Social Media for Indivisible Lincoln Square (ILS) Members

Slack

  • Slack is a free app for mobile devices and computers.
  • The purpose is to facilitate discussions among ILS members within different topic areas, and to keep a record of those discussions.
  • In order to access Slack the first time, you’ll need permission from ILS, which you can obtain by writing to indivisiblelincolnsquare@gmail.com. This will allow you access to “general” channel on Slack. There are other channels available as needed—for example, if you are a member of a committee then that committee will usually have its own channel on Slack.
  • There are 2 ways to use Slack once you have permission and have created an account: you can use it either as an app (on your phone or on your computer) or through the website.
  • To get Slack through the website: go to https://slack.com/signin, enter the workspace ‘indivisible-lincolnsq’ and press ‘Continue’.
  • To get Slack as an app: on your phone, go to your app store, look for the Slack logo and download it; on a PC, go to https://slack.com/downloads/windows; on a Mac, go to  https://itunes.apple.com/app/slack/id803453959?ls=1&mt=12.
  • You can specify what kinds of alerts you want to receive from Slack under “Settings.” Typically you’ll want to receive alerts if someone specifically mentions you in a post. If you want to alert everyone in a particular channel about your post, precede your post with “@channel”.

Amplify/Daily Actions

  • Amplify is a free app for Android and iPhone devices.
  • The purpose is to list actions you can take on a daily basis (e.g., writing to your member of Congress [MoC] about a certain issue); it also keeps track of actions you’ve taken.
  • Go to your app store, find the Amplify civic tool, and download it.
  • When opening, enter your zip code, select your MoC, enter the code 144-244-344, then continue with either your Facebook or email login.
  • The actions for Amplify are put together by Indivisible Chicago with input from the various chapters and neighborhood groups.
  • You can also sign up to receive Daily Actions in the form of an email from Indivisible Chicago at https://www.indivisiblechicago.com/daily-actions/.

Facebook

Click on the Facebook icon at the bottom of the main ILS website (www.indivisiblelincolnsquare.com) to access the public ILS Facebook page. As needed, members can request access to the closed ILS Facebook group by writing to indivisiblelincolnsquare@gmail.com or requesting access through Facebook and answering the questions that pop up.

Twitter

Click on the Twitter icon at the bottom of the main ILS website (www.indivisiblelincolnsquare.com) to access the ILS Twitter feed (@IndivisibleLS).