Top Ten Progressive Advocacy Facebook Posts (5/25 to 6/1/2015)

Top Facebook Advocacy Posts

Check out last week’s top 10 over-performing Facebook posts, from the several hundred progressive groups followed by our friends at CrowdTangle. Remember, these are posts that have seen significantly more engagement than the norm for their pages. Of note this week: fun with deficit math, plus a lesson from Mayberry you might not expect.

A special note to our readers-via-email: be sure to click through to the online version of this article to see the embedded posts. It’s well worth your time.

1. Food & Water Watch Maryland (22.92%)

Great news! Today, a two and a half year fracking moratorium becomes law in Maryland! This amazing victory is a true…

Posted by Food & Water Watch Maryland on Friday, May 29, 2015


2. Women Thrive Worldwide (19.84%)

This is major for women and girls in #Nigeria

Posted by Women Thrive Worldwide on Tuesday, May 26, 2015


3. Steve Marmel (19.31%)

Really?Well, I'll see your response and raise you a response.#RaiseTheWage- Steve Marmel <– this is a page you can like.

Posted by Steve Marmel on Tuesday, May 26, 2015


4. Occupy Democrats (18.97%)

Michelle Obama hasn't forgotten that Pres. Bush left her husband an economy that was bleeding 800,000 jobs a month, a…

Posted by Occupy Democrats on Friday, May 29, 2015


5. Occupy Democrats (18.86%)

The numbers don't lie, but Republicans definitely do. Thanks to Bipartisan Report.

Posted by Occupy Democrats on Thursday, May 28, 2015


6. CODEPINK: Women For Peace (16.83%)

Footage of Mohamed Soltan's arrival in DC after being held in an Egyptian prison for over a year and on hunger strike…

Posted by CODEPINK: Women For Peace on Saturday, May 30, 2015


7. Democratic Underground (16.79%)

Posted by Democratic Underground on Thursday, May 28, 2015


8. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (15.33%)

Reject Insurrectionism

Posted by Coalition to Stop Gun Violence on Sunday, May 24, 2015


9. Living Blue in North Carolina (14.23%)


10. Drug Policy Alliance (13.28%)

Great wisdom from our friends at Law Enforcement Against Prohibition!

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance on Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Explanation of the Scoring

These posts don’t represent the most-viewed pieces of content on Facebook (since that would almost entirely end up being dominated by the same small handful of large-audience Pages over and over). Instead, we list the posts that performed the best (using shares as the primary metric) against the organization Page’s OWN average (hence the word “over-performing”). To build the list, we CrowdTangle’s tracking system, which generates an average rate of growth for Pages over time (with at least 50 data points before a Page is scored). So, the "x" numbers listed above specifically represent how many more multiples of shares each post received compared with what the Page’s posts normally get. Note that we set a minimum bar of total engagement of around 500 shares or so.

About CrowdTangle

CrowdTangle is a new tool that helps organizations easily keep track of what’s being shared on Facebook. Organizations can use it to find shareable content around their own issue area or to keep track of what affiliated Pages are posting on a regular basis. Launched in late January, the beta version of the tool is already being used by dozens of leading organizations across the country. If you want to see how it works, watch this short video:


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