The outrage against Planned Parenthood is ongoing, and the third video released today. Thus far, the pro-life response has been vigorous, coherent and good, but unless we are careful, the outrage might begin to sprawl.
Before I make some tactical suggestions to help keep it all focused, I suggest you watch the third video. Here it is:
That said, here are three sets of hashtag strategies I would like to encourage everyone to use.
1. First, let me introduce a web site that can help us coordinate our efforts — Cleaning House Clearing House.
For example, one of the principles of war is concentration, and we do need to keep this focused. It would be far better, in other words, for everyone to be contacting the same corporation in the same week, instead of randomly. We can do this while keeping track of those corporations that distance themselves from Planned Parenthood. The speed with which some corporations have already done this indicates this is an achievable goal. Since it is clearly an achievable goal, one of the things we should do is achieve it.
2. The first Republican presidential debate is being held in Cleveland, a week from this coming Thursday. The first debate is being hosted by Fox News, and the questioners will be Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly, and Chris Wallace.
I would like to encourage everyone to use the following Twitter handles to nominate a question that we would love to see asked at that debate — so ask @BretBaier, @megynkelly and @FoxNewsSunday. Here is the question:
“If elected prez, would you consider the Medal of Freedom for David Daleiden, the man behind the Planned Parenthood videos?”
In addition, tweeting about this would be good as well — #MedalofFreedom and #DavidDaleiden together.
3. Continue to use hashtags that have already made a mark. If something has been trending, keep it trending. If you see something begin to trend, pick up on it. Some in common use are #DefundPP and ##PPSellsBabyParts. Another I have seen is #ProLifeSummer.
When you see a meme, or a blog post, or a news artcle on Facebook that relates to this subject, like it, and share it. Our goal, as I have stated before, is to keep this story alive and active in the news feed of everyone you know.