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15 March, 2023

Murdoch Media Empire Culture War Machine Attacks Silicon Valley Bank

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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 knowingly spreading falsehoods. What's behind Murdoch's new culture war attacking the Silicon Valley Bank. Which News Corp. publications are stoking the rage? How are right wing pundits spreading the bogus claims? How are Republicans amplifying the culture wars? How are billionaires and hedge fund managers stoking the culture war?

Follow how Murdoch's Media Empire wages culture wars for money with this Power Map. Could News Corp be distracted from journalism by waging culture wars?

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"The New York Post, a city tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., published a story on Saturday with the headline, “While Silicon Valley Bank collapsed, top executive pushed ‘woke’ programs,” which pointed out that the head of financial risk management at SVB’s UK subsidiary was also an executive sponsor of the bank’s affinity group for LGBTQ employees." - Time

"Fox News host Tucker Carlson said diversity and inclusion standards are why “big banks are now increasingly incompetent.” - Washington Post

“Head of Financial Risk at SVB Jay Ersapah might’ve been busy with more important projects at the bank, such as LGBTQ issues, rather than assessing risk,” they tweeted which went viral, and its message was spread far and wide by right-wing pundits." - VICE

Culture wars distract public attention

Right-wing media are blaming diversity policies and wokeness after the Silicon Valley Bank collapsed following a run on the bank by depositors. The cause of the crisis is complicated, but reports have homed in on a few factors -- the Federal Reserve raising interest rates to combat inflation, and a panic among venture capital firms to withdraw funds in response to liquidity concerns, leaving the bank with a negative cash balance of nearly a billion dollars.

Despite the layered macroeconomic factors that triggered the end of SVB, right-wing media personalities are rushing to blame diversity and “woke ideology” for the crisis. They are also attacking a SVB executive for supporting LGBTQ programs at the bank. - Media Matters

Fox News spreads disinformation and propaganda

Cherrypicking facts against Silicon Valley Bank

Top five banks in the United States have a more diverse board of directors than Silicon Valley Bank did, and that each of them give the same platitudes to diversity and inclusion that SVB does:

  • JP Morgan Chase: “Our Board reviews its composition for the right mix of experience, refreshment, skills and diversity.”
  • CitiGroup: “Citi’s Board is committed to ensuring that it is composed of individuals whose backgrounds reflect the diversity represented by our employees, customers, stockholders, and stakeholders.”
  • Wells Fargo: - “In identifying first-time candidates or nominees for director, and in evaluating individuals recommended by shareholders, the current composition of our Board and the interplay of the candidate’s or nominee’s experience, education, skills, background, gender, race, ethnicity, and other qualities and attributes with those of the other Board members. The GNC also incorporates this broad view of diversity into its director nomination process by taking into account all of the factors above.”
  • Bank of America: “We value and promote diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business and at every level of our organization. Our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment starts at the top with oversight from our Board and CEO.”
  • Bancorp: “Our company is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our Board is focused on diversity within its membership in order to benefit from a variety of perspectives, experiences and skill sets in exercising its oversight role.” - VICE

TakeAway: Hold media outlets like Fox News that spread disinfo and wage culture wars for profit accountable for the harm they cause.

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Supreme Court gives itself a GET OUT OF JAIL FREE card

"Supreme Court says it is adopting a code of ethics, but it has no means of enforcement!" "The Supreme Court adopted its first code of ethics,...

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11 Nov’ 2023

Mapping Ohio Republicans attempts to suppress voters demands for abortion rights

Four MAGA Republicans say they will be the judges of Ohio’s abortion laws... "Republicans in Ohio want to undermine the will of voters who approved a...

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10 Nov’ 2023

REID Police Interrogation Technique: Confessions or coercion?

"Reid Technique Can Lead Suspects To Admit Crimes They Later Say They Did Not Commit" - WPR Activists such as Emergent Justice complain that some law...

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10 Nov’ 2023

Big Pharma Pushes For Government Shutdown To Get Back To Its Drug Price Gouging

MAGA Republicans are threatening another government shutdown unless their extreme demands are met. Who gains from a government shutdown? Who loses? Follow the money to understand...

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9 Nov’ 2023

Follow The Dirty Tricks Behind Republican Abortion Ban In North Carolina

Turncoat behind North Carolina abortion ban that denies 10 million women their freedom to choose. "Tricia Cotham, a Democrat who supported abortion rights, was encouraged to...

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9 Nov’ 2023

Don’t Fall For DISINFORMATION: Check The Facts With These 8 Free Tools

Use these 8 free fact checking sites to avoid getting duped by disinformation. In a confusing world flooded with misinformation, rely on the experts to avoid...

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8 Nov’ 2023

How to frame an issue and amplify your message through supporters

How do you get your message heard when there's a lot of noise? Copy choir directors. Choose a song and have all your choir members sing...

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5 Nov’ 2023

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MAP: Connects Republican Abortion Bans And Giving Guns To Domestic Abusers

Republican abortion bans. Gun violence. Domestic abuse. Supreme Court. Voting. They are all connected. The GOP packed Supreme Court will also start considering whether to give...

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3 Nov’ 2023

Slash your taxes with these billionaire secret tricks!

Why do you have to pay more in taxes than many billionaires do? Learn their secrets! This is especially timely as Mike Johnson and MAGA Republicans...

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2 Nov’ 2023

Republican Guide To Hostage Taking

"GOP wants to hold Israel aid hostage to reward its rich donors" - MSNBC There is a method to the madness. Understand the Republican playbook for...

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31 Oct’ 2023

Rob the poor to pay the rich: Follow the missing $70 million in Mississippi welfare scandal

Robin Hood robbed the rich to help the poor. Mississippi Republicans do the opposite: They rob the poor to pay their multimillionaire friends. "The nation's poorest...

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30 Oct’ 2023

See How The UAW Strike Won BIG!

"... the tentative contracts at Ford and Stellantis would mark the union’s biggest gains in decades." "To forge its militant strategy, Shawn Fain and the union...

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30 Oct’ 2023

Mapping how Texas Republicans use abortion travel bans to prevent rape victims from getting abortions

Local Laws In Texas Prevent Travel for Abortions - NY Times How are Texas Republicans preventing women, even if they have been raped from going to...

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28 Oct’ 2023

Prevent Mass Shootings: Ban Military-Style Assault Weapons

‘The problem is the human heart. It’s not guns.’ said Mike Johnson. The Lewiston, Maine shooter killed 18 people and injured dozens more. - WaPo. How...

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28 Oct’ 2023

Follow the Russian money behind MAGA Mike Johnson

Why does MAGA Mike Johnson oppose aid to Ukraine? Follow the money. Rubles that is. "A group of Russian nationals donated to newly elected House Speaker...

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27 Oct’ 2023

Virginia, Vote for Reproductive Rights: Don’t Fall For Republican Dirty Tricks

Virginia Republicans resort to dirty tricks and lies to overcome the backlash to their abortion ban plans. Voter suppression. Purging voters. Closing polling locations. Slander and...

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26 Oct’ 2023

Follow the money behind Justice Clarence Thomas’ luxury motorhome

"...a sweetheart deal” that made no logical sense from a business perspective..." - NY Times "Justice Clarence Thomas’s R.V. Loan Was Forgiven... He failed to repay...

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24 Oct’ 2023

Follow the dark money behind Georgia’s Six Week Abortion Ban

Don't Be Next, Virginia! Learn from Georgia's Six Week Abortion Ban. Georgia Supreme Court upholds six-week abortion ban. Justice John J. Ellington dissented with the Supreme...

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24 Oct’ 2023

Mapping How The UAW Strike Has Expanded Over Time

6,800 United Auto Workers members joined the picket line at Stellantis' Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, the fourth expansion of the UAW strike. - Detroit Free Press "The...

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23 Oct’ 2023

10-year Old Girl’s Trauma: Where Republican Extremism Meets Rape and Abortion Rights

Republican hypocrisy: Concern for what children can read but forcing a raped girl to travel out of state for care. 10-year-old Ohio girl who was raped...

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22 Oct’ 2023

Texas Hold’Em: Follow the money Republicans make from prison labor and cruelty to refugees

"Texas Governor Greg Abbott calls a special session to consider proposals that would increase human rights violations and lead to long sentences for thousands of young Texans." -...

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21 Oct’ 2023

How DEMOCRACY dies when violence kills the RULE OF LAW

A judge is killed in his own driveway. Judges, politicians, poll workers threatened with violence... Welcome to the MAGA style of politics. Take a look at...

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20 Oct’ 2023

Track the Georgia ELECTION INTERFERENCE TRIAL with this relationship map

Coups to overthrow democracy are complex and secretive. Relationship maps make it easier to see who was involved in the coup and their role. Fani Willis'...

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19 Oct’ 2023

Republican ABORTION BAN Playbook: Now as free app & podcast in both English and Spanish!

Banning abortions while claiming to be against bans at the same time is called 'DoubleSpeak'. Republicans are using DoubleSpeak word games to hide their plans to...

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18 Oct’ 2023

Defend Freedom: Safeguard Diverse Voices

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech and gives Americans the right to express themselves - History Why are law firms, foundations and billionaires pushing to deny...

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17 Oct’ 2023

Who’s pulling the strings? Meet the Media Billionaires who shape your reality.

Media billionaires shape your reality through the news you get. Follow the money to see how media billionaires and their funders shape your reality through the...

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16 Oct’ 2023

What is Collective Punishment?

Collective punishment penalizes a whole group for the acts of an individual suspected to be part of the group, even though most of the people hurt...

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11 Oct’ 2023

How billionaires pack the courts

'My job is to call balls and strikes and not to pitch or bat' - John Roberts That's what Roberts said at his confirmation hearing. Then...

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10 Oct’ 2023

Playing Politics with Security: MAGA Republicans Block Military Nominees

Hamas' attack on Israel highlights highlight how badly MAGA blocking military promotions and diplomatic assignments hurt American security. "America’s adversaries who seize on apparent U.S. weakness...

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9 Oct’ 2023

From TikTok to Virginia: The $2M Connection Fueling Youngkin’s Abortion Ban

Youngkin flip flops over Chinese national security threat after getting $2 million donation from TikTok investor. More money to fund Youngkin's campaign for an abortion ban...

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6 Oct’ 2023

Kitchen Confidential: The Exploitation of Restaurant Workers

Imagine a scheme where workers are paid $2.13 / hour and forced to pay for lobbying that keeps their salaries below minimum wage. "The National Restaurant...

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4 Oct’ 2023

Driven by Dollars: Automaker CEOs’ Lucrative Layoff Strategies

Automaker CEOs make millions by cutting workers' salaries and layoffs. Follow the money to understand how the scheme works. Execs are given stock grants and options....

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3 Oct’ 2023

Scandal Ridden Supreme Court Justices To Determine Women’s Rights

Ban abortion pills? Abortions for rape victims? Let domestic abusers get guns? Ban no-fault divorces? Who decides what freedoms American girls and women keep and which...

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2 Oct’ 2023

How WHITE Billionaires Have Rigged The System Against BLACK and HISPANIC women

Two white Trump appointed justices stop investments invest in Black women startups What gives? Why make it harder for Black women entrepreneurs than it already is?...

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26 Sep’ 2023

Trump UNION BUSTING Crew Inducted To HALL OF SHAME

"Trump's viciously anti-worker record in the spotlight ahead of Detroit trip" "Trump took an openly hostile stance toward workers, stacking the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) with anti-union...

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25 Sep’ 2023

MAGA Circus Shuts Down The Government To Keep Trump Out Of Jail: What will it cost you?

The MAGA Circus follows their cult leader's orders and shuts down the government. What will it cost you? "Trump Tells Republicans to Shut Down the Government...

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23 Sep’ 2023

Clarence Thomas: The Fundraising Face Behind Koch Brothers’ Supreme Court Takeover

"Clarence Thomas Secretly Participated in Koch Network Donor Events" Clarence is now set to rule on the Chevron Case which would benefit the Koch Brothers. The...

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22 Sep’ 2023

Rupert Murdoch legacy mapped

"Rupert Murdoch’s legacy is one of deceit, destruction, and death." "Wherever his media properties exist across the globe, they disregard basic journalistic practices and pump venomous...

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20 Sep’ 2023

Billionaire’s PAY TO PLAY Supreme Court

Your billionaire fishing buddy has a case for you to decide on in your court. Should you recuse yourself? Alito says no. "Alito has never recused...

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18 Sep’ 2023

Ken Paxton acquitted: Follow the money and threats behind the ruling

Anything goes when you have a gerrymandered legislature that puts MAGA Republicans above the law. "Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later...

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15 Sep’ 2023

Business lobbyists complain exploited autoworkers are on strike: Follow the money.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a lobbying group complains that exploited autoworkers are on strike. What is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce? Who funds the Chmaber? Who...

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14 Sep’ 2023

Driving Change: UAW Stands Up To Big Three Automakers Corporate Greed

When do federal bailouts end and corporate greed takes over? America spent about $80 billion to rescue GM, Chrysler, and their auto-part suppliers when they were...

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13 Sep’ 2023

Jokers have taken America hostage Batman!

How does criminally indicted George Santos get to take social programs hostage while still getting paid himself? "MAGA Republicans will continue to be paid salaries during a government...

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12 Sep’ 2023

Billionaires buyout the Supreme Court: What does this mean for you?

Billionaires measure what they get in return on their investment by measuring the RETURN ON INVESTMENT or ROI. So what do you think a billionaire gets...

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11 Sep’ 2023

Another MAGA Coup Against Democracy

On the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, American democracy is again in danger. This threat is domestic and is an even bigger threat to American...

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11 Sep’ 2023

When Politics Trumps Science: Mapping The Deadly Cost of Ignoring COVID Experts

There have been 108 million cases of COVID in America. 1,174,850 Americans have died from it (as of 9/11/2023). Why do Republicans ignore the health experts...

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10 Sep’ 2023

Charting the Coup Plotters: A Visual Relationship Map

How do you track of the coup plotters behind the scheme to overthrow American democracy? Indictments provide a lot of details, but understanding all the facts...

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9 Sep’ 2023

Virginia Election Info: Your Way, Your Say!

There's a LOT at stake in the upcoming Virginia election. Virginians deserve to know how the election will make their lives better or worse, and make...

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7 Sep’ 2023

Impeaching Justice: Wisconsin GOP tries to cling to its gerrymandered seats

Cheeseheads gone bad: Republican scheme to rule forever, regardless of how people vote. Wisconsin Republicans are considering nullifying the recent election of Justice Janet Protasiewicz to...

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5 Sep’ 2023

Homer leads Presidential Polls: Unmasking the Fishy Side of Murdoch’s Polls

Could Homer really be leading the Presidential polls? It all depends on who's conducting the poll. A recent Wall Street Journal poll announced a 2024 matchup between Biden...

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5 Sep’ 2023

Fair Wages on the Map: How Union Organizing is Changing the Game

Union timidity is finally coming to an end. "Union organizers have won at Starbucks, Amazon, Trader Joe’s, REI, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Ben & Jerry’s and...

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3 Sep’ 2023

Follow the money Big Pharma spends on lobbying to keep drug prices high

He who pays the piper, calls the tune. What's the connection between sky high drug prices and the millions that Big Pharma spends on lobbying to...

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2 Sep’ 2023

Virginia Handmaid’s Tale: Christian Nationalists Defund Public Schools

Abortions outlawed. Women banned from reading. Trans community attacked... Nope. Not Gilead from the Handmaid's Tale. This is Virginia today where Republican Christian Nationalists push their...

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1 Sep’ 2023

Virginia Votes: The App That Puts Democracy in Your Hands

Improve voter turnout by making it easier for voters to get the information they need. Voters face many hurdles to voting in Virginia: fewer polling locations,...

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1 Sep’ 2023

How to vacation for free like a Supreme Court Justice with billionaire friends

Want to vacation in luxury on private jets and mega yachts in exotic locations for free? Use this map to see how Supreme Court Justices do...

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29 Aug’ 2023

Follow the Big Pharma greed opposing plan to cut prices for 10 vital Medicare drugs

Big pharma CEOs make millions while high drug prices force Americans to choose between paying for medications they need to live or paying for food and...

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28 Aug’ 2023

Justice for Sale: Luxury trips, tax cuts for billionaires and Supreme Court Ethics in United States vs. Moore

United States v. MOORE will decide if billionaires get more tax cuts or pay their fair share of taxes. Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have taken...

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26 Aug’ 2023

Follow the money behind Vivek Ramaswamy

People in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones. That goes for MAGA Republican candidates too. Ramaswamy accused other Republican Presidential candidates of being “bought and paid for”....

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25 Aug’ 2023

Visualizing Justice: Free Visual Database to Track Georgia’s RICO Indictments and Surrenders

Organized crime is meant to be confusing. That's why pros use software to analyze RICO cases. Use this free visual database from Democracy Labs to track...

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24 Aug’ 2023

Fulton County RICO Indictees mapped with jail records, inmate numbers, and mugshots

It's hard to keep track of all the people indicted by Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis in the RICO case. To make it easier, we created...

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23 Aug’ 2023

Student Loan Relief: Dive into President Biden’s SAVE Plan with Our Infographic and Audio Guide

President Biden’s SAVE plan brings relief to millions of struggling student loan borrowers. "The SAVE plan is an income-driven repayment (IDR) plan that calculates payments based...

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22 Aug’ 2023

Billionaires vs. Choice: Unmasking the Corruption of Abortion Ban Decisions

How do billionaires get the laws they want? Follow the money! "Trump Judge’s Anti-Abortion Ruling Followed Payments From Group Leading Case. The conservative group arguing the...

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21 Aug’ 2023

Lead Cable Hazards: Telco Greed Puts Children at Risk

How did corporate greed overtake concern for children's health? Consider five recent headlines about lead poisoning, dark money lobbying, the EPA and Supreme Court. And then...

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19 Aug’ 2023

Strongman’s Playbook To Silence Critics

I'm the victim. They're persecuting me. They're coming for you next... Sound familiar? Victimization is straight from the authoritarian leader's playbook. "Ours is the age of...

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18 Aug’ 2023

Campaign Better With SMART Maps

Running a campaign with a slate of candidates? Tiny budget? Small non-tech team? Tight deadlines? Use a SMART MAP. The National Women's Political Caucus of Virginia...

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18 Aug’ 2023

American Taliban Bans Abortion Pills

"Extremist Federalist Society Judges Restrict Critical Abortion Pill" How did we get here, when a small group of religious extremists can deny millions of women their...

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17 Aug’ 2023

Unmasking the likely Georgia Unindicted Co-Conspirators

More details emerge about the likely unindicted co-conspirators in Trump's Georgia indictment trial. Good thing that the Kumu software DemLabs is using for this relationship map...

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16 Aug’ 2023

VOTE to fight the REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN

Texas Republicans attack Planned Parenthood with a $1.8 billion lawsuit to close Planned Parenthood clinics. Texas ranks last in the America for women's prenatal healthcare. Where...

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15 Aug’ 2023

Navigate The Legal Web: Follow Trump’s Georgia Indictments With This Relationship Map

Nineteen suspects indicted for dozens of crimes. How do you make sense of them all? Use a relationship map like this one to quickly track who...

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15 Aug’ 2023

Press PLAY To Listen To The Georgia Indictments against Trump

You're busy. Don't have time to read the Georgia indictment against Trump. Not a problem. Listen to the indictment highlights in these 11 audio summaries in...

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14 Aug’ 2023

Follow Fossil Fuel Billionaires Role In Supreme Court Gutting The EPA To Fires in Hawaii

Why gut the EPA as it fights global warming that is making disasters like Hawaii's fires become more frequent and deadly? When in doubt follow the...

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14 Aug’ 2023

Bankruptcy or Justice? Sackler Billionaires’ Lethal Fortune and the Oxycontin Death Toll.

"Supreme Court Pauses Opioid Settlement With Sacklers" "The Supreme Court temporarily blocked a bankruptcy deal for Purdue Pharma that would have shielded members of the billionaire...

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13 Aug’ 2023

Lost in Kansas — Freedom of Speech

Kansas police raid office of the Marion County Record newspaper and seize its computers... Wait! Doesn't such press intimidation normally happen in dictatorships? Sorry, Dorothy. This is the...

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12 Aug’ 2023

How To Overthrow Democracy: Dictator’s Playbook

The MAGA playbook to overthrow democracy isn't new. Carl Schmitt wrote the playbook for Hitler. It goes like this: Stoke grievances. Get elected with the barest...

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11 Aug’ 2023

No Room for Ethics. Supreme Court Corruption Map updated Aug 10, 2023

It seems that another Supreme Court justice ethics scandal is uncovered every day... How can you keep track of them all? Who are billionaires making gifts...

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10 Aug’ 2023

How to improve User Interface Design to empower more voters

User interface makes interacting with technology easy and friendly. The iPhone is the ultimate in user interface design. It's easy to learn and fun to engage...

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9 Aug’ 2023

Truth Matters: Challenging Fox Affilliate’s FCC Renewal After Election Lies

‘Landmark’ Bid Filed to Take Fox Station Off the Air for Election Lies. Media and Democracy Group (MAD) asks the FCC to deny license to WTXF...

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8 Aug’ 2023

Tiny Hands, Big Guns — Mapping the American tragedy of children shooting children

"six-year-old shoots teacher  at a Virginia elementary school..." "A gun manufacturer has launched a new marketing campaign for an AR-15 designed for children weeks after a  six-year-old shot...

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6 Aug’ 2023

Wheels of Controversy — Clarence Thomas and the RV Affair

"Clarence Thomas’s $267,230 R.V. and the Friend Who Financed It" - NY Times Follow the money, questionable property deals, favors and luxury trips flowing to the...

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5 Aug’ 2023

Murdoch Media Empire: Global Cancer On Democracy

The Wall Street Journal criticized the indictment of Trump for a failed coup attempt... Why would a once, highly regarded publication oppose an attack on American...

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4 Aug’ 2023

How To Kill A Train Safety Bill

A Train Safety Bill proposed after a toxic train crash in Ohio is quietly killed. What happened? Follow the money. "The railroad legislation, introduced in the...

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3 Aug’ 2023

Follow Trump Indictment: Interactive Multimedia Guide

Trying to keep track of the indictment charges, conspirators and fake electors? Keeping track of a plot of the coup to overthrow American democracy is hard....

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2 Aug’ 2023

Press PLAY for The Trump Indictment in Audio!

Trump indicted for conspiring to defraud the U.S., disenfranchise voters, and obstruct an official proceeding. Read the 45 page indictment here. But what if you're busy...

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1 Aug’ 2023

Racist Voter Suppression: Virginia Republican Scheme Explainer

Politicians choose their voters and suppress voters who don't support them. That's voter suppression. That's not how it's supposed to be. Voters in a democracy choose...

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29 Jul’ 2023

Handy Visual Guide to Trump Lawsuits

Confused by all the lawsuits against Trump? Tracking crimes is hard, especially when they are so many. What were the alleged crimes? Who's involved? What is...

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27 Jul’ 2023

The Privileged Path to Prestigious Colleges — Affirmative Action for the Elite

How have the super rich rigged the system to get their kids into elite colleges and keep your kids out? Follow the money! "Leadership positions in...

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25 Jul’ 2023

Free Visual Storytelling App Helps Activists Amplify Their Message

Visual stories are engaging, persuasive and dominate social media. Smart activists use visual storytelling with images, GIFs and videos to engage viewers and drive engagement. Wakelet...

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24 Jul’ 2023

Fatal Greed: Teen Workers Die as Child Labor Safety Laws Cut

Who pays the price for out-of-control corporate greed and Republicans ready to sacrifice childrens' safety for political donations? Death of 16-Year-Old at Mississippi Poultry Plant Prompts...

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23 Jul’ 2023

Turn Words Into Voices — Amplify Your Message With AI

Make it easier for people to get your message by converting it into audio. It's easy with the Audyo AI App. 73% or an estimated 209...

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22 Jul’ 2023

Above the Law? The Supreme Court Needs a Code of Ethics!

Justices aren't above the law. They need a code of conduct to restore American trust in their ethics. "Republicans have zero appetite for instituting a code...

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21 Jul’ 2023

Follow the money and people behind RFK Jr.

What's behind a campaign? Follow the money, people and their real agenda! RFK Jr.’s Campaign Coffer Is Getting Stuffed to the Brim by GOP Donors. Of...

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17 Jul’ 2023

WhatsApp Truth Squad: Tackle Disinformation One Message At A Time

WhatsApp is the ideal platform to spread disinformation. AI makes it even more dangerous. Bad actors target disinfo to WhatsApp groups that only group members can...

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16 Jul’ 2023

Character Assassination: The dark art of destroying reputations

"They can't kill the truth, so they try to assassinate the character" Manipulators use character assassination. They justify it with a soothing narrative where you are...

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15 Jul’ 2023

Privacy Betrayed: The Disturbing Reality of Weaponized Medical Records

Healthcare is a personal decision between you and your doctor. Bad things happen when politicians weaponize your private medical records. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R)...

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13 Jul’ 2023

Selling Out Our Soldiers: The Alarming Role of Defense Contractors in Tuberville’s Anti-Military Campaign

"Totally irresponsible" "President Biden denounced Republican Senator Tuberville’s blockade of hundreds of military nominations as "totally irresponsible." Military promotions are usually routinely approved by Congress, but Tuberville, of Alabama,...

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9 Jul’ 2023

Hidden Gifts, Biased Decisions: Unmasking Billionaire Influence On Clarence Thomas

"Justice Thomas used Supreme courtroom for Horatio Alger Association ceremonies" "At Horatio Alger, Clarence Thomas moved into the inner circle, a cluster of extraordinarily wealthy, largely...

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8 Jul’ 2023

Heatwave Architects: Fossil Fuel Billionaires and Supreme Court Corruption Fuel Climate Crisis

What do record temperatures, fossil fuel billionaires and a corrupt Supreme Court have in common? Follow the money! "Earth reaches hottest day ever recorded 4 days...

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6 Jul’ 2023

Play hardball to confirm qualified judicial nominees over racist Republican obstruction

Republicans bend the rules to stack the courts with unqualified judges. It's time for Democrats to play hardball and confirm highly qualified nominees. Mitch McConnell denied...

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5 Jul’ 2023

More COVID disinfo please

Judge Terry Doughty, a Trump appointee rules for Republican Attorney Generals and blocks Biden Administration from contacting Facebook. What does this ruling mean for you? Follow...

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3 Jul’ 2023

Follow the money behind Supreme Court decision to allow discrimination

GOP packed Supreme Court "grants businesses that choose to sell to the public a free speech right to discriminate..." Follow the money and connections behind the...

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30 Jun’ 2023

Follow the money behind NO LABELS

What's really behind a campaign? Follow the money and people. "A third-party presidential ticket can’t win. All of the third party presidential candidates from the last...

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29 Jun’ 2023

SUPREME HYPOCRITE: Clarence Thomas denies others the opportunities he used to get to the Supreme Court

Thomas benefited from race-based programs before voting to deny others the same opportunities. "The Supreme Court effectively struck down affirmative action, outlawing race-conscious admissions and overturning...

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27 Jun’ 2023

Follow the money behind Supreme Court corruption — Dateline June 27, 2023

Trying to understand a scandal? Follow the money. Two new stories about Supreme Court ethics just emerged. I've added them to this FOLLOW THE MONEY relationship...

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23 Jun’ 2023

American Manufacturing Is Back! (Infographic)

U.S. reports blowout job growth. Unemployment lowest since 1969. - Reuters How can this amazing news be shared in a form that's easy to understand at...

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21 Jun’ 2023

Supreme Court Fishy Business: Follow The Money

Hedge Fund Billionaire takes Supreme Court Justice on luxury fishing trip who later rules for billionaire getting him $2.4 billion. Who paid for the luxury fishing...

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21 Jun’ 2023

Exposing The Dark Realities of Republican Policies for Rape Victims: PODCAST

What happens to a 10-year old rape victim under Republican policies? How do you explain what this means in 30 seconds? Listen to this podcast with...

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19 Jun’ 2023

Follow Big Pharma’s Blood Money Greed That’s Price Gouging Americans

Bristol Myers Squibb files lawsuit to block President Biden's plan to lower the cost of soaring drug prices. What's behind the lawsuit? Why is Eliquis made...

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17 Jun’ 2023

How Republicans gerrymander Alabama

Alabama Republicans uses racial gerrymandering to suppress Black voters. The state also has one of the highest rates of poverty in the country. What's the connection?...

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16 Jun’ 2023

Mapping the Republican Attack On National Security & Veterans Benefits

National security documents compromised. Military promotions held hostage. Veterans benefits cut. 'Horrifying': Intel Experts Fear The Human Costs Of Trump's Document Handling. Some of the compromised...

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15 Jun’ 2023

How much do DREAMERS contribute to America?

Dreamers are Americans. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allows young people to live and work in the only country they’ve called home. Since...

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10 Jun’ 2023

Use AI to improve your outreach to minority communities

Use AI to customize messages and images to better reach minority groups in their own languages. ChatGPT and other AI apps make it easy to translate...

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10 Jun’ 2023

Ten Worst Cases Of Espionage Against America

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

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9 Jun’ 2023

Why take Classified Documents from the White House? Follow the money.

"Was Trump selling classified intel to Saudis?" "MSNBC's Claire McCaskill isn't buying the excuse that Donald Trump kept classified documents as keepsakes from his presidency and...

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7 Jun’ 2023

Child Labor For Sale!

"Child Labor Is on the Rise" - The New Yorker "State legislatures across the country are making it easier to hire minors in low-paid and dangerous...

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5 Jun’ 2023

Rape In America By The Numbers

Sexual assaults surge as Republicans ban abortions with no exceptions for rape nor incest. One in five women in the United States experienced completed or attempted...

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4 Jun’ 2023

Top Newsletters On Protecting Democracy

American democracy is at stake and it depends on each one of us to defend it. Stay informed. This infographic features some of the best newsletters...

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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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28 May’ 2023

Military Promotions Held Hostage by MAGA Culture War

"Tuberville Draws Fire For Holding Hundreds Of Military Promotions ‘Hostage’ Over Abortion" - HuffPo "Tuberville has for months refused to support about 200 promotions for military...

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27 May’ 2023

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

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

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26 May’ 2023

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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23 May’ 2023

The consequences of voting for a third party candidate

"Jill Stein spoiled the 2016 election for Hillary Clinton" "Jill Stein's voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin helped Donald Trump win the White House. Trump's margin...

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22 May’ 2023

Fascists’ dirty dozen ways to silence critics

"DeSantis Opponents Arrested in Florida Protesting Abortion Ban" - Newsweek Nikki Fried, chair of the Florida Democrats, and Democrat state Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book were among 11 people...

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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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20 May’ 2023

MAGA hostage taking threatens your 401K

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

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19 May’ 2023

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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18 May’ 2023

How Bezos gets richer exploiting Amazon drivers

"Amazon Delivery Drivers Unionized. Now They Have to Prove They Work For Amazon." - VICE "The Teamsters say that Amazon is in “complete control” of the...

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16 May’ 2023

Republicans copy Hungarian FASCIST PLAYBOOK

"Orbán is Giving the GOP Lessons on "Soft Fascism" at CPAC" - Hartmann Report “Hungary is actually an incubator where experiments are done on the future...

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15 May’ 2023

Why does Musk censor Twitter? Follow the money!

"Musk bows to Turkey's autocratic government, censors Twitter before critical election" - Popular Info "Elon Musk, a self-described "free speech absolutist," agreed to censor Twitter in...

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13 May’ 2023

Change starts with Organizing

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

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12 May’ 2023

How to create rapid response political videos with AI

MAGA Republicans take veterans' benefits hostage. How do you create a rapid response video to mobilize resistance? Use AI. AI levels the playing field in political...

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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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10 May’ 2023

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

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

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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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6 May’ 2023

Somos Votantes makes powerful videos with free app

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

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5 May’ 2023

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

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

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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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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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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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14 Apr’ 2023

Follow the money behind NO LABELS that could get Trump re-elected

The No Labels Third-Party Bid: A Plan that Will Re-elect Trump - Third Way Rather than producing a third-party ticket that would defy the overwhelming odds...

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13 Apr’ 2023

Putin’s Puppet Pushes Propaganda

Trump indicated his support for Vladimir Putin in an interview with Tucker Carlson - Letters From An American Tucker Carlson, downplaying Russia-Ukraine conflict, urges Americans to...

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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

Republicans resort to ‘political lynching’ to silence demands for gun safety reforms

After mass shooting, Tennessee House moves to expel three members calling for gun control - Popular Info Holding a hand-drawn sign calling to “protect kids, not guns” and...

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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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25 Mar’ 2023

DOG WHISTLE POLITICS: Illustrated Guide

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

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23 Mar’ 2023

They died for our freedom to read the books we want

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

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22 Mar’ 2023

How to silence journalists

Florida reporter fired after calling news release on DeSantis event ‘propaganda’. - Washington Post "The news release said DeSantis, a potential 2024 GOP presidential candidate, had hosted a...

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19 Mar’ 2023

Mapping the latest attacks in the REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN

Republican wage WAR ON WOMEN to deny their freedom to choose when and with whom to have a family. Check this map to locate the battlefront...

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17 Mar’ 2023

Don’t fall for Silicon Valley Bank misinfo: Check the people, money and agenda behind the claims.

"Silicon Valley Bank spent more than $73 million on donations to BLM and related organizations - falsely claimed Tucker Carlson" - Popular Info Don't fall for...

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16 Mar’ 2023

Republicans kidnap justice

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

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14 Mar’ 2023

Republican values illustrated

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

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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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12 Mar’ 2023

How to profile a domestic extremist

What do domestic extremists have in common? Learn more about political extremism and violence with the free PIRUS app by START from the Department of Homeland...

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8 Mar’ 2023

Who’s getting richer from Fox News spreading election lies? Follow the money.

Fox News purpose is to make money. Should American democracy be sacrificed for its profits? "Fox News was willing to murder our democracy for money. The...

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7 Mar’ 2023

#BoycottWalgreens rapid response app

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

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6 Mar’ 2023

GOP Fascist Playbook 101: Attack LGBTQ

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

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4 Mar’ 2023

Murdoch’s News Corp is a ‘Cancer on Democracy’

Rupert Murdoch's media empire is a "cancer on democracy," said Kevin Rudd, former Australian prime minister. - CNN Dominion Voting Systems is suing Fox News for...

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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

Political Cartoons say it with a smile

Cartoons are a powerful but often overlooked communication tool. Cartoons are easy to understand regardless of your age, education or language. They work well for people...

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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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26 Feb’ 2023

How fascists rig elections

Hungarian Viktor Orbán has become a hero for the American right. - Rolling Stone Orbán has made Hungary a laboratory for the conversion of  a liberal democracy...

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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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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

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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16 Feb’ 2023

Punish CEOs for their actions — including toxic train disasters

"Corporations are people too" said Mitt Romney. Let's hold them responsible for their actions and punish them just like other Americans. Corporations have freedom of speech,...

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15 Feb’ 2023

What is an Incel?

'Incel' Violence, Misogynistic Extremism on the Rise, Secret Service Warns - NewsWeek “Incel” is often used to describe men who feel unable to obtain romantic or...

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13 Feb’ 2023

Corporate lobbying is a public health hazard

Rail Companies Blocked Safety Rules Before Ohio Derailment - Lever News Norfolk Southern helped convince government officials to repeal brake rules — and corporate lobbyists watered...

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12 Feb’ 2023

Republicans explain their plan to phase out Social Security

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

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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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9 Feb’ 2023

Republican (WEL)FAIR TAX Guide

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

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2 Feb’ 2023

BLACK OWNED MEDIA MATTERS

Who gets to tell the story matters. Minority voices are underserved as white billionaires expand their media empires. That's why it is so important to support...

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31 Jan’ 2023

Follow the money corrupting American politics with these free apps

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...

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26 Jan’ 2023

#StopCopCity

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

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26 Jan’ 2023

ABORTION RIGHTS are on the ballot in WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT ELECTION : Visual storytelling

"2023’s Biggest, Most Unusual Race Centers on Abortion and Democracy" - NY Times How do you explain an issue at a glance? How can readers be...

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25 Jan’ 2023

Billionaires beautify DeSantis

Billionaires dump Trump to peddle DeSantis. What's their angle? FOX News, Wall Street Journal and the NY Post (all owned by Rupert Murdoch) praise DeSantis. Musk...

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24 Jan’ 2023

Follow the GUN LOBBY donations as MASS SHOOTINGS SURGE

Mass shootings surge. Republicans block assault weapon ban. Why? Follow the money with this infographic which shows the biggest donors, largest Republican recipients and how you...

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23 Jan’ 2023

Why are right wing media billionaires smearing Gigi Sohn?

Smear campaigns aren't cheap. What's driving the one against Gigi Sohn's appointment to the FCC? Billionaires have a lot of power through their own media outlets...

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21 Jan’ 2023

Dr. Evil’s Guide To Conducting SHAM INVESTIGATIONS

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

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21 Jan’ 2023

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

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

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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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17 Jan’ 2023

Follow the Russian money behind George Santos and Kevin McCarthy

Stop if you've heard this story before: Russian money interfering with American elections? But, wait! This story has a new character. A gay/straight, Christian/Jew-ish, broke/millionaire Republican...

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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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11 Jan’ 2023

GOP Agenda — Illustrated Edition

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

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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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7 Jan’ 2023

Pro-Putin Freedom Caucus Brings Chaos To America

A few extremists took our government hostage to get their way, just as extremists did on January 6, 2021. The Pro-Putin Freedom Caucus got what it...

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6 Jan’ 2023

Jan 6th cast : Where are they now map

Where is the Jan 6th insurrection cast now? What are they doing? Catch up with this network map. It's easy to forget people's contributions over time....

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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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5 Jan’ 2023

How are Zuckerberg, Trump and Kavanaugh connected?

Facebook considering whether to allow Trump to return - CNN Sometimes it is hard to trace the personal relationships that might influence a decision. That's where...

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4 Jan’ 2023

The 7 Habits Of Authoritarians

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

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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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31 Dec’ 2022

Why are Republicans really attacking the IRS? Follow the money.

Trump paid no tax in 2020! Republicans are upset Trump's tax returns were released and threaten to attack the IRS. Billionaire tax dodgers pay under a...

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30 Dec’ 2022

What did SOUTHWEST do with its $7 billion tax payer funded bailout? Follow the money.

A $7 billion tax payer funded bailout. An airline CEO making millions. Thousands of Southwest Airline passengers left stranded. What's the connection? How did Southwest use...

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29 Dec’ 2022

George Santos shows how to Lie Like A Pro with ten cons from Republican Playbook

Held back by the truth? George Santos demonstrates how to LIE LIKE A PRO with ten cons from the Republican Playbook. It takes a special talent...

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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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28 Dec’ 2022

Who killed the DREAMER BILL? Follow the money.

Republicans kill the Dreamer Bill. Block immigration reform. Why? Follow the money. Connect the dots for yourself: Corporations exploit and underpay undocumented workers who are not...

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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

Republicans weaponize hate speech

Hate is a deadly political strategy. Henry Berg-Brousseau, who had supported transgender rights since he was in high school, died by suicide at 24. “This hate...

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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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23 Dec’ 2022

Who suffers when billionaires cheat on their taxes?

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

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22 Dec’ 2022

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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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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16 Dec’ 2022

Musk suspends reporters from Twitter for criticizing him. Here’s what you can do to protect free speech.

"Twitter Suspends Reporters From WashPost, NYT, Others Who Wrote About Elon Musk" - HuffPo A billionaire who claims to be a champion of free speech, but...

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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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13 Dec’ 2022

How Google monetizes hate with YouTube Super Chats

There's money to be made in peddling hate. See how Google does it. Google's motto used to be 'Do no evil'. That's been abandoned in the...

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12 Dec’ 2022

Keystone pipeline leak: Oil lobby donations trump environmental concerns

Keystone pipeline leaks 14,000 barrels of oil into creek in biggest spill yet - The Guardian The Keystone Pipeline ruptured near a creek in northern Kansas,...

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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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6 Dec’ 2022

Friends don’t let friends advertise on Twitter

Image credit MadMen "A fake tweet sparked panic at Eli Lilly and may have cost Twitter millions" - Washington Post How has Twitter become such a...

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6 Dec’ 2022

Republicans criminalize women’s freedom of speech

A mother prosecuted for talking to her daughter about abortion... Republicans talk a lot about the constitution and the Freedom of Speech. But they'll prosecute a...

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5 Dec’ 2022

Don’t feed the Twitter trolls by buying a Tesla

Fed up with the hate speech on Twitter? Speak up with your pocket book. A car is the ultimate self-expressive benefit brand — you are what...

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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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1 Dec’ 2022

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

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

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29 Nov’ 2022

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

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

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27 Nov’ 2022

Why Homer thinks the Supreme Court has become a joke

Homer explains why the Supreme Court has become a joke. How does a prestigious institute like the Supreme Court become a sad, partisan joke? We asked...

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27 Nov’ 2022

Why do Republicans attack public education? Follow the money.

Why do Republican attack public education? Follow the money. Fascism flourishes when people are ignorant. - Umberto Eco in 'Fourteen Signs of Fascism' Follow the money...

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24 Nov’ 2022

Corporate Tax Dodgers Celebrate Thanksgiving

CEOs of companies that pay no taxes celebrate while millions of Americans cannot afford a turkey for Thanksgiving. "We give thanks for our multi-million dollar salaries,...

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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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19 Nov’ 2022

How to project a message on a building

"Musk trolled as a lawless oligarch by a projection activist." - Daily Mail What is 'projection bombing"? What technology is needed to project a sign? Is...

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19 Nov’ 2022

Top newsletters on organizing, progressive politics and fighting disinfo

Stay in the know with these amazing newsletters. There's a lot happening and if you don't move fast, you may miss it (Ferris Bueller). How can...

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17 Nov’ 2022

Responsible local journalism counters billionaire owned mainstream media propaganda

Responsible local journalism delivers useful information from the community - not what billionaires are pitching through their media outlets. Fox News stokes a constant sense of...

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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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13 Nov’ 2022

Twitter Pay-to-Play Propaganda Platform

What does $44 billion get you? A pay to play propaganda platform that dictators love! Follow the money. The Saudis bankroll Musk's purchase of Twitter making...

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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

Ten tips to protect your privacy on Twitter

Musk makes Twitter a platform for conspiracy theories and his tantrums. What can you do? Twitter is an ad platform that makes money selling your personal...

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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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6 Nov’ 2022

Follow the Saudi money controlling Twitter

First the Saudis infiltrated Twitter. Now they're the second largest owner after funding Musk's Twitter purchase. Racist and anti-semitic tweets surge... What's behind the Saudi investment...

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5 Nov’ 2022

Blue Wave Advisory

"Women are already showing up in large numbers, and they’re going to show up in masse to vote driving a blue Democratic tsunami.” - Michael Moore...

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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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1 Nov’ 2022

Oil war profiteers: Follow the money

Stop oil company war profiteering with a windfall tax. England has done it. It's time for America too. Should oil war profiteers be rewarded with more...

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29 Oct’ 2022

Political demonizing spawns bloodshed

It will be hard not to hit her with the speaker's gavel joked Kevin McCarthy. - CNN Attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband follows years of GOP...

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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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16 Oct’ 2022

Mapping the plot to steal the Presidency

Follow Trump's plot to steal the Presidency with the help of MAGA Republican accomplices. The story of what caused the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol...

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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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9 Oct’ 2022

Why do billionaires hate student debt relief? Follow the money.

President Biden's student debt relief will benefit up to 43 million lower and middle-class borrowers. Billionaires oppose the plan. - Popular Info Why would a bunch...

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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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1 Oct’ 2022

Republican ABORTION FLIP FLOP awards

Republican Flip Flop awards recognize hypocrisy in banning abortions and then flipping to fool voters. This level of acting is rarely seen outside movies, so it...

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30 Sep’ 2022

Halloween scares politicians use to trick voters

Don't fall for political scare tactics. Get the facts to make an informed decision. How do you share the facts so people can get them easily...

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29 Sep’ 2022

Ten best voting information websites

Finding information on where, when and how to vote isn't easy. Details are scattered across different websites. Sometimes it's hard to find answers to your specific...

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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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22 Sep’ 2022

School children need freedom from hunger and freedom to learn

Democrats fight for public schools and free school meals. Republicans cut funding but spend millions to block kids from learning about hunger. "Congress made school meals...

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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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20 Sep’ 2022

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

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

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19 Sep’ 2022

Voter Suppression Academy Award nominations

The Academy Awards recognizes creativity in films. The Voter Suppression Academy* awards recognizes Republican dirty tricks to prevent Americans voting. "It's high time our voter suppression...

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18 Sep’ 2022

Republican Shariah Law

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

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16 Sep’ 2022

Political human trafficking

DeSantis records human trafficking political stunt for FOX TV with $12 million of Florida tax payer funds. DeSantis pulled off the stunt. He lured a couple...

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14 Sep’ 2022

ABORTION BAN Tops Roberts’ Supreme Court Hit Parade

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

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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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10 Sep’ 2022

FLIP FLOP MAP of Republican abortion hypocrisy

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

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9 Sep’ 2022

How to choose the right storytelling app

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

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8 Sep’ 2022

Why is FOX being sued?

Billionaires silence critics with lawsuits but hide behind 'Freedom of the Press' to cover the lies they broadcast themselves. "Dominion Voting systems has sued Fox News for $1.6...

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4 Sep’ 2022

Don’t fall for STRONGMAN playing the VICTIM CARD

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

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2 Sep’ 2022

WHATABOUT the MAGA STRAWMAN with the FALSE FLAG?

Don't fall for it! Learn to recognize the verbal tricks MAGA Republicans use to manipulate you. See if you can spot the tricks used in these...

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28 Aug’ 2022

How Russian oligarchs influence the GOP and threaten US national security

FBI Probing Russian-Speaking Fake Heiress Who Infiltrated Mar-A-Lago. "The startling case underscores the security challenges of Donald Trump’s resort even as the former president stashed top-secret...

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25 Aug’ 2022

Answer questions automatically with a Twitter bot

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

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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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22 Aug’ 2022

Billionaires rule America with their media outlets

Billionaires twist public opinion with their media outlets to support policies that make billionaires richer. Politicians cater to billionaire owned media outlets to get good press...

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18 Aug’ 2022

16-Year-Old ‘Not Mature Enough to Have Abortion’, Florida Rules

Florida Court Rules 16-Year-Old Not ‘Mature’ Enough to Get Abortion "The court did not seem to recognize that it's also going to require plenty of maturity...

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17 Aug’ 2022

Inflation Reduction Act taxes share buybacks to fund public services

Corporate tax dodging reduces public services for everyone. The Inflation Reduction Act taxes corporate share buybacks to fix that loophole. The Inflation Reduction Act charges companies...

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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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15 Aug’ 2022

Ask politicians hardball questions

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

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14 Aug’ 2022

Drug prices coming down for landing

Drug prices come down for landing with the Infrastructure Reduction Act. Drug prices out of reach. Big Pharma share prices soaring and execs making millions. Big...

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13 Aug’ 2022

Test your BULLSHIT METER with this Mar-a-Lago quiz

How good is your bullshit meter? Find out with this quiz. “The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to...

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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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10 Aug’ 2022

Republicans block insulin price caps. Why? Follow the money.

Republicans block insulin price caps in the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act. Why? Follow the money. Republican senators voted down a cap on the price of insulin in the...

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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

Republicans block insulin price caps. Why? Follow the money.

Republicans block insulin price caps in the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act. Why? Follow the money. Republican senators voted down a cap on the price of insulin...

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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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5 Aug’ 2022

McDonald’s exploits workers with GOP help

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

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4 Aug’ 2022

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

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

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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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31 Jul’ 2022

The dog ate my Jan 6th texts

Texts about Jan 6th insurrection for Trump's top DHS officials are missing. Scooby denies eating them. This discovery of missing records for the senior-most homeland security...

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23 Jul’ 2022

How to deal with deceptive political arguments

Push back against deceptive arguments that use false flags, strawmen and whataboutism to manipulate you. Learn how to spot bogus arguments being used to manipulate you...

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22 Jul’ 2022

Scorched by the heatwave? Thank these Senators.

"Unrelenting, coast-to-coast heat wave scorches America" - USA Today Republicans deny climate change while Americans bake in heatwaves. A GOP-packed Supreme Court cripples the Environmental Protection...

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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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16 Jul’ 2022

FOX smears doctor helping ten year old rape victim. GOP cripples FCC that could regulate FOX.

Murdoch's media empire helps the GOP. Republicans cripple the FCC that could regulate FOX News. Rigging the system to dupe the public. Why would FOX News,...

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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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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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6 Jul’ 2022

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

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

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5 Jul’ 2022

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

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

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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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1 Jul’ 2022

Koch Rigged Supreme Court Rules For Oil Companies

Follow the money to see how oil tycoons rig the courts to get the laws they want. Millions in dark money to get ultra-right wing lawyers...

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30 Jun’ 2022

Mapping White House Activity Around Jan 6th Insurrection

Who did what, where? Relationship maps make it easier to understand what's going on. "Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, offered new...

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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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22 Jun’ 2022

Supreme Court forces taxpayers to fund religious schools

Follow the money behind the Supreme Court ruling to divert funds from public schools for all Americans to religious schools for the privileged few “The ultraconservative...

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19 Jun’ 2022

Insurrection planning guide

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

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17 Jun’ 2022

Billionaire union busters

How do billionaire CEOs get richer by exploiting workers while preventing them from organizing? Follow the money. Billionaires have rigged the system to make it harder...

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14 Jun’ 2022

Learn to spot and counter these seven right wing trolling tricks

Don't let trolls hijack conversations. "Refuse to play their game, and insist on a different one entirely—an approach that also helped counter subcultural trolling. George Lakoff suggests reframe the discussion...

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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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10 Jun’ 2022

Teleprompters help you present even better

“Tonight, I say this to my Republican colleagues who are defending the indefensible: There will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your dishonor...

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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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4 Jun’ 2022

Counterprogramming: Distract public attention to hide your role in the Jan 6th insurrection

'Flood the zone with shit' - Steve Bannon Counterprogramming tries to distract public attention (with BS) so people don't learn about the people behind the Jan...

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3 Jun’ 2022

Jan 6th insurrectionist relationship map

How do you recognize the people involved with the Jan 6th insurrection to topple American democracy? It's hard to make sense of a lot of information...

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1 Jun’ 2022

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

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

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31 May’ 2022

Baby formula companies pay Republicans to weaken regulations

"Baby formula industry successfully lobbied to weaken bacteria safety standards" - Intercept "Records show that the industry successfully mobilized against a 2014 proposal from the FDA...

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30 May’ 2022

Facebook sued. Why? Follow the money.

Facebook sued for selling its users' personal data for political manipulation. Facebook is accused of stalling news about how it mis-used data while four Facebook directors...

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28 May’ 2022

Fight WhatsApp disinfo with volunteer fact checking

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

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27 May’ 2022

Texas GOP gun laws and shooting victims resources: Illustrated edition

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

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22 May’ 2022

Fight FOX propaganda. Strengthen the FCC

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

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21 May’ 2022

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

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

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20 May’ 2022

Restaurant workers deserve ONE FAIR WAGE — not slave era exploitation

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

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19 May’ 2022

Republican gun policies help mass shooters

A racist teenager kills ten in Buffalo with a military-style assault weapon. What role do Republican policies play in the surge of mass shootings? "The shooter at...

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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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15 May’ 2022

Billionaires profit from radicalizing White Supremacist terrorists

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

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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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11 May’ 2022

Republican war on women led by questionable men

A raped woman can be forced to have the baby. Abortions and contraceptives are banned. She's charged with murder for a miscarriage. How did we get...

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10 May’ 2022

FOX uses Russian propaganda tricks to spread disinformation

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

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9 May’ 2022

Republican war on women & abortion straight from Handmaid’s Tale

A raped woman can be forced to have the rapist's child and charged with murder if she doesn't. Anyone trying to help the woman can be...

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4 May’ 2022

How billionaires pack the courts to get whatever they want

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

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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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25 Apr’ 2022

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

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

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21 Apr’ 2022

Stand up against hate

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

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20 Apr’ 2022

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

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

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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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18 Apr’ 2022

Create your own Rapid Response GIF

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

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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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15 Apr’ 2022

Facebook — Meta shareholders to vote on reducing misinformation

Facebook / Meta shareholders can vote until May 25, 10AM PDT to support Proposal 7, which compels the corporation to confront the cost of the harm...

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14 Apr’ 2022

How are gig workers exploited? Follow the money.

Multi-billion dollar firms deny gig workers health insurance, death benefits and the right to organize. "Gig workers are classified as independent contractors. That designation obscures a...

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12 Apr’ 2022

Who’s to Blame for High Gas Prices? Follow the money.

"Saudi - Russia collusion is driving up gas prices and worsening Ukraine crisis." - The Intercept "As Russia ordered troops into Ukraine on Monday, gas prices soared to their...

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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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4 Apr’ 2022

Why does insulin cost so much? Follow the blood money Republicans get to block price cuts.

30 million American diabetics struggle to pay for the skyrocketing price of insulin. Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi make a killing from raising insulin prices....

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2 Apr’ 2022

Five practical ways to fight FOX spreading propaganda

Fox News opinion programs are the biggest source of disinformation. DDAD Defenders of Democracy Against Disinfo is a grassroots, nonprofit group. They have analyzed how Fox...

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1 Apr’ 2022

7 tips to take better advocacy photos

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

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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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29 Mar’ 2022

Republicans cut free school meals for hungry kids but support tax cuts for wealthy donors.

Republicans claim to care about education but deny money for school meals. Surprise! You can't learn on an empty stomach. How do Republicans push for tax...

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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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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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23 Mar’ 2022

Stop paying FOX to spread Russian propaganda #UNFOXmycablebox

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

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21 Mar’ 2022

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

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

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20 Mar’ 2022

Ginni Thomas’ Republican and Supreme Court connections: Mapping the ethics concerns

Ginni Thomas, right wing activist and wife of Justice Clarence Thomas has clients with cases before the Supreme Court. Should he recuse himself? Ginni's was at...

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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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12 Mar’ 2022

Republican tax plan robs the poor and gives to the rich. Robin Hood gone bad!

Many Americans will pay over $1,000 more every year in the new Republican tax plan. Rick Scott is Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC)...

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7 Mar’ 2022

Artists For The Equal Rights Amendment (Artists4ERA)

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

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6 Mar’ 2022

DeSantistan : Crowdsourced news fights the Supreme Leader’s propaganda

How do you fight a propaganda machine? Have volunteers crowdsource the facts and make it easy for the public to see what's really going on. A...

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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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3 Mar’ 2022

Play DRUG MONOPOLY. Raise drug prices. Make millions!

34 million Americans suffer from diabetes. How do drug monopolies keep raising prices? Follow the blood money. President Biden and Bernie Sanders have proposed cutting prescription...

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2 Mar’ 2022

Are your purchases funding White Nationalism and Anti-Semitism? Follow the money.

Republicans embrace White Nationalism and Anti-Semitism with the help of corporate donations. All talk, no action. Republicans expelled Liz Cheney for supporting an inquiry into the...

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26 Feb’ 2022

Facebook spreads right wing disinfo ignoring its own policies

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

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23 Feb’ 2022

Google’s lucrative hypocrisy explained

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

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16 Feb’ 2022

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

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

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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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7 Feb’ 2022

Legitimate Political Discourse isn’t mob violence

G.O.P. Declares Jan. 6 Attack ‘Legitimate Political Discourse’ "The Republican National Committee voted to censure Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for participating in the inquiry...

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6 Feb’ 2022

Spotify boycott grows as more artists protest their music being used to fund racism. Follow the money.

Follow the money to see how Spotify exploits musicians by paying them $0.0033 per song streamed while paying Rogan $100 million for a podcast with racism...

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4 Feb’ 2022

Fight disinformation. Demand AdTech platforms stop funding sites that spread racism and hate.

Amazon, Google and Facebook report billions in ad revenues. Right wing websites spread hate, racism and COVID conspiracy theories. What's the connection? Right wing groups use...

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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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2 Feb’ 2022

Twelve trusted resources on disinformation and other threats to democracy

Fighting the dark side? Trusted guide you will use. Take a trusted guide whether you're fighting Darth Vader destroying galaxies or the dark forces attacking American...

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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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30 Jan’ 2022

Spotify removes Neil Young over COVID misinfo protest. Follow the money to see why.

"Spotify removes Neil Young following rocker’s protest over COVID-19 misinformation" - PBS “I realized I could not continue to support Spotify’s life-threatening misinformation to the music...

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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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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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20 Jan’ 2022

Describe the Jan 6th insurrection and election sabotage clearly with the right messaging frame

Use the right messaging to explain the Jan 6th insurrection and how the people behind it are now passing bills to steal our freedom to vote....

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18 Jan’ 2022

Follow the money Spotify makes streaming COVID misinfo

Over 2,000 Americans die from COVID every day. Yet, Spotify continues to stream COVID misinformation. Why? Follow the money. "Hundreds of scientists, professors and public health...

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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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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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8 Jan’ 2022

Hate has consequences

Hate mongers pay a price when exposed. How do you find out about racists and white supremacists who would rather stay anonymous? One People's Project (OPP) monitors...

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5 Jan’ 2022

Leaked GOP Voter Suppression Playbook (Satire)

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

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4 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6th Investigation Committee: Track the uncovered evidence with a relationship map.

Follow the evidence. Complexity, withholding evidence and delaying tactics are often used to escape judgement. How can details spread over dozens of websites and a large...

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3 Jan’ 2022

Disinformation 101

How to Spot Fake News: A Disinformation Check List Vaccination is a good defense against COVID. Inoculation works similarly and builds your resistance against being infected...

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31 Dec’ 2021

Student loans

Financiers make billions while students are crushed by loans. Follow the money and political lobbying to see how the system is rigged. "More than 40 million...

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29 Dec’ 2021

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

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

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28 Dec’ 2021

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

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

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27 Dec’ 2021

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

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

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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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23 Dec’ 2021

The FCC should hold Facebook accountable for spreading COVID misinfo

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

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21 Dec’ 2021

Black Lung Disease Trust funding jeopardized as Build Back Better stalls

Senators jeopardize funding for coal miners sick with Black Lung Disease. Why? Follow the dark money political donations. "The coal industry is leaving a scarring legacy...

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18 Dec’ 2021

Republican obstruction prevents FCC regulation of COVID misinformation platforms

800,000 Americans dead from COVID. Republicans serve their billionaire media donors and block the FCC from enforcing its mandate to serve the 'public interest'. When do...

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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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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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10 Dec’ 2021

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

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

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4 Dec’ 2021

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

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

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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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30 Nov’ 2021

Billionaire owned media outlets distort news to favor the rich

Image: Succession on HBO Unemployment is at all time lows. Working families get more healthcare and money for childcare. Vaccinations save lives. But you'd never know....

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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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28 Nov’ 2021

Organizing? First build trust by sharing your story.

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

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26 Nov’ 2021

Project Veritas agent? Check their identity with free Google facial recognition.

'Project Veritas sting operations employ people who mask their real identities to infiltrate target organizations.' (NYT). Check to see if you're being targeted with free Google...

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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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24 Nov’ 2021

Women directors of corporations backing Ohio’s extreme abortion ban

Ohio is about to pass an abortion ban that is even more restrictive than Texas. Women lead the corporations donating the abortion bill's sponsors. The Ohio bill,...

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23 Nov’ 2021

Use ethnic media outlets to reach minority communities

Ethnic news outlets offer relevant and accurate news coverage to their communities. They counter-balance the negative messages and racist story selection from some large corporate news...

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21 Nov’ 2021

How Mitch McConnell politicized the American justice system

Mitch McConnell has stacked the courts with conservative judges. See how his scheme affects every American on things ranging from their health, voting rights and control...

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20 Nov’ 2021

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

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

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16 Nov’ 2021

Freedom to vote

Words matter. Pick them carefully. Deliver with conviction. Amplify your message through supporters. This guide from ASO Communications and We Make The Future explains how to...

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15 Nov’ 2021

How are the Jan 6th insurrection organizers connected?

It's hard to keep track of the people involved and with the Jan 6th insurrection. Software can help. How are they connected? What was their role?...

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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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11 Nov’ 2021

Veterans deserve better

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

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9 Nov’ 2021

How Google helps spread right wing disinformation

Billionaires get a tax deduction for funding sites spreading disinfo! Google promotes the sites in search rankings getting them more exposure. What gives? Follow the money....

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8 Nov’ 2021

Republicans push taxation without representation

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

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7 Nov’ 2021

Who is blocking the path to citizenship?

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

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2 Nov’ 2021

Joel Kaplan: Zuck’s fixer and GOP operative

Facebook spreads Republican disinformation and promotes right-wing conspiracy theories. Meet Joel Kaplan, Republican operative and Zuckerberg fixer. "Kaplan is Facebook's vice president of global public policy. He...

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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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31 Oct’ 2021

Stand Your Ground bill has deadly consequences

Adil Dghoughi was killed in his car outside a house in Martindale, Texas. The case against the killer could be hindered by Texas' "Stand Your Ground"...

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27 Oct’ 2021

Tax dodging billionaires behind Texas SB8 bill banning abortions

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

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26 Oct’ 2021

Zuckerberg sings ‘Oops… I did it again’ in spoof of Brittany classic

Funny videos go far on social media. Spread your message with videos created with the free iMovie app. "For Zuckerberg, profit trumps free speech. Zuckerberg frequently deflects...

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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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24 Oct’ 2021

COVID collateral damage map of politicians ready to sacrifice your life to get re-elected

45 million confirmed COVID cases. Over 735,000 deaths as of 10/24/21. Yet Republican Governors and 24 Attorney Generals oppose vaccinations? Check the facts and decide whose...

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23 Oct’ 2021

Target groups with QR-coded messages to improve response rates

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

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22 Oct’ 2021

Striketober. Mapping workers on strike for a living wage.

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

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21 Oct’ 2021

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

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

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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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16 Oct’ 2021

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

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

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8 Oct’ 2021

Frame and deliver your message to be persuasive

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

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7 Oct’ 2021

Create infographics like ‘Six Supreme Court Injustices’ with the free Infogram app

Pictures convey information better than words. This blog is intentionally short to demonstrate the power of visual communication. Now you can create your infographics in minutes...

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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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3 Oct’ 2021

FOX News advertisers fund Tucker Carlson spreading racism and COVID disinfo

Who are FOX's biggest advertisers supporting Tucker Carlson spreading racism? Which FOX directors are connected with Stanford, Georgetown and The Nature Conservancy? How do people and...

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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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30 Sep’ 2021

Don’t mess with Texas women

Image: Handmaid's Tale - Hulu Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he'll “eliminate” rape rather than let victims get abortions. That's after his bill that bans abortions...

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29 Sep’ 2021

Billionaire welfare. Corporate tycoons oppose Build Back Better that helps regular Americans.

Multi-millionaire CEOs fund lobbyists to deny basic benefits for the rest of us. Politicians beholden to corporate donors. Follow the money to see how billionaires get...

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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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24 Sep’ 2021

Texas abortion bounty: Follow the money funding the new law

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

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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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21 Sep’ 2021

How does big pharma keep drug prices so high? Follow the money.

Big pharma claims to serve public health, but spends billions on political lobbying and multimillion dollar executive salaries. Is corporate greed and political donations the real...

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20 Sep’ 2021

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

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

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14 Sep’ 2021

Amazon’s lethal COVID hypocrisy

Amazon Leadership Principles declare "Leaders leave things better than how they found them." At the same time Amazon sells books that cast doubt on COVID vaccinations,...

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11 Sep’ 2021

Billionaire moochers dodge taxes and rig the system

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

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1 Sep’ 2021

Mapping the increased COVID risk to Florida school children from politics and where to get vaccinated

DeSantis Is Blocking Money From Two School Districts Over Mask Mandates, Defying A Judge's Ruling "Despite a judge's ruling on Friday declaring that the Florida governor's...

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30 Aug’ 2021

COVID conspiracy playbook revealed

Conspiracies like COVID are contagious and can be fatal. Learn to spot conspiracy symptoms and how they're spread. Conspiracies manipulate people based on their desire to...

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29 Aug’ 2021

Voter suppression by eviction

A Supreme Court stacked with McConnell nominees overruled the CDC allowing landlords to evict thousands of families during a pandemic. Judicial activism now defines health policy....

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25 Aug’ 2021

What’s in the new budget for you?

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

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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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20 Aug’ 2021

Women community organizers push for change in Louisiana

Black women organizers disrupt existing power structures to bring about change in their communities. An innovative program helps train and support them in Louisiana. The Power...

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14 Aug’ 2021

Fair Districts Ohio fights gerrymandering

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

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7 Aug’ 2021

Disinfo kills

Why do people believe fatal lies? How is disinformation cooked up? Who profits from it? What can be done? How are people still falling for disinfo...

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3 Aug’ 2021

Evicted? Thank these guys.

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

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26 Jul’ 2021

Let vets vote

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

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24 Jul’ 2021

Olympic Gold Medal for voter suppression goes to …

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

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18 Jul’ 2021

Blood on their hands

COVID is an equal opportunity killer. It doesn't care who you voted for, or even if you voted at all. Death isn't a political issue. Should...

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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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7 Jul’ 2021

Heat wave 2021 map ‘burns’ climate deniers

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

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4 Jul’ 2021

OxyContin: Follow the blood money

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

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28 Jun’ 2021

Capitol insurrectionists top FBI’s Most Wanted List, while Republicans deny it happened

As rioters from the Capitol Insurrection top the FBI's most wanted list, Republican's deny that the attack even took place. "On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the U.S....

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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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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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31 May’ 2021

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

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

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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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18 May’ 2021

Cruel & unusual punishment: South Carolina’s racist executions

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

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27 Apr’ 2021

Corporations profiting by spreading hate with public subsidies

"Carlson has the right to say whatever loathsome things he wishes. And Fox News can choose to broadcast those views on television. But Carlson and the...

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24 Apr’ 2021

For The People and George Floyd Act featured in Editorial Cartoons

For The People Act protects voting rights needed for common sense gun safety measures and police reform. These editorial cartoons highlight the importance of passing the George Floyd...

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20 Apr’ 2021

Volunteer driven social media campaign generates a billion impressions For The People Act

Campaigns shape public narratives by having volunteers share GIFs through peer-to-peer messages and social media posts. Why are GIFs so popular? How does a campaign use...

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17 Apr’ 2021

Mass shootings, NRA influence & Republican obstruction: editorial cartoons

"The country grappled with yet another bloody rampage in Indianapolis, only weeks after back-to-back mass shootings last month in Atlanta and Boulder, Colorado" - NYT These...

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30 Mar’ 2021

Friends don’t let anti-vaxxer friends stay at risk. Conversation guide shows how to engage.

Friends don't let friends stay at risk. How do you engage with an anti-vaxxer with so much COVID disinformation? Arguing with the facts against disinformation doesn't...

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29 Mar’ 2021

Are you being tricked into funding the spread of disinformation? Check the GDI Index.

Groups spreading disinformation siphon funds meant for legitimate advertising. Ad networks like Google and Facebook are complicit and make money when they direct ads and revenue...

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28 Mar’ 2021

Mass shooters, Jim Crow and racist Republicans: This week’s top political cartoons.

This week's top Political Cartoons cover racist mass shooting, Republican voter suppression and obstruction with the filibuster. Enjoy the cartoons individually, as a GIF or as a video. DeepakDemLabs Voter suppression...

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20 Mar’ 2021

Racism has consequences

Eight people including six Asian women killed in racist shooting spree with a gun bought hours earlier. This isn't a random event. Hate crimes against Asian...

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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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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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20 Feb’ 2021

Bickering. Conspiracy theories. Beach time. This week’s top ten political cartoons.

The top ten Political Cartoons this week showcase Republican bickering, conspiracy theories and beach time. Check out these cartoons in two new formats: as a GIF on GIPHY...

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19 Feb’ 2021

Make videos the easy way. Free app includes hundreds of royalty-free video clips and soundtracks.

Videos get six times more traction on Facebook! Learn how to quickly and easily create videos for free with Lumen5. We created a 25 second video...

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18 Feb’ 2021

Fighting disinfo? Coordinate a rapid response with shared talking points.

Disinfo requires a rapid, broad spread response. Get talking points to supporters for them to spread the truth and have their messages reinforce each other. A...

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16 Feb’ 2021

From Russian With Love: Disinformation Playbook

The Russians are disinformation grandmasters. Learn how to guard against them by studying how they're being used in American politics. Learn how these moves are used...

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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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6 Feb’ 2021

Double-talk. Denial. Stupidity. This week’s best political cartoons.

This week's top ten political cartoons lampoon Republican double-talk, denial and stupidity. "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" - Saul Alinsky “It is almost impossible to...

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4 Feb’ 2021

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

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

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3 Feb’ 2021

Activists Take On Prison Industrial Complex

"Regions Bank Of Alabama Turns Its Back On CoreCivic" Morgan Simon's article in Forbes.com inspired us to explore how strategic activism works. How did community organizers...

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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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30 Jan’ 2021

Memory loss, impeachment & hope. This week’s best political cartoons.

Political cartoons explain things as they are - with humor. This week's top ten cover impeachment, political excuse making, Q-Anon and Game Stop. Here are top...

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28 Jan’ 2021

Fighting disinformation? Eighteen free weapons for your arsenal.

Fighting disinformation? Use all the tools in your arsenal. Here are eighteen of the best. Disinformation basics Disinformation attacks involve these tactics according to Harmony Square:-...

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23 Jan’ 2021

Riots. Pardons. Change. The week in political cartoons.

This momentous week as captured in Political Cartoons. These ten cartoons best cover the siege of the Capitol and political aftermath. DeepakDemLabs Thin Blue Line -...

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17 Jan’ 2021

Stories poisoned to spread disinformation

People love stories and sharing them with others. That's what makes stories poisoned with disinformation so dangerous. Tackle disinformation by training people to spot when they're...

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16 Jan’ 2021

Political Cartoons Say It Best

No description necessary... Feeding The Fringe - Adam Zyglis Les Deplorables - R.J. Matson Butthurt Base - David Fitzsimmons Trump or the nation? - Bruce Plante...

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6 Jan’ 2021

Trumpland? Meet the Republicans and their corporate donors trying to overturn election results.

"Eleven Republican senators and senators-elect said that they would vote to reject President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory ... to defy the unambiguous results of the...

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14 Dec’ 2020

How YouTube spreads COVID Disinformation

290,000 Americans have already died from COVID-19, yet people protest wearing masks and are skeptical of vaccinations. How does disinformation manipulate people into risky behavior? Who...

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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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2 Dec’ 2020

How to spot BS being used to manipulate public opinion

Disinformation often comes as Bullshit (BS) packaged to trick readers with impressive language, graphics and bogus logic. Spot and push back with tips from Calling Bullshit. How...

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30 Nov’ 2020

Mitch’s scheme to tax without representation

McConnell aims to cling to power by creating an American underclass that pays taxes but cannot vote and gets no benefits. His scheme overturns the American...

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28 Nov’ 2020

How to spot a disinformation zombie

Brad Pitt races to save virus infected zombies in World War Z. Back in the real world, disinformation is used to turn people into zombies immune...

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1 Oct’ 2020

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

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

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30 Sep’ 2020

Inform eligible felons about their right to vote

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

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4 Sep’ 2020

Thank you for your service

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

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3 Sep’ 2020

COVID-19 Death Counter app tracks what really matters

Ignore the distractions. Focus on COVID-19, which is killing a thousand Americans every day. Some politicians would talk about anything other than the Americans that die...

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31 Aug’ 2020

Expert tips on writing text messages that get attention

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

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23 Aug’ 2020

Which rural communities will be ruined by the U.S. Postal Service being crippled?

The U.S. Postal Service is the lifeblood of many rural communities. Seniors, veterans and farmers will all suffer from cutbacks. Where will the cuts hurt the...

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8 Aug’ 2020

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

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

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2 Aug’ 2020

President Obama’s eulogy used to get out the vote

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

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31 Jul’ 2020

Five lessons in fundraising from infomercials

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

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30 Jul’ 2020

Infographic contrasts coronavirus relief proposals

Infographic: Differing Coronavirus Relief Bills How will the latest Coronavirus relief proposals impact you? The different Coronavirus relief bills can be confusing. Most people don't have...

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18 Jul’ 2020

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

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

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12 Jul’ 2020

Start a chain reaction

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

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4 Jul’ 2020

¡Yo hablo español, 中文 and हिन्दी too!

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

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2 Jul’ 2020

Mapping the protests across America

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

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25 Jun’ 2020

Don’t mess with Texas voters

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

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21 Jun’ 2020

Scan this to recruit volunteers

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

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20 Jun’ 2020

Four innovations to get out the vote in Virginia

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

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18 Jun’ 2020

Voting. Georgia Style.

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

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17 Jun’ 2020

Let The People Speak

How do you bridge the divide between how elected officials vote and what their constituents want? Let people speak directly to power. Kalamazoo Commissioner Stephanie Moore mobilized...

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15 Jun’ 2020

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

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

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5 Jun’ 2020

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

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

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3 Jun’ 2020

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

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

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27 May’ 2020

How To Find Ballot Drop Boxes And Early Voting Locations In Georgia

Voters in Georgia's June 9th election can return their absentee ballots at drop box without a stamp or any human contact. How do they find the...

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14 May’ 2020

Speak To Voters In Their Language

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

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27 Apr’ 2020

Conduct Polls In A Pandemic? Use Chatbots.

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

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20 Apr’ 2020

Visualizing 40,000 Deaths

Big numbers make it hard to fully grasp the size of a tragedy - such as the number of American deaths from the Coronavirus.  The facts are...

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13 Apr’ 2020

Make Sure Everyone Hears Your Message — Regardless Of Their Language.

Make sure every one get to hear your message regardless of their language. One out of five American speaks a language other than English at home. Many...

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30 Mar’ 2020

Vote by Mail. Leave No Voter Behind.

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

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17 Mar’ 2020

Coronavirus Guide. Mobile Training Delivered By Voice And Text.

Coronavirus safety training now available freely by phone. How can safety recommendations be shared with hard-to-contact groups in the middle of a pandemic? Technology designed to...

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28 Feb’ 2020

Activists Use GIFs To Demand Funding For CDC To Fight Coronavirus

  Reach more people, faster and for less money with a GIF. GIFs are just seconds long but get your message heard. They play automatically and engage viewers immediately....

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16 Feb’ 2020

Don’t Zuck Up Democracy

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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7 Oct’ 2019

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

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

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25 Sep’ 2019

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

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

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24 Sep’ 2019

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

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

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24 Sep’ 2019

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 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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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

American Soybean Farmers Suffer From Tariffs On China. StoryMap Explains The Issue.

Why would the Chief of the US Department of Agriculture mock farmers hurt by trade wars as 'Whiners'? A volunteer research team found that farmers' suffering was both real and widespread. "Net farm...

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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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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

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

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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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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4 Jun’ 2019

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

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

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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

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

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

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21 May’ 2019

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

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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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