|Time for action. Here's our planning for EFCA. |
The best ways to follow EFCA on Twitter are the #efca channel on Tweetleft or Twittersearch and @EFCANow on Twitter
Update, May 20: check out our new EFCA Resources page!
Situation and Strategy
Sarah Jaffe's The EFCA: Truth and Fiction gives the background on the biggest organized labor battle since 1947. Can #p2 help the pro-labor coalition find a 60th vote in the Senate?
1. Tweet links, stories, comments. Make sure to include the #EFCA tag as well as #p2!
2. Reteweet EFCA-related stories was you see them. Keep the #EFCA tag, and try to include a mix of other hashtags as well (#p2, #topprog, #rebelleft, #union, ...)
3. provide resources page for EFCA supporters, focusing on actions and key twitter accounts
EFCANOW's Twitter feed
Suggestions for hashtag use
The source or EFCA tweets should use two hashtags at most. Subsequent tweets can include additional hashtags like #rebelleft etc. I am not suggesting this to elevate one tag over the other, but want to urge us all to twitter wisely. Too many hashtags = annoyance to many people on twitter and you will eventually lose followers.
The #p2 hastag was intended to be used as a bridge to other tags so that those using those tags pick up related tweets. It's appearance should signal to others that they can retweet it to their communities (#topprog, #rebelleft, #fem2, #woc, etc)--like a communication pyramid. If we continue to include so many hashtags in every tweet, I fear it will end up diluting the message and mitigating the effectiveness of our efforts on Twitter.
- the original tweet includes #EFCA and #p2
- different people retweet it to #rebelleft, #topprog, #pxfridays, ... -- keeping the #efca hashtag (and should they also keep #p2?)