We’re working to advocate on your behalf for the most sensible approach possible to the Department of Labor’s final Overtime Rule. To that end, we created this social media toolkit for you to use and customize to raise awareness on social media within your networks and beyond.
Ultimately, we aim to amplify two important messages: (1) that the Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule could have a profound impact on community I/DD services, and (2) the Disability Community Act would help community providers make badly needed progress in our collective quest to strengthen the direct support workforce.
ANCOR encourages members and partner organizations to use these messages on their social media platforms to raise awareness of the dire situation facing community providers of I/DD services, and the critically needed investment proposed by the Disability Community Act.
How to Use this Toolkit
- Copy and paste the posts below to use as-is or customize to meet your needs. Along with the copy, you can save the accompanying graphics to share with your networks on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
- Remember to tag ANCOR (@TheRealANCOR on Twitter/Facebook, and @ANCOR on LinkedIn) in your posts. Find the Twitter handle for your U.S. Representative, and/or your U.S. Senators’ social media handles.
- Download shareable graphics from this folder to pair with your posts.
Social Media Content
Sample Twitter Posts
SAMPLE 1 (pairs well with “Image 3 Severe Shortages” or “Image 2 Referrals“)
A longstanding underinvestment in HCBS has meant that our direct support workforce has been in crisis for too long, and people with #disabilities and their families pay the price in reduced access to services. Read more: https://www.ancor.org/resources/the-state-of-americas-direct-support-workforce-crisis-2023/
SAMPLE 2 (pairs well with “Image 6 Reduced Access“)
In addition to a longstanding underinvestment in America’s direct support workforce, several regulatory changes have been introduced that, without commensurate funding, would further threaten supports and services for people with disabilities.
SAMPLE 3 (pairs well with “Image 5 Lifeline“)
The #DisabilityCommunityAct is vital legislation that would help community providers support their workforce and avoid disruption of services. Please join us [insert member of congress Twitter handle] in supporting this bill!
SAMPLE 4 (pairs well with “Image 4 Tell Congress“)
.[insert member of congress Twitter handle] join us in supporting the #DisabilityCommunityAct, which protects access to critical long-term supports and services for people with I/DD by increasing federal Medicaid funding for I/DD services over a three-year period.
SAMPLE 5 (pairs well with “Image 4 Tell Congress“)
Thank you @RepPaulTonko and @RepBrianFitz for your leadership in bringing the #DisabilityCommunityAct to fruition. Read more about this critically needed legislation: https://www.ancor.org/article/ancor-easterseals-applaud-introduction/
SAMPLE 6 (pairs well with “Image 4 Tell Congress“)
Take action and urge your members of Congress to support the #DisabilityCommunityAct: https://www.ancor.org/actions/support-the-disability-community-act/
Sample Facebook & LinkedIn Posts
SAMPLE 7 (pairs well with “Image 6 Reduced Access“)
Recently, several regulatory changes have been introduced that, without commensurate funding, would threaten the supports and services that community providers offer for people with disabilities. The #DisabilityCommunityAct is a vital piece of legislation that would invest in Medicaid I/DD services and help community providers avoid disruption of services that would be devastating to millions of people with disabilities in the US.
SAMPLE 8 (pairs well with “Image 5 Lifeline“)
The #DisabilityCommunityAct is desperately needed to ensure that community providers can effectively comply with an array of regulatory changes that, as proposed, insist on additional costs without commensurate funding. Without a solution like the Disability Community Act, community providers will have no choice but to discontinue services or close their doors completely.
SAMPLE 9 (pairs well with “Image 5 Lifeline“)
We support the #DisabilityCommunityAct, which would increase federal Medicaid funding for I/DD services over a three-year period. We thank @Paul D. Tonko and @Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick for their bipartisan leadership and recognition of the critical need to protect long-term services and supports.
SAMPLE 10 (pairs well with “Image 4 Tell Congress“)
Thank you to @Paul D. Tonko and @Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick for introducing the #DisabilityCommunityAct! We join @TheRealANCOR in our appreciation of this necessary legislation to protect people with disabilities’ access to long-term supports and services. Want to lend your voice? Read about this important bill and send word to your member of Congress to support this important measure: https://www.ancor.org/actions/support-the-disability-community-act/
SAMPLE 11 (pairs well with “Image 4 Tell Congress“)
[Insert Member of Congress], please support the #DisabilityCommunityAct introduced by @Paul D. Tonko and @Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick. This bill includes important funding that would guarantee continued access to long-term supports and services for people with disabilities. We hope we can count on you to be a legislative champion for people with disabilities.