How you can help the Twitter Brigade:
- Alert citizens to show up at Committee Hearings that are hot. (high rating on TrackTheirVote.org).
- Alert legislators to how Oregon Citizen Lobby wants them to vote on hot bills according to the five principles.
- Give political pain and rewards via twitter according to the votes made on bills according to the five principles.
- Tweeps using their own personal twitter accounts to retweet (little experience needed).
- Tweeps using twitter to release information about bills, committee plans, votes, using links, hashtags, and lists (twitter experience most likely needed).
- Some proficiency with Oregon Citizens Lobby & Track Their Vote webs, and Oregon Legislature web.
- Hashtag #OROCL to search for relevant tweets for retweeting, additionally #ORCOT, #ORPOL and #ORLEG may be helpful.
- Lists: Oregon Citizens Lobby, Oregon Legislators 2015, Oregon Liberty Minded.
- List of Legislators, their twitter handle where applicable, their district, their party and their committee assignment, as an aid to composing tweets.
- Spreadsheet of legislators and their twitter handles can be used to identify a legislator’s twitter handle to put your tweet about a legislator into their “mentions” on their twitter account.
- http://www.tracktheirvote.org/tracksession.php web to glean information about potential bills about which to tweet.
- https://oregoncitizenslobby.org/action-alerts/ web to glean information and links from action alerts which bills have been analyzed and/or are hot.
- Links to Oregon citizens Lobby Facebook page about potential bills about which to tweet (tweet idea are here too).
- Links to news webs bringing out the message we are trying to make.
- Oregon citizens Lobby twitter account is also issues tweets.
- Experienced tweeps creating tweets commingled with the principles of Oregon Citizens Lobby using links when appropriate. Having tweets originating from many different tweeps illustrate the citizen involvement of OCL.
- Newly created tweets are retweeted by many different tweeps to lend influence (number in possible twitter feeds) to the tweet and to add emphasis (number of times retweeted) to the message.
- Tweets drive attendance to hot committee hearings.
- Tweets create interest in what is happening legislatively in Salem and in Oregon Citizens Lobby’s efforts to advance the five core principles in order to drive participation in Oregon Citizens Lobby.
- Tweets create momentum for legislators to vote according to our five core principles.
- Tweets lend transparency to votes in Oregon Legislature as we Tweet outcomes. We thank legislators who voted as we recommend and call out those who vote contrary to our five core principles.