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The AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition’s Social Media Campaign

 
 

The AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition’s Social Media Campaign


The AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition would like to start a social media campaign to highlight the importance of HIV/AIDS funding in the FY2017 and FY2018 appropriations bills. This campaign will take place over the course of 7 weeks, with the first two weeks focusing on the President’s proposed FY2017 cuts and our FY2018 request letters to Congress and the Administration. Following the first two weeks, we will focus on specific programs and will hopefully have proposed numbers from the Administration when they release their full budget.

 

To start, we have put together sample social media content for FY2017 cuts and our FY2018 request letters. Please consider utilizing this messaging during the next two weeks while Congress is on recess. Below and attached are sample tweets, Facebook posts, graphics and important Twitter handles to target your messages.

 

General tweets on letter to Congress:

  • 146 orgs urge #Congress to adequately fund domestic HIV/AIDS programs in FY18  http://bit.ly/2nNHP4G #FundHIV
  • #HIV/AIDS orgs urge Congress to fully fund critical HIV/AIDS programs in FY18 http://bit.ly/2nNHP4G @_________ #FundHIV
  • Read the AIDS Budget & Appropriations Coalition’s letter & tell Congress to #FundHIV to #EndAIDS http://bit.ly/2nNHP4G
  • While we've made progress against #HIV/#AIDS, we must do more. Tell Congress to #FundHIV to #EndAIDS! http://bit.ly/2nNHP4G
  • To meet the goals of the Nat'l HIV/AIDS Strategy ↑ funds, not cuts, are needed 4 #HIV http://bit.ly/2nNHP4G @______________ #FundHIV
  • 146 orgs urge @POTUS to support all HIV/AIDS programs & reject cuts to @HHSGOV, @CDC, @NIH, & @HUDgov, & http://bit.ly/2nMNjfY #FundHIV
  • We need adequate funding to ↓ new #HIV infections, ↓ disparities, and provide care & treatment http://bit.ly/2nNHP4G  #FundHIV
  • We joined 146 organizations in urging Congress to adequately  #FundHIV in FY2018: http://bit.ly/2nNHP4G

General tweets on letter to POTUS:

  • 146 orgs urge @OMBPress45 to support all HIV/AIDS programs & reject cuts to @HHSGOV, @CDCGov, @NIH & @HUDgov http://bit.ly/2nMNjfY #FundHIV
  • 146 orgs urge @SecPriceMD to reject cuts to life saving @HHSGOV #HIV/AIDS programs http://bit.ly/2nMNjfY #FundHIV
  • @SecPriceMD: We urge you to reject 19% cut to @HHSGOV to ensure vital #HIV/AIDS programs can serve patients http://bit.ly/2nMNjfY #FundHIV
  • @SecPriceMD supports #RyanWhite, but must reject 19% cut to @HHSGOV to ensure all vital #HIV programs have adequate resources to #EndHIV
  • We joined 146 organizations in urging @POTUS to adequately #FundHIV in FY2018: http://bit.ly/2nMNjfY

FY17 Proposed Cuts:

  • #Congress must reject @POTUS’ proposed $18b cuts in FY17 to vital non-defense programs, including #HIV/AIDS research and prevention
  • @POTUS should not balance the FY17 budget by cutting $18b from important health and research programs that work to #EndHIV
  • @POTUS & @OMBPress45 propose $1.2b cut to @NIH funding in FY17. Medical research should be ↑, not ↓ so we can #EndHIV http://bit.ly/2nMNjfY
  • The $50m proposed cut to @CDC_HIVAIDS by @POTUS is unacceptable. We need more funding to combat #HIV, not less! http://bit.ly/2nMNjfY

Facebook:

 

Sample Post 1:

146 organizations join The AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition in urging Congress to maintain vital funding for FY2018 appropriations bills for #HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, research and housing in the U.S. To meet the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, we MUST #FundHIV! http://bit.ly/2nNHP4G

 

Sample Post 2:

We’ve made significant progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the U.S. We know how to treat HIV. We know how to prevent HIV. We know that treatment is an effective form of prevention. But we need adequate resources for domestic HIV/AIDS and related programs to maintain our country’s commitment to ending this epidemic. #FundHIV http://bit.ly/2nNHP4G

 

Sample Post 3:

Despite progress, there are still 1.2 million people living with HIV in the U.S. In order to see an end to this epidemic, adequate resources for domestic HIV/AIDS and related programs are a necessity. We joined 146 organizations in urging @POTUS to #FundHIV in FY2018: http://bit.ly/2nMNjfY

Sample Graphics: