelissaHortman @DSenjem please pass #Bonds4Housing and ensure #Homes4AllMN for ALL Minnesotans. #mnleg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00HQWvsD2lg

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Twitterstorm Co-Hosts

@Homes4AllMN

@cctwincitiesorg

@HOME_Line

@ClareHousing

@Semcac

@P_S_P

@PPLTwinCities

@BridgeforYouth

@SolidGroundMN

@BelieveInHome

@LSSofMN

@chumduluth

@HabitatMN

@OYHmn

@AllianceHsg

@simpson_housing

@aeonmn

@WilderFdtn

@MNHomelessCo

@followmhp

@MinnCAP

@AvivoMN

@AvenuesforYouth

@CommonBondComm

@tchabitat

@JRLCmn

Who We Are

Homes for All is a statewide coalition that advances shared policy initiatives that lead to housing stability for all Minnesotans. Homes for All supports statewide investment across Minnesota's Housing Continuum.