NCLR VIRAL SITES TURN SOCIAL NETWORKING INTO SOCIAL ACTION
Washington, DC—NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, is taking its work viral with itsFacebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Change.org pages. The new media platforms update users on NCLR’s efforts to promote Latino policy priorities, provide information on programs that reinforce these priorities, and advance issues important to the Latino community and vital to our nation’s future, such as health care, the economy, and education. Although its efforts in this arena are new, already NCLR has 1,136 fans on Facebook and 708 followers on Twitter. NCLR’s Twitter handle is “@NCLR.”
In its most recent campaign, “Condemn the Attacks on Latinos and Sotomayor, Now!” NCLR was able to gather more than 2,500 signatures of support in just a handful of days. Especially for situations such as these that require immediate and widespread action, NCLR will use its networking platforms to mobilize and advocate for support.
Visit NCLR’s social networking pages for information on the upcoming 2009 NCLR Annual Conference, recent pictures, details on events taking place around the country, and networking opportunities with other users who are plugged in to NCLR.