Today is Tweet it Tuesday, and that means that today we show up on social media! If you’ve ever listened to Rush Limbaugh, you probably have heard him talk about the online “bots” used by left wing activists to swarm a person, a company, or elected officials. There’s a reason that progressives create fake social media accounts and bombard their targets with tweets; why they all make the same posts on Facebook, and why change their profile photos to all mimic each other. They do all of this because it works. Did you know that it takes fewer than 30 tweets to get a staffer’s attention?1 Did you know that undecided Senators and Representatives can be influenced by social media posts made by constituents?2
These actions amplify a message – I know you’ve seen it when you log into your social media accounts. The left makes the targets of their social media onslaught believe that they are fully outnumbered and alone, and it is one reason that elected officials cave so quickly and easily. They do not want to become a target of the left’s online activism. So what can we do?
We show up on social media, and we show up big.
In this email you will find sample tweets, sample Facebook posts, and graphics you can use. It only takes a few minutes to amplify our voices, and to drown out the bullies on the left, and all of their anger and vitriol. Once you have shown up online today, please ask your friends and family to do the same.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, when we log in to our social media accounts, we were greeted by a sea of positive, like-minded words and pictures? I’m going to show up today, how about you?
Unfortunately, we don’t know which state you live in, and can’t provide you your senators’ Twitter handles. Please Update Your Profile to have this key information provided in the future.
In the meantime, simply go to Find My Legislator and click on each senator’s twitter icon to locate it.
We also wanted to have some fun because today is Valentine’s Day, so here are a few more Valentine’s Day-inspired tweets!
Sample Facebook Post
Thank you all for the hard work you have already done, and for the work on which we are about to embark. The rest of this week’s schedule is below, as are the upcoming key dates.
Remember this: the left would not be frantically trying to copy us if all that we have done was not successful. We are winning, so let’s keep pushing!
The Rest of the Week…
Wednesday, February 15 – Melt the Wires Wednesday
Make calls, and copy and paste the action on your social media accounts so others can call as well. Resources provided: updated list of targeted elected officials and contact information.
Thursday, February 16 – Take it to the Streets Thursday
Go sign wave at a busy intersection for one hour today, prep for next week’s first Take it to the Street Thursday, host or attend a sign waving event, host a house party, visit a local congressional office, etc. Resource provided: house party toolkit and blank signs for house parties.
Friday, February 17 – Freelance Friday
Write a letter to the editor or a letter to your Senators. Resource provided: sample letters and talking points.
These actions will repeat every week, but we will always send you updated information that is specific for each week.
Key Dates to Add to Your Calendar
Local Office visit on Thursday, February 23
Remember the townhalls of 2009, when we fought tooth and nail against Obamacare? Now the tables have turned and progressives are the ones showing up at townhalls3 and at local district offices4, and the mainstream media is all too eager to magnify and celebrate dissent when carried out by left wing activists. This means progressives are the ones getting their message out5. Our mantra back then was, “when we show up, we win.” It is now time for us to show up again.
Both the Senate and House of Representatives are scheduled to be home the week of February 20th, and not in DC. We need to show up and show our elected officials that the majority of their constituents do not agree with the left wing protesters. We are looking for people to either host an event outside their Senator’s local office at noon local time or to hand deliver a personal letter to their Senator on Thursday, February 23. We will help you to organize your event, write your letters, and assist you with messaging.
If you cannot host an event there are other ways you can show up and be heard; you can hand deliver a letter to the local office, or you can attend a rally if there is one located in your area.
Host a Rally/Demonstration at Your State Capitol on Monday, February 27
On Monday, February 27th, Tea Party Patriots and the modern tea party movement turns 8 years old! Do you realize how much impact we’ve had? It’s actually quite amazing, the work we have done, and what we have accomplished. The time is now to step up and defend the gains we have made, and push for more reforms. The only way to keep winning is to stay involved and active – to show up!. We are looking for people to host a rally at their State Capitol in support of President Trump’s Contract with the American Voter on Monday, February 27th! If you would prefer to attend a rally rather than host one, let us know so we can help you find a local event to attend!
Host a House Party the evening of Monday, February 27
Want to support Judge Gorsuch? We make it super easy for you to share your support and knowledge with friends and family in an amicable, comfortable way with the tools and resources you will need to get it done. After Obama won the 2012 election, analysis showed that face-to-face education and discussion between people who knew each other played a very big role in his victory. Your story and your opinion is important to many of the people in your life, and you’ll never how many people you can persuade if you don’t try! If this date doesn’t work for you, you can choose a different date that better suits your availability.
Host an event on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
This year, tax day is on April 18th. We are looking for people to host an event locally on that day. Details and support for hosting the events will be available in a few weeks.
Thank you! Thank you for your continued strength and love for our country. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you, and we won’t get to where we want to go next if you aren’t involved. Remember, when we show up, we win! So let’s show up!! Are you with me?!
Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots