Cue the synthesizer. It’s the final countdown at the State Capitol.

Sunday, May 20 is the last day of legislative session, and time is running out to urge legislators to invest $130 million in bonds for housing. Your calls to legislators in these past few days have had a BIG impact. That’s why we’re asking you to join us for a Twitterstorm from 12:00 - 1 PM this Friday, May 18 to continue amplify our message: We need $130 million in #Bonds4Housing to create #Homes4AllMN!

What’s a Twitterstorm? It's simply a short period of time during which advocates band together to send a high volume of tweets on a specific topic. We draw attention to our topic — and urge people to take action — by:

  1. Using specific hashtags: #Bonds4Housing, #Homes4AllMN, #mnleg
  2. Directing our followers to click on a specific link in every tweet that explains the action they can take (bit.ly/Get-to-130M). Our link brings people to a legislator call script for our $130 million #Bonds4Housing request.
  3. Targeting legislative leadership by including their twitter handles: 
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka | @paulgazelka
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk | @tombakk
Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt | @kdaudt
House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman | @melissahortman

Below are some sample Tweets. Feel free to compose your own, modify ours, or copy-and-paste. Schedule your Tweets in advance so that you can spend the Twitterstorm retweeting and liking others’ Tweets! And, please invite your friends and followers to join!

Again, here are the details:

WHAT: Twitterstorm for $130M in #Bonds4Housing

WHEN: Friday, May 18; 12:00-1 PM

WHERE: Twitter

HASHTAGS: #Bonds4Housing, #Homes4AllMN, #mnleg

LINK: bit.ly/Get-to-130M

SAMPLE TWEETS

$130M in #Bonds4Housing supports the full housing continuum. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg bit.ly/Get-to-130M @paulgazelka @tombakk @kdaudt @melissahortman

$130M in #Bonds4Housing improves lives and communities across Minnesota.  #Homes4AllMN #mnleg bit.ly/Get-to-130M @paulgazelka @tombakk @kdaudt @melissahortman

$130M in #Bond4Housing make it possible for projects to move from the drawing board to breaking ground. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg bit.ly/Get-to-130M @paulgazelka @tombakk @kdaudt @melissahortman

Children learn, workers earn, seniors thrive, and communities prosper when everyone has a place to call home. Pls support $130M in #Bonds4Housing bit.ly/Get-to-130M @paulgazelka @tombakk @kdaudt @melissahortman

To make our communities strong, we #Homes4AllMN. #mnleg #Bonds4Housing bit.ly/Get-to-130M @paulgazelka @tombakk @kdaudt @melissahortman

“Nothing else in life goes well if you don’t have a safe place to sleep at night.” We agree, Rep. Hausman. That’s why we need $130M in #Bonds4Housing for #Homes4AllMN. #mnleg bit.ly/Get-to-130M @paulgazelka @tombakk @kdaudt @melissahortman

“Our budget reflects our values. Homelessness does not reflect our values.” We agree w/ Mayor Kennedy of North Branch. Minnesotans value #Homes4AllMN. Let’s invest $130M in #Bonds4Housing. #mnleg bit.ly/Get-to-130M @paulgazelka @tombakk @kdaudt @melissahortman

“Affordable housing is preventative care for society.” We agree w/ Tara, once homeless & now speaking out for #Homes4AllMN. #Bonds4Housing is a smart investment, #mnleg. bit.ly/Get-to-130M @paulgazelka @tombakk @kdaudt @melissahortman

JoAnn, MPLS Public Housing resident leader: “The need is great. Our buildings are well made and deserving of preservation.” We need $30M in GO #Bonds4Housing, to preserve this state asset. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg bit.ly/Get-to-130M @paulgazelka @tombakk @kdaudt @melissahortman

The need for affordable housing is real and #Bonds4Housing is a real solution. #Homes4AllMN #mnleg bit.ly/Get-to-130M @paulgazelka @tombakk @kdaudt @melissahortman

Don’t let this legislative session end without $130M in #Bonds4Housing! #Homes4AllMN #mnleg bit.ly/Get-to-130M @paulgazelka @tombakk @kdaudt @melissahortman

 

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.