The media has given massive coverage to the rightwing Tea Party movement, but no coverage to the progressive response - an explosion of nationwide rallies in support of unions and workers in Wisconsin and nationwide, which we like to call the "Job Party."
We rallied in front of CNN/NBC/FOX on February 17 and in front of FOX on February 22, so the national media definitely media know we exist. Then we held rallies in all 50 state capitals plus major cities on February 26, and in 268 cities and towns on March 15.
Below is a Twitter list of individual journalists who have covered the Tea Party but not the "Job Party." It's time for them to hear from us - politely, of course.
We prefer Twitter over email for several reasons:
- Most journalists use it to communicate with each other and with their audiences
- Journalists' Twitter accounts are public, unlike their email addresses
- Our correspondence with journalists is public, so readers can watch and participate
After you follow a particular journalist, send them a Tweet like this (substitute real @twitternames below for @Journalist):
Dear @Journalist you've covered the #TeaParty but ignored the nationwide @JobParty rallies. Will you cover #April4 #WeAreOne?
Please post any replies you get in the comments below.
Thanks for all you do!