Welcome to DemCast Twitter Groups!

Team-based social media amplification is key to our collective success in the digital space – spreading & sharing factual information & actions that can steer our country & globe back in the right direction.

In DemCast, we call ourselves “DemCasters”. WE are the ones who will help inform voters & the global community about the politicians, policies & opportunities for action that will affect their lives. We can defeat lies and spread truth, but we have to do it together. That’s how this works.

Managing all of this infrastructure takes a lot of coordination. We ask that our members contribute a small monthly amount to help us keep everything up and running, from toolkits to training to curation to volunteer support. Many thanks.


The Lowdown on Groups

Direct Message (DM) Groups on Twitter may sometimes be referred to as “groups” or “rooms”. Same thing! They are places where digital activists can work together to amplify key messages that help spread truth and build our movement. There can be up to 75 people in a single room.

There are over 100 DemCast DM groups, organized by focus area. Sometimes the focus is on issues that we’re passionate about (Voting Rights, Climate Change, Racial Justice). Sometimes the focus is on geographical affiliation (we have DM groups for every US state and/or region).

Most of our rooms have one or more designated “Captain” who helps moderate the space: they orient newcomers, share announcements, provide feedback and keep things on-topic. There are always some rooms where we don’t have a volunteer Captain taking on this role at a given time, but the @DemCastUSA account is always there to help if needed.

So What Should I Do?

Visit your DemCast Twitter room as often as makes sense for you. Help amplify posts you agree with that have been shared in the room by retweeting, liking and/or commenting. Drop your own posts in the room for others to retweet as well.

Engage in dialogue in the room. There are diverse perspectives, but we all have a goal of boosting democracy and helping people. Create some community and connect with others.

Depending on the room you’re in and the campaign you’re engaged in, there may be specific hashtags that will be useful to include on your posts. Ask your room captain or send a Direct Message to the @DemCastUSA account if you aren’t sure which hashtag to include.

Every day, do a quick search on the focus hashtag, and amplify posts you agree with. It’s important to do this because there are thousands of other DemCasters who are not in your specific room. The hashtags unite our community and help us amplify each other.

Recruit your friends and organizations to join us! Here’s a tweet you can send to encourage your followers to join.

Follow everyone in your room. If you need help figuring out how to do that, don’t hesitate to ask! Many of our amplifiers are new to Twitter rooms when they start.

When in doubt, send a Direct Message to the @DemCastUSA Twitter account and we will do what we can to help!

Don’t Take it From Us

Listen to former White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer explain why DemCast’s people-powered digital activism is essential in the 21st century:

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