What is Wisconsin Megaphone?
Wisconsin Megaphone is the online outreach program of A Better Wisconsin Together, a 501(c)(4) progressive communications hub.
It is a digital volunteer program to help spread progressive messages and combat online disinformation in Wisconsin. We’re looking for volunteers to share content across social media, engage digital networks, and advocate for the policies we want to see in our state.
We’re harnessing the power of social media to build a progressive digital community throughout Wisconsin to strengthen the progressive movement and combat disinformation in every corner of the state.
As a trusted messenger in your network, you can provide news and messaging about progressive priorities from a reliable source to your community as a Digital Ambassador.
Why is it important?
Why is spreading progressive messaging so impactful?
Years of research show that how we talk about and frame progressive issues is as important, if not more important, than what we’re saying.
This is why we say “anti-abortion,” not “pro-life,” and “we support reproductive freedom,” not “pro-choice.” How our brain interprets these phrases and words impact how effective we are in advocating for progressive priorities.
When we spread good progressive messaging, we change how we talk about issues and, in turn, change how we think about and act on them. Using good progressive messaging is our best tool to combat right-wing disinformation.
How does this program work?
Joining Wisconsin Megaphone is a commitment to post and share good progressive messaging on social media.
Because joining Wisconsin Megaphone is one of the most accessible ways to meaningfully advocate for progressive priorities, your involvement can be as easy as making one post a week with your morning coffee, and meeting occasionally with one of our organizers so you are always in the loop.
You set the pace of your involvement - whether you’d like to post once a week, or serve as a Digital Captain to recruit and build a team of volunteers, our organizers will meet you where you’re at to develop a plan that meets all of your advocacy goals. No matter your level of commitment, it takes all of us to advocate for the progressive future we want for our state.
Our Megaphone App
Our Megaphone is a web-based and mobile app, available on iPhone and Android, that helps us build stronger progressive narratives and share social media posts designed for specific audiences regularly. It is a database of graphics and other content focused on popular progressive issues that you can use along with our messaging guidance. You can post to your social media accounts straight from the platform, accessing 100s of different graphics.
The purpose of Our Megaphone is to get our message across and make the act of amplifying our progressive message as easy as possible.