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Monday, October 19, 2015

Make Waves in DC on Twitter — Learn How for Free from TMA

A headline on the website of KIAH-TV in Houston caught our eye: “Want something done in Washington? Report says ‘Tweet it!’ ” The report in question is the Congressional Management Foundation’s annual study of how best to capture the attention of our senators and representatives and their staffers. Social media, like Twitter, it says, are particularly effective because they are public. Considering medicine’s need for some serious action from Congress — on issues like PQRS, meaningful use, RAC audits, graduate medical education, and public health funding — I’m inviting TMA leaders like you to get tweeting. Don’t know how? Check out our free TMA Twitter Academy. Four easy video lessons will help you set up your account, earn some followers, and grab politicians’ attention. For starters, here’s a list of the Twitter handles for all 36 U.S. House members from Texas. Our senators? They’re @JohnCornyn and @SenTedCruz.

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