Disinfo requires a rapid, broad spread response. Get talking points to supporters for them to spread the truth and have their messages reinforce each other. A free teleprompter with the script makes it easier and lets them give better press interviews.
This blog also includes a live map to check on the latest power outage situation in Texas and ten groups helping Texans in need.
“Millions of people in Texas have been without power for days after winter storms slammed the region and devastated the state’s electricity grid. Nearly 3 million Texans were without power, according to poweroutage.us. Officials with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), say the cause of the outages appeared to be natural gas providers, many of which are not designed to operate in such low temperatures, according to The Texas Tribune.
Texas Gov. Abbott blames solar and windmills for blackouts!
“I go offline a few days and return to a GOP Gov blaming policies he hasn’t even implemented for his own failures. Gov. Abbott doesn’t seem to have a grasp on his state, so here’s a reminder: Texas runs 80-90% on fossil fuels. The real ‘deadly deal’ is his failed leadership. So many Texans are in desperate conditions without heat, water, and little relief. Gov Abbott needs to get off TV pointing fingers & start helping people,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
Teleprompter app to share talking points
Why use a teleprompter?
Present better in online interviews (over ZOOM, WebEx Microsoft Team, Google Meet) and keep contact by having talking points scroll on the screen.
Sharing talking points with supporters so their interviews reinforce each other and amplify the message.
Update the script as needed and have your changes appear immediately in all your supporters’ teleprompters.
The BigStage Teleprompter is a free app for scripts up to 300 words.
Creating a teleprompter script
Cut & paste your script into the free BigStage Teleprompter app.
Adjust the font size and scroll speed to your preference.
Save the script and shared it with a link like https://bigstageteleprompter.online/content/EZVw37WxJ1
Share the link by email or social media.
Links to groups collecting donations for Texas relief and calling seniors to check on their welfare
Love Thy Neighbor – Austin Area Urban League #LoveThyNeighborTX campaign to raise money for hotel rooms, food, water, clothing, and other basic needs of the housing insecure communities.
Powered by People – Call Texas seniors affected by the weather crisis to help them find the resources they need to get through the next few days safely.
Austin Pets Alive! – Working to keep pets across Texas warm and safe during the freezing conditions. The group needs heating pads, Styrofoam coolers, dog beds, heat lamps, and monetary donations.
Caritas of Austin also helps those experiencing housing insecurity in the Austin area. You can support their work by making a monetary donation or ordering items from their Amazon wish list to be shipped directly to the center.
Lucille’s 1913 Community Kitchen Prepares and distributes meals in the Houston area.
Dallas based groups (listed by CNN)
Oak Lawn United Methodist Church
Austin Street Center
Oak Lawn United Methodist Church
More resources on Twitter
Takeaway: Help support these relief efforts with donations or by making phone calls.
Counter disinformation with a rapid response. Share talking points so your supporters’ messages and interviews reinforce each other. Use the free BigStage Teleprompter to keep them on script and perform better in press interviews.
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