Next wave of activist lobbying: 'Hijack' Congress members' Facebook profiles

Supporters of the bill have blanketed the Facebook pages of, for example, Reps. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), John BoozmanJohn Nichols BoozmanVA chief pressed on efforts to prevent veteran suicides McConnell ups pressure on White House to get a budget deal There is a severe physician shortage and it will only worsen MORE (R-Ark.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFlake donates to Democratic sheriff being challenged by Arpaio in Arizona The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says US-China trade talks to resume, hails potential trade with Japan, UK Joe Arpaio to run for Maricopa County sheriff in 2020  MORE (R-Ariz.) Sander Levin (D-Mich.), Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Jeff FortenberryJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FortenberryHouse Democrats urge Trump to end deportations of Iraqis after diabetic man's death House Appropriations passes defense bill that would limit funds for border wall, pull US support from Yemen war Thirty-four GOP members buck Trump on disaster bill MORE (R-Neb.).

One supporter wrote on Pence's Facebook wall, "Please stand up for human rights, for trade that doesn't endanger the lives of women and children."

On Levin's page, another supporter wrote, "Over 5 million people have died as a result of the war in Congo. Please co-sponsor HR 4128."

The members targeted by the social media blitz are chairs and senior members of the House Foreign Affairs or Ways and Means Committees who have signaled that they are close to supporting the trade bill.

The Enough Project says the social media blitz is getting results. Boozman started following the project on Twitter and is now a co-sponsor of the bill, said the campaign's Communications Director Jonathan Hutson.

Ros-Lehtinen told the Miami Herald she is "deeply grateful when constituents and folks who care deeply about an issue use every avenue to communicate their opinions with me."

But there are likely members out there who aren't so keen on having their Facebook profiles hijacked, especially during re-election campaign season. It will be interesting to see if there is any sort of backlash against this type of outreach.

Update: We've checked with Facebook, and blanketing a user's profile with comments is not against the site's terms of service.