Top Ten Progressive Advocacy Facebook Posts (7/13 to 7/19/2015)

Top Facebook Advocacy Posts

We are back in business! Between the ebook frenzy and Netroots Nation, has been feeling left out in the cold. No more! We’re back to a regular publishing schedule, with articles in the queue and more to come. First up:

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.

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. Shit Scott Walker Is Doing To My State (%)

Jimmy Fallon draws attention to Scott Walker's horrible ability to have any original thoughts.

Posted by Shit Scott Walker Is Doing To My State on Thursday, July 16, 2015


2. GMO Free Florida (Genetically Modified Organisms) (135.64%)

The Executive Office of the President of the United States has put out a document saying they are planning ways of "…

Posted by GMO Free Florida (Genetically Modified Organisms) on Monday, July 13, 2015


3. Wisconsin State AFL-CIO (72.70%)

Warning to America: Don't let Scott Walker do to you what he's done to Wisconsin.

Posted by Wisconsin State AFL-CIO on Tuesday, July 14, 2015


4. Food & Water Watch – Oregon (40.49%)

Governor Kate Brown has declared July "Water Awareness Month" and did right by calling on Oregonians and State Agencies…

Posted by Food & Water Watch – Oregon on Monday, July 13, 2015


5. Occupy Democrats (27.05%)

While Republicans refuse to acknowledge that Pres. Obama's nuclear peace deal is a huge victory for America, they also…

Posted by Occupy Democrats on Wednesday, July 15, 2015


6. Living Blue in Florida (24.47%)


7. Occupy Democrats (23.10%)

Zing! Rapper Pitbull just sent a must-see message to Donald Trump. The last part is the best — pass it on!Video by Occupy Democrats, LIKE our page for more!

Posted by Occupy Democrats on Thursday, July 16, 2015


8. Greenpeace Ceská republika (22.41%)

Postavte se za lesy :) jste již deklaraci podepsali, sdílejte#StandForForests

Posted by Greenpeace Ceská republika on Wednesday, July 15, 2015


9. Wisconsin State AFL-CIO (19.74%)

Has this happened to you?

Posted by Wisconsin State AFL-CIO on Monday, July 13, 2015


10. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (18.47%)

"It’d be nice if the NRA saw the revulsion that their article is inspiring and issued an apology.But considering they…

Posted by New Yorkers Against Gun Violence on Tuesday, July 14, 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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