Social Media Tools great for Activism and Advocacy

7 Feb

These tools are relatively new social media sites that are easy to use and are great activism or advocacy tools. We must learn how to use more social media tools if we hope to change what is wrong with our environment and governments. Step up to the plate with these great tools: 

Thunderclap Amplifies your message with the power of the crowd


Thunderclap is the first crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together.


If enough people support it, Thunderclap will blast out a timed Facebook Post or Tweet from all your supporters, creating a wave of attention.


From passionate individuals with a message to share, to organizations such as The White House, Levis and the United Nations.

Read more about it HERE



AskThem, from the Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF), is a free & open-source website for questions and answers with public figures. Launching on 2/10/14

AskThem is a project of the Participatory Politics Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, with support from the Knight Foundation’s Tech For Engagement initiative. AskThem is free, open-source, non-profit, and non-partisan, with open data for civic engagement.

Ask questions and get answers – Every elected official nationwide and any verified Twitter account.

Here’s how AskThem works for online public dialogue:

  • For the first time in an open-source website, visitors enter their street address to see all their elected officials, from federal down to the city levels, or search for a verified Twitter account.
  • Individuals & organizations submit a question to their elected officials – for example, asking a city council member about a proposed ban on plastic bags.
  • People then sign on to the questions and petitions they support, voting them up on AskThem and sharing them over social media, as with online petitions.
  • When a question passes a certain threshold of signatures, AskThem delivers it to the recipient over email & social media and encourages a public response – creating a continual, structured dialogue with elected officials at every level of government.

Learn What it’s about and How It Works HERE

Join AskThem HERE

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3 Responses to “Social Media Tools great for Activism and Advocacy”

  1. Nancy Canarelli Watson February 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    This is fantastic!!! Thank you so much for laying everything out so cleanly and precisely! I’ve used thunderclap, and love it’s simplicity and how intuitive it is to use, but found it difficult to garner supporters. I’m looking forward to using AskThem soon!!


    • WestDeltaGirl February 7, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

      Best thing to do when considering using a social media tool you’ve never used before is to participate as a user a few times to see how it works. I participated in the one to Patrick Toomey.


  2. painspeaks February 14, 2014 at 12:32 am #

    Reblogged this on The Daily Advocate By Painspeaks.


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