The Obama administration wanted to make sure that anti-gun celebrities knew exactly what to tweet out to their millions of followers.
So after President Obama’s gun control announcement on January 5th the White House sent out an email to celebrities giving them the exact tweets they should send to the masses.
According to Fox News, the email said, “Below you have: short and long-term action steps, more info on POTUS’s actions, highlights from YOUR Tweets thus far (thank you!), and draft Tweets for you to build from if helpful.”
The memo also encouraged the celebs to use the hashtag “#StopGunViolence” and said to ““make sure everyone… knows you have the President’s back.”
The email was sent by the White House Office of Public Engagement.
Here are some of the tweets the email suggested celebrities might want to send:
@POTUS is taking new commonsense steps to help #StopGunViolence.
@POTUS is taking steps to keep guns out of the wrong hands through background checks.
FACT: Each year, more than 30,000 American lives are cut short by guns. It’s time to #StopGunViolence.
FACT: Guns now kill as many people as cars in almost half of the U.S. It’s time to #StopGunViolence.
@POTUS is strengthening our background check system.
At least 2 actors are confirmed to have followed Obama’s marching orders. Ashton Kuther and Mark Ruffalo sent out the following tweet:
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 5, 2016
According to Breitbart.com this was the reaction from the White House,
We involve creative types/athletes in just about every issue and this is one that so many people are passionate about. Yes, we want to meet people where they are so we ask celebs what issues they are interested in… All of this gets the message out further to a broad number of people which is always helpful.