Using Social Media to Advocate for Animals

Here are some ways you can use social media to further the impact of your advocacy efforts.

An excellent resource by Dorie Clark is a Huffington Post article Using Social Media for Social Change.

"Like" or "Friend" your legislators on Facebook (you can google his/her name and the word Facebook; the legislators Facebook page should come up).  If the legislator's website comes up instead, often you can get to their Facebook and/or Twitter page from there (you want the campaign page, not the state's website page).

If you are attending Lobby Day for Animals:

  • Take a photo of you and any other participants in the State House -- at the Grand Staircase or in a legislator's office. Consider asking your legislator or staffer to join you. Post the photo on the MSPCA facebook page ("Like" this page now if you don't!). "Tag" your legislator in the post (you would need to have "liked" him/her first).
  • Post a photo or note of thanks on your legislators' Facebook walls. 
  • if you are on Twitter, use the hashtag #LDA2015 for Lobby Day for Animals (May 13, 2015). Post updates on your meetings, tweet pics and @mention your legislators in your tweet (see a list of many of them below).

We'll give a free mousepad to the top 3 people who we can tell used social media the most on Lobby Day! Tag us or let us know at

Here's a list of Mass. state legislators on Twitter:

State Senators:

Mike Barrett @barrettsenate
William Brownsberger @WBrownsberger
Harriette Chandler @Sen_Chandler
Sonia Chang-Diaz @SoniaChangDiaz
Cynthia Creem @cindycreem
Vinny deMacedo @VinnydeMacedo
Sal DiDomenico @SenDiDomenico
Kenneth Donnelly @SenKenDonnelly
Eileen Donoghue @EileenDonoghue
Benjamin Downing @BenjaminDowning
James B. Eldridge @JamieEldridgeMA
Ryan Fattman @RyanFattman
Jennifer Flanagan JenFLanaganMA
Linda Dorcena Forry @ldforry
Anne Gobi @AnneGobi
Robert Hedlund @SenBobHedlund
Don Humason @DHumason
Patricia Jehlen @SenPatJehlen
Brian Joyce @BrianAJoyce
John F. Keenan @SenJohnFKeenan
Thomas Kennedy  
Barbara L'Italien @TeamBarbara
Eric Lesser @EricLesser
Jason Lewis @SenJasonLewis
Joan Lovely @joanblovely
Thomas McGee @TomMcGeeDSC
Mark Montigny tweet it
Michael Moore @SenMikeMoore
Kathleen O’Connor-Ives @KOConnorIveswon
Marc Pacheo @MArcPacheco
Anthony Petrucelli @Antspetro34
Michael Rodrigues @SenRodrigues
Stanley Rosenberg @SenStan
Richard Ross @SenRichardJRoss
Mike Rush @SenatorMikeRush
Karen Spilka @KarenSpilka
Bruce Tarr @SenBruceTarr
James Timilty @SenJimTimilty
James Welch @Sen_Jim_Welch
Daniel Wolf @DanWolfMA

State Representatives:

Rep. James Arciero @JimArciero
Rep. Brian Ashe @repashe
Rep. Cory Atkins @RepCoryAtkins
Rep. Bruce Ayers @BruceJAyers
Rep. Ruth Balser @RepRuthBalser
Rep. Christine Barber @Barber4staterep
Rep. Jay Barrows  
Rep. Jennifer Benson @RepJenBenson
Rep. Donald Berthiaume  
Rep. Nicholas Boldyga RepNickBoldyga
Rep. Garrett Bradley @RepBradley
Rep. Michael Brady  
Rep. Paul Brodeur @RepBrodeur
Rep. Antonio Cabral  
Rep. Thomas Calter @TomCalterMA
Rep. Kate Campanale  
Rep. Linda Dean Campbell  
Rep. James Cantwell @repjimcantwell
Rep. Gailanne Cariddi @CariddiGailanne
Rep. Evandro Carvalho @EvandroforRep
Rep. Tackey Chan @tackeychan
Rep. Leah Cole @RepLeahCole
Rep. Nick Collins @repnickcollins
Rep. Edward Coppinger @edcoppinger
Rep. Brendan Crighton @BrendanCrighton
Rep. Claire Cronin  
Rep. Daniel Cullinane @DannyCullinane
Rep. Mark Cusack  
Rep. Josh Cutler @joshcutler
Rep. Angelo D’Emilia @voteangelo
Rep. Michael Day @mikeday4rep
Rep. Marjorie Decker @MarjorieDecker
Rep. David DeCoste VoteDeCoste
Rep. Robert Deleo @SpeakerDeLeo
Rep. Brian Dempsey  
Rep. Marcos Devers @MarcosDevers_MA
Rep. Geoff Diehl @RepGeoffDiehl
Rep. Stephen DiNatale  
Rep. Diana DiZoglio @DianaDiZoglio
Rep. Daniel Donahue @RepDanDonahue
Rep. Paul Donato @repdonato
Rep. Shawn Dooley @RepDooley
Rep. Michelle Dubois @RepDuBois
Rep. Peter Durant @repdurant
Rep. James Dwyer  
Rep. Carolyn Dykema @CarolynDykema
Rep. Lori Ehrlich @loriehrlich
Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier  
Rep. Robert Fennell  
Rep. Kimberly Ferguson @KimFergusonMA
Rep. John Fernandes  
Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante @am_ferrante
Rep. Michael Finn  
Rep. Carole Fiola @CaroleFiola
Rep. Gloria Fox  
Rep. Paul Frost  
Rep. William  Galvin  
Rep. Sean Garballey @Garballey
Rep. Denise Garlick @denisegarlick
Rep. Colleen Garry @RepColleenGarry
Rep. Carmine Gentile @CarmineLGentile
Rep. Susan Gifford  
Rep. Thomas Golden  
Rep. Carlos Gonzalez  
Rep. Ken Gordon @RepKenGordon
Rep. Danielle Gregoire @DWGregoire
Rep. Patricia Haddad @rephaddad
Rep. Sheila Harrington @RepHarrington
Rep. Jonathan Hecht @RepJonHecht
Rep. Paul Heroux @PaulHeroux
Rep. Bradford Hill  
Rep. Kate Hogan repkatehogan
Rep. Russell Holmes @VoteRussell
Rep. Kevin Honan @RepKevinHonan
Rep. Steven Howitt @HowittStateRep
Rep. Randy Hunt @RandyHuntCPA
Rep. Dan Hunt @RepDanHunt
Rep. Bradley Jones @RepBradJones
Rep. Louis Kafka  
  Hannah Kane  
Rep. Jay Kaufman @repjaykaufman
Rep. Mary Keefe  
Rep. James Kelcourse @jameskelcourse
Rep. Kay Khan @repkaykhan
Rep. Peter Kocot  
Rep. Robert Koczera  
Rep. Steve Kulik @repstevekulik
Rep. Kevin Kuros @KevinKuros
Rep. John Lawn  
Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee  
Rep. David Linsky @RepDavidLinsky
Rep. Jay Livingstone @jaylivingstone
Rep. Marc Lombardo @MarcTLombardo
Rep. James Lyons @RepJimLyons
Rep. Timothy Madden  
  Adrian Madraro  
Rep. John Mahoney @RepJohnMahoney
Rep. Elizabeth Malia @replizmalia
Rep. Brian Mannal @BrianMannal
Rep. Ronald Mariano @RonMariano
Rep. Paul Mark @RepPaulMark
Rep. Christopher Markey @ChrisMarkeyRep
Rep. Jospeh  McGonagle @McGonagle4Rep
Rep. Jospeh  McKenna @JosephDMcKenna
Rep. Paul McMurtry @RepPaulMcMurtry
Rep. Jim Miceli  
Rep. Aaron Michlewitz @RepMichlewitz
Rep. Lenny Mirra @LennyMirra
Rep. Rady Mom  
Rep. Frank Moran  
Rep. Michael Moran  
Rep. David Muradian @Muradian4Rep
Rep. Matt Muratore  
Rep. James  Murphy  
Rep. David Nangle  
Rep. Harold Naughton @HaroldNaughton
Rep. Shaunna O’Connell @ShaunnaOconnell
Rep. James O’Day @RepJimODay
Rep. Keiko Orrall @KeikoOrrall
Rep. Jerald Parisella @JerryParisella
Rep. Sarah Peake @skpeake
Rep. Alice Peisch @RepAlicePeisch
Rep. Thomas Petrolati  
Rep. William Pignatelli @repsmitty
Rep. Elizabeth Poirier @BettyPoirierMA
Rep. Denise Provost @DeniseProvost1
Rep. Angelo Puppolo @apuppolo
Rep. Dave Rogers @repdaverogers
Rep. John Rogers  
Rep. Dennis Rosa @dennisrosa
Rep. Jeff Roy @jeffroy
Rep. Byron Rushing @ByronRushing
Rep. Daniel Ryan @RepDanRyan
Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez jeffrey_sanchez
Rep. Tom Sannicandro @TSannicandro
Rep. Angelo Scaccia  
Rep. Paul Schmid @RepPaulSchmid
Rep. John Scibak  
Rep. Alan Silvia @RepAlanSilvia
Rep. Frank Smizik @FrankSmizik
Rep. Todd Smola  
Rep. Ted Speliotis  
Rep. Tom Stanley @StanleyforMayor
Rep. Ellen Story  
Rep. William Straus  
Rep. Benjamin Swan  @repswan
Rep. Walter Timilty @WalterFTimilty
Rep. Tim Toomey @TimToomey1
Rep. Jose Tosado JoseTosado
Rep. Paul Tucker @PaulTuckerSalem
Rep. Steve Ultrino @RepUltrino
Rep. Aaron Vega @AaronMVega
Rep. John Velis @JohnVelis_
Rep. David Vieira  
Rep. Roselee Vincent @RoseLee_Vincent
Rep. Joseph Wagner  
Rep. Chris Walsh @RepChrisWalsh
Rep. Timothy Whelan  
Rep. Donald Wong  
Rep. Jonathan Zlotnik