Top Ten Progressive Advocacy Facebook Posts (9/21 to 9/27/2015)

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.

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. AFT – American Federation of Teachers (492.69%)


2. Media Matters for America (41.54%)

This is how right-wing media welcomed Pope Francis to America:

Posted by Media Matters for America on Tuesday, September 22, 2015


3. Citizens UnTied (39.39%)


4. Occupy Democrats (38.83%)

The facts speak for themselves, and the difference is night and day!Image by Occupy Democrats, LIKE our page for more!

Posted by Occupy Democrats on Tuesday, September 22, 2015


5. Food & Water Watch – Oregon (37.81%)

Did you hear about Governor Kate Brown's plans to appoint the operator of Oregon's largest factory farm to serve on…

Posted by Food & Water Watch – Oregon on Monday, September 21, 2015


6. Gorilla Pig (35.05%)

Supporters eagerly await #DonaldTrump!!!#Trump2016 #p2 #tcot #GorillaPig1©Gorilla Pig™. All rights reserved.

Posted by Gorilla Pig on Friday, September 25, 2015


7. Living Blue in a Red State (34.55%)

This guy…snapshot of all that is wrong in this country.

Posted by Living Blue in a Red State on Tuesday, September 22, 2015


8. Occupy Democrats (30.39%)

Republican Colin Powell has a powerful message for members of his own party.Video by Occupy Democrats, LIKE our page for more!

Posted by Occupy Democrats on Monday, September 21, 2015


9. Unions 4 Workers (28.35%)

Pass this along and tell others what you think. More here: | via Unions 4 Workers

Posted by Unions 4 Workers on Tuesday, September 22, 2015


10. The New Hampshire Labor News (27.77%)


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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