Friday, September 12, 2008

ADAPT Is Going To DC!

ADAPT is going to DC! Stay informed up to the minute
no matter where you are!

ADAPT is going to be in Washington, DC, September 13th -18th!

Have you always wanted to know what ADAPT was doing? Do you want real time quick updates instead of waiting for the full-story press release after the dust has settled? Do you want to know when vital new info has been posted on the web regarding ADAPT’s actions?

Well, have we got the thing for you!

NationalADAPT has established an account on “Twitter”. Twitter is a free service that will allow us to communicate instantly with activists across the nation through the web and through text messages to cell phones.

Get All the latest info and even more importantly, share it with your friends, family, coworkers, activists and even your enemies!

Here’s how:

Sign up for Twitter and to follow NationalADAPT by using this link:

You will need to create a username and a password and enter the code that appears on the screen. If you are blind, or have low vision, you may need someone enter the code for you because your screen reader will not be able to read the code, and the audio is of poor quality (sorry, beyond our control).

Spread the message to your friends:
After you have clicked on I Accept, you’ll be asked to invite friends to use Twitter. You can suggest they follow NationalADAPT, or skip this for now.

Turn on your mobile:
You can always check NationalADAPT’s updates on the web version of Twitter, but we are really encouraging activists across the country to get our text messages on their phone to know when anything important happens with ADAPT actions between September 13th and 18th.

Click on option 3-turn on your mobile phone. Enter your info and give it permission to send text messages to your phone. After you enter your information, you will be taken to a page where you’ll need to verify that your phone is on. Twitter will ask you to send a specific code to 40404.

To do this, you can create a new contact in your phone address book (you can call it Twitter) and enter the number that they provide. It’s a 5-digit number. There are also some letters on the page. Send a text to the number, entering the letters exactly as you see them. You will receive a confirmation that your phone is on.

Get NationalADAPT updates on your phone:
After that, click on the link that says Home. It’s near the top right on the screen. It will take you back to the National ADAPT Twitter page, and give you the option to turn on your device (phone) to receive updates. Please click on the on button so that you can receive updates.

You should now be all set to get updates on your mobile phone! Stay in touch AND LET OTHERS KNOW what ADAPT is doing as it happens!