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Join The Search Party For Fifty Million Unregistered Voters

There are FIFTY million unregistered voters in America! The number of voters is being threatened with voter roll purges and restrictive voter ID policies. Every single voter and every single vote is important.  Especially if they are part of the Rising American Electorate (RAE) – single women, minorities and millenials. The RAE are not registered …

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All Votes Count. Some Just Count More Than Others.

The right to vote is under attack. Confusing requirements and other hurdles are designed to discourage specific groups from voting. And turnout drops with voter suppression, as the 2016 election shows. Here are just of some of the hurdles: – Complex voter registration requirements – The risk of being purged from the voter rolls – Obtaining the proper voter ID …

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You’re suddenly stopped for questioning…

People get stopped for questioning anywhere these days – speaking Spanish in Montana or resembling someone in Oregon. Others encounter sexual harassment, racial discrimination, voter intimidation… How can these encounters be recorded discreetly and help summoned without pulling out a phone? Develop a new app is a common reaction, but often it’s smarter to first …

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Is your Voter ID acceptable?

11% of voting-age U.S. citizens don’t have a current government-issued photo ID. That’s roughly 25 million voters in 34 states who don’t have an acceptable Voter ID. Many people don’t realize that in many states, they need both to be registered and to have a valid voter ID in order to vote. Fortunately there’s help. …

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Knock. Knock. Who’s there?

FedEx does it. Uber does it – optimize delivery routes with better software.How can campaigns up their game so canvassers spend less time walking and more time talking with people? The problem is hard, but it isn’t new. Experts have been working on the traveling salesperson problem for years. ‘What’s the shortest possible loop that connects all the points in an area with the least time …

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Show AND Tell

Attention spans are short. Your call to action has to be clear and compelling. You should both show & tell. Story Maps can help. They combine facts, figures and timelines into a compelling narrative that’s easy to share. Mass shootings are a scourge, but the scope of the horror is often lost in the statistics. This Story Map puts it all in perspective. Each …

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Oppo Research Done Right

Good oppo research requires experience and manpower – two things in short supply. A new group meets these needs by combining the savvy of campaign veterans with the energy of online volunteers. This lowers the cost and time needed for oppo research, making it available to more progressive campaigns. Research is split into smaller tasks and assigned (crowdsourced) to volunteers along with the online sources to …

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Don’t Mess With Seniors

Why is it so hard for some seniors to vote? Could the locations of polling centers be influencing turnout? You make the call. Case Study We decided to take a closer look at Richmond, Virginia where senior citizens and minorities make up a significant portion of the electorate. Here are the results of a recent project by DemLabs, ESRI, People Demanding Action (PDA), TargetSmart and Davis Wright & Tremaine …

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