Top Ten Progressive Advocacy Facebook Posts (11/30 to 12/6/2015)

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. Parents Against Gun Violence (147.01%)

For links documenting every incident, click "see more" or "continue reading." These are our summaries, written in the…

Posted by Parents Against Gun Violence on Thursday, December 3, 2015


2. United Mine Workers of America (45.08%)

Today we remember the hundreds of thousands of miners who have lost their lives both underground and from pneumoconiosis. Please take a moment today to thank a miner for their work to build the modern world.

Posted by United Mine Workers of America on Sunday, December 6, 2015


3. Sick of the Slant – A Fair Look at the News of the Day (44.00%)

(Albert) Here's the biggest problem we have in this country.

Posted by Sick of the Slant – A Fair Look at the News of the Day on Wednesday, December 2, 2015


4. The Reprimand Project (38.10%)


5. Liberal And Proud Of It (36.44%)

Pro-birth. Nothing more, nothing less.

Posted by Liberal And Proud Of It on Monday, November 30, 2015


6. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (36.37%)

TOMORROW MORNING: For the first time since 1920, the The New York Times will print their editorial on the front page. …

Posted by New Yorkers Against Gun Violence on Friday, December 4, 2015


7. Planned Parenthood Action (34.13%)

A letter to those who go to unimaginable extremes to close our doors. Add your name here:, Planned Parenthood Action

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action on Tuesday, December 1, 2015


8. Utility Workers Union of America (24.64%)


9. Indigenous Environmental Network (23.50%)

Yesterday, on November 29th the Indigenous Environmental Network organized a healing ceremony in front of the Bataclan…

Posted by Indigenous Environmental Network on Monday, November 30, 2015


10. Sick of the Slant – A Fair Look at the News of the Day (20.65%)

(Dan) Note to clueless and confused Americans who fear that Big Bad Obama will be coming for their guns.

Posted by Sick of the Slant – A Fair Look at the News of the Day on Thursday, December 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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