I have to admit that, until recently, I had been a "lurker" on Twitter, always watching and following, never participating. I've kept up with the #ncpol and #NCGA hashtags for a while, and something that's struck me, especially in recent weeks, is how much stronger the Conservative presence appears to be. Every time there's a new NC politics story, Civitas/the John Locke Foundation are right on it, and then there are dozens of people retweeting. Unfortunately that rarely happens on the left.
There's no question that progressives are on social media, the problem is that they are not engaged. While I'm not suggesting that every tweet from the right (or far right) needs to be responded to, we definitely should be more proactive in showing support for the organizations whose views we share.
So this is a call to action to all Progressives. If you're on Twitter, check out the #ncpol and #NCGA hastags, retweet messages that resonate with you, and don't be shy, respond to those which you disagree with. Don't let our voices be drowned out in the Tweeterverse!