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Everything You Need to Know About Our Thunderclap Campaign to #PassPHIT

With just the click of a button, you can help IHRSA in our mission to #PassPHIT. How? Glad you asked!  

We are organizing a Thunderclap to help spread the word about all the benefits of the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act. Passing PHIT will allow Americans to use flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) to pay for health club memberships, fitness equipment, exercise videos, and youth sports leagues.

But ... What is a Thunderclap?

Thunderclap is a tool that utilizes social media to get your message heard by saying it together with your supporters. Think of it as a massive scheduled post. It will allow our message on the benefits of PHIT to be mass-shared, flash mob-style, so it rises above the noise of everything happening on social media that day.

So, what do I have to do?

Donate your social voice! That’s it. Your support means #PassPHIT will reach a broader audience! Just click “support with Twitter,” (you can also support on Facebook, or Tumblr if that’s your thing) and the PHIT message will be posted to your account on May 19. It’s like crowdfunding, but we’re asking for your social reach instead of money.

The best part is, you don’t have to remember to post anything. Just click the support button, and Thunderclap takes care of the rest. Sign up ahead of time and help us reach our goal of supporters! 

Let's get as many voices on the Thunderclap as we can! Please tell your staff, your members, your friends, your family, your neighbors, your 8th-grade penpal to support our campaign as well!

Will Thunderclap continue to post to my profile? 

NOPE! It’s one-time message to your social media account. Thunderclap uses the minimum set of permissions, include permissions that they have no intention of using, like updating your profile. Thunderclap’s privacy policy states they never see or store passwords to your social media accounts. After the single authorized post, they have no further interaction with your account.