Your Media and Messaging Tool Kit

Sample Tweets

For Creating Buzz about CNR:

  • Child Nutrition Reauthorization is set to expire September 30th! Call your MOCs; make sure they know how important #CNR2015 is
  • Child Nutrition Reauthorization is critical to programs affecting millions of children. Urge your MOCs to support a strong #CNR2015
  • 1 in 6 households report they can’t afford enough food. Congress needs to take action and support a strong #CNR2015

For Taking Action:

  • Congress is working on Child Nutrition Reauthorization. Make sure they know how important summer meals are! http://bit.ly/1Gtsg2O #CNR2015
  • Tell the Congress to support Summer Meals and Stop Child Summer Hunger Acts! Send letters here http://bit.ly/qQNSuy #SummerMeals #CNR2015
  • Start scheduling meetings and visits with your MOC. Recess is the best time to see first-hand the importance of #CNR2015
  • Sending letters to your MOCs really helps! Here’s a few letters you can send with a push of a button http://bit.ly/qQNSuy #CNR2015
  • Ask your Members of Congress to co-sponsor important #summermeals legislation. Visit http://bit.ly/qQNSuy via @fractweets
  • Take 5 minutes today to call your Members of Congress about #CNR2015. Here’s what to say http://bit.ly/1BqQyLV
  • 1 in 6 low-income kids received #summermeals in 2014. Help us increase participation. Support these bills: http://bit.ly/1LfWE5c
  • Organizations! Help reach 1500 endorsements by July 15th in support of two crucial bi-partisan #SummerMeals bills http://bit.ly/1LfWE5c

Sample FaceBook Posts

Help Children get the nutrition they need. I’m joining FRAC and thousands of others in signing petitions, sending letters, and making phone calls to my Member of Congress, and you should too. Visit http://bit.ly/qQNSuy for more information and for the tools to get involved.

Child Nutrition Reauthorization is gaining momentum. Have your organization endorse two crucial bi-partisan bills, the Summer Meals Act of 2015 and the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015. http://bit.ly/1LfWE5c

Sample Phone Message

Practice reading this phone message out loud once or twice before making your first call. If you are not calling on behalf of an organization, or do not want to mention if you are, feel free to include where you live instead.

For House offices: Hi, my name is _____. I am calling on behalf of ______, and I would like to ask the Congressman/Congresswoman to co-sponsor H.R. 1728, the Summer Meals Act, and H.R. 2715, the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act. These bills are the building blocks of Child Nutrition Reauthorization, set to expire on September 30th. Child Nutrition Reauthorization will help make sure millions of children have access to the nutritious meals they need at school, after school, and during summer vacation.By co-sponsoring these two pieces of legislation, we can ensure improvements and investments to programs critical for countless children in _____(your state, congressional district, or city). Thank you very much.

For Senate offices: Hi, my name is _____. I am calling on behalf of ______, and I would like to ask the Senator to co-sponsor S. 613, the Sumer Meals Act, and S. 1539, the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act . These bills are the building blocks of Child Nutrition Reauthorization set to expire on September 30th. Child Nutrition Reauthorization will help make sure millions of children have access to the nutritious meals they need at school, after school, and during summer vacation.By co-sponsoring these two pieces of legislation, we can ensure improvements and investments to programs critical for countless children in _____(your state). Thank you very much.

Sample Invitation

Most congressional offices will have forms on their websites that can be filled out to invite Members of Congress to events, or set up meetings at their offices. For those that do not, or which require personalized messaging, here are examples that can be either sent in an email, or asked on the phone.

Child Nutrition Reauthorization is going to be critically important over the next several weeks as the previous authorization is set to expire September 30th. While you are in-district during this upcoming recess, we at _____ would like to invite you to visit our Summer Meals site. We hope that by visiting one of these vital programs in your home district, you will be able to meet the individuals that benefit so much from it, and gain a first-hand understanding of how important Child Nutrition Reauthorization is. We hope to be in contact with your office as we work to set up a visit. We can be best contacted at ______. Thank you very much.

Sample Lobby Scheduling

Child Nutrition Reauthorization is going to be critically important over the next several weeks as the previous authorization is set to expire September 30th. While you are in-district during this upcoming recess, we at _____ would like to set up a meeting at your district office in_____. We hope that by meeting with you and your staff, you will be able to meet the individuals that benefit so much from the various Child Nutrition Programs, and gain a first-hand understanding of how important Child Nutrition Reauthorization is. We hope to be in contact with your office as we work to set up a visit. We can be best contacted at ______. Thank you very much.