Tweet your legislators Email
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 06:58 AM


TwitterTwitter has become a powerful tool for communications between legislators and their constituents. It allows citizens to communicate directly with their congressperson, city council, or other government officials about important and evolving issues. Grassroots efforts on Twitter can support advocacy efforts and affect change.

Interested in participating in advocacy from your computer or smartphone? It's as easy as opening your Twitter app.

If you don't have a Twitter account, go to

  • Enter your name, your email address, and a password.
  • On the next page, select a username--type your own or choose one that Twitter has suggested.
  • Click "Create my account." (You may be asked to complete a captcha to let them know you are human.)

Next, you just need to begin finding and following accounts that interest you. Following others means you are subscribing to their tweets.

To manage all of the accounts you follow, you can create lists around a specific topic. For example, ALCC (which tweets as Colorado Green NOW with the handle @COGreenNOW) has created a list of Colorado legislators on Twitter. You can view that list at Choose the representatives whom you'd like to follow, or simply subscribe to this list from your own Twitter account.

Once your Twitter account is established, you can also log in and search for topics of interest, such as #saveH2B to see what your colleagues are saying. Using hashtags in your own tweets helps others interested in a topic read what you have to say.

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