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31 January, 2023

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Follow the dark money unleashed by Citizens United that is corrupting American politics

Why do Republicans keep cutting taxes for billionaires while slashing services for other Americans? Follow the money!

The Republican stacked Supreme Court has made it hard to follow the money by reducing the reporting requirements. Use these free apps to see for yourself how money influences political decisions. Sunlight really is the best disinfectant.

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Follow the money corrupting American politics with these free apps.
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Dark money buys political influence

The Citizens United decision laid the groundwork for the creation of Super PACs, or independent political groups that can take in and spend unlimited sums. These groups, paired with newly unrestrained corporations and unions, have contributed to astronomical growth in independent political spending. - Brennan Center

We are moving in the wrong direction, away from transparency toward a system dominated by “dark money” — political spending whose ultimate source is shrouded in secrecy because it comes from groups not required to disclose their donors. Less than a decade ago, transparency in political spending was the norm for federal elections. Then, in a series of decisions culminating in Citizens United, the courts vastly expanded which groups could run independent political ads. Federal disclosure laws remained virtually unchanged, however, opening up a variety of easy-to-exploit loopholes.

As a result, dark money groups who do not disclose their donors have proliferated. Many of these organizations have names like “Freedom Partners” and “Americans Elect,” which reveal almost nothing about themselves or their real agendas. - Brennan Center

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Foreign money

Follow the money to solve political mysteries. Use this map to see how Russian oligarchs funneled money to shady front organizations involved with Ponzi schemes. These same oligarchs had helped Trump's campaign so they know what they're doing. How George Santos donated money to Republican candidates and committees. Now Santos is a congressman and Kevin McCarthy is speaker of the Congress which is questioning aid to Ukraine. Where's the caviar comrade?

Putin uses money to influence American elections


TakeAway:
 Follow the dark money that decides who gets elected. Campaign disclosure laws have to be fixed to protect democracy.

Deepak
DemLabs

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How likely are you to be flooded after the Supreme Court gutted the EPA's ability to fight global warming? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protects the...

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2 Jun’ 2023

Mapping The Brutal Crackdown On Dissent Against Cop City

"ATLANTA POLICE ARREST ORGANIZERS OF BAIL FUND FOR COP CITY PROTESTERS" - The Intercept "Heavily armed Atlanta Police Department SWAT team raided a house in Atlanta...

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29 May’ 2023

Once A Soldier: Podcast

ONCE A SOLDIER is a nonprofit, that helps family members after a soldier suicide. The need for immediate financial and logistical support is bigger than you...

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26 May’ 2023

Ken Paxton IMPEACHMENT CASE MAP

"Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton faces impeachment" - Texas Tribune "Paxton, the state’s top lawyer and one of its most powerful and controversial Republicans, has faced criminal...

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24 May’ 2023

Tips for building a TikTok following

Follow TikTok's tips on creating content. Building a presence on TikTok isn't easy. How does TikTok's recommendation engine choose what to share? How do you create...

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21 May’ 2023

Plan and publicize multi-stop campaign trips better with smart maps

How can technology help improve turnout at campaign events, rallies, protests? Planning and publicizing campaign events is challenging. Especially when the campaign has events with different...

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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

PODCAST to reach more people

How do you get your message to more people so it's convenient for them? For the least cost? With the least effort to produce? In different...

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19 May’ 2023

What’s wrong with Florida State Pensions? Follow the political donations.

"DeSantis Allows Anti-“Woke” Giveaway To Big Wall Street Donors" - The Lever "As private equity donated to groups supporting Ron DeSantis, he oversaw a billion-dollar transfer...

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11 May’ 2023

Follow the money behind CNN pandering to fascists

"Trump makes a fool of CNN" - Today's Edition Newsletter "Donald Trump played CNN for a fool at its televised town hall... he steamrolled Collins with...

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7 May’ 2023

Follow the money blocking gun safety reforms

"Texas Mall Shooting Leaves 9 Dead" - Time "Heidi and I are praying for the families of the victims of the horrific mall shooting in Allen, Texas."...

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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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4 May’ 2023

Struggling with student loans? Find a grand uncle on the Supreme Court with billionaire friends!

"Clarence Thomas Had a Child in Private School. Harlan Crow Paid the Tuition." - ProPublica Crow paid for private school for a relative Thomas said he...

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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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1 May’ 2023

ChatGPT analyzes Republican abortion policies

Use ChatGPT to understand Republican abortion policies and their War On Women. Politicians use a flood of words to disguise and hide what they really mean....

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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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29 Apr’ 2023

Follow the money behind SUPREME COURT CORRUPTION with this relationship map

"The US Supreme Court’s alleged ethics issues are worse than you probably realize." - The Guardian Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch have both been accused of...

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29 Apr’ 2023

How to create political memes with AI image generators

Innovation wins. Learn how to create memes with AI image generators. It's fast, free and fun. "AI image generators convert a text input to produce striking visuals....

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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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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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15 Apr’ 2023

Clarence Thomas: Follow the money, gifts, trips and house sales

Apps make it easier to follow Clarence Thomas' growing list of ethics violations. Luxury trips with billionaires. Private planes. Yacht trips. Dark money payments. Dubious real...

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12 Apr’ 2023

Harlan Crow — Clarence Thomas: Follow the money, gifts and trips.

"Clarence Thomas and Other Crow Holdings. The Supreme Court is corrupt." - Prevail Clarence Thomas’s brazen violation of ethics rules, briefly explained. By quietly accepting luxuries...

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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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8 Apr’ 2023

Mapping JUDICIAL OVERREACH behind abortion pill ban

"One Texas Judge Is Not the Final Decision-Maker on Medication Abortion" - The Slate "An  amicus brief from FDA law scholars  makes clear,  Congress crafted procedures by statute  for the...

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5 Apr’ 2023

Use AUDIO INFOGRAPHICS to reach more people in both English and Spanish

How do you reach more people with an important message like how to protect their Medicaid coverage? "Millions of Americans May Soon Lose Medicaid Coverage. Here’s...

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3 Apr’ 2023

I am not a crook

I am not a crook say Republicans and claim to be above the law. Nope. Democracies don't work like that. Check your knowledge. Do you know...

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1 Apr’ 2023

Follow the dark money behind Ginni Thomas

"Activist group led by Ginni Thomas received nearly $600,000 in anonymous donations" - Washington Post There are many interesting characters and lots of money changing hands...

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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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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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27 Mar’ 2023

Twitter source code leaked: Ten possible motivations

"Twitter Says Parts of Its Source Code Were Leaked Online" - NYT "Parts of Twitter’s source code, the underlying computer code on which the social network...

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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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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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15 Mar’ 2023

Murdoch Media Empire Culture War Machine Attacks Silicon Valley Bank

"Wall Street Journal: SVB’s board of directors “may have been distracted by diversity demands." - Time Rupert Murdoch's Fox News is being sued by Dominion Voting for...

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14 Mar’ 2023

Norfolk Southern & Silicon Valley Bank crashes: Follow the dark money slashing safety regulations

What do the Norfolk Southern train crash spewing toxic chemcials and Silicon Valley Bank closing have in common? Follow the money. How do corporations getting regulations...

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13 Mar’ 2023

How have billionaires rigged the system to dodge taxes but get Federal bailouts first — like when Silicon Valley Bank collapses? Follow the money.

"The failure of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) shows us, once again, that unrestrained greed isn’t good." - Thom Hartmann Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) Chief Pressed...

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12 Mar’ 2023

Ban Fox News streaming Russian propaganda to American military bases

Veterans Group To Pentagon: Ban Fox News On Military Bases - HuffPo "Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity have “open access to spread conspiracy theories...

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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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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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3 Mar’ 2023

How Twitter monetizes hate and what you can do counter it

"Twitter stands to make millions from ads on just ten toxic reinstated accounts" - Counter Hate "Musk has reinstated tens of thousands of Twitter accounts, including...

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1 Mar’ 2023

Black Voters Matter organizes to oppose new racist Georgia voter suppression bill

Right now in Ware County, Georgia, the House GOP is voting to take over the Board of Elections and potentially remove all 3 Black members.  Similar actions...

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1 Mar’ 2023

Republicans cripple FCC to help FOX News

"Murdoch revealed Fox News Corporation's role as a wing of the Republican Party" - Letters from An American The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates media firms...

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28 Feb’ 2023

Murdaugh Murders Map

Shocking tragedies shatter a tight-knit South Carolina community and expose the horrifying secrets of its most powerful family. - Netflix The double homicide case dominates the...

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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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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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18 Feb’ 2023

Two-faced FOX News sued for defamation by Dominion Voting Systems

"Dominion is suing Fox for defamation seeking $1.6 billion in damages ... alleging the network knowingly aired false information about its software based on competitive and...

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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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17 Feb’ 2023

Worst ten American ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS

There's a common thread between man-made environmental disasters. Greed. Follow the money to see who profits and who dies when safety standards are ignored, or weakened...

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15 Feb’ 2023

Will your be affected by toxic fumes from the Ohio train derailment? Check wind patterns with this real-time map.

Toxic chemicals spread from the Norfolk Southern train derailment in Ohio. Which way are the winds blowing the toxic fumes? Who is likely to be impacted?...

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10 Feb’ 2023

Judge shopping to deny access to abortion pills

"Trump judge’s ruling could ban abortion pill across the US." - Guardian "Far-right groups have asked to reverse the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, which has been...

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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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30 Jan’ 2023

What Federal, State and Local benefits are you entitled to?

"Every year 103 million Americans leave $80 billion in benefits unclaimed." The government uses your tax dollars to provides benefits and services. But too often, people...

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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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20 Jan’ 2023

How to find and call your GOP rep to STOP THE #GOPTAXSCAM

GOP plans to abolish IRS ... and replace it with 30% national sales tax. So they don't have to tax corporations. At all. And we can...

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19 Jan’ 2023

Want a side of chicken with your fracking? Follow the dark money endangering your health and the environment.

Oil is green energy? Gas companies can frack on public lands? Stuffed in legislation about chickens? There's something going on when a weird bill is signed...

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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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14 Jan’ 2023

Follow the George Santos money trail

Kevin McCarthy overlooks Santos' lies to seat him in Congress. “A person who misrepresented themselves as speaking on behalf of a candidate in order to raise...

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12 Jan’ 2023

How do billionaires get the laws they want while screwing their workers? Follow the money.

How do billionaires get to deny their workers a living wage and health benefits while preventing them from organizing or striking? Elon Musk failed to give...

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10 Jan’ 2023

Republicans payback their billionaire donors with your money

How do billionaires keep getting richer, while your life gets harder? Follow the money to understand the scam. House GOP passes repeal of IRS funding boost...

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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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5 Jan’ 2023

Follow the Koch money funding the Freedom Caucus that’s taken America hostage

A few extremist Republicans in the Freedom Caucus block the government and hold America hostage. Who is in the caucus? Where do they get their funding?...

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3 Jan’ 2023

How To Win Friends And Influence Supreme Court Justices

Lonely? Powerless? Read the updated version of "How To Win Friends and Influence People" for a Republican packed Supreme Court. Mingle with judges appointed for life...

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2 Jan’ 2023

Enhance your video with an AI generated talking head. It’s fast, easy and affordable.

Talking-head videos engage more viewers. How can groups with small budgets, few technical skills and tight deadlines create videos with talking heads? DemLabs volunteers created two...

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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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28 Dec’ 2022

Follow the rubles behind George Santos

"Russian Oligarch’s Cousin Funneled Cash to N.Y. Politician" - Daily Beast "Andrew Intrater, money manager to Russian Viktor Vekselberg, gave $56,100 to committees tied to Rep.-elect...

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27 Dec’ 2022

LYING ILLUSTRATED: George Santos Edition

So many lies! Check out the George Santos edition of "Lying Illustrated". It takes a special talent to lie about your family, religion, education, sexual orientation,...

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25 Dec’ 2022

Rigged bail bond system frees crypto billionaire but remands the poor to jail

A rigged bail industry releases crypto billionaire, but jails a black 82 year old grandmother for an unpaid $77 trash bill. What's behind a system that...

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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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22 Dec’ 2022

Billionaire government grifters are WELFARE KINGS

Billionaire government grifter get millions in federal subsidies but deny their workers a living wage. Welfare Kings! Walmart recently reported net income of $5.14 billion. Jim Walton...

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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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19 Dec’ 2022

Tesla fatalities map

"Tesla is under US criminal investigation over self-driving claims... Reuters learns US DoJ launched investigation last year after more than a dozen crashes, some fatal, involving...

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17 Dec’ 2022

Respect the will of the people when they vote for Ballot Measures to curb mass shootings

Oregon voters pass a Ballot Measure 114 to reduce mass shootings. The gun lobby loses, but gets Measure 114 blocked by judge in a small rural...

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14 Dec’ 2022

Who texted Meadows to overturn the 2020 election? Check this map.

"Mark Meadows Exchanged Texts With 34 Members Of Congress About Plans To Overturn The 2020 Election" - Talking Points Memo So many Republicans scheming and texting...

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11 Dec’ 2022

FTX crypto exchange collapse: Follow the money

FTX went into meltdown after being hit with $5 billion in withdrawal requests." - News Cryptocurrency exchange FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 11, 2022. The company’s valuation plunged from $32...

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8 Dec’ 2022

MISSING: Supreme Court Code of Ethics

Supreme Court Faces Increasing Scrutiny From Congress - NY Times Congressional Democrats are intensifying their critical focus on the Supreme Court in the wake of accusations...

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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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4 Dec’ 2022

Republican BS Detector

Do you understand what Republicans really mean? Test yourself with this quiz. Doublespeak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak disguises the nature...

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21 Nov’ 2022

How did evangelists infiltrate the Supreme Court to overturn Roe?

How did a handful of evangelists and wealthy donors get Roe overturned? Follow the money. Former Anti-Abortion Leader Alleges Another Supreme Court Breach. "Years before the...

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15 Nov’ 2022

Home Depot billionaire blocks President Biden’s student debt relief plan

91 year old Home Depot billionaire gets tax cuts for himself but blocks Student Debt Relief. How? Follow the money. Follow the money Share this PowerMap...

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12 Nov’ 2022

Women topple dictator

A cruel administration abuses citizens. Thousands die. Violence is incited to overturn election results. Women lead a mass movement. Dictator is overthrown. Sound familiar? No. It's...

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12 Nov’ 2022

How do election recount rules apply to close races?

A few close midterm races will determine which party will control Congress. What rules apply? When does a recount take place? Who requests it? Who pays...

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8 Nov’ 2022

Mapping Republican attempts to trash votes. Count every vote!

"Republicans are engaged in an aggressive effort to invalidate ballots in key states from legal voters." We mapped just a few of the dozens of lawsuits...

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2 Nov’ 2022

Test your disinfo spotting skills with this quiz after brutal attack on Paul Pelosi

Republicans use disinfo to hide their guilt in savage attack on Paul Pelosi. Test your skills with this quiz to spot their tricks. This quiz is...

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28 Oct’ 2022

Gig workers deserve better

Why do gig workers struggle while their billionaire bosses get richer? Follow the money and political donations behind the exploitation. Keith Ellison and DC sue Target-owned...

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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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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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22 Oct’ 2022

Fox News character assassination playbook

How do the Murdochs manipulate public opinion with FOX to push their political agenda and get richer? Understand how billionaires manipulate the public through their media...

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21 Oct’ 2022

Do-It-Yourself campaign ads pack a punch

Robin Williams (D) is a community leader in Indiana District 30 and running to unseat Mike Karickhoff (R) who's voted to ban abortions. Robin speaks truth...

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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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17 Oct’ 2022

Student debt relief: Apply now!

How do you share details of a program, like Student Debt Relief that'll improve the lives of millions of Americans? But do it fast, with no...

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14 Oct’ 2022

Democracy is on the ballot North Carolina

STOP the North Carolina Republican’s brazen power grab. A fringe legal ploy being pushed by extreme politicians, the so-called “independent state legislature theory”. It has never been accepted by...

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10 Oct’ 2022

Don’t fall for SMISHING

STOP! Don't respond to that urgent text telling you to do something. It could be a SMISHING hack. Review your cybersecurity practices. Hackers are busy around...

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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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7 Oct’ 2022

Facebook’s algorithm monetizes misery

"British Ruling Pins Blame on Social Media for Teenager’s Suicide" - NYT An inquest ruled that harmful online content contributed to the 14-year-old’s death. Ian Russell...

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6 Oct’ 2022

American Dream Killers — Asesinos del Sueño Americano

Republican appointed Fifth Circuit judges side with Republican AGs lawsuit that threatens to deport millions of DACA - Dreamers. - Americas Voice Supreme Justices Silently Back...

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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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3 Oct’ 2022

Supreme Court Conflicts Of Interest: Follow the Money

Six unelected officials with hidden conflicts of interest and beholden to billionaires should not be able to strip Americans of their freedoms. Who funded the campaigns...

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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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25 Sep’ 2022

How to demolish extremist MAGA Republican arguments

Fight back with this three step tactic straight from their playbook: Connect. Pivot. Counterattack. How do you respond to this gem from Ted Cruz for instance?...

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24 Sep’ 2022

Arizona Republicans pass strict ABORTION BAN taking state back to 1864

Arizona judge upholds century-old abortion ban that could sentence abortion providers to prison. - ABC Republican appointed Arizona judge approves return to 19th century near-total ban...

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23 Sep’ 2022

Follow the money and operatives behind DeSantis’ MIGRANT RELOCATION SCANDAL

The scandal around DeSantis scheme to relocate migrants widens. Follow the money and operatives. More interesting characters, donors and political operatives emerge with connections to the...

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21 Sep’ 2022

Merrick Garland on protecting THE RULE OF LAW

The Rule of Law applies to all Americans: Former presidents demanding special treatment and politicians illegally exploiting migrants. "The Rule of Law means that the law...

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11 Sep’ 2022

Trump lawsuit tracker

So Many Trump Scandals, So Little Time - New Yorker With so many lawsuits against Trump underway, it's hard to keep track of them all. Use...

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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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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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26 Aug’ 2022

How to create midterm campaign videos with the winning FREEDOM narrative

Use the winning 'freedom narrative' to mobilize the base and persuade swing voters in the midterms.  This election is a clear choice, between Americans who work...

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24 Aug’ 2022

Pack the Supreme Court and get a tax deduction!

How do tax dodging billionaires get to write the laws for tax paying Americans? Follow the dark money. Barre Seid, an electronics mogul, made a $...

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16 Aug’ 2022

The party of Law and Order is LAWLESS and DISORDERLY

Defund the FBI! Attack law enforcement officials. What happened to the party claiming to be for Law and Order? Republicans used to be the party of...

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12 Aug’ 2022

Facebook gets teen prosecuted for abortion

Facebook Turned Over Messages in Disturbing Abortion Case Against Teen and Mom. - Daily Beast How does Facebook make billions from selling information on its users...

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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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9 Aug’ 2022

President Biden Delivers

The Inflation Reduction Act caps a long list of accomplishments by President and Democrats. How do you present the facts so they are easy to understand?...

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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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6 Aug’ 2022

Track political Facebook ad campaigns for free with Ad Observatory

What ads are campaigns being run on Facebook? When? Where? By whom? Explore political advertising across Facebook and Instagram with the free Ad Observatory app from...

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1 Aug’ 2022

The American Freedom Agenda Can Save the Democratic Party

 "An overarching agenda with a name that ties it all together and simplifies what's happening for voters and is easy to share." - Dan Pfeiffer, MessageBox...

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28 Jul’ 2022

16 best free graphics apps for activists

Tell your story better with pictures. Use free apps to design persuasive images, GIFs and videos. See how other campaigns apply these apps to inspire people...

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17 Jul’ 2022

Republicans deregulate nursing homes to pay back their donors. Sorry grandma.

"Florida’s Republican politicians are shielding their campaign donors from liability while chipping away at safety standards for elderly residents." - Read Sludge Where are these nursing...

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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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13 Jul’ 2022

Whistleblowers needed

"Former Twitter Employee's Testimony Is an Urgent Call for Social-Media Platforms to 'Fix the Feed'" - Common Dreams Whistleblowers expose illegal and unethical activity from the...

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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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3 Jul’ 2022

Top ten storytelling apps

Use the right storytelling app to inform and persuade more people to take action. How do you choose which app to choose? Does your message involve...

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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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23 Jun’ 2022

Mapping Trump’s Fake Elector Probe

84 people signed bogus documents claiming that Donald Trump won the 2020 election. Who are they? How do you put a face to a name and...

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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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7 Jun’ 2022

Follow the dark money behind the Jan 6th criminal conspiracy

Who organized the rally on Jan 6th, 2021? Who funded them and the robocalls to boost attendance? How does dark money flow from billionaires to groups...

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6 Jun’ 2022

Active Shooter protection tips from Black Voters Matter chatbot

How do you protect yourself against an active shooter? Black Voters Matter chatbot offers tips and builds lists to organize for gun safety. Mass shootings surge...

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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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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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18 May’ 2022

Insider’s guide to the Supreme Court in pictures

The Supreme Court was an honorable institution, till Republicans politicized it into a joke. Cartoons are now the best way to explain how it works. How...

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16 May’ 2022

How to protect your online privacy as Republicans unleash bounty hunters in their war on women

A Republican packed Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v Wade as abortion vigilantes search for victims to sue. "An antiabortion law in Texas will...

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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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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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29 Apr’ 2022

Follow the money blocking Climate Change bills

"NO LABELS TO HOST BILLIONAIRE GATHERING WITH JOE MANCHIN IN LOS ANGELES" - Lee Fang in The Intercept Puzzled why politicians block bills to fight Climate...

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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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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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19 Apr’ 2022

Republican group smears reputations of women nominees of color: Follow the dark money.

"The Slime Machine Targeting Dozens of Biden Nominees" - Jane Mayer, New Yorker "The American Accountability Foundation (A.A.F.), which is run by conservative white men, has...

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16 Apr’ 2022

Billionaire Tax Dodger Awards

Billionaires dodge taxes through loopholes, political donations and a supporting cast of politicians and judges. The Billionaire Tax Dodger Awards recognize unchecked greed. Exploit workers -...

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11 Apr’ 2022

Republicans criminalize abortion: mapping the forces at work

Texas Woman, 26, Charged With Murder After Alleged 'Self-Induced Abortion' The extreme move comes after Texas passed a draconian anti-abortion law last year that has forced...

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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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31 Mar’ 2022

Supreme Couple Isn’t Above The Law

What did Clarence Thomas know about his wife’s Jan. 6 plotting when he ruled to block the release of White House documents? HuffPost Thomas has defended...

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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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27 Mar’ 2022

Putin Republicans: Follow The Rubles

Why are Republicans so fond of Putin? Follow the money to see how Putin and Russian oligarchs bought Republicans with donations and sexpionage. This PowerMap was...

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26 Mar’ 2022

Fight the Republican scheme to block seniors, disabled and struggling families without internet access from voting

Voting shouldn't be a privilege only for those with internet connectivity. How do Republicans make it hard for people without internet access to vote? Deny voting...

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25 Mar’ 2022

Mapping Ginni Thomas’ attempt to overturn election results

"Ginni Thomas Pressed Trump’s Chief of Staff to Overturn 2020 Vote, Texts Show" - NY Times “The consequences of what she’s done is that I don’t...

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22 Mar’ 2022

How to Canvass in Areas without Cell Service: The Field Maps App

Don't reinvent the wheel! Use the same apps that firefighters and utility workers rely on to canvass in areas without cell coverage. The uses may seem...

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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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5 Mar’ 2022

Russian oligarchs manipulate American politics, media and elections

How do Russian oligarchs manipulate American politics and media to threaten democracy? Follow the money. What would inspire a former president to praise a Russian invasion...

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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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12 Feb’ 2022

Where are the people you’re looking for? Ask the map.

Geotarget campaigns with demographic data to help people register to vote and mobilize existing voters. Better data plays helps choose where to focus to get the...

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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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8 Feb’ 2022

Trump — McConnell judges cut voting rights

Trump - McConnell judges push voter suppression and laws that benefit the rich. Follow the money stacking the courts with conservative, activist judges. The U.S. Supreme...

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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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31 Jan’ 2022

Supreme hypocrisy: Republicans pack the courts for billionaires to control our lives

Republicans pack the courts with the help of dark money groups for billionaires to control our lives. Elections have consequences. They determine the politicians who appoint...

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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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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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21 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6 Insurrection Map expands with new information

The Jan 6 Committee has issued more indictments and is questioning more people as the investigation expands. The relationship map has been expanded to include this...

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16 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6 Insurrection map of the people and money behind the plot to overthrow an election

Follow the money to trace who did what in the Jan 6th insurrection and how they were funded. Get the big picture as the evidence and...

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15 Jan’ 2022

Political extremism spreads like cancer. Watch for these symptoms warns Lincoln Project advisor.

Political extremism spreads like cancer on democracy. A few malignant cells infect others till the body dies. Watch for these symptoms. Trygve Olson has trained thousands...

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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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11 Jan’ 2022

Whistleblowers expose wrongdoing

The Signals Network helps whistleblowers who speak out against corporate and government wrongdoing. A whistleblower exposes activity that is illegal, immoral, illicit, unsafe, fraud, or abuse of taxpayer funds....

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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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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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25 Dec’ 2021

Jan 6 Investigation Roadmap

Confused by the large number of people involved in the Jan 6th insurrection? Who has been charged by the Jan 6 Commission? Who's cooperating with the...

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16 Dec’ 2021

Lawsuits punish domestic terrorists and conspiracists

How can domestic terrorists and conspiracists be made to pay for the harm they cause? Law suits that claim damages. This blog shares groups fighting violence...

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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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11 Dec’ 2021

Follow the dark money funding ELECTION SABOTAGE

Election sabotage isn't cheap. Follow the dark money funding media outlets spreading disinformation and corporate politicians willing to sabotage elections for their billionaire donors. The scheme...

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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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3 Dec’ 2021

Follow the dark money packing the Supreme Court with conservatives

Follow the money to see how billionaires get the laws they want. How some Supreme Court justices get rushed on while others are denied a hearing....

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29 Nov’ 2021

Record police encounters automatically with your iPhone and Siri Shortcuts

Videos of Philando Castille, Daunte Wright and George Floyd's deaths raised public awareness of police encounters and demands for justice. Imagine you're suddenly pulled over and...

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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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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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13 Nov’ 2021

Who funds politicians spreading hate?

Who funds politicians spreading hate, racism and misogyny? Follow the money with Code For Democracy. "Paul Gosar a Republican posted a photoshopped anime video to his...

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5 Nov’ 2021

Fundraising? Tell your story well.

Good fundraisers are great storytellers. Make your story vivid and help supporters fundraise better for you. PEPY teaches technical skills to rural Cambodian youth so they...

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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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1 Nov’ 2021

Make data easier to understand and share

The truth will set you free. John 8.32 So will the facts. But first you have to make them understandable. Organize and present data so it's...

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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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25 Oct’ 2021

Jan 6th Capitol riot ring leaders conspire at Willard hotel

Follow the connections between the ringleaders meeting at the Willard hotel ahead of Jan 6 in an effort to overturn election results and the current Republican...

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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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19 Oct’ 2021

Manchin’s objections to clean energy program costs US billions in climate funds

Climate change disasters cost tax payers billions every year while corporate politicians deny climate change and block reforms. Follow the money to see how oil, gas...

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18 Oct’ 2021

Virginia Election: Youngkin morphs into Trump

Virginia GOP candidate Youngkin tries to distance himself from Trump. Activists create GIFs to highlight their similarities. "Trump has endorsed Youngkin. "A great gentleman. We've got...

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13 Oct’ 2021

Keep it real

People buy brownies, not the recipe. Emphasize how you'll improve their lives. Skip the geek-speak. Anat Shenker-Osorio is the founder a of ASO Communications and a...

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10 Oct’ 2021

Bring Zuckerberg and Facebook to justice

Image credit: Justice League Zuckerberg denies Facebook spreading racist posts, election meddling, COVID disinformation and worse. Superheroes needed to bring him to justice. What can be...

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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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6 Oct’ 2021

Make Facebook Whistleblower Testimony Video Available To All Audiences

The Facebook whistleblower testimony is important for everybody to see, no matter what language they speak. Frances Haugen explains in her testimony how Facebook conceals information...

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2 Oct’ 2021

Ten Supreme Court SHADOW DOCKET decisions made in the dark of the night that changed America

"The Supreme Court increasingly relies on the shadow docket to make decisions often in a dramatically accelerated fashion, without providing signed opinions or detailed explanations. Decisions...

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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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27 Sep’ 2021

Facebook buys Zuckerberg a $5 billion GET OUT OF JAIL FREE card

"A lawsuit accuses Facebook’s board of overpaying the Federal Trade Commission billions of dollars in exchange for not personally suing CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the 2018 Cambridge...

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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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22 Sep’ 2021

WE THE ACTION connects volunteer lawyers with nonprofits

Lawyers have a unique ability to defend our nation’s values, protect our institutions, and help people facing some of their darkest moments. How do lawyers find...

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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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15 Sep’ 2021

Train more people to spot misinformation with new Zoom based teaching app

Train more people to spot and counter misinformation with new Zoom based teaching apps. Disinformation is being used to manipulate people into behavior that could kill...

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9 Sep’ 2021

Improvise solutions with design thinking

Floods and power blackouts in the middle of a pandemic. That's Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Every disaster is unique and demands its own...

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23 Aug’ 2021

Fight gaslighting. Replay what they said before.

Some people try to rewrite history by denying what they said. Keep them honest by replaying their own words. There's an app for that. The best...

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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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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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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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26 Jun’ 2021

Republican voter suppression targets the visually disabled. Voicebots inform and mobilize them.

Republicans suppress disabled voters in order to kill the ACA. Republicans have tried to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) over 70 times. Republicans aim to...

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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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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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10 Jun’ 2021

Lawyers, cartoonists and musicians fight for democracy with their special superpowers

From each according to his ability... In the fight to protect American democracy, different groups give as only they can. Here are three wonderful groups to...

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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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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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2 Jun’ 2021

Zoom media interview? Perform better with realtime invisible helpers.

There's little margin for error in a Zoom interview and performance anxiety just makes it worse. Fortunately there are ways to stay on message and get...

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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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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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24 May’ 2021

Lost your right to vote? Thank ALEC.

ALEC drafts bills without regular democratic review and gets them passed into law by Republican legislatures. ALEC thrives on corporate donations. "Exposing ALEC: How Conservative-Backed State...

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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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2 Apr’ 2021

Mobilizing Latinx voters? Use relational organizing with WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is the favorite Latinx messaging app. It's free and messages come from a known sender. WhatsApp campaigns cost less than SMS and is ideal for...

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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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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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2 Mar’ 2021

Why do poor Americans get bad water? What’s race got to do with it?

Contaminated water is a health hazard for many Black, Hispanic and Native American communities. It is even more fatal with disasters such as the recent Texas...

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22 Feb’ 2021

How to FOLLOW THE MONEY driving politicians

Money is the root of all evil. Especially in politics. Learn how to trace the money behind a political decisions. Who is donating? What do they...

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21 Feb’ 2021

For The People. Mapping how H.R. 1 fights voter suppression.

"We the People deserve a responsive, accountable government that gives us all a stronger voice and puts our needs ahead of special interests. Congress must pass...

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11 Feb’ 2021

Reach more people. Caption and translate videos.

Reach the one in five Americans who do not speak English and others who prefer to watch videos on mute. Add captions and translations to your...

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10 Feb’ 2021

Guard against hackers. Reduce your digital footprint.

Reduce the amount of public information that hackers can find about you online to disrupt your work, harass you and steal confidential information. What can you...

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5 Feb’ 2021

Answer tough questions on Zoom without breaking a sweat

You're stumped by a question on Zoom. What do you do? Use an on-screen teleprompter so an assistant can help you with the answer. You respond...

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31 Jan’ 2021

The Greene Dossier

Some people are especially 'interesting'. Keep info on them handy with a dossier. Wakelet is a free app that makes it easy to create and share...

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29 Jan’ 2021

Cause of death: Could not afford internet access.

Lack of internet access can be fatal. That's partially why people of color are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than White Americans. Health groups...

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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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4 Jan’ 2021

Pardon or execute? How wealth trumps justice.

When money buys freedom, it is the poor who die. The Republican Trump administration has pardoned dozens of wealthy supporters while rushing to execute poor people...

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3 Jan’ 2021

Managing a ZOOM event with several presenters? Use an on-screen teleprompter to keep things on track.

It is showtime! Your big Zoom event is at hand. The presenters are lined up and the audience is ready. How do you keep your presenters...

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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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30 Dec’ 2020

Horse racing over COVID relief? Thank Mitch and Citizens United.

Horse racing is important to some. American lives matter to even more people. Why would a politician prioritize horses over people? Money, judges and voter suppression....

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26 Dec’ 2020

The activist’s guide to creating videos quickly, easily with free apps

Videos get three times as much exposure on social media than just words. Making videos has been slow, expensive and complicated - leaving it beyond the...

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25 Dec’ 2020

Pardon or execute?

The poor die when justice is sold to the highest bidder. Some stories require little description. This is one of them. How fairly is justice applied...

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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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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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16 Dec’ 2020

Mobile app showing Georgia dropbox locations created in hours with free software and crowdsourcing

Voters need information fast in a form that's easily used. Phone based apps work well, but often take a lot of time and money to create....

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9 Dec’ 2020

How BLUE FUTURE uses textbots to mobilize young voters in Georgia

Young voters are a key Georgia voting group with many voting for the first time! They prefer texting over calling. This demands frugal innovation so organizing...

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8 Dec’ 2020

Who profits from denying internet access to rural America?

Children forced to do their homework outside fast food outlets where there is WiFi. Rural communities denied access to health information. All from lack of internet...

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7 Dec’ 2020

Zoom performance anxiety? Follow these expert tips.

Perform better on Zoom with these expert tips. - How to prepare your script- Body Language- Using a teleprompter- Directing your attendees to take an action-...

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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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6 Dec’ 2020

Vaccinate against disinformation

Foreign interference and domestic politics use disinformation to divide, incite and manipulate. It's cheap, effective and hard to counter. Learn how to spot it and inoculate...

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25 Nov’ 2020

Create online training with free, easy-to-use apps

Remote learning is urgently needed but creating training courses the traditional way is slow and expensive. How does a group with little money and few technical...

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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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16 Nov’ 2020

Little Sis tracks the political connections and lobbying of the ultra-rich and corporations

Who do the wealthiest Americans donate their money to? Where did White House officials work before they were appointed? Which lobbyists are married to politicians? Who...

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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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26 Oct’ 2020

Don’t even think about intimidating voters. State laws and penalties.

Federal law prohibits voter intimidation. The right of each voter to cast his or her ballot free from intimidation or coercion is the foundation of a...

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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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22 Oct’ 2020

Inside Edition, billboards & The Lincoln Project show voters how to report voter suppression.

How do you tackle rampant voter suppression? Thousands of citizen reporters exposing voting issues and getting them quickly to the press, officials and voting rights advocates....

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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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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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16 Jul’ 2020

Human sacrifice

"The Trump administration is demanding that all school districts fully reopen in the fall or risk losing their federal funding". Your children have become political pawns....

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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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19 Feb’ 2020

No More Busy Signals

Don't let hackers clog phone lines and block real callers. Use voicebots to guard against such attacks and streamline call handling. "Trump supporters clogged Iowa caucus phone...

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18 Feb’ 2020

Hold Them Accountable

Voters struggle to connect how actions taken by politicians in service of their rich donors negatively affect their lives. Explain the connection and what they can do...

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14 Feb’ 2020

Talk To Me

The disabled, poor, uneducated and senior citizens suffer from not knowing of healthcare cuts and new voting restrictions until it is too late to protest. Flyers,...

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11 Feb’ 2020

Community Oriented Political Outreach

How does a candidate with a small budget standout in a crowded field? Innovation. Seeyew Mo is running to represent S.F. Assembly District 19 at the...

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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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5 Feb’ 2020

Build Or Buy Campaign Software?

Elections have consequences. So do budget cuts. Mobilize voters on the issues that matter to them. People care when public safety is jeopardized by CDC funding cuts that limit...

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23 Jan’ 2020

Tracking Twitter Trolls

Keep an eye on trolls activity and report harassment to Twitter. New apps make it easier and more affordable to monitor trolls. Who is behind the Twitter bots attacking you? What...

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18 Jan’ 2020

Pledge To Vote Cards Go Digital

Canvassers improve voter turnout with pledge to vote cards. Digital pledge cards work even better than printed ones. DemLabs and Deliver My Vote are testing digital Pledge to...

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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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7 Jan’ 2020

Free New App Streamlines Information Flow Against The Rush To War

  Streamlines  the flow of information against the rush to war with the free Wakelet app. Quickly collect, curate and share information for anti-war supporters with Wakelet. The app consolidates information...

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3 Jan’ 2020

Mission Accomplished — The Sequel

"Those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it," George Santanya. This parody video shows the similarities between the start of the last Iraq war and...

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1 Jan’ 2020

Moscow Mitch Explains Impeachment In Russian

Spoof videos are weapons of mass persuasion.  They convert popular movie clips into political messages disguised as satire. The videos are inexpensive to make, but get millions of views as they're...

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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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20 Dec’ 2019

I Will Be Heard

Photo by Mubarak Show on Unsplash There are two ways to hold onto power. Get more people to support you, or silence those who don't. One way is to...

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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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7 Dec’ 2019

Three Free Apps To Create Campaign Videos With Just A Laptop

Fast news cycles demand a rapid response. Short videos work best, but how does a campaign with little money, time and video skills create a rapid...

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30 Nov’ 2019

Five Free Online Training Platforms To Training Volunteers And Organizers.

How do you train volunteers and staff the skills to be better activists and organizers? Especially when a range of skills have to be taught from...

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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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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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29 Oct’ 2019

Does Your Congressperson Support The Impeachment Inquiry? Ask The Common Cause Chatbot On Facebook.

Politicians can run, but they cannot hide from where they stand on the impeachment inquiry. Common Cause's new Facebook chatbot tells voters where their congressperson stands...

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27 Oct’ 2019

Fighting The Good Fight? Make Sure To Pick The Best Apps.

Magic is a long shot. Bet on innovation instead.   Technology is the equalizer against bigger, better-funded opponents. Winning campaigns innovate faster. What holds back Democratic...

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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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15 Oct’ 2019

Trying To Understand The Impeachment Inquiry? Use A Relationship Map Follows The Money.

Tracking a complex case of corruption? Use a relationship map to follow the money.   How to map a swamp It's easy to get lost in...

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11 Oct’ 2019

New App Lets Progressive Volunteers Find Free Lodging With Local Supporters.

  Volunteers donate their time and energy to canvas and get-out-the-vote. But often they're cash-strapped and need a place to stay. Supporters have lodging to share....

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4 Oct’ 2019

Bet On Winning Posts For Better Facebook Political Campaigns

Campaigns can't avoid Facebook's power to influence people. How can cash-strapped campaigns harness this power to reach more people? Follow the money: Facebook thrives on ad revenue. It keeps people engaged for more...

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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

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

How Small Adversaries Overwhelm Superpowers With Cyber Warfare And Disinformation Campaigns.

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” - Sun Tzu. Instead of the bullets and tanks used in conventional war, online...

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24 Sep’ 2019

How Indivisible Michigan Uses Advanced Software To Coordinate Activities To Flip Swing Districts.

Planning makes all the difference - especially when you're underfunded. Grassroots groups make a bigger impact with better software. StateWide Indivisible of Michigan (SWIM) is a...

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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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16 Sep’ 2019

New Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powered App, Coaches You To Become A Better Public Speaker.

A very few of us are naturally, gifted public speakers. The rest of us need to practice. Technology can now coach activists, organizers and candidates to become better...

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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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31 Aug’ 2019

App Helps Florida Residents Track Hurricane Dorian And Explains How Cuts To FEMA Will Hurt.

App tracks storm in real-time to help Florida residents prepare for Hurricane Dorian. How will the $155 million cut to FEMA disaster-relief funds hurt? What is behind the cuts? Timely,...

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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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28 Aug’ 2019

What’s In Common Between The Contaminated Water Crisis In Flint, Newark And Baltimore?

What do Flint, Newark and Baltimore all suffering from lead-contaminated water have in common? Their disasters are distinct, but share a common thread. How can the cause be explained vividly in order to build...

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28 Aug’ 2019

Worried About Your Child’s Well Being If You’re Deported? There Is An App For That.

  How will your children be taken care of if you're deported? How should a community prepare for an ICE raid? What are the latest guidelines...

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27 Aug’ 2019

Disinformation Primer: Using The Overton Window To Change What’s Acceptable.

Banning muslims? Putting kids in cages? A president for life? How is the public manipulated to tolerate such extreme steps? How can the range of ideas...

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12 Aug’ 2019

App Converts Phones Into Walkie-Talkies. Ideal For Managing Rallies Without Cell Service.

Large crowds can swamp cell tower capacity. Natural disasters and other groups can disrupt cell coverage at a rally. Rally organizers need to plan for all contingencies. They need a way...

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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

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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31 Jul’ 2019

Moscow Mitch blocks bills to strengthen election security. How to use technology to follow the money and connections behind his decision.

A single image often captures the truth better than dozens of reports. Technology now makes it easy to design network maps that reveal the motives and connections behind an action. We used this...

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26 Jul’ 2019

As State Close Down Clinics, ACN Uses New Apps To Help Women Find The Nearest One Still Open.

It's becoming increasingly difficult for patients to get care as more and more reproductive healthcare clinics are forced to shut down. Families are being forced to travel further, spend more, and take more time...

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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

Who Profits From The Opioid Epidemic? Free App Maps Connections & Contributions To Follow The Money.

"Follow the money", Deep Throat advised reporters investigating the Nixon Watergate scandal. The advice is still apt and applies to many issues including the opioid crisis. But it's harder than...

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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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11 Jul’ 2019

Ten Security Tips From Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protestors For Activists In The ‘Land Of The Free’.

Protestors in Hong Kong have shown that it is possible to organize in a tightly monitored and censored environment. They offer ten practical security tips a free online handbook. Taking...

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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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18 Jun’ 2019

How does your audience feel? Find out with an instant poll using the free DirectPoll app.

How does your audience feel about an issue or candidate? A quick poll is best way to find out but hard to manage in a noisy, densely packed room. A count of hands is easy but error-prone. Paper questionnaires are...

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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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13 Jun’ 2019

A Free Peer-To-Peer Canvassing App. How To Use Existing Apps For Fast, Frugal Innovation.

Personal connections make a big difference. Especially in peer-to-peer canvassing where volunteers encourage their friends to register to vote. How can volunteers be equipped to easily collect details for a...

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6 Jun’ 2019

Rapid Response. Virginia Candidate Uses Current Events To Focus Attention On What Really Matters.

A gunman walked into a government office building in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Friday, May 31 and murdered 12 people. The incident quickly faded from the news as other...

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31 May’ 2019

As Alabama Legislators Close Abortion Clinics, Chatbot Jane Sees Surge In Searches Out-Of-State.

Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in Alabama "These bills essentially ban abortions after a heartbeat is detected, usually about six weeks into pregnancy, a time...

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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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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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28 Mar’ 2019

Who are they, really? Find out with these free apps.

Campaigns can be devastated by opponents pretending to be volunteers and donors. These ten free background research services help reveal the truth. It's advisable to first test the accuracy...

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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

Is your campaign a gas guzzler? Cut costs and go further with free apps.

"Fundraise! Money is like gas for your campaign", candidates are advised. How many miles to the gallon (MPG) does your campaign get? Are the funds you work hard to...

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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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8 Mar’ 2019

Beware Of Free Gifts. How Hackers Use Social Media To Profile And Trick Their Victims.

Who says there is no point in reading the classics? North Korean hackers adapted the Trojan Horse to hack Chile's entire ATM network. An unsuspecting employee at a company that...

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7 Mar’ 2019

Use this free app to create your own high-quality campaign videos

We love solutions that let more deserving candidates run for office. We really love apps, that are free and easy-to-use. Candidates struggle to produce campaign videos when they are tight on time and money. Adobe...

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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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31 Jan’ 2019

8 Highly Effective Training Resources for Organizers

[caption id="attachment_1086" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by Miguel Henriques on Unsplash[/caption] "Change requires more than righteous anger. It requires a program and organizing, which is the only way to...

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25 Jan’ 2019

Work with the news cycle for better press coverage.

[caption id="attachment_1079" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by Kristel Hayes on Unsplash[/caption] Sailors know sailing with the wind and tide gets them further with less effort. Aligning your story with the...

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16 Jan’ 2019

Making friends and influencing people in Silicon Valley? Use a local connector.

Local connections make all the difference. Especially in Silicon Valley. Get a head start with a local partner to guide you and create connections. Innovation thrives...

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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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12 Dec’ 2018

See something, say something using technology to report voting problems

The midterm elections showed the need to expose voter problems in real time, on election day, in time to do something. We need a new approach...

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22 Oct’ 2018

‘Sí, Se Puede’. Spanish-Speaking Chatbots Offer Voter ID Advice.

Voter ID regulations can be confusing - especially when English isn't your first language. They vary by state and often change at short notice. How can the...

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16 Oct’ 2018

See something. Say something. Especially at polling centers.

"See something - Say something". We see this at airports and on public transportation. So why not do the same while we are trying to vote?...

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8 Oct’ 2018

Where’s the rally?

Uber can immediately match passengers with drivers nearby. Their technology works. So why is it so hard to easily find out about rallies and events nearby?...

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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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8 Oct’ 2018

Leave no voter behind

Many people don't vote because they can't get to their polling center. Several groups offer rides, but requesting a ride is often the bottleneck. Many rural voters have neither internet access nor a cell...

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1 Oct’ 2018

A better way to collect videos for your campaign

Personal stories cut through indifference and can drive people to act. They're especially powerful when shared as videos on social media. This Everytown For Gun Safety video is compelling - and professionally...

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30 Sep’ 2018

Customized campaign videos made simple

Campaign videos work, but many campaigns have neither the budget nor the expertise to create their own. Ideally a single campaign video could be adapted for use...

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21 Sep’ 2018

Fight fire, with fire.

It's ironic: the same technology companies use to slash their workforce is also being used to organize workers demanding fair treatment. Automation is eliminating jobs for...

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19 Sep’ 2018

Let’s please keep it civil

How many Facebook discussions are hijacked by trolls? Bots flood discussions with hundreds of messages, drowning out real participants. How can conversations be kept civil in such...

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13 Sep’ 2018

What’s your story?

Attention spans are shorter. Complex issues have to be simplified and told persuasively to get people to act. Videos are engaging and informative, but they aren't interactive. Infographics and...

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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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30 Aug’ 2018

Reach more people

Just as with any interaction, people respond better when you speak their language and reply personally to their questions. How's this done online with thousands of...

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15 Aug’ 2018

What I learned at DEFCON about voting machine hacks

Hackers, corporate IT professionals, and three letter government agencies all converge on Las Vegas every summer to absorb cutting edge hacking research at DEFCON. The Vote Hacking Village with a focus on...

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9 Aug’ 2018

Don’t talk to strangers

Don't talk to strangers. Especially if they're sending you phishing emails.  Hackers trick you into opening phishing emails by pretending to be from a trusted source. This often starts with them...

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7 Aug’ 2018

We’re on the warpath

Five million Native Americans live in battleground states such as Arizona, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada and North/South Dakota. They could have a big impact in the midterms - if they voted. But voting...

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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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24 Jul’ 2018

Check the fine print

Donations are just one way to support the causes you believe in. Programmers with more creativity than cash, can support their values by restricting how their software can be used....

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23 Jul’ 2018

From Russia with love.

Phishing attacks have blown up many Democratic campaigns and are still widely used to steal log-in credentials. Consider Google's free Advanced Protection service to safeguard your data. And if you still think you're safe, read...

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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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9 Jul’ 2018

They don’t want you to vote

The Supreme Court just ruled aggressive purging of voter rolls. "States can now kick people off the rolls if they skip a few elections and fail...

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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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5 Jul’ 2018

All Votes Count. Some Just Count More Than Others.

The right to vote is under attack. Confusing requirements and other hurdles are designed to discourage specific groups from voting. And turnout drops with voter suppression, as the 2016 election shows....

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3 Jun’ 2018

You’re suddenly stopped for questioning…

People get stopped for questioning anywhere these days - speaking Spanish in Montana or resembling someone in Oregon. Others encounter sexual harassment, racial discrimination, voter intimidation......

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1 Jun’ 2018

Let’s talk about values

When Super Bowl ads are more compelling than campaign messages, we have a problem. How can we appeal to people's values across the political spectrum? We...

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17 May’ 2018

Knock. Knock. Who’s there?

FedEx does it. Uber does it - optimize delivery routes with better software.How can campaigns up their game so canvassers spend less time walking and more time talking with people? The...

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11 Apr’ 2018

Oppo Research Done Right

Good oppo research requires experience and manpower - two things in short supply. A new group meets these needs by combining the savvy of campaign veterans with the energy of online volunteers. This lowers the...

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6 Apr’ 2018

Don’t Mess With Seniors

Why is it so hard for some seniors to vote? Could the locations of polling centers be influencing turnout? You make the call. Case Study We decided to...

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3 Apr’ 2018

“Innovation”

There is a better way. But it’s hard to find when you’re busy. That’s where DemLabs comes in. We test new apps in campaigns and share...

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14 Mar’ 2018

Getting Arms To The Front Lines

Why do so many progressive campaigns in the real world still use yesterday's technology? Campaigns over-spend on out-of-date software. Startups struggle to get new apps to candidates. Training...

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13 Feb’ 2018

What Your Campaign Can Learn From Starbucks

The success or failure of a new store depends on how close it is to its best customers. In the "old days", the placement of a...

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31 Jan’ 2018

This Little Light Of Mine

2018!  It's finally "midterm election" year and DemLabs is geared up with some New Ways to Win!  We are excited to introduce you to a new...

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1 Dec’ 2017

How to Use Facebook to Nudge Low Propensity Voters to the Polls

Low-propensity voters are an elusive target, but they’re often the margin for victory. Could sales techniques on social media be applied to increase LP voter turnout?...

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13 Oct’ 2017

Open Media Project Increases Government Transparency with Technology

A naive and idealistic man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back...

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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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5 Oct’ 2017

Designing a Facebook campaign to advocate for better opioid care

It’s 1943 and the German air superiority has devastated the Allied forces. The Allies lack the planes to fight the Luftwaffe directly. The U.S. Army Air Corps...

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4 Oct’ 2017

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised — It’ll be Computerized

Imagine that you have millions of supporters eager to help your cause. You only have a few weeks to get organized and hardly any existing systems...

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