Use innovative apps to reach more people. It's fast, free and easy.
Grassroots groups struggle to be heard against dark money funded group. They have less money, staff and skills. Build a website with the free Wakelet app.
Create a website with Wakelet
Wakelet lets you add URLs, YouTube videos, images along with your text to create a 'collection'.
Choose the layout for your website and PUBLISH it. The website can be shared with a link such as https://wakelet.com/wake/U2_SMoWjfMbZji0ofDNun
The website can be viewed on a phone, tablet or laptop.
You can change the content in your website at any time.
Did I mention, that the Wakelet app is free?
Get your message heard with a website
Grassroots groups and activists can save resources by reducing their website costs with free apps. These apps also let them revise the content with changing conditions and new fund raising drives.
- Map with candidates endorsed by the National Women's Political Caucus. Click on a face to get more details on a candidate and connects to their campaign website.
- Interactive map of early voting locations and when they are open. This map can be changed quickly in case a polling location is closed, moved or its hours changed.
- Early voting locations info as a searchable list along with Voter Guide in English and Spanish. A video on the importance of this election. The app can include details on how long the wait at a polling location is based on info from local volunteers.
- Virginia Voters Guide in both English and Spanish. This includes details on where Republicans and Democrats stand on issues such as women's rights, protecting the environment and reducing gun violence.
- Details on what forms of Voter ID are accepted in Virginia. This information comes from VoteRiders which also provides free assistance to voters.
- Center for Common Ground, a Virginia nonprofit and DemLabs teamed to create a free solution to meet these needs and is available now. It includes information from the Virginia Department of Elections, National Womens Political Caucus of Virginia, Guides.Vote, VoteRiders and Political Girl.
Help voters know what's at stake in elections
Virginians deserve to know how the election will make their lives better or worse, and make an informed choice? What will Democrats and Republicans do if elected? Who's running for office? Where are the early voting locations? When are they open? What ID will they need to vote?
That's a lot of info and from many sources! And the info often change suddenly with voter suppression. How can voters get the info they need to make an informed choice quickly and easily? From a phone or laptop? Without internet access? In English or Spanish? In the form they like - list, map, video? How can people volunteer to increase voter turnout? How can grassroots voting rights groups collect and share this info with little money, time or staff?
That's where innovative, affordable technology and friendly user interface design comes in. Learn more about how to apply affordable tech for your cause here.
TakeAway: Provide voters with the info they need to make informed decisions. Use technology and friendly interface design to fight voter suppression and improve voter turnout.
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