Sunday, December 14, 2014

Advocacy and Social Media: how Ukrainians did it

Active social media users from #DigitalMaidan and supporters of an NGO Razom for Ukraine have wielded their power of click to pass the Ukraine Freedom Support Act. At first Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur together with 10 bipartisan colleagues introduced the HR. 5782 the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, the House accompanying bill to S. 2828. The goal of the Act is to provide additional help to Ukraine in humanitarian, energy and defense spheres in order to end the war. The next step was to ensure public support for this bill. Here is how Ukrainian activists did it:

1. Phonathon coordinated via Facebook

2. Tweeted to the representatives

3. Celebrated success online and urged for the final push 

4. Final step:

History is written in Facebook and Twitter these days!

Stay tuned and follow @digitalmaidan @hromadske @razomforukraine for updates on digital diplomacy.

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