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Wed., Feb 26th, Day of Outrage and Remembrance
For Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and Many More
Tuesday, February 25 -- 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST / 12 Noon to 2:00 PM PST
Wednesday, February 26 -- 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST / 12 Noon to 2:00 PM PST
This is something you can do! Engaging social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are now very important ways to reach out to, create a "buzz" and to mobilize, people all over the country. The February 26 Day of Outrage and Remembrance for Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis needs to go "viral." One way to broadcast this widely is through social media like Twitter and Facebook.
We will be using the hashtags - #hoodiesup #TrayvonMartin #JordanDavis
Click on the pastebin specifically set up for our Twitter Storm, and find instructions and sample tweets. A pastebin is a necessity for doing coordinated tweeting. Coordinated tweeting can't be done via email. You need to be able to quickly share the tweets so that people can post them. And when you have a new tweet, you can also go to the pastebin and add them so others can also share them.
The pastebin is here, and you can also share the URL on your tweets and/or on Facebook - http://pastebin.com/UTtKjdgt
Real Essential Point -- RT's or re-tweets don't create a trend. Tweets must be copied and pasted, and of course, all have the hashtags in order to trend and have impact.) http://pastebin.com/UTtKjdgt
*Also: Share the video of Dr. Cornel West and Carl Dix on HoodiesUp! At http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cm2BQFCpWWQ
*And: The national listing of February 26 assembly points and events at http://stopmassincarceration.net/content/locations-feb-26
*SMIN Facebook February 26 Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/278499788968039/
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