Our friends at the Coalition for Health Funding have launched NDD United's new report, Faces of Austerity: How Budget Cuts Have Made Us Sicker, Poorer and Less Secure. Included with this launch is an updated "Communications Toolkit” and some new materials to help you help us spread the wordThe toolkit includes:
· A description of the effort and an overview of our communications and dissemination strategy, including timeline
Sample talking points about the report
Our official media advisory
A copy of the national press release, to be released by NDD United
A sample press release for others to use as a template, should you wish to do your own (help in local media markets is especially welcome!)
A sample blog post
Sample Tweets, with updated links to http://www.nddunited.org/, where the report is posted. Our hashtags are #InvestInWhatWorks and/or #NoMoreCuts. We urge you to tweet steadily throughout the week.
We've also attached:
Twitter handles for those in the House and Senate we'd particularly like to target. These include members of House and Senate Leadership, Budget Conferees, and appropriators. We're also targeting those moderate Republicans in the House and Senate who have broken ranks to vote with Democrats on major fiscal bills. These individuals will be essential to passing any deal.
A "site map” is online for the vignettes in the report—their titles, page numbers, sector chapter, and LOCATION for those who plan to do targeted media outreach. Please share this information with your state and community partners.