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RMAPI 2022 Policy Agenda

We need your help to support RMAPI’s 2022 Policy Agenda! Please share this toolkit to contact state lawmakers and advance these critical priorities.

RMAPI 2022 Policy Agenda Social Media Toolkit

We need your help to support RMAPI’s 2022 Policy Agenda!

Please use this toolkit to contact state lawmakers and advance these critical priorities.

Below you will see a suggested schedule for social media posts that will support our efforts to Raise Wages, encourage Equitable and Inclusive Decisions, Invest in Families and Decriminalize Poverty. For each post, download the image, copy the suggested text, and share on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Day 1
Suggested Text (Facebook and Instagram):

[Name of organization] stands behind RMAPI’s 2022 Policy Agenda and the need to address poverty by raising wages.

Our state and local government play a critical role in supporting families and workers through policies and resources that provide higher wages, and incentivizing private sector employers to pay more. Our community must establish an expectation of a $15/hour minimum in our community, while acknowledging that $15 is still not a living wage.

Support RMAPI’s efforts to identify and advocate for a range of policy changes that holistically increase the income of people in poverty – including raising wages, keeping basic needs affordable, ensuring flexibility in benefit programs, and pushing for income and wage equity in our region.

Great movements happen through community support.

Suggested Text (Twitter):

[Name of organization] stands behind RMAPI’s 2022 Policy Agenda and the need to address poverty by raising wages. #RMAPI2022

Right click this image and “Save As” JPEG to upload to your social media

Right click this image and “Save As” JPEG to upload to your social media

Day 2
Suggested Text (Facebook and Instagram):

[Name of organization] stands behind RMAPI’s 2022 Policy Agenda and the need to address poverty by making equitable and inclusive decisions.

Federal funding for recovery and rebuilding presents an unprecedented opportunity to ensure that our future policy and programmatic decisions provide opportunity for all members of our community, and decisions regarding that funding should prioritize transformative and long-term change. COVID has exacerbated existing disparities and inequities. If our region is to truly “recover,” we must address existing disparities along with the segregation, structural racism, and trauma that has created them.

Great movements happen through community support.

Suggested Text (Twitter):

[Name of organization] stands behind RMAPI’s 2022 Policy Agenda and the need to address poverty by making equitable and inclusive decisions. #RMAPI2022

Day 3
Suggested Text (Facebook and Instagram):

[Name of organization] stands behind RMAPI’s 2022 Policy Agenda and the need to address poverty by investing in families.

The child poverty rate in our community remains one of the highest in the country. To lift children out of poverty we must focus on policies that invest in and support the entire family, strengthening their economic security through not just higher wages but also necessary supports to income, increased accessibility and affordability of basic needs, and promoting long-term financial stability.

Families need flexible supports that meet them where they are and policies that make basic needs – housing, transportation, child care, food, and digital access – more accessible and affordable to those with the lowest incomes. Investing in families also means taking an intergenerational approach to addressing poverty, recognizing that poverty is often a cycle perpetuated by current policy that we must intentionally change.

Great movements happen through community support.

Suggested Text (Facebook and Instagram)

[Name of organization] stands behind RMAPI’s 2022 Policy Agenda and the need to address poverty by investing in families. #RMAPI2022

Right click this image and “Save As” JPEG to upload to your social media

Right click this image and “Save As” JPEG to upload to your social media

Day 4
Suggested Text (Facebook and Instagram):

[Name of organization] stands behind RMAPI’s 2022 Policy Agenda and the need to address poverty by decriminalizing poverty.

Poverty is not a crime. Too many criminal justice laws and policies perpetuate poverty and structural racism, especially policies that lead to over incarceration or excessive financial penalties – often creating a cycle of re-incarceration and poverty.

These laws and policies are rooted in structural racism, and we must be explicitly anti-racist in passing legislation and implementing policies. RMAPI calls on elected officials to ensure that people in poverty do not face unnecessary barriers, punishments, or fines – and are able to access resources, support, and opportunity to find a pathway out of poverty for themselves and their families.

Great movements happen through community support.

Suggested Text (Twitter):

[Name of organization] stands behind RMAPI’s 2022 Policy Agenda and the need to address poverty by decriminalizing poverty. #RMAPI2022

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