Thursday, August 25, 2011

Making an Impact on #AfghanistanTuesday


October 6, 2011, marks ten years of U.S. war against Afghanistan. Ordinary Americans are saying, "Enough is enough!"

One of the ways they are showing how they feel is by making time every week to remember what's happening in Afghanistan and push for change. On Twitter, this takes the form of #AfghanistanTuesday.


What do people tweet about on #AfghanistanTuesday? One of the most obvious is to demand action from our elected representatives:

@RepBobbyRush Your #Chicago #Illinois constituents want to know what you are going to do to get us out of #Afghanistan! #AfghanistanTuesday

Virtually every member of Congress has a Twitter account now. What do they use them for?

Another way to tweet on #AfghanistanTuesday is to let people know how you are participating:

I'll be in #FreedomPlaza in #DC until the U.S. gets out of #Afghanistan! @StopTheMach2011 #October2011 #AfghanistanTuesday

(There will be a lot of these kinds tweets, now that actions are planned in DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Trenton . . . and even London!)

Many people use #AfghanistanTuesday to tweet about important news updates:

59% Want #Troops #Home from #Afghanistan http://bit.ly/p8AzYA #tcot #Obama "Good #War" #AfghanistanTuesday

#Afghanistantuesday Energize anti war feelings & put to the streets Oct 8. 4 my take, see Chgo channel 21 Friday @ 6:30pm

The Invisible Dead and "The Last Word":briLawrence O'Donnell #AfghanistanTuesday http://bit.ly/pEhPHo via @AddThis #war #Afghanistan

And of course, there's no limit to what people can tweet about on #AfghanistanTuesday! Some other recent examples include:

#AfghanistanTuesday Refuse to go to work on that day. Call in sick day. All people. Country will stop functioning as long as wars continue.

#Afghanistantuesday War is business. Find out who is making the money and target them or their partners through the media and boycott

"War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus."-Antoine De Saint #AfghanistanTuesday #tyranny #psychopathic

There's already been tremendous participation in #AfghanistanTuesday on Twitter. But we're just getting started! Week by week, we're looking for a growing tsunami of activity to show that Americans mean business about getting out of Afghanistan. What's important is that EVERYBODY start participating!

So now it's up to you. What will you be tweeting about on #AfghanistanTuesday?

PLUS . . . Check out the master list of #AfghanistanTuesday blog posts!