New Ebook Soon! Plus, Top 10 Progressive Advocacy Facebook Posts (6/29 to 7/5/2015)

Top Facebook Advocacy Posts

Update: Look for some big e-book news from in the next few days. There’s a reason things have been quiet over here lately! In the meantime…

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: Adios, Rush! Enjoy Costa Rica…I’m sure they’ll love having you.

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. Occupy Democrats (164.85%)

Oh, and he also saved the auto industry, stabilized the housing market, and oversaw the expansion of marriage equality to the entire nation.Image by Occupy Democrats, LIKE our page for more!

Posted by Occupy Democrats on Thursday, July 2, 2015


2. Campaign for Southern Equality (105.42%)

BREAKING: Tiffany and Lauren are the first LGBT couple to marry in Jackson, Mississippi! Click *like* to congratulate them!

Posted by Campaign for Southern Equality on Monday, June 29, 2015


3. Occupy Democrats (102.21%)

Kudos to NBC for doing what's right!Read more here: by Occupy Democrats, LIKE our page for more!

Posted by Occupy Democrats on Monday, June 29, 2015


4. Greenpeace Suisse (78.05%)

Quatre-vingt-cinq militants Greenpeace ont bloqué les dix stations-service Shell de Zurich pour protester contre les…

Posted by Greenpeace Suisse on Thursday, July 2, 2015


5. Parents Against Gun Violence (71.56%)

[Expand this text to see all sources]Some reasons people used their guns in the month of June, summarized in the first…

Posted by Parents Against Gun Violence on Wednesday, July 1, 2015


6. UltraViolet (30.71%)

Chris Christie just announced that he's running for president. Here's what you need to know about his record on women:

Posted by UltraViolet on Tuesday, June 30, 2015


7. US Uncut (28.82%)

7 predominantly-black churches across the South have been burned down since the racially-inspired terrorist attack in…

Posted by US Uncut on Wednesday, July 1, 2015


8. Colorlines (26.28%)

#BlackGirlsRock! Congratulations to Misty Copeland!! Just Named First Black Principal Ballerina at American Ballet Theater! #Perched

Posted by Colorlines on Tuesday, June 30, 2015


9. Drug Policy Alliance (23.34%)

Marijuana legalization goes into effect today in Oregon! Evidence from Colorado and Washington show things are going great, and we're excited to see Oregon's new law move forward.

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance on Wednesday, July 1, 2015


10. Media Matters for America (19.69%)

In 2010, Rush Limbaugh promised he'd leave the country in 5 years if Obamacare was implemented.

Posted by Media Matters for America on Friday, July 3, 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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