Help @AAUW #TrickorTweet for a Strong Women’s Economic Agenda this Halloween

October 29–31, 2015


Time: 1–2 p.m. ET each day

Location:  On Twitter! Follow @AAUW, @AAUWPolicy, and @AAUWActionFund and use #TrickorTweet.

Cost: Free

Halloween is right around the corner, but here at AAUW, we know that there are scarier things out there than vampires and zombies. Whether it’s the gender pay gap, student debt, campus sexual assault‎, or lack of paid leave, women deal with the real-life terrors of gender inequity 365 days a year, not just on October 31‎. This Halloween, join @AAUW in ringing doorbells — er, Twitter handles — for women’s economic security!

Our #TrickorTweet Twitterstorm will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. ET each day between October 29 and 31. During that time, we encourage you to tweet at members of Congress and 2016 presidential candidates asking where they stand on the issues in our women’s economic agenda. Do they support equal pay? What about raising the minimum wage? What are their plans to tackle student debt or to make campuses safe for students? Will they fight for millions of American workers to finally get paid family leave? We want to know! Remind them, women are watching, and women vote!

This Halloween, don’t say boo. Say #womensucceed! Use our sample tweets, and choose from the Twitter handles below to help join the fight.

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Sample Tweets

Dear [insert Twitter handle]:  #TrickorTweet 4 #equalpay this Halloween! Do you stand 4 #fairpay? #womensucceed

Dear [insert Twitter handle]: #TrickorTweet 4 #paidleave this Halloween! Do you stand 4 #paidleave? #womensucceed

Dear [insert Twitter handle]: #TrickorTweet 4 #studentdebt this Halloween! Will you tackle rising #studentloans? #womensucceed

Dear [insert Twitter handle]: #TrickorTweet 4 #minimumwage this Halloween! Will you #raisethewage? #womensucceed

Dear [insert Twitter handle]: We say #TrickorTweet for safe campuses this Halloween! #womensucceed

You can also participate in our Thunderclap, when we’ll all tweet the same message at once for maximum effect. Sign up now!

2016 Presidential Candidates’ Twitter Handles

Democratic Candidates
Hillary Clinton @HillaryClinton
Martin O’Malley @MartinOMalley
Bernie Sanders @BernieSanders

Republican Candidates
Jeb Bush @JebBush
Ben Carson @RealBenCarson
Chris Christie @ChrisChristie
Ted Cruz @tedcruz
Carly Fiorina @CarlyFiorina
Jim Gilmore @gov_gilmore
Lindsey Graham @LindseyGrahamSC
Mike Huckabee @GovMikeHuckabee
Bobby Jindal @BobbyJindal
Rand Paul @RandPaul
Marco Rubio @marcorubio
Rick Santorum @RickSantorum
Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump

U.S. Senators
Find a list of U.S. senators with their Twitter handles organized by state.

U.S. House of Representative
Find a list of U.S. representatives and their Twitter handles organized by state.


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