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#OperationHelporHush is a new spin on old-school organizing.

#OperationHelporHush grew organically on Twitter in the midst of the events occurring in Ferguson, MO following the death of Mike Brown. Twitter activists are responsible for the incredible coverage and attention in Ferguson and have shown the power and potential of social media to impact social change.

Twitter activists were the first to bear witness to the events in Ferguson, MO and have replaced traditional media as the source of record for on-the-ground events.

Social media can be noisy. And it is easy to hide, and be hidden, in the noise. #OperationHelporHush started as critics doubted the impact that Twitter activists could have to influence change and our response was, “So help…or hush” — either contribute to the movement or be quiet.

We are taking social media to the streets. We are a community on Twitter and we are a community in the streets. We can move the conversation and we can move work in the name of social good.

What kind of America do we want to live in? This is us reclaiming our America. We are using social media for social good. Join us.

#OperationHelporHush