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10 June, 2023

Use AI to improve your outreach to minority communities

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Customize your message with AI to reach 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 and read out aloud messages to reach minority communities in their languages. Freedom Over Fascism from ASO Communications was used to test how this could be done. AI apps were used to automatically translate the message into six languages, generate voice recordings, create images which were embedded in an interactive infographic.

https://infogram.com/protect-our-freedoms-1h7z2l8rwqdqg6o

Protect Our Freedoms

MAGA Republicans want to turn the worst of our past into our future. No matter what they do next, we must stay consistent, focused, and united in calling out their crimes and protecting our freedoms, our families, and our futures.

"Americans value our freedoms – our freedom to elect leaders who respect our will, protect our interests and govern in our name. Now, a Grand Jury of everyday Floridians across race, background, and party issued a federal indictment of the former MAGA President for threatening America by stealing national security documents, conspiring to obstruct justice, and lying in order to cling to power. Yet the MAGA Republicans in office today that supported, schemed and covered up for him want to overturn our legal system to allow him to evade consequences, carry on this criminal conspiracy and seize power unchecked. 

From the House of Representatives to the Supreme Court to state legislatures, including the very scene of the crime in Florida, they want to take away our freedoms and rule for the wealthy few. We must come together and demand that anyone who aided, abetted or excused the MAGA criminal conspiracy be held accountable so we can make this a place where our leaders honor their oaths, protecting our country and our freedoms." - Freedom Over Fascism Toolkit

Use AI apps to customize messages in different languages to better reach minority communities.

How to use AI to extend your message's reach

The 'Protect Our Freedom' message was translated into different languages with ChatGPT using a prompt like "Translate and shorten this into casual every day Spanish...". This approach produces a better message than just using Google Translate.

The translated messages were verbalized with AI apps like NaturalReaders and SpeechMax. AI translators generate more life-like recordings in addition to letting you to adjust the speed and pitch of the translation. The recordings were uploaded to SoundCloud and a link generated for each recording.

An image for the infographic was created with MidJourney, another AI app with a prompt like "statue of liberty facing camera with American flag in background realistic photo".

This image was used to create an infographic with the Infogram app and connected to the Soundcloud recordings.

TakeAway: Use AI to customize your message to better reach ethnic minorities in their own language.

Deepak
DemLabs

DISCLAIMER: ALTHOUGH THE DATA FOUND IN THIS BLOG AND INFOGRAPHIC HAS BEEN PRODUCED AND PROCESSED FROM SOURCES BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, NO WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CAN BE MADE REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, LEGALITY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY SUCH INFORMATION. THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES TO ANY USES OF THE INFORMATION WHETHER ISOLATED OR AGGREGATE USES THEREOF.

Resources:
Freedom Over Fascism Toolkit - ASO Communications
MAGA Republican Conspiracy: Overturning Freedoms - ChatGPT
Protect Our Freedoms - English / Spanish / Portuguese / Hindi / Chinese / Tagalog

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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28 Nov’ 2021

Organizing? First build trust by sharing your story.

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

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26 Nov’ 2021

Want colorblind justice? Vote for fair Local Prosecutors.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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