Top Ten Progressive Advocacy Facebook Posts (8/10 to 8/16/2015)

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: Girl Du Jour continues her reign as Queen of the list.

If you like this list, be sure to check out our similar list of the week’s Top Ten 2016 Presidential Campaign Facebook Posts, released on Fridays.

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. Or, browse through past Top 10 lists.

1. Union Veterans Council, AFL CIO (32.47%)

Integrity, commitment, professionalism: #Veterans Work. Learn more at Like and Share.

Posted by Union Veterans Council, AFL CIO on Monday, August 10, 2015


2. NARAL Pro-Choice America (26.04%)

This Funny Or Die spoof about how ridiculous the anti-choice attacks on Planned Parenthood are is hilarious.

Posted by NARAL Pro-Choice America on Monday, August 10, 2015


3. Unions 4 Workers (20.34%)

MORE CORPORATE GREED: "United Airlines doubled its net income in 2014, to $1.13 billion. For the first quarter of 2015,…

Posted by Unions 4 Workers on Monday, August 10, 2015


4. Liberal And Proud Of It (20.08%)

Share if you don't want a war with Iran!Then become a fan of Liberal And Proud Of It!

Posted by Liberal And Proud Of It on Friday, August 14, 2015


5. Occupy Democrats (19.91%)

America just received terrible news, as one of our greatest presidents reveals he is seriously ill with cancer.Read more here: by Occupy Democrats, like our page for more.

Posted by Occupy Democrats on Wednesday, August 12, 2015


6. Girl Du Jour (14.98%)


Posted by Girl Du Jour on Thursday, August 13, 2015


7. Sick of the Slant – A Fair Look at the News of the Day (14.71%)

(Albert via Progressive America) Example #14,675 of Republican hypocrisy

Posted by Sick of the Slant – A Fair Look at the News of the Day on Saturday, August 15, 2015


8. The Council of Canadians (14.66%)

“Somewhere in my soul,” Stephen Lewis says, “I cherish the possibility of a return to a vibrant democracy, where…

Posted by The Council of Canadians on Thursday, August 13, 2015


9. The Other 98% (14.45%)

True StoryLike our page yo: The Other 98%

Posted by The Other 98% on Monday, August 10, 2015


10. The New Hampshire Labor News (13.63%)

Shameful. #standUP2vzNew England Verizon Workers UnitedStand Up to Verizon

Posted by The New Hampshire Labor News on Tuesday, August 11, 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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