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Facebook Community Guidelines

Indivisible Eastside maintains a public Facebook Page and an active private Facebook Group (just ask to join). In order to make the group as effective as possible, we ask that you follow our Community Guidelines.  The group is moderated to keep posts appropriate, constructive and action-oriented. Please address any questions or concerns to the administrators of the Facebook Group (via messaging). 

  1. Please keep posts to the group relevant to our main goal: resisting the Trump agenda, particularly by influencing our members of Congress from Washington State:
    • Senator Patty Murray
    • Senator Maria Cantwell
    • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (1st)
    • Congressman Dave Reichert (8th)
    • Congressman Adam Smith (9th)

2. Moderators may delete posts that are inaccurate, out of date, misleading, or violate the guidelines below. 

3. No sales posts, business or product promotions.

4. Avoid posting old information, petitions, memes, boycotts, and repeat information (check to see if anyone has already posted on exactly what you want to post on–use the “search this group” tool).

5. We will not accept bullying, harassment, or calls for violence. Violators will be removed from the group.  This behavior includes, but is not limited to:

a. Personal insults or ad hominem attacks against another group member or public figure.

b. Discriminatory language. This includes language, jokes, or insults that are racist, degrading, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, classist, anti-immigrant, etc.

c. Violent threats or incitements to violence of any kind

d. Unwelcome sexual attention

e. Posting sexually explicit or violent material

f. Posting (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifying information (“doxxing”). This includes the information of elected officials.

g. Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviors.

6. Please focus on local Congress members, and post more sparingly about non-local Congress members, unless they are related to an official action. 

a. To understand why, please see the Indivisible Guide.

7. Many topics can sometimes be a bit difficult to discuss—so please choose your words with care and without anger when making a post or when commenting.  We don’t want to shut down commenting or discussions just because they get a bit difficult—change, cooperation, and understanding, are often difficult yet can be positive. We are all struggling to understand, act, and communicate at a stressful time in our nation’s life, and we are engaging in entirely new ways with each other. 

a. Choose neutral rather than inflammatory language. 

b. We will shut down commenting once we feel a topic has run its course or if personal attacks occur. 

c. Our goals are to focus on keeping our members of congress accountable and having our voices heard.

8. We want to give everyone a chance to participate–and given our size, this means you should limit the number of your individual posts in a day (this limit does not apply to commenting).

9. If you share a post from a closed group or someone’s personal account, it may not be visible to some people. Copy and paste from the original source. 

10. If you share a post from elsewhere, add a comment on why it is important to this group–such as an action to take, the educational message of the post, or critical information to pay attention to.

11. Please Fact Check! Do your best to fact-check any information before you post it. Check dates on articles to make sure they’re still relevant. Try checking Snopes.com, Politifact.com, or Google. 

12. Please post from original news sources–for instance Huffington Post will cite where their information comes from. Go to that source and repost from there.

13. Please don’t post from sites that don’t cite their sources–many exist for ad revenue and don’t focus on truth/veracity. 

a. Sites of Low Veracity–those rated at least 50% mostly false by Pulitzer Prize winning Politifact: Occupy Democrats, The Other 98%, Resistance Report, Addicting Info.  Others that are ad revenue focused include USUncut and Liberal America

14. The Indivisible Eastside organization focuses, in part, on providing a safe forum to communicate and organize around the principle of resisting the Trump agenda. IE will not however be endorsing or contributing financially to political candidates. Nonetheless, members are free to use our Facebook group to advocate and organize for candidates they believe will help in our national and local resistance to Donald Trump.

FACEBOOK GROUP

Join us on our public Facebook group! Once there, you’ll find interesting posts about relevant current events and news as well as a general discussion about the resistance to the Trump agenda and policies.

FACEBOOK PAGE

Also visit and Like our Facebook page which is a public place where we will only be making a few posts maximum per day, mostly action alerts and events. If you want to use Facebook to get information about concrete actions YOU can do, the Page is where you want to be. Like the page to have action alerts appear in your Facebook Newsfeed.

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