The overall aim of the tweetathon will be to raise both awareness of what we're doing, as well as signatures for the petition and publicise Liz Crow's Fringe show which WOW is part of. Ultimately this is to save lives.
The best way to achieve these goals will be getting the #wowpetition #BeddingOut hashtag to trend nationwide! To do this, we're going to need as much help as possible - from as many people as possible. we'd be so grateful for any help you could offer advertising the event, as well as (especially!) taking part on Friday evening itself.
Pragmatically, all this needs to involve right now is for all of us to start promoting the tweetathon on our twitter timelines, as well as getting in touch with any of our friends (via twitter/email/facebook) we think would be interested in supporting the event.
If you're a bit stuck for how to phrase your tweet, do feel free to use a pre-prepared example:
Coming Friday - group tweeting in support of #wowpetition #BeddingOut at 7pm. Help fight back against #welfarereform - all welcome!
2nd Aug Friday 7pm - Mass Tweet in support of #wowpetition #BeddingOut Resist the War On Welfare, Stop ATOS/DWP Human Rights Abuses
One optional thing you could also do at this stage is start to think about the kind of tweets you may want to send on Friday. People tweeting their own thoughts on, or experiences of, welfare reform under the #wowpetition #BeddingOut tags will likely be more powerful to those reading than than if we were all just to reel out statistics!
The volume of tweets is the most important thing, so send as many as you can - advertising #wowpetition #BeddingOut talking about Resisting the War On Warfare and linking to wowpetition.com or http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/43154 copy in friends and family and lobbying celebrities to retweet in order to show support. Every little helps!
Remember, in every tweet don't forget to include #wowpetition #BeddingOut and at least one of:
- WOW Petition itself: http://wowpetition.com
- Any other relevant or nationwide trending hashtag at our 'mass tweeting' time.