Our first campaign to top 2,000 messages in languages other than English?

Over time, more and more of the messages being sent out in support of our campaigns are coming in languages other than English. In our current campaigns, it can be as much as a third of all messages sent. Even if the English messages still outnumber the non-English ones by two-to-one, it’s still significant. There are global unions which campaign in one, or perhaps two or three languages, not necessarily realizing the potential.

If you look at our live review of campaigns broken down by languages, you can see the most recent one (Turkey: Free jailed trade unionists now) has had 5,883 messages sent and of those, 1,865 come from non-English versions of the campaign. The biggest ones are actually quite substantial, with 650 in Turkish and well over 500 in French. I’m going to do a bit of a push now to get additional translations and mailings out. If we can pick up another 135 non-English messages, this will be the first time we’ve ever broken the 2,000 barrier for a campaign.

Written by admin in: Campaigns,Internationalization |


  • You’re forgetting the record breaking campaign to “Stop the execution of Abdolreza Ghanberi” in Iran: 12,333 messages in English and 4,981 in other languages.

    Comment | July 13, 2012
  • Eric Lee

    Andy’s absolutely right – I thought about that campaign afterwards. But in the currently active campaigns, we are still struggling to reach 2,000.

    Comment | July 17, 2012

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