Top Ten Progressive Advocacy Facebook Posts (10/12 to 10/18/2015)

Top Facebook Advocacy Posts

Check out last week’s top 10 9 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. This week we’re one short due to a technical glitch.

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. The Council of Canadians (%)

Don’t let anyone mess with your right to vote. If you see something suspicious or have problems voting, report it.

Posted by The Council of Canadians on Friday, October 16, 2015


2. Occupy Democrats (37.49%)

WATCH: Bernie Sanders' epic intro at the Democratic debate where he explains why he should be President.Video by Occupy Democrats, LIKE our page for more!

Posted by Occupy Democrats on Tuesday, October 13, 2015


3. Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation Workers (24.53%)

Label it, Scan it, Report it. The new union label is here and it's time you learn more about how these yellow and blue labels can protect your job.

Posted by Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation Workers on Tuesday, October 13, 2015


4. Sandra Steingraber (23.44%)

The scientific literature now includes more than 500 peer-reviewed studies on the impacts of fracking, and…

Posted by Sandra Steingraber on Wednesday, October 14, 2015


5. The John Fugelsang Page (19.81%)

Graphic by @miladydebennet

Posted by The John Fugelsang Page on Friday, October 16, 2015


6. Union Veterans Council, AFL CIO (19.70%)

Hearing a lot of garbage from some presidential candidates about cutting Social Security. Never forget: an attack on…

Posted by Union Veterans Council, AFL CIO on Thursday, October 15, 2015


7. Daily Kos (18.46%)


8. Occupy Democrats (16.59%)

This is hilarious! Pass it on…Thanks to Friend Dog Studios.

Posted by Occupy Democrats on Tuesday, October 13, 2015


9. Bipartisan Report (16.06%)


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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