There’s a Huge Twitter Storm Hitting the Senate on Tuesday August 7th @10AM to 4PM…

…Save the Endangered Species Act from Bad Legislation. A new wave is catching on, a twitter storm using multiple tweets in one click, and it’s easier than you think! Urgent…#GetInvolved to stop the latest attack on the Endangered Species Act! Under Senator Barrasso’s proposal, individual states would be given key authority over the federal program to conserve threatened and endangered species.

“When it comes to the Endangered Species Act, the status quo is not good enough,” the Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman said in a press release. “We must do more than just keep listed species on life support — we need to see them recovered. This draft legislation will increase state and local input and improve transparency in the listing process.”

Tweet multiple tweets in one click! Go to your App Store & search Twitter, then the Twitter App will have an Update in blue. Click it to update and you’ll now have the + plus sign that feature allows you to now add multiple tweets in one thread.Make sure you’ve updated your twitter ap! Click the blue + (plus sign) to add another tweet to your thread, then click tweet all!

The majority in power is clearly trying to rewrite the Endangered Species Act in favor of big monied special interests that want the land (animal’s land it protects) would place endangered species in even more danger of extinction. Please be the voice for the Gray wolf. #ExtinctionIsForever

Twitter, tweetstorms, related Tweets one after the other, and a TweetStorm is a great way to help the cause. Twitter has recently embraced the feature, integrating them into the platform and making them easier to do right. Here’s how to use them.

Here’s what you need to do…

Head to Twitter and start a new Tweet. Type out what you want the first message to say and then, when you’re ready to add a second tweet, click the little plus icon.

Now you’ve got a second Tweet window to use, so just type in what you want to say, and then click the plus button again if you need more tweets.

Here’s two of my tweets in one thread to my Senator. You get the idea! Now join the tweet storm!

Keep going this way to add however many Tweets you want in your thread. You can add images, Gifs, and videos, as normal. Clicking on the blue X will add another tweet to your thread.

Your followers will see the first Tweet from the thread (and maybe up to two more). To see the full thing, they need to click the “Show this Thread” link.

This stops Twitter threads from totally overtaking people’s feeds.

Adding Another Tweet to the Thread

If at some later point you want to add another Tweet to your thread, open it and then at the bottom tap the “Add Another Tweet” option.

Type whatever you want to say and then click the “Tweet” button.

You new tweet is added to the end of the thread.

With 280 character Tweets and official support for Tweetstoms, Twitter is definitely changing. Rather than a place for 140 character thoughts, it’s now possible to have much longer discussions. Whether this is a good thing or not remains to be seen.

Join the Storm! #GetInvolved!

Find your US Senator on twitter.

See you soon on Twitter Tuesday August 7th starts at 10:00 am central Time tweet until 4:00 pm central time.

The following are suggested tweets to use in your thread for the TweetStorm…

Here are a couple resources to read about this attack on the Endangered Species Act to help you compose your tweets:

What are the economic benefits the Endangered Species Act generates from protecting vital habitats?

Senator John Barrasso, Republican of Wyoming, released draft legislation Monday to significantly overhaul the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

What are the biggest threats to the Endangered Species Act? August 1, 2018 by Sarah Fecht, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Join us on August 7th! Let’s show our support for the Endangered Species Act!

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