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7 June, 2020

Convert Protestors Into Voters With Geofenced Ad Campaigns

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[caption id="attachment_2449" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Protesters teargassed as police disperse them near the White House. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP[/caption] Protesting is good, but voting is even better. How do you target messages to protestors to encourage them to also register to vote? Geofenced mobile ads. Geofencing is a widely used, affordable form of advertising. It lets you target your message to people who were in a specific area at a given time. The message is delivered in the form of a mobile ad to their phones. A target geofenced audience for instance might be peaceful protestors outside the Whitehouse on Monday June 1st between 5-7 PM EDT before they were teargassed. Background "President Donald Trump spurred fresh outrage after police used tear gas to clear protesters triggered following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As Trump spoke, law enforcement, including military police, could be seen firing tear gas to clear peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park, outside the White House, so the president could walk over to the church. The move earned him a sharp rebuke from the city mayor and the Episcopal bishop." - Al Jazeera The First Amendment and Digital Surveillance The First Amendment to the constitution reads "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." Digital targeting can be a used to promote voting - but in some cases authorities use it for surveillance and to suppress protests. It's important for peaceful protestors to protect their privacy.
Privacy & security tips from Hong Kong protestors: 1. Leave regular phones at home. Use burner phones or walkie-talkies instead. 2. Disable GPS and put your phone on 'Airplane Mode' to protect your privacy. 3. Disable FaceID and FingerID to prevent your phone from being opened forcibly. 4. Use live video streaming services to upload videos in case your phone is confiscated. 5. Use What3Words to share meeting locations confidentially. 6. Use DuckDuckGo as your search engine to not be tracked online.
GeoFencing DemLabs applied geofencing to assist a non-profit group working to encourage protestors to register to vote. The geofencing part of this project took an hour. We used a commercial advertising service to  create a virtual boundary (geofence) around the area where and when the protests took place near the White House. Geofencing intro Geofencing is a widely used targeting technique used by companies to advertise to their most likely customers. Geofencing combines a person's location, time and characteristics to decide whether to advertise to them. For example, a car dealer may want to advertise their own offerings to car buyers visiting a rival's car showroom. Most mobile apps regularly transmit their location tagged with a Mobile Address Ad Id (MAID). MAIDs are different than a person's phone number in order to protect their privacy. It's even possible to geofence events that occurred up to a year ago. The MAIDs to target with mobile ads can be filtered to make sure your advertising budget is spent on the people you want to reach. Some filtering criteria includes: 1. Targeting people in the area during the protests and not there earlier in the day? 2. Filtering out people outside your target age and income groups. 3. Customizing appeals to specific groups present such as (say) veterans or seniors. Mobile ad service providers Data brokers collect and resell data to mobile advertisers on which MAIDs were at a chosen location and time period. Dozens of vendors offer geofenced mobile ad campaigns, but only a few offer low-budget, self service campaigns. Mobile ad service providers also provide zip codes (not addresses) of the MAIDs identified for advertisers to improve their ad design and targeting.  (More on geo-targeting here). Cost effectiveness Geofenced ads are cost-effective because they can be targeted very precisely. Mobile ads cost about $10/CPM. (CPM is the industry term for the cost to deliver an add to a thousand people). Sending a mobile ad twenty (20) time each to the 1,450 MAIDs identified for the protestors outside the White House in this project would cost: 1,450 MAIDs x 20 ad exposures  each x $10/CPM = $290 Assuming a 2% response rate 29,000 ads delivered x 2% = 580 click throughs This translates to approx 580 / $290 = $2 / click through Take away "A crisis is a terrible thing to waste". Convert protestors into voters with geofenced campaigns. Deepak Co-Founder, DemLabs Please share this blogDemLabs (a project of the Tides Advocacy Fund) is a SF-based, progressive hub for ongoing technology and creative innovation with free and affordable apps. Donate here to support our work.

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How does the indictment against Trump compare against other espionage cases? "Trump is charged with 31 counts of violating the Espionage Act that bars willful retention of national...

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9 Jun’ 2023

The Blue Institute prepares young people of color to become leaders in progressive campaigns: Podcast

Campaigns do better when they reflect the diversity of voters. But finding trained campaign staff of color to match that diversity is often a challenge. The...

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9 Jun’ 2023

Amplify your message by sharing your talking points

Conductors keep musicians in rhythm with a shared music sheet. Organizers do better by sharing talking points with supporters to keep them all on the same...

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31 May’ 2023

When churches play politics, it’s time to #TaxTheChurches

What happened to the separation of Church and State? Should nonprofits like churches get exemptions to not pay taxes, but use that money to influence public...

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28 May’ 2023

HEALTH HAZARD: Hypocrites who ban books but not guns in schools

What kills more students? Guns or books? Why is it then that dark money groups want to ban books but not guns? Are they really concerned...

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27 May’ 2023

How Harlan Crow profits from Clarence Thomas’ vote to gut the Clean Water Act

"The Supreme Court just gutted the Clean Water Act" - Washington Post "Under the court’s new view, pollution requires a permit only if it is discharged...

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26 May’ 2023

Powerful, progressive video ads now free for re-use

Freely adapt and re-use videos from the "Republican Rule - We Can Still Stop It" collection for your cause. The videos are 30 seconds long. Direct...

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24 May’ 2023

Illustrated guide to Republicans bid to rewrite Ohio’s abortion rules

"Republicans bid to rewrite Ohio’s abortion rules" - The Guardian ‘It destroys democracy’: Republicans bid to rewrite Ohio’s abortion rules.Anti-abortion legislators are trying to change the...

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21 May’ 2023

Why billionaires should get more tax cuts in MAGA created debt crisis

"Republicans have signaled that there cannot be any new tax increases as part of a budget deal" - Washington Post It's payback time for MAGA Republicans...

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20 May’ 2023

MAGA hostage taking threatens your 401K

What does the MAGA created debt crisis mean for you? “Your 401(K) is now a 201(K).” - MSN Many of the same Republicans who took the...

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19 May’ 2023

Republican Work Requirement to get Medicaid explained with AI

"The GOP’s Work-Requirement Scam" - NY Mag The Republican Party is threatening to deliberately engineer a global financial crisis unless Joe Biden slashes aid for America’s most vulnerable....

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17 May’ 2023

North Carolina MAP OF SHAME

"North Carolina Republicans ram through ABORTION BAN as crowds chant 'Shame! Shame! Shame!" - HuffPo "The 12-week ban and its additional restrictions concerning medication abortion are...

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13 May’ 2023

Change starts with Organizing

Organizers empower the under-represented win collective political power to create change. What does an organizer do? What skills do good organizers share? How do organizers get...

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10 May’ 2023

Watch for these sneaky tricks Republicans use to deny America’s GUN EPIDEMIC they’ve created

"Elon Musk Flirts With Conspiracy Theories About Texas Mall Shooting" - Rolling Stone Whataboutism: Abbott pointed to Chicago as proof that stringent gun laws are not...

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9 May’ 2023

Ten notorious hostage situations

GOP holds economy hostage in effort to slash jobs, programs. - The Stand The MAGA Republican “Default on America Act,” sets up a game of chicken...

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6 May’ 2023

Somos Votantes makes powerful videos with free app

How can organizers create powerful videos in minutes for free? Lumen5. Organizers face specific challenges in creating persuasive videos:- Rapid response: Videos have to be created...

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5 May’ 2023

Lost your right to vote? Follow the money with this SUPREME COURT CORRUPTION map

Judicial activist directed fees to Clarence Thomas’s wife, urged ‘no mention of Ginni’ - Washington Post "Conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo arranged forthe wife of Supreme...

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3 May’ 2023

Steve Kerr coach of the Golden State Warriors says ENOUGH!

We need political guts, not more 'thoughts and prayers'. - ESPN Mass shooting in Atlanta. "Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock gave an impassioned speech on the floor of...

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2 May’ 2023

Follow the money behind the extremist, right wing judge who banned abortion pills

"Details about multimillion-dollar stock holding concealed in abortion pill judge’s financial disclosures" - CNN "The federal judge who issued a nationwide ruling blocking the approval of...

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1 May’ 2023

More SUPREME COURT CORRUPTION exposed: Follow the money with this relationship map

More Supreme Court scandals exposed. How Scalia Law School Became a Key Friend of the Court. George Mason University’s law school cultivated ties to justices, with...

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30 Apr’ 2023

DemCast amplifies progressive messages with grassroots power

How do you get your heard against an army of bots? DemCast amplifies progressive messages through a network of grassroots volunteers. It's real. Authentic messages shared...

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30 Apr’ 2023

Death is a direct result of Republican policies

Women sue Texas over abortion ban: Law endangers ‘lives of my future babies’ - The Hill Abortion pill order latest contentious ruling by Trump appointed Texas...

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28 Apr’ 2023

MAGA Republicans threaten default. Who are their hostages?

MAGA Republicans take America hostage. MAGA Republicans are threatening to blow up our economy by making America default on its bills because they know they can't pass...

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27 Apr’ 2023

Republican ransom demands to not kill U.S. economy

"MAGA House Republicans are holding the American economy hostage in order to take a hatchet to programs Americans rely on every day to make ends meet."...

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25 Apr’ 2023

Students For Justice

"Trump-Backed Attorney Wants to Restrict Voting Access on College Campuses" - Complex Why are Republicans so afraid of young people voting? Could it be related to...

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24 Apr’ 2023

Republicans ban The Handmaid’s Tale. What are they afraid of?

Florida school district bans dozens of books based on proposed bill. - Popular Info Schools in Clay County, Florida, are withholding dozens of books spreadsheet from students,...

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22 Apr’ 2023

Use ChatGPT chatbots to mobilize young voters

New Ohio voter ID requirements put out-of-state college students “between a rock and a hard place” - Ohio Capital Journal A new law changing voting ID...

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19 Apr’ 2023

Republicans adopt Communist Dictator’s Playbook to harass Disney

DeSantis threatens retaliation over Disney’s attempt to thwart state takeover - CNN After being humiliated by its outgoing board, the Florida governor has hit upon another...

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18 Apr’ 2023

20 Bad Gun Laws

Black teen shot after trying to pick up brothers at wrong house - ABC7 "The Kansas City Star reported that the 16-year-old victim, identified online by family members...

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17 Apr’ 2023

How do billionaires get your food stamp and Medicaid benefits cut? Follow the money.

Iowa to spend millions kicking families off food stamps. - Washington Post Thousands of Iowa residents are expected to lose Medicaid and food stamp benefits -...

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13 Apr’ 2023

How far must women go for an abortion after Republicans ban Mifepristone? Check this map.

Trump appointed "Federal judge bans abortion pill: What the ruling means for women across the country." - ABC Kacsmaryk's issuing of a nationwide injunction on mifepristone...

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11 Apr’ 2023

Mobilize supporters and build lists with rapid response TikTok campaigns

How do you mobilize supporters quickly to turnout for an event and build contact lists at the same time? TikTok campaigns pack a punch. "After a...

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11 Apr’ 2023

Mapping the deadly cost of playing politics with COVID health advice

"Ron DeSantis issued reckless advice to young men to avoid taking the mRNA vaccine because of an alleged heightened risk of a heart infection (myocarditis)." -...

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10 Apr’ 2023

Democracy under attack

"If the democratic system does not produce the result MAGA Republicans want, they break democracy to obtain a different result." - Robert Hubbell "As Democrats toil...

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9 Apr’ 2023

Republican racism trumps gun violence concerns

Tennessee Republicans Accused of Racism After Expelling Two Black Lawmakers - Newsweek How are Republicans so concerned about the unborn but fine with born children being...

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9 Apr’ 2023

Supremely corrupt Clarence Thomas

For over 20 years Clarence Thomas has been treated to (unrevealed) luxury vacations by billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow. - ProPublica Details are emerging of Clarence's...

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7 Apr’ 2023

Organizing for gun safety reform after Tennessee expulsions: Newtown Action Alliance podcast

GOP-controlled Tennessee state house expels Black lawmakers Justin Jones and Justin Pearson for demanding gun safety - The Guardian How are organizers responding to this 'political...

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6 Apr’ 2023

How fascists silence critics

Tennessee statehouse expels Democrats for gun control protest - BBC Hundreds of protesters have flooded the State Capitol since a school shooting. The 27 March attack...

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2 Apr’ 2023

Republicans DEFUND PUBLIC LIBRARIES in their culture war. Check this map to see if you’ll be hurt.

"Missouri Reps Just Voted to Completely Defund the State’s Public Libraries" - VICE "The new budget sets funds for libraries to $0. Library groups say the...

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2 Apr’ 2023

Heather Booth podcast on organizing for women’s rights & the critical Wisconsin Supreme Court election

Image: Wikipedia Heather Booth podcasts the need to organize to bring about change based on a lifetime of activism for women's rights and social justice. Heather...

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1 Apr’ 2023

Indicted Fascist’s Playbook

"The essence of authoritarianism is getting away with crime." - Ruth Ben-Ghiat "Corruption is always at the center of autocratic projects. Clouding minds with propaganda meant...

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30 Mar’ 2023

Sham excuses Republicans use to deny guns cause mass shootings

"TENNESSEE CONGRESSMAN TIM BURCHETT WINS AWARD FOR MOST F**KED-UP RESPONSE TO COVENANT SCHOOL SHOOTING" - Vanity Fair Burchett said that what had happened was “a horrible,...

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28 Mar’ 2023

Phonebank for abortion rights at stake in Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

Image credit: Roy Lichtenstein The Wisconsin Supreme Court race could decide abortion rights and 2024 rules in key battleground. Susan Pfeiffer, veteran phone phonebank organizer explains...

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28 Mar’ 2023

Suspect behind dozens of mass shootings identified

There have been 130 mass shootings in 2023 till March 27. 193 killed. 498 injured. - Gun Violence Archive Where did these shootings occur? Who are...

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26 Mar’ 2023

HOW TO OVERTHROW DEMOCRACY: Republicans borrow Chilean dictator’s playbook

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana How did General Pinochet, a Chilean dictator try to overturn the results...

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26 Mar’ 2023

Fox News Hate-for-Profit Racket

Fox News is a ‘Hate-for-Profit Racket’ - Elizabeth Warren "Fox News is a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists—it’s designed to turn...

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25 Mar’ 2023

DOG WHISTLE POLITICS: Illustrated Guide

Dog whistles are coded messages that are understood by a particular group of people but not heard by most people. Learn to recognize dog whistles to understand...

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23 Mar’ 2023

They died for our freedom to read the books we want

100 year old war widow describes how her husband died fighting the Nazis to protect our freedom to read the books we want. - WPTV "I...

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21 Mar’ 2023

Use podcasts to mobilize voters

How can organizers with slim budgets and short timelines reach more voters? Podcasts. Andrea Miller founder of Center for Common Ground recorded this podcast to emphasize...

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20 Mar’ 2023

Privatize Profits. Socialize Losses.

How do billionaires dodge paying taxes but are first in line to request Federal help when they have a loss? "For decades, the dominant mantra of...

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17 Mar’ 2023

Who’d suffer from Republican scheme to raise Social Security and Medicare eligibility age? Check this map.

"Republicans Are Working on Making 70 the New Social Security Retirement Age" - Truth Out Republicans claim that raising the eligibility age is not a big...

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16 Mar’ 2023

Republicans kidnap justice

Trump appointee in single-judge federal district in Texas could bar nationwide access to the abortifacient mifepristone. - AP How did we get here where an ultra-right...

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14 Mar’ 2023

Republican values illustrated

Your 'fair and balanced' illustrated guide to Republican values. Republicans claim to stand for justice, patriotism and the rule of law. Animal Farm shows how do...

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13 Mar’ 2023

Postcards get out the Black vote for key Wisconsin Supreme Court election

Surprise! Many people don't have a computer nor cell phone. Don't watch TV... How do you get them to vote? Center for Common Ground (CCG) is...

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10 Mar’ 2023

Top ten reasons why billionaires shouldn’t have to pay their fair share of taxes

President Biden proposes billionaires pay their "fair share". - MSNBC The howls of protest from Republicans to protect their wealthy donors have started. Use this infographic...

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8 Mar’ 2023

How to spot a BANANA REPUBLICAN

"... the Banana Republican Party." - Jamie Raskin What is a banana republic? How do you spot a banana Republican? How is the GOP changing America...

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7 Mar’ 2023

Lost your freedoms? Thank these Republicans who packed the Supreme Court with extremists.

"Republicans have hijacked the US supreme court." - The Guardian "The court’s hard-right majority has neither popular support for its agenda nor institutional legitimacy. It is...

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7 Mar’ 2023

#BoycottWalgreens rapid response app

"Calls to boycott Walgreens grow as pharmacy confirms it will not sell abortion pills in 20 states, including some where it is legal." - Business Insider...

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6 Mar’ 2023

GOP Fascist Playbook 101: Attack LGBTQ

"Transgenderism Must Be Eradicated: Michael Knowles at CPAC" - Daily Beast ‘Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.’ - George Santanya. Understand...

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4 Mar’ 2023

South Carolina Handmaid’s Tale

A Greenville woman was arrested for taking an abortion pill. - The Slate "The woman told medical personnel she had taken abortion pills to end a...

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28 Feb’ 2023

How will the GOP plan to repeal ACA and slash Medicare affect you? Check this map.

Republicans are pushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and slash Medicare. - Briefing Room Remember that members of Congress are paid $174,000 with your tax payer...

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25 Feb’ 2023

How is LAW & ORDER in your state?

Dealing with a big talker? Check their hype against the facts. "Florida governor Ron DeSantis traveled this week to New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago to...

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23 Feb’ 2023

GOP enables wage slavery of undocumented workers

"Meat industry’s use of child labor is more widespread than previously known" - Food Safety News Billion dollar corporations with million dollar CEOs using child labor!...

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23 Feb’ 2023

Ten ways Trump and Republicans gutted train safety regulations

The hypocrisy is rich. After gutting train safety regulations, Republicans now complain about accidents. We decided to take a 'look at some of the transportation safety...

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21 Feb’ 2023

Can’t handle the truth? Ban books. Bully teachers.

What happens when education is censored, free speech denied and history whitewashed? “The memory of fascism is keen in Europe and Europeans know that book burning...

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20 Feb’ 2023

Tax dodging for billionaires

Billionaires have rigged the system. Dodge taxes and pay Republicans to cut their taxes further! Understand the billionaires' playbook to see how they get richer by...

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19 Feb’ 2023

Harness the outrage over gun violence: Make it easy for voters to email their elected rep

Another mass shooting. Gun safety legislation blocked again ... How can organizers make it easy for voters to email their elected rep to demand support gun...

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19 Feb’ 2023

Warning signs of fascism

Authoritarians create a community of the included by persecuting others... watch for the warning signs. - Ruth Ben-Ghiat The fascist playbook isn't new, but you have...

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17 Feb’ 2023

Voicebots make it easy to arrange rides to the polls

Voicebots make it easy and affordable for even small campaigns to arrange rides to the polls. Grassroots campaigns struggle to compete with better funded rivals. How...

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14 Feb’ 2023

Mapping the GOP love of gun lobby: 313 people killed or injured in 72 hours before Valentine’s Day

313 people have died or been injured by gun violence in the 72 hours before Valentine's Day. "Today is Valentine’s Day but too many of us...

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12 Feb’ 2023

Republicans explain their plan to phase out Social Security

“All federal legislation sunsets in 5 years" - 11 Point Plan President Biden said in his State of the Union address that “some Republicans want Medicare...

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11 Feb’ 2023

DeSantis pushes for concealed firearms without permits or training. Check Florida gun violence map.

"DeSantis pushes Florida lawmakers to pass permitless carry law in 2023" - WFLA St. Petersburg police Chief Anthony Holloway, opposes permitless carry and worry that more...

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9 Feb’ 2023

Republican (WEL)FAIR TAX Guide

What's the new Republican "FAIR" TAX? Or is it really the Billionaire (WEL)FAIR TAX? Follow the money! "The Fair Tax Act would institute a massive 30...

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8 Feb’ 2023

Republican War On Women

DeSantis leads Republican war on women with harsh new proposals. Women forced to share their menstrual cycle details. Denied abortion in the event of rape or...

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7 Feb’ 2023

State of the Union 2023 Snapshot

"It doesn’t get much better than that for the first two-year term of a president ... ... but those accomplishments are old news, and the media...

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30 Jan’ 2023

Move fast to convert outrage into action and supporters

Use rapid response campaigns that leverage the headlines to recruit new supporters and donors. The news cycle moves fast. How can a grassroots group leverage what's...

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29 Jan’ 2023

Use geo-targeting to organize food-stamp users who’d be denied meat under Republican proposal

"Iowa Republicans want to ban food-stamp users from buying meat" - CBS News Iowa last year had a state budget surplus of $2 billion, and the...

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28 Jan’ 2023

Police killings of 2,700 Black Americans mapped

"Tyre Nichols Cried in Anguish. Memphis Officers Kept Hitting." - NY Times Was this a random event? How does it fit into the larger pattern of...

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26 Jan’ 2023

#StopCopCity

Diverse Coalition Unites Against Atlanta’s Plan to Build “Cop City” - Filter "On Jan. 18th,  Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, a 26-year-old forest defender who used the...

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23 Jan’ 2023

Mapping the mass shootings till Jan 23, 2023 and the Senators blocking a ban on assault weapons

Ten people were killed and another ten injured in a mass shooting in Monterey Park CA. - NBC It’s the 37th mass shooting this year. We’re 23 days...

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22 Jan’ 2023

How to keep 6,969 politicians in your pocket

Hold the politicians your tax dollars pay for accountable for their votes. Call them when you disagree. They work for you. This map has details on...

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21 Jan’ 2023

Dr. Evil’s Guide To Conducting SHAM INVESTIGATIONS

Dr. Evil's explains how to conduct sham investigations. Get your free copy here. The FBI investigation of Kavanaugh was doomed from the start. The investigation was...

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21 Jan’ 2023

Google helps Republicans prosecute women who have abortions: How to protect your privacy and fight back!

How does Google help Republicans prosecute women who have abortions? What can you do to push back? Websites Selling Abortion Pills Are Sharing Sensitive Data With...

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21 Jan’ 2023

How to conduct a survey quickly with little money or staff

What matters to people in your community? How do they feel about an issue or a recent event? Conduct a survey and ask them! It's hard...

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16 Jan’ 2023

Track what your elected reps are doing and call them out

Would you tolerate an employee whose salary you pay, but works against you? It's no different with politicians. It's no different with politicians who get paid...

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15 Jan’ 2023

If Martin Luther King came back, this is the birthday present he’d want!

Martin Luther King Jr. would want 270 votes. This blog describes how activists designed a rapid response video for MLK day to encourage people to vote....

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11 Jan’ 2023

GOP Agenda — Illustrated Edition

Republicans unveil their extremist agenda to ban abortions, cut taxes for billionaires and ignore the truth. Follow the agenda with this free pictorial guide! The just...

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11 Jan’ 2023

How to quickly create customized videos in different languages with just a computer

How do you reach small, marginalized groups that don't speak English? There's an app for that. Timely, locally relevant work best to get your message heard...

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9 Jan’ 2023

Bolsonaro stages coup like Trump after losing election: Compare the similarities

Trump inspired Bolsonaro stages coup in Brazil to overthrow election results. Compare the similarities. Supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro attacked the presidential palace, congress, and...

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8 Jan’ 2023

How will the coming Republican GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN hurt you?

Republican extremists threaten to shut the government unless Social Security and Medicare are cut. KEVIN MCCARTHY MUST COMMIT TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN OVER RAISING DEBT CEILING, SAYS...

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8 Jan’ 2023

Hakeem Jeffries’ speech in free teleprompter app

Hakeem Jeffries explained Democrats' Principles in his A-to-Z speech. Read it in a free BigStage Teleprompter. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’ ABCs of American Values: “The Constitution over...

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4 Jan’ 2023

The 7 Habits Of Authoritarians

Authoritarians use a playbook to overturn democracy and steal power. Learn to recognize and counter their seven habits. Dictators used to overthrow democracies by a military coup....

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2 Jan’ 2023

Voter suppression through racist prison policies

Republican's racist prison policies prevent even those not convicted of a crime from voting. Illinois conservatives are fighting to keep CASH BAIL, a policy that frees...

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23 Dec’ 2022

Who suffers when billionaires cheat on their taxes?

Trump dodges his taxes. Musk pays next to no taxes. The GOP wants to slash the IRS. Tax revenues fund the services we all rely on....

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22 Dec’ 2022

Where do women have the most rights? Iran, America, Cuba or Afghanistan?

The Taliban ban women in Afghanistan from attending university. - AP Women in Iran can be jailed for watching a men's football game. Ten year old...

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20 Dec’ 2022

Can you trust Musk with your personal movement (Tesla) and private messages (Twitter) data?

A right wing billionaire with Saudi investors who knows where you went and what you said to whom? Can you trust Musk with your personal data?...

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18 Dec’ 2022

Republicans push to ban teenage sex

What's the difference between extreme Christian conservatives and the Taliban when forcing their values on everyone else? A notorious Trump judge just fired the first shot...

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15 Dec’ 2022

Party like Kavanaugh!

A tax payer funded job that pays $268,300. You can't get fired. No code of ethics. Party on! US Supreme Court justices don’t often seem too...

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8 Dec’ 2022

Wanted: Congressional Innovation Fellows

Image: Mr. Smith Goes To Washington Congress needs tech innovation. Become a paid Congressional Innovation Fellow. Talented technologists get first-­hand experience in federal policymaking and shape...

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1 Dec’ 2022

Where is the dark money pushing to ban abortion pills coming from?

Conservative group sues FDA to revoke approval of abortion pill - Washington Post Who is this group? What is their agenda? Who funds them? What else...

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29 Nov’ 2022

Where should activists pressure Musk? Start with a Power Map.

Where should organizers apply pressure? Use a Power Map to understand the people involved and their relationships. This Power Map presents options for activists as they...

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25 Nov’ 2022

Can birth defects be detected before Georgia Republican’s six week abortion ban?

Georgia Supreme Court reinstates ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy. Cardiac activity can be detected by ultrasound in cells within an embryo that...

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18 Nov’ 2022

Winning 2022 midterms messages

What was the winning midterm message? Freedom. Democrats described freedom differently: from women's freedom to decide for themselves (AOC), freedom to learn (Josh Shapiro) to economic...

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9 Nov’ 2022

Midterm message: Codify Roe

THE MIDTERMS HANDED DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS A MANDATE TO CODIFY ABORTION RIGHTS. USE IT. Voters in several states where abortion was on the ballot were generally favorable to...

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4 Nov’ 2022

Help voters fix their rejected ballots through ‘ballot curing’

'Ballot curing' is a two step process that helps voters correct errors in their ballot. Volunteer to help cure ballots "A voter who mailed in a...

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31 Oct’ 2022

Mapping the victims of GOP plan to kill Social Security

“Republicans want to gut Social Security and Medicare to give more tax breaks to the wealthy.” - President Obama “Some of your parents are on Social...

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28 Oct’ 2022

Spread your message with a WhatsApp chatbot

You're running a grassroots campaign with little money or staff in a district which loves WhatsApp. How do you reach them? Use a chatbot. Bots are...

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27 Oct’ 2022

Nine ballot measures that could change your life

Ballot measures are direct democracy. You vote on key issues that could change your life like these ballot measures. Voter will decide on 140 certified statewide ballot measures from...

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26 Oct’ 2022

Bot helps absentee ballot voters find signature witnesses

Imagine you're old, disabled or live in a rural area. You want to vote to protect Medicare. Your state requires two witnesses to vote by absentee...

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25 Oct’ 2022

Homer’s Voting Guide

How do you describe Democratic accomplishments? Duh! Ask Homer. Democrats have delivered for working Americans despite Republican roadblocks for their rich donors. How do you describe...

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23 Oct’ 2022

Map of where you can vote to STOP PRISON LABOR SLAVERY

Did you know that slavery is still legal in America? Some states can imprison you, force you to work for slave wages and take away your...

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20 Oct’ 2022

Judicial races will determine abortion rights

Judicial elections in five states will determine access to abortion, voting rights and gerrymandering. Hotly contested supreme court elections in Illinois, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina and...

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18 Oct’ 2022

Use their own words against them

Use their own words to expose lies with an ACTION BUTTON that combines their video with your call to action. Some politicians will say anything to...

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18 Oct’ 2022

DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA endorsed candidates map

Democracy for America's people powered campaign fights for social justice at all levels of elected office. DFA endorsed candidates are running for Senate, Congress, State Senate,...

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15 Oct’ 2022

North Carolina mass shooting: Follow the money blocking gun safety reform.

A 15-year-old fatally shot five people and wounded others in Raleigh, N.C. - WaPo. Vote to end gun violence. The Raleigh shooting was the latest in...

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12 Oct’ 2022

Secretary of State key races

Secretary of state are statewide officials in charge of making sure elections are free, fair, and secure. It's vital that they believe in free and fair...

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11 Oct’ 2022

INVASION OF THE MEDICARE SNATCHERS

Rick Scott oversaw the biggest Medicare fraud and author of the GOP Platform to cut Medicare. He inspired INVASION OF THE MEDICARE SNATCHERS. When Scott was...

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8 Oct’ 2022

Who’s blocking marijuana legalization? Follow the money.

President Biden issues pardons and takes first steps to decriminalize marijuana. Biden pardoned thousands of people with federal convictions of marijuana possession and encouraged governors to take...

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5 Oct’ 2022

How Alabama Republicans rig voting maps to cling to office

Want to make sure can't get voted out of office? Rig voting district maps to make your critics' votes powerless. See how Alabama Republicans gerrymander so...

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2 Oct’ 2022

Affordable tech to canvass better

Canvass better to get out the vote and fight voter suppression. It's hard when there are thousands of people to contact with a few volunteers in...

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27 Sep’ 2022

How Fascism Works

Fascist politics is spreading in America. Can you spot it? Joseph Stanley, a Yale Professor of Philosophy shows how in his book "How Fascism Works". Stanley...

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20 Sep’ 2022

Follow the money behind DeSantis’ stunt in flying Venezuelan migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard

DeSantis used migrants as “props” in his political stunt. How do you describe his scheme spanning different states, millions of dollars, secretive operatives and shifting storylines?...

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18 Sep’ 2022

Republican Shariah Law

Teen rape victim ordered to pay her rapist $150,000! How are teenage rape victims denied abortions, but forced to pay restitution to their rapists? How different...

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14 Sep’ 2022

ABORTION BAN Tops Roberts’ Supreme Court Hit Parade

"Chief Justice John Roberts defends the legitimacy of the Supreme Court" - MSN Really? Decide for yourself based on these extreme rulings by Roberts' Supreme Court....

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10 Sep’ 2022

FLIP FLOP MAP of Republican abortion hypocrisy

The same Republicans who stacked the Supreme Court to ban abortions and deny women their freedom, now backpedal that Roe v Wade has been overturned. Can you...

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9 Sep’ 2022

How to choose the right storytelling app

Choose the right app to tell your story by considering your audience, the message and your desired outcome. There is no one size fits all in...

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6 Sep’ 2022

Republican court packing pays off

Republicans haven't won the popular vote since 2004, so they pack the courts with partisan judges to cling to power and rule from the bench. Follow...

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4 Sep’ 2022

Don’t fall for STRONGMAN playing the VICTIM CARD

Authoritarians pose as persecuted individuals to justify their violence and crimes. Trump has built his appeal by casting himself and his supporters as political outsiders and...

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3 Sep’ 2022

Grassroots innovation finds unregistered voters

"Arkansas was the worst state for voter registration and election participation in 2020". Get Loud Arkansas innovates to change that. Get Loud Arkansas (GLA) uses data...

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31 Aug’ 2022

Canvass better: Plan your routes with smart apps like FedEx does

Image: FedEx FedEx delivers millions of packages every day. Use the same tech-savvy approach to canvass better. Delivering packages and contacting voters are similar: How do...

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25 Aug’ 2022

Answer questions automatically with a Twitter bot

Help people get the facts with Twitter bots that respond automatically when tweeted a question. Bots interact with people in different ways - voice call, text...

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15 Aug’ 2022

Ask politicians hardball questions

Your tax dollars pay politicians' salaries. Ask hardball questions so they can't dodge giving you a straight answer. Republicans would rather not talk about their abortion...

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11 Aug’ 2022

GOP attacks IRS to help billionaire donors dodge taxes

Republicans are upset that the IRS will hire more agents to catch tax dodgers. Why? Follow the money to trace the connection between tax dodging billionaires...

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8 Aug’ 2022

Who’s fighting for American workers? You make the call.

Ignore the hype. Check the facts to see who's really fighting for working Americans. Who's investing in people? Promoting shared prosperity? Pushing companies to pay their...

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5 Aug’ 2022

McDonald’s exploits workers with GOP help

McDonalds worker shot for serving cold french fries - NY Post Who pays for an injured employee's care? What health insurance benefits do they get? How...

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4 Aug’ 2022

Where will the Republican plan to kill Medicare hurt the most?

Ron Johnson (R-WI) suggests putting Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block every year. Sen. Ron. Johnson (R-WI) argues for eliminating entitlements: "Social Security and...

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2 Aug’ 2022

Support Democracy: Power the Polls on Election Day

Democracy isn't a spectator sport. Help staff your local polling place as a poll worker. Our democracy depends on ordinary people who make sure every election...

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27 Jul’ 2022

Fossil fuel profiteers deny climate change

Floods. Droughts. Wildfires while Republican Senators deny climate change and pack the Supreme Court to cripple the EPA. What gives? Follow the money. How does the...

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26 Jul’ 2022

Check your state’s RAPE INDEX as GOP bans abortions for rape victims

Republicans wage war on women and deny abortions to rape victims. What's the risk level where you live? The Rape Index is statistic calculated by esri...

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25 Jul’ 2022

President Biden’s biggest achievements

President Biden has accomplished a lot despite Republican obstruction. This infographic highlights some of his biggest achievements. $1.2 trillion for infrastructureDrastically reduced COVID casesCreated 10 million...

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18 Jul’ 2022

Assign canvassers to areas where they have more in common with residents with geotargeting

Assign canvassers with geotargeting to areas where they'll be most effective. People respond better to those they can relate to. Choose canvassers that best match that...

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14 Jul’ 2022

Catholic Church pushes abortion ban using your tax dollars

A nonprofit with sex scandals uses tax exempt funds to push for an abortion ban with no exception for rape. "The Catholic Church gave over $750,000...

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11 Jul’ 2022

Dreamers deserve better

DACA protects thousands of people brought into the U.S. as children from deportation. Why do Republicans block immigration reform? Follow the money. 'Dreamers' and their families...

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9 Jul’ 2022

GOP-packed Supreme Court cripples EPA putting your life in danger

GOP-packed Supreme Court cripples the EPA to stop it regulating oil polluting tycoons funding Republicans. Follow the money. Oil tycoons fund the GOP to pack the...

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8 Jul’ 2022

Supreme Political Payback

Trying to make sense of events? Trace the history of the decision makers and see how they got their positions. Jan 6th attack 2021 attack on...

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7 Jul’ 2022

What Expected Supreme Court Rulings Mean For You

Women enslaved to make babies. Women have lost all their rights and are forced into sexual servitude in Margaret Atwood's book The Handmaid's Tale. Commanders and...

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6 Jul’ 2022

We Mapped the Russia — GOP — NRA Criminal Conspiracy to Overturn the Election

Charles Bausman was at the Jan 6th insurrection and then fled to Russia as a “political refugee.” - NYT Bausman is founder of pro-Putin, RUSSIAN INSIDER...

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5 Jul’ 2022

Independence Day mass shooting: Mapping the Republicans blocking gun safety reform

Six dead, dozens injured in mass shooting at July Fourth parade outside Chicago. The shooting comes weeks after a racist mass shootings at a Buffalo grocery store...

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28 Jun’ 2022

How Google Exploits Women Searching for Abortion Info

Google makes billions collecting info on people and selling that data to advertisers. With Roe v Wade being overturned and abortions being criminalized in many states,...

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27 Jun’ 2022

Mapping Key 2022 Midterm Races

A small group of pale, male and stale Republicans have stolen our freedom to decide whether, when, and with whom to have a family. These midterms...

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25 Jun’ 2022

Convert outrage into votes and volunteers with chatbots

Convert outrage into votes and volunteers. Who are the Pro Choice candidates running for office? How to explain what the overturn of Roe v Wade in...

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19 Jun’ 2022

Insurrection planning guide

The fictional Dr. Evil shows how to plan an insurrection with real examples from the Jan 6th insurrection. Understand the planning behind the Jan 6th insurrection...

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12 Jun’ 2022

Do you want Murdoch to pick the next President?

Rupert Murdoch's papers and TV channels have a record of political character assassinations and scandals across the globe. Murdoch's NEWS CORP has been called a cancer...

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11 Jun’ 2022

Tax windfall profits to stop gas profiteering

Gas firms are gouging customers. The British government is taxing windfall gas profits to provide relief to consumers. "It's outrageous that oil and gas companies are...

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2 Jun’ 2022

Thoughts and Prayers

A little humor goes a long way. Plus it engages more people with less expense. Just take a look at the 'Thanks' that Jason Selvig from...

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1 Jun’ 2022

Gun sellers make a killing as Republicans gut gun safety laws for them

Mass shooters at Uvalde and Las Vegas used guns from Daniel Defense, a GOP donor promoting assault weapons on FOX, YouTube and Facebook. "Maker of rifle...

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29 May’ 2022

Mass shootings mapped against NRA donations to Republicans

What's the connection between mass shootings and NRA donations to Republicans who weaken gun safety? Follow the money with this map that shows mass shooting details...

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28 May’ 2022

Fight WhatsApp disinfo with volunteer fact checking

WhatsApp messages are encrypted, spread instantly through closed groups making it the ideal platform for spreading disinfo. People trust messages posted on their WhatsApp closed groups....

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27 May’ 2022

Texas GOP gun laws and shooting victims resources: Illustrated edition

'Texas Republicans have repeatedly loosened gun laws despite mass shootings.' - SourceNM What bills has Greg Abbott passed? How do they relate to the surge in...

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24 May’ 2022

Political strongman playbook

Strongmen claim to be saviors of the nation while robbing people of truth, treasure, and the protections of democracy. They promise law and order, then legitimize...

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22 May’ 2022

Fight FOX propaganda. Strengthen the FCC

FOX News spreads conspiracy theories to sell ads while attacking the FCC - the federal agency that regulates media outlets like FOX. "The FCC is currently...

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21 May’ 2022

Supreme Court approves political bribes. Follow the money to see how this will change your life.

“The politician is happy; the donors are happy. The only loser is the public.” - Justice Elena Kagan "Republican-appointed justices struck down limits on candidates who...

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20 May’ 2022

Restaurant workers deserve ONE FAIR WAGE — not slave era exploitation

Many restaurant workers earn just $2.13/hour! Is it any surprise that thousands are quitting? How does this legacy of slavery survive? How do restaurant owners lobby...

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15 May’ 2022

Billionaires profit from radicalizing White Supremacist terrorists

How is an 18 year old radicalized to kill? Follow the blood money to billionaires and the politicians blocking gun safety measures. "The suspect in the...

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13 May’ 2022

Fix Medicaid. Don’t kill it.

Nothing hurts like a toothache - except lack of healthcare. You'd think that politicians would focus on the welfare of their constituents before waging culture wars....

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12 May’ 2022

Ukraine’s fight for democracy has a lesson for Democrats

The entire world said the Ukrainians were just gonna lose. They were told to surrender. "That it was inevitable that Russia was just too strong. Well...

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10 May’ 2022

FOX uses Russian propaganda tricks to spread disinformation

The Russians are grandmasters at propaganda. FOX has adapted Russian tricks to make money by spreading disinformation that divides Americans. How does a cable channel that...

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8 May’ 2022

When Tucker Carlson bashes immigrants, use it to inspire voter registration

What do the CEO's of Google, Adobe, Microsoft and IBM have in common? They're all from India, which Tucker Carlson calls a 'sh*thole' country. Carlson hosted...

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7 May’ 2022

Classifying Abortion as Murder: Taker vs Giver States

Louisiana is about to Charge Women Who Get Abortions With Murder. Minority Rule: How TAKER states exploit GIVER State generosity to persecute women Louisiana also ranks...

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6 May’ 2022

How much more will reproductive healthcare cost when the Supreme Court nullifies Roe v Wade?

It's going to cost a LOT more for reproductive healthcare as the Republican packed Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade! Women will have to travel much...

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5 May’ 2022

Extremist Candidate Tracker by Renew America Foundation

"MAGA CROWD 'MOST EXTREMIST POLITICAL ORGANIZATION' IN MODERN U.S. HISTORY" - President Biden How do you track political extremist candidates? In real time? Make their past...

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4 May’ 2022

How billionaires pack the courts to get whatever they want

How do billionaires get the laws they want while courts deny the rest of us our basic rights? Follow the money to see how the Supreme...

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3 May’ 2022

The Future of Roe V. Wade: Women’s Choice Election 2022

The Republican-stacked Supreme Court poised to trash Roe v. Wade. EVERY non-voting woman and man who supports Reproductive Choice MUST know that we are: "JUST. 2....

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30 Apr’ 2022

How to find your new voting district after redistricting

Voters often struggle to find their new voting districts after redistricting. A new map makes it free and easy. What's your new district after Republicans have...

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28 Apr’ 2022

YouTube Shorts: Ideal for campaigns and activists on the move

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” ― Ferris Bueller It's the same with organizing....

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27 Apr’ 2022

Long COVID patients at risk from GOP scheme to kill ACA and coverage for pre-existing conditions

Almost a million Americans have died from COVID. Millions more suffer from Long COVID. The GOP 11 Point Plan kills ACA with its insurance for pre-existing...

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26 Apr’ 2022

What’s in the GOP 11 Point Plan for you?

Republicans have released an 11 Point Plan that proposes to end Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare while raising taxes on the poor and elderly. Help people...

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25 Apr’ 2022

Jan 6 Capitol Riot Updated Map: Who Was Involved or Charged

Having a hard time keeping track of how different people were involved with the Jan 6th insurrection? Professional investigators use network maps to make sense of...

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24 Apr’ 2022

Florida crime scene: DeSantis murders Black voters’ rights

‘Democracy in Florida isn't functioning.’ Governor’s rigged maps rob Black voters of power. - The Guardian Check the crime scene for yourself with this map to...

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21 Apr’ 2022

Stand up against hate

“Hate will only win if people like me stand by and let it happen" "In response to a colleague who had called her a “groomer” in...

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20 Apr’ 2022

Student loan relief: Mapping benefits of President Biden’s plan

"Biden To Cancel Student Loans For Thousands" - Newsweek How do you let more people know the benefits of a plan that will help thousands of...

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18 Apr’ 2022

Create your own Rapid Response GIF

South Carolina Rocked by Back-to-Back Mass Shootings That Wounded 18 - TIME Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) blocks common sense gun safety measures and takes NRA contributions....

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17 Apr’ 2022

Fight the hate mongering dividing America

Fight hate mongering and the politics of dividing Americans to get elected. How does a community organize to fight a Klan rally? Respond to a shooting...

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10 Apr’ 2022

Geotarget campaigns by zip code

Focus your campaign on the areas with the most potential supporters. Make the most of your campaign time, money and volunteers with geo-targeting. Use information on...

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9 Apr’ 2022

Stop FOX streaming Russian propaganda to American military bases

"As Ukrainians fight for their lives, it's time to permanently remove pro-Putin propaganda from US military bases. Stop brainwashing our troops. As the GOP has embraced...

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8 Apr’ 2022

Amazon workers unionize! How to train workers to amplify demands with a common script.

How can the magic of great organizers be bottled to train others to explain their demands better? Messages are amplified when repeated many times by many...

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7 Apr’ 2022

Understand how voters feel about local issues and identify potential supporters with textbot surveys

Make smarter decisions with better information. How can surveys be customized to local issues and conducted quickly? On a tiny budget with little technical expertise? Textbots...

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5 Apr’ 2022

Basketball legend, Steve Kerr calls for common sense gun safety measures after another mass shooting

The first four days of April have had an average of 95 shootings per day as Republicans block common sense gun safety measures. We need political...

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1 Apr’ 2022

7 tips to take better advocacy photos

Photos express our common humanity without words and help counter hate. Images incite an emotional response in audiences. Research shows online content performs stronger with images....

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30 Mar’ 2022

Mobilize supporters with free apps like BOWL PAC for PASS THE MORE ACT to decriminalize marijuana

70% of voters believe marijuana should be legal - Quinnipiac University Poll The House is expected to vote on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act. (MORE...

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28 Mar’ 2022

SHADOW DOCKET: Republican packed Supreme Court quietly steals your rights.

Important decisions about Americans' right to vote and control over their own bodies demands discussion and transparency. Not the Shadow Docket. "The conservative justices are scrapping...

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24 Mar’ 2022

Republicans cripple gun safety laws. Shootings and deaths surge.

Promoting guns and vigilantism isn't the answer in a democracy. States with weaker gun laws have higher rates of firearm related homicides - CNN. States forge...

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23 Mar’ 2022

Stop paying FOX to spread Russian propaganda #UNFOXmycablebox

How do cable companies force you to pay for FOX even if you don't watch? How does FOX use your money to spread Russian propaganda? What...

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21 Mar’ 2022

Mapping 2,000 shooting incidents as Republicans cut gun safety laws

Follow the money to see why Republicans cut common sense gun safety laws as more Americans die in shootings. Ohio's Republican governor approves concealed guns without...

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19 Mar’ 2022

Canvassing Goes Better With Palm Cards

Canvassers mobilize more voters with Palm Cards and Smart QR Codes. There's nothing better than door-to-door canvassing to mobilize voters. How can volunteers be trained to...

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16 Mar’ 2022

America has oligarchs too. They’re called billionaires.

Oligarchs are very wealthy businessmen with a lot of political influence. American oligarchs (billionaires) dodge paying their fair share of taxes. This reduces funding for Child...

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15 Mar’ 2022

Putin Republicans : Follow The Money

What makes Putin Republicans adore the Russian dictator? Follow the money. Putin has infiltrated and corrupted the Republican Party. Follow the money to see how this...

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14 Mar’ 2022

Geotarget better with maps and data. Stop guessing.

Smart maps combine maps and data. They take the guesswork out of choosing the best areas to target. Businesses pick the best locations for their stores...

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13 Mar’ 2022

Make punchy campaign ads. Combine your message with a YouTube video and call to Action Button.

How can videos generate more responses for your campaign? Use videos of current news headlines in your campaign's outreach as they are already the public awareness....

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11 Mar’ 2022

Canvass smarter with door hangers

Door hangers are cost-effective for campaigns and they are a must during COVID. How does a grassroots campaign deliver its door hangers to thousands of houses...

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10 Mar’ 2022

Geotarget areas with more likely voters using cluster analysis to canvass smarter — not harder

Birds of a feather, flock together. So do voters. Find areas with high densities of likely voters with cluster analysis to canvass smarter - not harder....

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8 Mar’ 2022

Reach more Hispanics with online services to meet their needs. Echar una mano.

Design your outreach campaign around your audience's concerns. More engagement with less expense. This outreach applies proven community organizing principles. It engages people where they are....

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7 Mar’ 2022

Artists For The Equal Rights Amendment (Artists4ERA)

March is women's history month. Did you know the U.S. Constitution doesn't treat men and women as equals? 168 countries include gender equality in the constitution. America...

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27 Feb’ 2022

State and Federal supreme courts should reflect­ the diversity of America

State and Federal supreme court justices should reflect­ the diversity of America for fair justice. Rich, white, male judges sentence men of color to prison, deny...

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26 Feb’ 2022

Facebook spreads right wing disinfo ignoring its own policies

Why does Facebook spread right wing disinformation ignoring its own policies? Follow the connections. Popular Info exposed how the DC Enquirer gets so much exposure on...

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23 Feb’ 2022

Google’s lucrative hypocrisy explained

How does Google profit from advertising phony offers targeting seniors without facing any consequence? Google's code of conduct used to be 'Do no evil'. Google has...

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21 Feb’ 2022

Check a candidate’s background with these professional tips

Don't be surprised! Check a candidate's background with these private investigator tips. It happens every election cycle: some piece of information from a candidate's past is...

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16 Feb’ 2022

Don’t let Gun Lobby Republicans hide behind Sandy Hook settlement. Demand gun safety reform now!

Sandy Hook families settle with Remington over school massacre. Gun lobby political donations buys Republican obstruction to common sense gun safety measures while mass shootings surge....

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15 Feb’ 2022

How to destroy evidence*

Republican hypocrisy lampooned. How do you highlight Republican hypocrisy in ignoring Trump's destruction of confidential documents, while complaining about Hillary's email server. Use ridicule Saul Alinsky...

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14 Feb’ 2022

Fight voter suppression: Canvass smarter to register more voters and increase turnout.

Canvass smarter to register more voters and increase voter turnout to counter Republican voter suppression. How can organizers: Canvass people from the voter file or any...

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13 Feb’ 2022

Republican death panels

Republicans put tax cuts over healthcare and refuse COVID relief funds putting more lives at risk for politics. "Thirteen mostly Republican-led states sued the Biden administration...

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10 Feb’ 2022

Keep your team in formation using the same talking points

Keep your team of canvassers and supporters on the same talking points. Or as Beyonce says 'let's get in formation'. "Use a “drumbeat” approach to communication:...

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9 Feb’ 2022

Supreme Court approves Alabama Republican racially gerrymandered maps. See how such crooked maps are drawn.

No taxation without representation. Republicans propose to tax all Alabamians, but deny Black voters fair representation. How did that work out for the British? The U.S....

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3 Feb’ 2022

Mapping the Trump-Endorsed 2022 Candidates

Trump endorses Republican candidates in 2022 ready to overturn election results to prove their loyalty to him. "Kari Lake, Trump's pick for Arizona governor, said the...

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29 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6 Committee subpoenas fake Trump electors: Mapping the conspirators.

As the Jan 6 committee uncovers more details on the conspirators and fake electors, a network map helps keep track of the investigation. This map has...

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28 Jan’ 2022

DACA Dreamers make great canvassers

DACA students believe in the American dream. These Dreamers advocate for fair political representation - and they make great canvassers. Elected officials should reflect the demographics...

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26 Jan’ 2022

Ten design tips for persuasive storytelling. BECOME A POLL WORKER case study.

Our democracy depends on ordinary people who make sure elections run smoothly and everyone's vote is counted. Make sure we have safe, fair, and efficient elections...

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25 Jan’ 2022

Automated voice assistants help seniors and the disabled get to vote

Seniors and the disabled find it harder to vote as Republicans eliminate voting by mail and ballot drop boxes. This solution was designed for Center For...

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23 Jan’ 2022

Follow the dark money behind judges endangering public safety

How can some judges be so concerned about the lives of the unborn, but care so little about the thousands of Americans dying every day from...

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17 Jan’ 2022

Backlash to Republican voter suppression set to music

Nina Simone recorded Backlash in 1967. Fifty five years later, it captures the public disgust of racist Republican voter suppression. What is the Freedom to Vote...

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14 Jan’ 2022

Freedom To Vote Act: A visual guide

A picture is worth a thousand words. The Freedom to Vote, priceless. Visual communications convey messages with pictures. Pictures are easy to understand, remember and share....

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13 Jan’ 2022

Geotarget voters, direct their outrage, and build contact lists the easy way.

New apps make it easier for voters to get the facts and hold their politicians accountable. Voters struggle to quickly find their political rep and complain...

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10 Jan’ 2022

Defund the Jan 6th insurrection profiteers

How do you make money promoting a violent insurrection? Advertising. Conspiracies and disinformation thrive online. Who are the worst culprits? Who funds them? What can be...

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9 Jan’ 2022

Fight rural voter suppression with better canvassing technology

Republicans make it harder for rural communities and tribal lands to vote. Canvass smarter with innovative apps to increase voter participation. Republicans exploit rural communities' remoteness,...

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5 Jan’ 2022

Leaked GOP Voter Suppression Playbook (Satire)

Don't have enough votes to get elected? Don't worry. A new satirical guide shows how to win by cheating: Suppress your opponent's voters. The guide illustrates...

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2 Jan’ 2022

Boost door hangers with QR Codes to get more responses

Door hangers go high tech during the pandemic with QR Codes and chatbots to get more responses, conduct surveys and engage more people. How can canvassers...

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1 Jan’ 2022

Geotarget with free Redistricting Data Hubs maps

Geotarget canvassing campaigns with data rich maps for better results. Redistricting Data Hub is a wonderful, free resource for non-partisan maps and data that can be...

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29 Dec’ 2021

Fast food franchisors ask workers if they’d like a side of COVID?

Has the person serving you that hamburger been vaccinated? Most fast food workers make minimum wage and are forced to work on unstable schedules. Taking time...

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28 Dec’ 2021

Scarce free hospital beds reveal the high cost of politicians ignoring COVID experts

"Who Ya Gonna Believe Me or Your Own Eyes?" - Chico Marx There are no alternate facts when it comes to COVID. Deaths are real, no...

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27 Dec’ 2021

“How to make gazillions spreading misinformation with algorithms like Facebook” — Dr. Evil

Spreading misinformation is a money making scheme. Just ask Dr. Evil* His secret guide explains (along with real examples) how to make gazillions spreading spreading misinformation...

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26 Dec’ 2021

Cancel Student Debt

Why do Republicans ignore the deficit when they give tax cuts to wealthy donors, but use it as an excuse to deny relief from crushing student...

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23 Dec’ 2021

The FCC should hold Facebook accountable for spreading COVID misinfo

The media influences people's decision on whether to get vaccinated. Some media companies make money from COVID misinformation by selling more ads. The FCC regulates TV...

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22 Dec’ 2021

Grassroots canvassing innovations increase voter participation

Democracy works best when everyone's voice is heard - not just a loud minority. How can grassroots groups locate unregistered voters to increase voter participation? How...

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20 Dec’ 2021

Republicans can’t handle the truth so they whitewash history.

Republican legislators push bills to whitewash history. "DeSantis proposes legislation to let parents sue teachers who tell the truth about U.S. history." - Popular Info "54...

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19 Dec’ 2021

Speak up for accurate, honest and fully funded public education. FREEDOM TO LEARN.

How can parents and educators publicly make the case for a racially and economically just approach to education? Respond to race-baiting attacks on public education? The...

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17 Dec’ 2021

Hunger games: Senators play politics with children’s lives

Child Tax Credit blocked by senators playing politics with children's lives. One in five West Virginia children lives in poverty. 93% of children in the state...

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13 Dec’ 2021

Follow the dirty money funding Republican climate change deniers

“There’s none so blind as those who will not listen.” - Neil Gaman Tornadoes devastate thousands of lives. Republicans deny climate change and block investments that...

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12 Dec’ 2021

Florida COVID death count dashboard: Politicians playing doctor is deadly.

"Beware of false prophets. By their fruit you will recognize them." - Matthew 7:16 Judge politicians on how they perform, not their gaslighting. "About 54,000 more...

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10 Dec’ 2021

Protest Photography Tips: How to Stay Safe while Capturing the Moment

A good photo tells a story that people get at a glance. These tips from professionals explain how to take great pictures while staying safe. Share...

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9 Dec’ 2021

Democracy Centers: Deep canvassing basecamps.

Change can’t come from outside. It can only happen from within. "People want to know what they can do to create the change they want to...

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8 Dec’ 2021

Canvas smarter: Enhance voter files with targeting data and maps

Canvass smarter by enhancing voter files with demographic data and interactive maps. It's fast, simple and affordable. Business marketers use demographic data and visual analysis apps...

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5 Dec’ 2021

How to geo-target women denied control over their bodies to vote

Women denied control over their own bodies and forced by Republicans to have babies even if they are raped, have a strong reason to vote. How...

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4 Dec’ 2021

Que incluye BBB para ti? Free apps for better Hispanic outreach.

How can information in the public interest be shared broadly when billionaires control media outlets? "Psychological-ops degrade the morale and well-being of citizens by spreading false...

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2 Dec’ 2021

COVID deathcount dashboard where Republicans threaten government shutdown to undermine vaccine mandates

271,217 people have died in these ten Republican led states as of Dec 2, 2021. This map shows the number of COVID and is regularly updated...

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1 Dec’ 2021

Republican hypocrisy: banning abortions but not assault weapons

Republicans preach sanctity of life for the unborn while ignoring the deaths caused by assault weapons. "Republicans talk about the sanctity of life, the very moment...

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28 Nov’ 2021

Organizing? First build trust by sharing your story.

Cesar Chavez organizes farm workers Good organizers build trust before asking others for their support. How? Personal storytelling. Organizers share their own personal stories to quickly...

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26 Nov’ 2021

Want colorblind justice? Vote for fair Local Prosecutors.

Jackie Johnson, the former prosecutor charged with misconduct in handling the Ahmaud Arbery case. "Johnson was Brunswick District Attorney when three white men chased and fatally...

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22 Nov’ 2021

Check what’s in the Build Back Better bill for you with this free app

Everyone wants to know what's in it for them? Make it easy to understand the benefits of the Build Back Better bill with free apps and...

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20 Nov’ 2021

What’s in the Build Back Better bill? Check this map.

The Build Back Better rebuilds America's social safety net, expands health care and fights climate change. See how the bill does this with the help of...

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17 Nov’ 2021

Put people first, not politics.

"GOP lawmaker takes credit for infrastructure funding after voting against it" - American Independent Why do Republicans block funds that would help the lives of the...

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14 Nov’ 2021

Cause of death? Killed by police.

"Black people are three time more likely to be killed by police. Most police killings begin with traffic stops and non-violent offenses and where no crime...

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12 Nov’ 2021

Plan campaigns for redistricted seats better with data rich maps

Campaigns have to adapt their plans after redistricting. Good technology makes it fast, simple and affordable. What are the demographics of the new district? Age, income,...

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11 Nov’ 2021

Veterans deserve better

Why do Republicans who claim to care for veterans, block $5 billion allocated for the VA and veterans' care? Deny veterans their right to vote? This...

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10 Nov’ 2021

Want better roads, safer bridges or faster internet? Invest in infrastructure.

Invest in the things that improve the lives of all Americans. Infrastructure. Republicans spend billions on bombs, but refuse to investing in fixing roads and bridges....

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8 Nov’ 2021

Republicans push taxation without representation

Republicans push taxation without representation but still want to collect taxes. That didn't work well for British royalty. The British enriched themselves off American colonies without...

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7 Nov’ 2021

Who is blocking the path to citizenship?

Republicans oppose DACA, Dreamers and a path to citizenship so their billionaire donors can get cheap labor. Corporations make money in two ways. Charge more for...

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3 Nov’ 2021

Canvas better with smarter software

Canvas better with business software that does more and costs less. Canvassing is vital to register more voters and mobilize supporters. Think beyond the voter file...

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29 Oct’ 2021

Billionaires vs. America

Billionaires dodge paying taxes but impose their values on other Americans. Corporate politicians cover for them. How is the system rigged? Follow the money. This StoryMaps...

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27 Oct’ 2021

Tax dodging billionaires behind Texas SB8 bill banning abortions

What do billionaires do with all the money they save by dodging taxes? Buy political influence and impose their values on other Americans. What does tax...

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23 Oct’ 2021

Target groups with QR-coded messages to improve response rates

Target different groups with tailored messages and QR Codes shared across social media, emails and flyers to improve response rates. How can this be done quickly...

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22 Oct’ 2021

Striketober. Mapping workers on strike for a living wage.

Billion dollar corporations that pay CEOs over $ 5 million annually but deny workers a living wage. Corporate politicians block the Build Back Better bill that...

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21 Oct’ 2021

Follow the money: How AT&T and DirecTV helped build far-right One America News.

"AT&T helped build far-right One America News" - Reuters It's easier to follow the money and trace the connections with a relationship map. Use this map...

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20 Oct’ 2021

Republicans mess with Texas district maps to cling to power

Republicans propose a gerrymandered Texas district map that gives them 24 of 38 U.S. House seats despite only getting 53% of votes last November. This racial...

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16 Oct’ 2021

Deere workers strike for a living wage against $100 billion firm

Deere CEO makes $15.6 million while workers earn an average of $24/hour. Follow the money to see how the system is rigged by the rich at...

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15 Oct’ 2021

Republicans drag America into the Dark Ages on Women’s Reproductive Health

Republicans deny women reproductive healthcare, putting America behind China, Cuba and Iran. How have other countries moved ahead on women's healthcare while America moves backwards? How...

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12 Oct’ 2021

Facebook Enablers: Divest.

BlackRock has invested $54 billion in Facebook. That's hard to reconcile with BlackRock's claim of 'helping people build a better tomorrow'. Is it ethical to invest...

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9 Oct’ 2021

The Pandora Papers expose shadow economy that benefits the wealthy at the expense of everyone else

Tax-free offshore money funds attacks against raising taxes on billionaires. Billionaires use offshore, tax-free money to fund opposition to President Biden's plan to have everyone pay...

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8 Oct’ 2021

Frame and deliver your message to be persuasive

Frame your message to be persuasive. Practice presenting it so you can deliver it naturally. Share your script so others can amplify your message. Anat Shenker-Osorio,...

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5 Oct’ 2021

Free app to mobilize volunteers and voters through local events

Image: Election Let voters and supporters know about events and make it easy for them to sign up. Use the free SignMeUp app to share event...

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4 Oct’ 2021

Billionaire tax dodgers use political influence to rig the system

The richest 1% Americans dodge $175 billion in taxes every year. How do they get away with it? Follow the money... Where do the uber-rich live?...

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1 Oct’ 2021

LITTLE SIS shows how the rich influence politicians

Follow the money to see how big donors influence politicians to get laws passed that make them even richer - and block bills like Build Back...

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28 Sep’ 2021

TARJIMLY connects volunteer translators with nonprofits

The free Tarjimly app connects nonprofits with bi-lingual volunteers to overcome language barriers. Tarjimly was founded in 2017 to improve the lives of refugees and the...

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25 Sep’ 2021

Canvas more people from any list with free Glide based apps

Canvas better with this free app built with Glide technology that already has thousands of users. Organizers can use the canvassing app to:- Contact any list...

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24 Sep’ 2021

Texas abortion bounty: Follow the money funding the new law

Billionaires funding politicians and groups pushing for bounties to abortion vigilantes? Follow the money to to see how billionaires get to impose their values on the...

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23 Sep’ 2021

Racism on tap

Benton, Michigan shows what happens when the rich control power and deny others clean drinking water. Systemic racism and corporate donations to politicians pushing voter suppression...

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20 Sep’ 2021

Will there be a hospital bed available if you need it?

Ambulances wait for hours to get patients into overcrowded hospitals. Even the vaccinated are denied medical treatment because hospitals are filled with COVID patients - many...

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19 Sep’ 2021

Service helps mothers released from jail using text bots to first survey their needs

How does a small group collect the information it needs to serve community members during a pandemic? A text bot to automatically conduct surveys. Life After...

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18 Sep’ 2021

Unethical corporate behavior? See something, say something.

Corporation behaving unethically? See something, say something for love of country. Share tips with trusted journalists to investigate. Facebook routinely hides its activities and blocks access...

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16 Sep’ 2021

Hold Facebook Accountable

Facebook spreads COVID disinformation, promotes violence; causes depression and meddles with elections. How does it get away with such disgusting corporate behavior ? Follow the money...

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13 Sep’ 2021

Survey community concerns during COVID by crowdsourcing

Tenants face eviction and bad living conditions during COVID as some landlords exploit their plight. Organizers better serve and mobilize communities by crowdsourcing their grievances. How...

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11 Sep’ 2021

Billionaire moochers dodge taxes and rig the system

Why do Republicans block any efforts to have billionaires pay their fair share of taxes? What do billionaires do with the money they make from dodging...

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10 Sep’ 2021

Ohio Republican 2021 Redistricting Maps are Absurd. Take a Look.

"Ohio Republicans have proposed new district maps that give them a larger share of seats despite rules against partisan gerrymandering." - Cleveland.com Understand the Republican scheme...

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3 Sep’ 2021

CEOs funding the hostile takeover of women’s bodies

Who are the CEOs funding the Republicans stacking the courts? Denying women control over their own bodies? Encouraging vigilantism? Follow the money to see how corporate...

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27 Aug’ 2021

Community organizing with diaper banks

Community organizers help people solve problems such as not having a diaper for their baby. It's a big need. Most child care facilities require parents to...

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26 Aug’ 2021

How to find your ‘Community Of Interest’ to draw a redistricting map

Make sure you're fairly represented when political districts are redrawn in 2021. You only get this chance every ten years after the census is completed, so...

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25 Aug’ 2021

What’s in the new budget for you?

The new Democratic budget strengthens the public safety net, invests in working Americans and the environment. Universal preschool, paid family leave, federal support for child care...

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22 Aug’ 2021

Gerrymandering. Georgia style.

Georgia voter suppression includes gerrymandering and hostile takeovers of county election boards. NAACP Atlanta mobilizes resistance against racist voter suppression. NAACP makes it easier for people...

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21 Aug’ 2021

Infobots help the needy find food banks and clinics while building contact lists at the same time

The digital divide hurts the poor by making it harder for them to find the resources they desperately need. VoterPAC uses an innovative approach to help...

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19 Aug’ 2021

NAACP Atlanta organizes against Georgia Republicans’ hostile State takeover of County election boards

NAACP Atlanta mobilizes Georgians to contact their Republican senators to demand they stop their hostile take over of Fulton county elections. Georgia Republican lawmakers are mounting...

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17 Aug’ 2021

The Real Hunger Games

The poor fight each other to entertain the rich in the Hunger Games. Poor Americans struggle to survive while the rich thrive on tax cuts in...

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15 Aug’ 2021

Black Voters Matter: Think National, Act Local.

Black Voters Matter builds community power by understanding and supporting local infrastructure. It works with local partners to expand its outreach nationwide. How do you attract...

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14 Aug’ 2021

Fair Districts Ohio fights gerrymandering

Public officials crush democracy by drawing legislative district maps to benefit their political party. Fair Districts Ohio organizes citizens to fight this gerrymandering.  Ohio voters passed...

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13 Aug’ 2021

MailBots fight voter suppression by helping the disabled and seniors find voting info

Making access to voting information harder disenfranchises the elderly, disabled, less educated and those with limited internet access. This Jim Crow-style voter suppression is especially hard...

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3 Aug’ 2021

Evicted? Thank these guys.

15 million people at the risk of eviction! Who's pushing for evictions during a pandemic? How do they make money from it? Get political patronage? How...

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1 Aug’ 2021

Wanted: Unregistered Voters

Use data analytics and behavioral targeting to find unregistered voters. It's easier and cheaper than you think. VoterPAC aims to register, rally, and empower the rising...

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31 Jul’ 2021

COVID incompetence unmasked

"Florida has 6.5% of the U.S. population, but accounts for 20% of America’s new COVID infections. Its daily average is four times the national." - L.A....

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30 Jul’ 2021

Ohio volunteers fight Jim Crow online voter suppression

"Check your voting status online". Too bad if you don't have internet access. You might just lose your right to vote. Meet Jim Crow online voter...

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26 Jul’ 2021

Let vets vote

New Republican voter suppression bills deny disabled vets their right to vote. How can politicians ask Americans to die for democracy, but then deny them their...

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25 Jul’ 2021

Signs of voter suppression

Infographics help understand the dozens of Republican voter suppression schemes. The human brain is a lazy muscle. It skips things that require effort with too much...

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24 Jul’ 2021

Olympic Gold Medal for voter suppression goes to …

If there were an Olympic contest for voter suppression, who would win? We have three contenders. The Republican Party creating new laws to deny Americans their...

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23 Jul’ 2021

A better way to find and canvas unregistered voters

Find potentially unregistered voters - faster, easier and with less money using better technology and new data sources. Registering every eligible voter is critical with the...

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22 Jul’ 2021

American prison labor camps

The $80 billion prison industry enriches the powerful while exploiting and disenfranchising the poor. Prisons can force inmates to work for little or no wage per...

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19 Jul’ 2021

Reaching the politically invisible voter

Millions of Americans entitled to vote aren't in the Voter File. They're invisible to most campaigns. Voter files collect voter registration information (which is a matter...

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16 Jul’ 2021

Indivisible Michigan fights Republican voter suppression with relational organizing

'Michigan GOP plans “shocking” scheme to ram through voting restrictions' - Salon "Republicans state legislators in Michigan have already introduced 39 bills that restrict citizens’ voting...

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14 Jul’ 2021

How the Florida Key Dems located eight thousand unregistered voters

"Seek and ye shall find" - Mathew 7:7 Philip Dodderidge is the Vice-Chair Florida Keys Democrats and searching for unregistered voters in the Florida Keys. He...

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13 Jul’ 2021

Why isn’t cannabis legalized?

You can be arrested for possessing even a small amount of marijuana in many states. Imprisoned. Forced to work for slave labor and denied your right...

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9 Jul’ 2021

Fight rural hospital closures with Medicaid expansion

Republican led states reject Federal healthcare funding. Rural hospitals are closed denying poor, rural and communities or color the medical care they so desperately need. Where...

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7 Jul’ 2021

Heat wave 2021 map ‘burns’ climate deniers

Heat waves kill Americans. Homes and businesses destroyed. Droughts ravage farms. But Republicans deny climate change and block common sense measures to fight it. What gives?...

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5 Jul’ 2021

Grassroots canvassing made free and simple

Grassroots groups canvas to register voters and fight voter suppression. "The GOP’s 2022 Strategy: Voter Suppression or Bust. After failing to suppress enough Black votes to steal...

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4 Jul’ 2021

OxyContin: Follow the blood money

"Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, under scrutiny for role in opioid crisis, are big political spenders. As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the country...

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29 Jun’ 2021

Slow or no internet? Measure and report internet access in your area to the FCC.

Over 160 million of Americans lack reliable or affordable high-speed internet. Black, Latinx, Native American and rural families suffer from this digital divide. The federal government has...

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27 Jun’ 2021

Are you one the losing side of the DATA DIVIDE?

One side of the data divide has companies making money from personal data. The other side buys data from them. Which side are you on? Companies,...

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25 Jun’ 2021

Abused? Arrested? Imprisoned? Ten apps to help the poor cope with a justice system that favors the rich.

The rich post bail, or lawyer up and go free. The poor are imprisoned for minor offenses, cannot pay bail, end up in jail and stripped...

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23 Jun’ 2021

Speak truth to power, but first practice your lines.

There are few chances to speak truth to power. Make the most of them. Help your supporters make the most of their turn in the spotlight...

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22 Jun’ 2021

Not In Our Town helps communities reduce hate crimes and racism

Hate crimes and racism are inflamed by political polarization and social media. Strong communities with traditional American values of inclusion and civil discourse counteract these dark...

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18 Jun’ 2021

Juneteenth! Celebrate with community outreach and power building.

Celebrations are brief. Power building is for ever. How do you harness the excitement around Juneteenth, for community organizing and build long term power? How about...

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13 Jun’ 2021

Build opt-in contact lists & conduct surveys with free mobile coupon offers

Image credit: Jack In The Box mobile coupon offering Businesses use mobile coupons to attract customers and build opt-in contact lists. The same technique works for...

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12 Jun’ 2021

Maps are an activist’s best friend

Maps help activists and campaigns engage, inform and mobilize supporters. New apps make it easy. Maps are easy to understand and navigate. They're intuitive and wonderful...

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11 Jun’ 2021

Republicans slash unemployment benefits. Where will the suffering be worst?

Republican cruelty to the poor to please their corporate donors has no limits. Republican Governors play politics and slash unemployment benefits to sabotage the recovery brought...

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9 Jun’ 2021

Yard sign activism for fair redistricting

Ohio voters show their support for fair redistricting maps and opposition to gerrymandering with Fair District yard signs. Voters should choose their legislators - not legislators...

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8 Jun’ 2021

Opioid epidemic: Map the profits, political donations and deaths.

The opioid epidemic involves over 500,000 deaths and a $13 billion fortune. How much do you know about Purdue Pharma? The Sackler Family and their political...

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6 Jun’ 2021

How to make rapid response videos. Like for Voting ProChoice after the Texas abortion ban.

Texas governor signs extreme six-week abortion ban that bars abortion with no exception for rape or incest. "18-year-old Paxton Smith used her valedictorian address to protest Texas’s near-total...

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4 Jun’ 2021

Activists use new digital tactics to fight environmental racism

Forests destroyed to make wood pellets for corporate profits. Black communities devastated by the pollution and flooding it causes. That's environmental racism. Community activists struggle to...

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1 Jun’ 2021

Fight the connectivity poll tax that disenfranchises poor voters

Connectivity is a poll tax that stifles voters in Black, Brown, indigenous and rural communities who cannot afford to get online. "Poll taxes were essentially a...

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31 May’ 2021

Public infrastructure or tax cuts? Check these maps for answers.

Republicans block investments in public infrastructure but give huge tax cuts to their rich donors. Working Americans struggle with poor infrastructure. Invest tax payers' money in...

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30 May’ 2021

Campaigning with WhatsApp

WhatsApp has over 2.5 billion active users and has been downloaded five billion times. Over 100 billion WhatsApp messages are sent every day. Does your campaign...

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23 May’ 2021

Leave no voter behind

The price of voting has gone up! Republican voter suppression schemes are making it more costly to vote. And soon it may only be the rich...

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22 May’ 2021

Meet the Republicans voting against the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act fights the surge in crimes against Asians. Yet 63 Republicans voted against the bill. Which districts and what do they represent?...

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19 May’ 2021

Use WhatsApp from your laptop to reach more Latino voters

"47% of Hispanic adults are on WhatsApp - over twice as much as the general public. Latinos are expected to make up 13.3 percent of all...

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18 May’ 2021

Cruel & unusual punishment: South Carolina’s racist executions

"New death penalty law makes inmates pick electric chair or firing squad in South Carolina." - CBS Nineteen of the 37 inmates currently on the state's...

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14 May’ 2021

Will COVID become a pre-existing condition used to deny health insurance?

Republicans have vowed to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Insurance companies could deny health insurance to over 32 million Americans by treating COVID as a...

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13 May’ 2021

Fundraise with relational organizing

Your best donors are people you already know. How do you tap a large number of your contacts for donations, but in a personal manner? How...

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12 May’ 2021

Liz Cheney’s speech on protecting democracy — in five languages

"We’re witnessing a daylight mugging of our democracy. Thank you, Liz Cheney, for doing something vitally important and clarifying — something that only a conservative Republican...

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30 Apr’ 2021

Find unregistered voters with precision mapping

Fight voter suppression by leaving no eligible voter behind with easy-to-use precision mapping apps. Find areas likely to have unregistered voters with the same precision mapping...

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29 Apr’ 2021

Advocacy by Instagram. The First 100 Days.

Memes and GIFs shared on social media shape public opinion more than paid ads. They get more attention, have more credibility and cost a fraction of...

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13 Apr’ 2021

Fatal police encounters

“He said they pulled him over because he had air fresheners hanging from his rearview mirror,” said Ms. Wright whose son, Daunte Wright was killed by...

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31 Mar’ 2021

Canvassing for H.R. 1 over Facetime

How do you bring the personal appeal of in-person canvassing online? How can volunteers be more persuasive with a good script? Use FaceTime with an onscreen...

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27 Mar’ 2021

Mass shootings surge while Republicans block common sense gun safety measures

Seven deadly mass shootings in a week! What will it take to pass common sense gun safety measures? Who is behind the obstruction that gets more...

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26 Mar’ 2021

Black voters in Georgia recognize that voting has its rewards. Don’t let anyone snatch that away.

Sometimes the benefits of voting aren't obvious. For Black voters in Georgia they are, courtesy a NAACP Atlanta StoryMap that shows how they gain from the...

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24 Mar’ 2021

The ultimate voter registration machine

How can remote, under-served communities get reliable information? How can advocacy groups promote voter registration and COVID vaccinations? And build opt-in contact lists at the same...

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11 Mar’ 2021

Think different to persuade more people

Polarized voters. People trapped in information bubbles. Corporations making billions spreading disinformation in order to sell more ads. How do you get heard when calling and...

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7 Mar’ 2021

How Senator Joe Manchin’s cuts to unemployment benefits will hurt his state of West Virginia

West Virginia is already the poorest state in the country. It'll be even poorer because of Senator Manchin's cuts to benefits in the American Rescue Plan....

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3 Mar’ 2021

When they go low with more voting restrictions, we expand free internet access so no voter is left behind

As Republicans introduce new Jim Crow style voting restrictions, it's vital to empower more eligible citizens to vote. Free internet access enables more people to learn...

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27 Feb’ 2021

Minimum wage. Filibuster. Cult followers. This week’s top cartoons.

Republicans give billions in tax cuts to wealthy donors but use the filibuster to deny working Americans a living wage. They gerrymander and deny the poor...

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15 Feb’ 2021

Listen to the experts. Subscribe to the Digital Politics Podcast.

Listen to weekly Digital Politics podcasts to stay abreast of innovations in political technology. Karen Jagoda has hosted the weekly Digital Politics Podcast since 2007. The podcast features...

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9 Feb’ 2021

COVID and hunger collide. Mapping who gets stimulus payments.

Who will get COVID-19 stimulus checks? Some want to limit relief to those making less than $50,000. Who would suffer? How do you convey the details...

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4 Feb’ 2021

How to win friends and influence people — with free internet service

Disinformation kills. It poisons minds with COVID conspiracy theories and distrust of health experts. It is worst in poor, rural communities where people do not have...

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24 Jan’ 2021

Prepare activists to demand fair redistricting in virtual Town Halls

Politicians shouldn’t be allowed to draw voting maps to stay in office. Let voters choose their politicians, not politicians choosing their voters.  Public hearings give activists...

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21 Jan’ 2021

NAACP Atlanta Gets-Out-The-Vote with relational organizing

Increased Black voter turnout was key to Senator Warnock and Ossoff's victories in Georgia. NAACP Atlanta worked with a broad coalition of partners to increase Black...

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18 Jan’ 2021

Trying to reach more people? Use non-political headlines.

What gets read? What gets skipped? It all starts with the headline. How do you get your message read by more people across the political spectrum?...

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15 Jan’ 2021

Activists use relational organizing to push for reusable COVID masks

For Our Kids Montréal taking community action, demanding a green and just recovery from the Quebec government - September 2020 Online petitions help build public support...

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8 Jan’ 2021

Fed up of politicians inciting mob violence and sedition? Hold the companies funding their campaigns accountable.

“Armed violent protestors who support the baseless claim by outgoing president Trump that he somehow won an election that he overwhelmingly lost have stormed the U.S....

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31 Dec’ 2020

Looking for your Georgia run-off voting location? Call, text or use this app.

Lack of information should not prevent people from voting nor in reporting obstacles they encounter. Reclaim Our Vote and NAACP Atlanta teamed with DemLabs to provide...

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27 Dec’ 2020

Relational organizing in action

"Relational organizing focuses on the most important tools at our disposal: our relationships and our ability to talk with one another about things that matter." -...

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20 Dec’ 2020

We’re texting in the name of the Lord

The Lord may work in mysterious ways, but it's pretty clear his flock at the Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta are fired up. Volunteers in the...

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19 Dec’ 2020

See Something, Say Something. Georgia.

Voter suppression has evolved. The systems used to track and respond to it need to keep pace. How can voters be empowered to report incidents of...

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18 Dec’ 2020

Amplify your message with online volunteer flashmobs

Bots spread disinformation by pretending to be human, sharing and liking content they have been programmed to promote. Building an army of bots requires skills and...

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17 Dec’ 2020

GOTV Concerts organizes virtual concerts featuring Georgia musicians to get out the vote

Music can move people to action, but with COVID raging, online performances have replaced large concerts. Virtual events are tailored to local audiences. Turnout increases as...

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15 Dec’ 2020

Congresswomen Deb Haaland energizes Native Americans voters in Georgia from the BIG STAGE

"Very few of Georgia’s more than 100,000 voting-age Native Americans cast ballots in November. Even a small increase could make a difference in the Senate runoffs."...

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10 Dec’ 2020

Mobilize poor, rural voters without internet or cell coverage using VOICEBOTS

Poor rural communities are held back economically and silenced politically by denying them internet access. The lack of connectivity makes it hard for them to access...

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6 Dec’ 2020

Voting in Georgia? Map of early voting locations.

Map of Georgia early voting locations This map is designed with information collected by Reclaim Our Vote and created with ArcGIS. It is freely available at:...

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5 Dec’ 2020

Innovating to get-out-the-vote in Georgia

Reclaim Our Vote and NAACP Atlanta will text over a million Georgia voters in December to get out the vote. Their innovative campaign provides voters with...

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21 Nov’ 2020

How relational organizing helps Georgia voters learn about acceptable forms of voter ID

Voter ID laws prevent or intimidate millions of eligible Americans from casting their ballot. Obtaining an ID that fulfills voting requirements is costly and confusing. It...

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18 Nov’ 2020

Map 2020 voter turnout and votes cast by Georgia county to hone your get-out-the-vote efforts

How many registered Georgia voters didn't vote? Who many votes were cast in the Presidential, Senatorial and other races per county? How can these insights help...

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15 Nov’ 2020

A map is worth 5,000 words to find unregistered Georgia voters

Which counties have the most unregistered voters? How does a county's racial composition impact how many residents get to vote? Where should organizers focus to increase...

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14 Nov’ 2020

Hit the road to mobilize rural Black voters in Georgia

Rural voters decide many elections. Organizers have to deal with remote communities, poor roads and sparse internet coverage to organize and mobilize them to vote. Reclaim...

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28 Oct’ 2020

Keep ’em honest. Photograph publicly displayed poll tapes of the vote count.

"Photograph poll tapes at the polling place on election night and check the vote totals against the official vote totals to catch erroneous election results." - Scrutineers...

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27 Oct’ 2020

How The Lincoln Project converts voters into citizen reporters

Voters become citizen reporters with SeeSay2020 to spotlight incidents of voter suppression making it easier for voting right advocates and the media to react quickly. Superman...

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25 Oct’ 2020

Trust but verify. Take photos of poll tapes to make sure vote counts add up correctly.

"Photograph poll tapes at the polling place on election night and check the vote totals against the official vote totals to catch erroneous election results." -...

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20 Oct’ 2020

Dirty tricks abound, what voter suppression looks like in 2020

See Something, Say Something converts citizen reports of voter suppression and election irregularities into real time maps and alerts. This year, voter suppression is taking many...

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10 Oct’ 2020

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING about voter intimidation.

Federal law prohibits voter intimidation. How can voters report issues preventing them from voting or other election related irregularities in time to do something about it?...

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3 Oct’ 2020

Take a bite out of vote counting crime: Track the poll tapes!

Image credit: DFS "POLL TAPES are printed vote results from voting machines that are transferred to a central tabulator. This process can be used to manipulate...

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1 Oct’ 2020

Souls to the polls. Chatbots connect voters with volunteer drivers by SMS and voice calls.

RIDE TO VOTE : a chatbot powered service for organizer to match voters who need a ride to the polls with volunteer drivers. Voters are suppressed...

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30 Sep’ 2020

Inform eligible felons about their right to vote

Image: "Just Mercy" (Warner Bros.) People are prevented from voting in many ways. Not informing eligible felons about their right to vote is an especially cruel one. Many states...

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29 Sep’ 2020

Fight voter intimidation. See something, say something.

"Trump supporters seemingly attempting to physically intimidate voters and block them from a polling place in Fairfax, Virginia..." - Bipartisan Report Voter intimidation has no place...

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25 Sep’ 2020

Looking for the closest Voting Center in Texas? Call or text this friendly chatbot.

Vote centers are an alternative to traditional, neighborhood-based precincts. Voters can cast their ballots at any vote center in the jurisdiction, regardless of their address. -...

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24 Sep’ 2020

Florida early voting locations map. How to crowdsource information to help more people vote.

Information on when and where to vote improves voter turnout, but often hard to find. Organizers crowdsource early voting and dropbox locations and freely share them...

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22 Sep’ 2020

Communicate better on ZOOM. Keep eye contact with an on-screen teleprompter.

Avoid the distraction of looking away at your notes with with an on-screen teleprompter. Online viewers are easily distracted as you look away to refer to...

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16 Sep’ 2020

You’ve moved? Handy guide explains how to make sure you can still vote.

"Did you move this year? Do you plan to vote in the November election? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you need to...

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15 Sep’ 2020

NBA supports voting. A slam dunk!

NBA stadiums won't be empty for long. They won't be filled with cardboard cutouts either. They will be filled with voters. Vote at the three point...

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14 Sep’ 2020

Hot dogs, music and early voting

Making early voting fun and easy. Turning out early voters in Indiana Vanderburgh County, Indiana has approximately 60,000 voters. The county has the third largest city...

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13 Sep’ 2020

Youth group launches multi-lingual, interactive video campaign on BigStage to get-out-the-vote

Multi-lingual video campaign to get out the vote Gen Z voices urge others to vote with new technology that merges a recorded video with interactive buttons....

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12 Sep’ 2020

Suppression on the Reservation makes it harder for Native Americans to vote

Barriers being placed to prevent Native Americans from Voting-by-mail Denying postal services to suppress Native American votes It's despicable when Americans are prevented from voting by...

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10 Sep’ 2020

Don’t be conned! Ten safety tips against political sting operations.

Right wing undercover operatives aim to discredit voting by mail and shut down voter registration efforts in minority communities. Guard against dirty tricks with these safety...

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9 Sep’ 2020

Trying to connect with ethnic minority voters? Find the right influencer with this free app.

Work with influencers trusted by a community in your outreach to minority groups. Ethnic Media Services promotes cross cultural communications through their network hundreds of journalists,...

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7 Sep’ 2020

Voting early? Checkout these maps of dropbox and early voting locations in NC and Michigan.

Early voting has started! Find the nearest early voting location or dropbox in North Carolina and Michigan with these free maps. See how Map My Vote...

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6 Sep’ 2020

Conducting voter surveys is easier with a chatbot

How would they like to vote? By mail? Dropbox? In person? Conduct a survey to find out. Chatbots take the cost and complexity out of conducting...

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4 Sep’ 2020

Thank you for your service

Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’. The president has repeatedly disparaged the intelligence of service members, and asked that wounded veterans be...

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1 Sep’ 2020

Train protesters to better ‘frame’ issues to cut through the lies and control the narrative.

"While this literal battle rages—with tear gassing militias on one side and kneeling protestors on the other—the rhetorical one does as well." - Race Class Narrative...

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31 Aug’ 2020

Expert tips on writing text messages that get attention

Peer-to-peer texting offers a personalized way to connect with voters. Texting campaigns costs much less than other forms of outreach. They get a higher read and response...

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30 Aug’ 2020

Law and order in BLACK and WHITE.

Vigilante mobs suppressing peaceful protestors isn't new in America. What's new is how politicians are using social media to fan the flames to hold on to...

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27 Aug’ 2020

COVID-19. Hurricanes. Violence. Chatbots get election info to voters through it all.

How do you get reliable election related information to voters coping with a pandemic, hurricanes, violence and voter suppression? Chatbots. People forced to evacuate due to...

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26 Aug’ 2020

How to fight back when information is weaponized for voter suppression

Information warfare restricts timely access to the information Americans need to vote. Lack of information on how, when and where to vote disenfranchises many Americans from...

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24 Aug’ 2020

Interactive music video recruits Gen‑Z poll workers

Young poll workers are needed as COVID-19 is a greater risk to seniors who typically staff polling centers. Gen-Z artists recruit the next generation of poll...

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22 Aug’ 2020

Billboard campaign uses relational organizing to encourage millennials to become poll workers and vote

Targeting millennials and Gen-Zs to vote and become poll workers "Millennials and GenZers make up 37% of the voting population. No one wins without our vote....

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18 Aug’ 2020

How do they feel about absentee ballots? Conduct surveys faster for less money with chatbots.

Conducting surveys in a pandemic the smart way. Use chatbots. How do voters feel about absentee ballots vs. voting in person? How does this vary by...

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17 Aug’ 2020

USPS mailboxes removed. Twitter’s freaking out, should you be?

One doesn't just "go on" twitter anymore, one "flocks to" or "rushes to" it. This week, people took to twitter to slam President Trump for his...

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16 Aug’ 2020

Indian American group uses interactive video campaign to raise support for Kamala Harris

Extend the persuasive power of a video with interaction buttons for viewers to donate and volunteer immediately with BigStage. President Obama clasps his hands in traditional...

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13 Aug’ 2020

Inspire college students to vote with friend-to-friend influence? There’s an app for that.

Encouraging college students to vote is hard in the best of times. It's even harder during a pandemic with many college campuses closed. Campus Election Engagement...

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10 Aug’ 2020

RECLAIM OUR VOTE increases voter turnout among the underrepresented

Getting out the vote matters especially with voters in under represented communities of color in key states. Which areas, demographic groups and issues should be focussed...

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8 Aug’ 2020

Lost your unemployment benefits? Petition your senator to #SaveThe600.

Unemployment benefits cut? Petition your senator. "The Federal $600-per-week unemployment supplement expired and millions of Americans out of work due to the pandemic are wondering how...

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6 Aug’ 2020

Do voters even care about that issue? There’s a way to find out.

More than 60 Green Berets pay their respects to the first U.S. soldier killed by hostile fire in Afghanistan. What issues do veterans prioritize? "Russia Secretly...

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3 Aug’ 2020

Want a fair 2020 election? Become a poll worker.

America is in the midst of a nationwide poll worker shortage. "Without enough poll workers, voting locations close and lines stretch for hours. That’s why it's...

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2 Aug’ 2020

President Obama’s eulogy used to get out the vote

Former President Barack Obama eulogized the late Rep. John Lewis as "a founding father of that fuller, fairer, better America" that lies in the nation's future. John devoted...

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31 Jul’ 2020

Five lessons in fundraising from infomercials

Listen closely and you can practically hear this photo. If you have ever found yourself dialing the phone number thats practically bursting out of your television...

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28 Jul’ 2020

How grieving moms use protests against police killings to recruit supporters

Ishtyme Robinson lost two children to police violence. She founded Every Case Matters, a grass-roots organization devoted to stopping genocide of all black, brown and lives....

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25 Jul’ 2020

Republicans just don’t care. How to map the millions of families they’re about to make homeless during a pandemic.

Republican senators are blocking unemployment benefits for millions of Americans devastated by the Coronavirus. This will make millions of Americans homeless and cause more deaths. How...

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24 Jul’ 2020

AOC speaks up against harassment — Not lost in translation

Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) addressed Congress about harassment and the marginalization of women Everyone should get to hear important messages regardless of the language they speak,...

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23 Jul’ 2020

How to create your own campaign videos for free at home

How does a candidate with little time or money get their message heard? Stephanie Moore, a candidate for State Representative of Michigan's 60th district, met this...

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20 Jul’ 2020

Fundraise Better On ZOOM

Fundraising has moved online with many campaigns choosing ZOOM for virtual fundraisers. But guiding donors from the impulse to give to actually making the donation during...

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18 Jul’ 2020

Social media analysis of reaction to masked Federal agents abducting Portland protestors

"Federal agents dressed in camouflage and tactical gear have taken to the streets of Portland, unleashing tear gas, bloodying protesters and pulling some people into unmarked...

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12 Jul’ 2020

Start a chain reaction

Savvy organizers extend their reach by having supporters text their friends. VoteForce makes relational organizing fast, easy and affordable. Here's how a slate of candidates in...

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4 Jul’ 2020

¡Yo hablo español, 中文 and हिन्दी too!

One in five American speaks a language other than English at home. CIS 85% of Facebook videos are watched without sound. DigiDayThe message is clear: caption...

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2 Jul’ 2020

Mapping the protests across America

Preview(opens in a new tab) Protests sweep the nation, but it's hard to fully appreciate the hunger for change. Where are protests occurring? What are their...

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25 Jun’ 2020

Don’t mess with Texas voters

Texas has an election on July 14th with early voting starting on Monday, June 29th and ending on Friday, July 10th. For more details, voters may...

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21 Jun’ 2020

Scan this to recruit volunteers

How to recruit supporters during a pandemic: Recruiting supporters at an event is hard. Lot's of people, activity and little time. How can it be done...

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20 Jun’ 2020

Four innovations to get out the vote in Virginia

Reclaim Our Vote (ROV), a grassroots group in Virginia is innovating to get-out-the-vote (GOTV) in Virginia's primary election. Its volunteers will text 32,000 voters in three...

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18 Jun’ 2020

Voting. Georgia Style.

Georgia is truly special. Hours long lines to vote. Missing vote by mail ballots. $110 million spent on new voting machines. What gives? When in doubt,...

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15 Jun’ 2020

Use Petitions To Harness Outrage And Build Contact Lists With Free New App

Harness the outrage through targeted petitions and also build lists of supporters. Petition drives work, but the pandemic has forced organizing online which demands innovation. Existing...

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12 Jun’ 2020

Nationwide Map Of Police Brutality Created From Tweets

Source: Twitter Police officers trample peaceful protestors in Houston. Police push 75 year old man to the ground and leave him bleeding in Buffalo. How can these...

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9 Jun’ 2020

Three Free Safety Apps For Protestors

Police violence and digital surveillance shouldn't be used to intimidate peaceful protestors. These free apps protect protestors exercising their First Amendment right to "assemble peaceably and...

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8 Jun’ 2020

More Police, Doctors Or Teachers?

Police budgets explode and prisons fill up. Coronavirus care and schools suffers. Voter suppression in black communities increases. How are the three connected? Tax payer dollars...

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5 Jun’ 2020

Record, Save And Share Videos Of Police Action With A Single Phone Command

Videos raise public awareness and hold public servants accountable for their actions. How do you record and share a video quickly in the middle of a...

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3 Jun’ 2020

NAACP Volunteers Use ‘Smart’ Texts To Reduce Lines At Georgia Voting Centers

Voters braving a pandemic, shouldn't have to struggle to find their closest polling location. It's easy for Georgia voters to get confused, and many end up not...

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31 May’ 2020

How To Track Twitter Trolls Promoting Racial Discord

How do trolls promote racial strife and violence on social media?  "Outsiders, extremists are among those fomenting violence in Twin Cities" - MPR. "The goal is to attack...

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28 May’ 2020

Convert Public Attention Into Supporters And Donations

How do you convert public attention and media coverage into supporters and donors? Use QR Codes.  Basics QR Codes are scannable codes that most phones can read....

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14 May’ 2020

Speak To Voters In Their Language

Asian American voters are the margin of victory in many key races. Make sure you message reaches the. Translate & caption your videos. In this blog you'll...

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12 May’ 2020

Musicians Power Virtual Fundraisers

Musicians and progressive campaigns are teaming to raise funds online with live streaming performances.    The Coronavirus has forced campaigns to innovate. How do you fundraise...

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11 May’ 2020

Geotargeted Campaigns Mobilize Voters Struggling With The Coronavirus

Use geotargeting to reach those struggling with the Coronavirus. Geotargeting uses data collected from mobile apps to precisely target messages based on people's activities and movements. For instance, patients visiting a hospital...

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6 May’ 2020

Who Lives? Who Dies?

Why do some black counties in Georgia have 20 times as many deaths as nearby white counties? What impact does voter suppression have on the healthcare provide to African...

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27 Apr’ 2020

Conduct Polls In A Pandemic? Use Chatbots.

Collecting accurate, timely information in a pandemic needs innovation. Mothers Of Hope uses chatbots to collect information from Kalamazoo residents about their Coronavirus care and census participation. The group encourages community members...

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24 Apr’ 2020

Will You Be Counted In The Census?

[caption id="attachment_2319" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image: Lumen5[/caption] How can marginalized groups be inspired to take part in the census during a pandemic? Sharvin Lee with Michigan Voices is experimenting with difference approaches....

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12 Apr’ 2020

Organize Gig Workers Digitally In A Pandemic

The pandemic has devastated gig workers. No unemployment insurance. No health insurance. Unsafe working conditions. How can gig workers organize to demand their rights when they...

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6 Apr’ 2020

Statewide Michigan Indivisible Rapid Response To GOP Demand That Jeopardizes Lawmaker’s Lives

Michigan Republicans insist legislators vote in-person in the middle of a pandemic! "The vote will come a day after it was announced that State Rep. Karen...

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5 Apr’ 2020

Teach Your Children Well — At Home With These Free Apps And Games

[caption id="attachment_2288" align="aligncenter" width="548"] Image: Inspired Teaching[/caption] Free home education apps and resources to teach their children how to cope with pandemic induced anxiety.  Resources created...

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30 Mar’ 2020

Vote by Mail. Leave No Voter Behind.

Voting by mail has worked well for years, but will be especially important in this pandemic. But how do voters without a computer or internet access...

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10 Mar’ 2020

Bots Push To Overturn Roe V Wade Decision

Image adapted from Handmaid's Tale & Terminator Protests rage as the Supreme Court reviews  a case that could could 'render protections by Roe v Wade meaningless'. How are...

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29 Feb’ 2020

Group Uses Personal Video Testimonials To Encourage Use Of Vote-By-Mail Ballots.

Photo by Qim Manifester on Unsplash Make your videos more persuasive with personal testimonials. Video testimonials work but collecting them has been difficult for groups with limited time, money...

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27 Feb’ 2020

Drive To Get Out The Vote.

People lose their vote when it's hard for them to get to the polls. The elderly, disabled and low income voters in rural areas suffer the most.  How can...

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16 Feb’ 2020

Don’t Zuck Up Democracy

Image adapted from the Economist Grassroots activists struggle to get heard against billionaires and corporations with their armies of lobbyists and PR experts. A free app...

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8 Feb’ 2020

Leave No Voter Behind

People in remote areas are often overlooked by the census and find it hard to vote. Many Americans in remote areas suffer because poor roads and...

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21 Jan’ 2020

Triage voters for better results

Photo by Online Marketing on Unsplash Doctors triage patients. They divide patients into those who don't need treatment, those beyond hope, and those they should focus...

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12 Jan’ 2020

Five Free Apps For Better Canvassing

Trying to find the right campaign app when you're tight on money and not tech savvy? Checkout the DemLabs site with over 110 solutions and Solution Guides like the one...

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29 Dec’ 2019

We’re Not Lovin’ It

Image: Banksy Issues can be complicated. Relationship maps strip away the BS to show what's really going on. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned a prior ruling making it...

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16 Dec’ 2019

Young Activists Make The Best Storytellers

If you're not at the table, you're on the menu.Get to the table by engaging others to your side with story-telling. Young activists excel at crafting...

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17 Nov’ 2019

Black Voters Matter Fund Innovates To Get-Out-The-Vote In Louisiana’s Election For Governor.

Getting out the vote is a campaign's final drive push. The Black Voters Matter Fund ran a fast, frugal get-out-the-vote campaign in Louisiana's election for governor....

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13 Nov’ 2019

App Immediately Translates Impeachment Testimony Into Videos In Different Languages.

Language should not be a barrier to knowing the facts. New software quickly and affordably translates and captions video clips for mass distribution. Background Most major...

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10 Nov’ 2019

The Beginner’s Guide To Running A Low-Budget, Geo-Targeted Political Ad Campaign.

Reach voters on their phones even if you don't have their phone numbers with geo-targeting. Tips on running a smart, frugal campaign. Background "Bhuwan Pyakurel is running...

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6 Nov’ 2019

Online Training For Activists On How To Frame Issues To Build Support.

How do you get someone with very different beliefs to support your cause? Frame the discussion to align with their existing beliefs. Framing is an effective...

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31 Oct’ 2019

How Was Your Voting Experience?

Long lines. Not enough ballots. Broken voting machines... Voter suppression thrives in the dark. How often is voting related mischief reported after an election? Why is it that thousands...

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25 Oct’ 2019

The Iowa Caucuses: Analyzing What, Where And When The Candidates Doing?

Campaigns have to make the most of limited time, money and staff. What events should be held? Where? When? What are the other campaigns doing? Software...

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19 Oct’ 2019

Grassroots Group Uses Radio Ads, Chatbots & Mobile Apps To Arrange Rides To The Polls For The Needy.

Why do those with the most to gain from change, face the most hurdles in voting? Living in remote rural areas, a lack of transport, cell...

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18 Oct’ 2019

Wrong Polling Location Info Can Devastate Voter Turnout.

Mapping apps easily guide people to their destinations. Why then do voters often get sent to the wrong polling location?   Bad data on polling centers....

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7 Oct’ 2019

Impeachment Inquiry Timeline. ‘Cut To The Chase’ With An Infographic.

Some issues are intentionally made confusing to distract people from the truth. Infographics cut to the chase. They combine facts, events, and videos into simple visuals that...

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25 Sep’ 2019

Black Voters Matter Uses Clips Of Policing In Video Campaign To Encourage People To Vote.

The outrage from incidents shared on social media soon disappears. People are jaded and don't vote because the outcome doesn't improve their lives. How can social media...

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25 Sep’ 2019

Activists Innovate With Free Apps To Alert Supporters Of Rallies, Town-Halls And Canvassing Drives.

Coordination makes all the difference - especially when time and resources are tight. Thousands of people taking part in hundreds of events, organized by dozens of groups. Where and...

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24 Sep’ 2019

Persuasion To Go. Voting Rights Group Uses Billboards To Get Out The Vote In North Carolina.

Billboards work. They're persuasive and cost effective. Here's how Center For Common Ground used billboards in North Carolina-3 to increase voter turnout in the recent special election. Results Cost of billboard...

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24 Sep’ 2019

Lessons From Black Voters Matter Geofenced Get-Out-The-Vote Mobile Ad Campaign In NC.

Geofenced mobile ads reach more people with better precision for less. Black Voters Matter campaign in North Carolina's special election put the approach to good use. African American voters are important voting...

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24 Sep’ 2019

Grassroots Group Harnesses Consumer Spending To Local Businesses Supporting The Community.

Money talks. And it walks. Every purchase is a vote of support for that business. A consumer boycott is a vote against firms that live off the community but give back little in...

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24 Sep’ 2019

Multimedia App Explains Money At Play In Blocking Gun Control Reform.

Short TV segments don't explain complex issues well. How can sustained public support for gun control be built, when mass shootings are soon forgotten and politicians obfuscate? It's not...

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4 Sep’ 2019

A Free Canvassing App To Get Out The Vote When You Have No Budget And Limited Time.

Native American voters are the margin of victory in many key races. Vast distances, scarce funds and a legacy of voter suppression makes it hard to get out...

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28 Aug’ 2019

How To Enrich The Voter File With Other Data Sources For Better Results.

Use the best tool(s) available. It's no different in campaigns. Enrich the Voter File with other data sources for better results. Smarter targeting and  canvassing. Better results in fund raising and finding unregistered voters....

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19 Aug’ 2019

Companies Profit By Hiring Prison Labor & Undocumented Workers.

"Hundreds of Their Workers Were Arrested in Mississippi ICE Raids, But No Employers Have Been Charged Yet." - TIME reported. Important issues are skimmed and soon forgotten. Most are too...

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12 Aug’ 2019

Group Mounts Social Media Video Campaign To Block Redevelopment Of African-American Community.

Make the Road Nevada is fighting in solidarity with Windsor Park residents as the City of North Las Vegas is proposing to sell 80% of the land of...

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12 Aug’ 2019

Time Lapse Map Shows The Growing Epidemic Of Mass Shootings And Domestic Terrorism.

The true horror of mass shootings is lost as the media moves to the next tragedy and politicians stall with platitudes. The outrage dissipates. How can the danger from gun violence...

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12 Aug’ 2019

Volunteers Crowdsource Research On Moscow Mitch’s Connections, Contributors And Foreign Friends.

Why would the Senate Majority Leader block a measure to strengthen US election security? A small team of volunteers researched possible forces behind Moscow Mitch's decision. They researched publicly available information to uncover the...

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12 Aug’ 2019

Mobilizing Citizens To Prevent Cuts To The Food Stamp Program. Technology For A Rapid Response.

The Trump administration is planning to cut the Food Stamp program. This would eliminate SNAP benefits for 3.1 million individuals and take free school meals away from the children in...

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24 Jul’ 2019

Who Profits From The Private ICE Detention Center Boom? Mapping This Swamp To Expose Money’s Role.

Dangerous creatures hide and thrive in swamps. It isn't easy to understand what goes on in swamps - real or political. Details are concealed. Motivations are masked. People have...

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22 Jul’ 2019

Rapid Response To ICE Raids In Las Vegas With Community Sourced Video Campaign.

A rapid community response is needed for imminent threats. Make The Road Nevada (MTRN) a grassroots group, decided to ask community members for video comments about a single mother...

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17 Jul’ 2019

Western Native Voice Uses Free App To Organize Native American Communities.

Organizing Native American communities is challenging. Tribal lands span hundreds of square miles often without internet or cell coverage. Community members often use mailboxes instead of a street address which...

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17 Jul’ 2019

Think Outside The (Mail)Box. Virginia Candidate Uses Voter File For Targeted Mobile Ad Campaign.

People respond more to their phones than letters. It's time for campaigns to think outside the (mail)box. An insurgent campaign in Virginia is innovating to try to unseat the incumbent...

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15 Jul’ 2019

New Map Highlights ‘Hard To Count’ Communities That May Be Left Out Of The Census.

The 2020 census will be different. It's counting on more people to complete census questionnaires online to reduce the need for field workers. This hurts communities without dependable internet access,...

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9 Jul’ 2019

Free canvassing app for voter registration & census turnout — works without internet access.

Many rural communities suffer from a lack of connectivity. It's harder to stay informed, benefit from online services, locate polling locations, vote and take part in the census. Organizers struggle to reach...

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1 Jul’ 2019

Free app simplifies canvassing and makes it affordable for even small grassroots groups.

Some people drive fancy cars. Others bike. It all depends on your destination and budget. Canvassing is the same. A lack of funds holds back some campaigns from maximizing...

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28 Jun’ 2019

Skill For Good: Matches digital storyteller volunteers with non-profits using an ‘Uber-like’ model.

Ride-sharing services like Uber make it convenient to get a ride by quickly matching passengers with nearby drivers. Why is it so hard to match volunteers...

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22 Jun’ 2019

Hundreds of grassroots organizers to convene at the National Network Assembly in Iowa in August to learn new skills, network and strategize.

How can grassroots energy be harnessed to win elections? How can collaboration between different organizing groups be maximized for greater impact? Hundreds of grassroots organizers will...

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13 Jun’ 2019

The Florida League Of Women Voters Mobilizes To Help ‘Returning Citizens’ Regain Their Right To Vote.

"In November, a supermajority of Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to former felons who’ve completed their sentences. Florida legislature advanced a bill that will strip hundreds...

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4 Jun’ 2019

Advocates install a ‘breathing billboard’ to rally public support for curbing air pollution.

How do you draw public attention to a deadly, but invisible killer? Jhatkaa works on social justice issues including how to build public support to curb air pollution. Their recent campaign generated...

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29 May’ 2019

Recording a video to shine a light on injustice? Do it right for maximum impact with these expert tips.

[caption id="attachment_1345" align="aligncenter" width="760"] Photo of Leisha Evans taken by Jonathan Bachman for Reuters from Wikipedia[/caption] A powerful image can tell a full story without a single word. Organizers, however, often...

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25 May’ 2019

Harness public outrage through Facebook petitions to fundraise and build lists.

Public outrage is both powerful and fleeting. Convert the outrage to also fund raise and build lists for long term change. It is simple with apps that combine the reach of Facebook petitions and the psychology...

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25 May’ 2019

Get Your Message Heard Without Breaking The Bank. A Workshop For Underfunded Campaigns.

Necessity is the mother of invention. So is lack of funding. Underfunded campaigns need new ways to compete against better funded opponents. Technology can level the playing field, but awareness and...

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21 May’ 2019

Lessons From How The NRA Quickly Mobilizes Its Members For Maximum Political Power.

"The NRA activates its membership when elected officials are facing gun-related legislation, resulting in phone calls and emails and letters to Congress", reports NBC: "How the...

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10 May’ 2019

Get your actions more publicity with highlight videos made from the Facebook Live stream.

Organizers use Facebook Live to stream videos of their actions, but their audience is often limited to just those who can watch it all. Short highlight clips make the...

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10 May’ 2019

Virginia Candidates Create Issue-Specific Campaign Videos With Free, Innovative App.

"There is an 80% increase in the time spent on watching videos ... 45% of the people surveyed in North America said they expect to watch even more videos on...

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6 May’ 2019

Target ads with geographic info on people’s movements and the places they’ve visited.

Farmers use digital tags to monitor their livestock. Advertisers have it easier. People voluntarily carry tags that constantly report their position and activity: mobile phones. Geomarketing Personal...

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3 May’ 2019

Up your game with this library of free campaigning and organizing ‘how to’ guides.

Grassroots organizing changes constantly with new tactics and apps. How can the lessons learned on one campaign be quickly shared with other progressive groups? Blueprints for Change converts know-how from campaign organiziners into free...

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1 May’ 2019

Make Your Point Clear. Create Infographics Easily With This Free App.

It's hard to quickly explain the scope of corporate welfare and how to bring it under control. How can the case for reform be presented in a simple, engaging manner? Infographics convert complex issues...

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29 Apr’ 2019

They only listen to their own voters. Use geocoding to mobilize better and focus supporters’ energy.

Elected officials only listen to their own voters. So it's essential for campaigns need to direct their supporters to lobby the right official. How can this be done with shifting...

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25 Apr’ 2019

Campaign videos made easy. Free app includes thousands of video clips, photos & soundtracks.

Video campaigns on social media are proven effective. But many candidates can't afford them due to the high costs and specialized skills needed to produce good videos....

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3 Apr’ 2019

Create Your Own Campaign Videos LEGO-Style. It’s Fast, Flexible And Free.

[caption id="attachment_1249" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image by Bruno Glätsch from Pixabay. "LEGO®is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies".[/caption] Cars at the turn of the century...

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2 Apr’ 2019

Let Voters Tell You Directly What They Care About With Real-Time Crowdsourcing.

Sean Frame is running for Congress in CA-4 against a well funded incumbent. He's trying a new way to engage voters and raise funds. He is asking...

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20 Mar’ 2019

David vs Goliath. Rookie Virginia candidate uses free apps in challenge to powerful incumbent.

In a modern day version of David vs Goliath, a rookie candidate uses high tech stones to challenge a powerful incumbent. The ending has yet to be written... Herb Jones a retired...

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19 Mar’ 2019

The Camera Is Mightier Than The Sword. Nine Progressive Film Makers Revealing The Truth.

The truth shall set you free. A good video cuts through noise to show what's really going on. And to inspire people to take action. These...

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19 Mar’ 2019

Two Free Mapping Apps To Better Target Campaigns

Winning campaigns want to focus their resources and efforts to maximize impact. The challenge is where to focus for the most votes and what issues to emphasize?...

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5 Mar’ 2019

How To Find And Mobilize Voters With Geo-Fenced Mobile Ads

Where and when someone goes reveals a lot about them. Savvy marketers use these clues to target their ads. Mobile apps report their user's location so they can get a...

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27 Feb’ 2019

Build opt-in text lists by helping people with their issues.

There is no red poverty. Nor blue poverty. Campaigns can engage more people by addressing the issues that really matter to them, and collect information about them in the process. Campaigns find...

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6 Feb’ 2019

Innovations For Persuasive Digital Storytelling.

No one gets it right the first time. It’s how fast we learn and adapt that matters. DemLabs partners with campaigns to innovate better ways of digital persuasion. Following is the process we use,...

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10 Jan’ 2019

2020 Census: Let’s count everyone.

Who do you trust for advice? Probably someone you already know who shares your values and concerns. How can such trust encourage more people to take part...

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8 Jan’ 2019

A smart way to find addresses of people to persuade.

Ready. Aim. Fire. Accurate targeting matters. That's why businesses spend billions for the best data to target their outreach. It's the same with campaigns: data quality will determine...

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21 Dec’ 2018

Free resource to locate potential swing voters (and more)

Finding swing voters is hard. Locating people with specific traits, has typically required money, time and technical skills - putting it out of the reach of...

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17 Dec’ 2018

Speaking truth to power — Through digital storytelling.

Powerful corporations hire marketing experts and lobbyists to push their agenda. How does a small community group get the truth heard in such an uneven fight? Here is an...

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8 Oct’ 2018

Use the news cycle to amplify your marketing

Winning marketing campaigns successfully surf the wave.  The message goes further with less effort. Marketing campaigns aligned with the news, increase the odds of getting picked up by...

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11 Sep’ 2018

Micro Target Your Canvassers

Uber does it. Lyft does it. Send drivers to where there's known demand - rather than going to the same old locations as many cabs do. It's...

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5 Sep’ 2018

Micro-targeting made simple

"GoFundMe raises thousands to place billboard of Trump's anti-Cruz tweet in Texas". Where exactly should you place a billboard to reach the people you want to target? Companies...

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1 Aug’ 2018

East meets West

DC and Silicon Valley are thousands of miles apart - in more ways than one. But when the two connect, good things happen. Voter Participation Center (VPC)...

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30 Jul’ 2018

Where’s my prescription?

"An Arizona women was suffering a miscarriage and her pharmacist refused to fill her prescription because he decided that his beliefs were more important than what she and...

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16 Jul’ 2018

Alexa, what ID do I need to vote?

Over 25 million eligible voters lacking the right Voter ID may be prevented from voting. And getting an acceptable ID in thirty four states with Voter ID laws is both confusing and difficult....

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5 Jul’ 2018

Join The Search Party For Fifty Million Unregistered Voters

There are FIFTY million unregistered voters in America! The number of voters is being threatened with voter roll purges and restrictive voter ID policies. Every single...

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1 Jun’ 2018

Is your Voter ID acceptable?

11% of voting-age U.S. citizens don't have a current government-issued photo ID. That's roughly 25 million voters in 34 states who don't have an acceptable Voter...

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13 Oct’ 2017

How Tech Activists Harness Purchasing Power to Bring About Change

Money talks. Companies listen when millions of customers boycott their products and services. Peaceful, economic mass-protests aren’t new. Gandhi and Martin Luther Kings Jr. used them....

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13 Oct’ 2017

Is Open Source the Transformative Solution for Activism?

Organizing public rallies really is rocket science. A successful launch needs careful planning and good software. Especially when highly vocal users are involved! How well does...

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