Tweeting points for Ask the President



A bare-bones page for our Ask the President project. I haven't had time to make it pretty yet, sorry. I selected the original tweets to try to get a variety of topics and hashtags -- Jon Pincus


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#p2 (Progressives 2.0) is working to get progressive questions from diverse perspectives more coverage in traditional and new media.

For tonight's White House press conference, we're focusing on the Ask the President initiative. If you're on Twitter and would like to help, it's easy: just tweet about it! To get you started, here are some sample tweets ... feel free to use them directly, or try variations.

UPDATED, 7:00 p.m, better formatting (thanks @jerimee)

Consider adding additional hashtags when you tweet!


Sam Stein: #EFCA fight NOT over! http://is.gd/oN3e #askpres question here: http://is.gd/oN5n x rt @matttbastard

Will the 13 firms that rcvd #TARP funds be held accountable for $220B in back #taxes? http://tinyurl.com/dyu96v #askpres
rt @pamelalyn

How can we reduce the influence of corporations in the political process? #askpres http://tinyurl.com/cnrbqj rt @jerimee

Who wants single-payer health care? let's get it asked tonight. http://tinyurl.com/chrr7w #AskPres rt @seasonothebitch:

What does the President plan to do about all of the homeless veterans out there? http://is.gd/oIwt #askpres rt @bcreativ2003

progressive #askpres questions from diverse perspectives: http://is.gd/ojox please RT! #p2 #rebelleft #pxfridays #topprog #gov20 rt @p2pt0


More examples below. There's more about Ask the President and how to vote for any of these questions here.

To follow the exciting last few hours of the first iteration of Ask the President -- and the discussion on #p2 -- check out http://tweetleft.com!


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If you've got suggestions for other good tweets, please tweet them to @p2pt0 on Twitter, or add them in the discussion forum at the bottom of the page.


Single-payer model should be seriously considered for health care reform proposals: twurl.nl/ae0o3e #askpres rt @MyrnaTheMinx

student loan forgiveness: #1 in #askpres with 1200 votes. homeless veterans: 10 votes. please vote at is.gd/oIwt rt @p2pt0

#Skittles rot your teeth -- comprehensive public health care NAO! http://is.gd/oMFl #AskPres rt @matttbastard

RT @seasonothebitch It's the fourth question down, let's get single-payer to the top! http://tinyurl.com/chrr7w #AskPres #p2 #topprog

RT @itequates: You can vote for an end to citizen surveillance at http://tinyurl.com/cnnkyn #AskPres #topprog #tcot #p2

Help out @jacobsoboroff and Why Tuesday? Vote http://snipurl.com/efv5o #askpres #p2 #bipart

"Mr President, do you like #skittles?" Twitter activism for #askpres. #digg it! http://is.gd/oIYZ #p2 #rebelleft

rt @GetFisaRight only 105 people on all of Twitter care about Obama's FISA plans!?!?!! http://tinyurl.com/d9d3lb #askpres #p2 #tcot #topprog

why talk about skittles when there are some great #askpres questions at http://is.gd/ojox #p2 #gov20 #topprog









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