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23 Mar’ 2024

FIND AND CALL your elected rep easily with this free app

'Clown show': Another resignation as dysfunction and disunity plague House GOP "Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson leads Congress to historic levels of inaction, another member announced...

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15 Mar’ 2024

Canvass smarter

"How Evangelicals Use Digital Surveillance to Target the Unconverted" "The hot new thing in proselytizing is an app that allows Christian conservatives to collect data on...

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26 Dec’ 2023

Learn to tell your ‘Story Of Self’ with this free video tutorial

A STORY OF SELF tells why we have been called to serve. It expresses the values or experiences that call each person to take leadership on...

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19 Oct’ 2023

Political incompetence can be deadly: Check your risk level

Elections have consequences that can impact your health. "Red State Politicians Are Killing Their Own Constituents". The Covid-19 pandemic exposed a clear divide in health outcomes...

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1 Aug’ 2023

Supercharge your campaign messaging with ChatGPT and ChatBots

Get the most bang for your buck: Test and improve your campaign messaging. Words matter. Savvy marketers will test different versions of messages to see which...

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23 Jul’ 2023

The Price of Denial: MAGA Republicans and the surge in COVID Deaths

Putting politics over healthcare is deadly. "Once a vaccine advocate, the Ron DeSantis lost his enthusiasm for the shot before the Delta wave sent Covid hospitalizations...

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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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9 Jun’ 2023

The Blue Institute prepares young people of color to become leaders in progressive campaigns: Podcast

Campaigns do better when they reflect the diversity of voters. But finding trained campaign staff of color to match that diversity is often a challenge. The...

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9 Jun’ 2023

Amplify your message by sharing your talking points

Conductors keep musicians in rhythm with a shared music sheet. Organizers do better by sharing talking points with supporters to keep them all on the same...

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21 May’ 2023

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

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

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20 Apr’ 2023

Campaign planning after redistricting in Virginia goes better with Smart Maps

Political districts shuffled by redistricting? Plan your campaign better with a Smart Map. Andrea Miller is the founder of Center of Common Ground, a Coke drinker...

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19 Feb’ 2023

Harness the outrage over gun violence: Make it easy for voters to email their elected rep

Another mass shooting. Gun safety legislation blocked again ... How can organizers make it easy for voters to email their elected rep to demand support gun...

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1 Feb’ 2023

What would prematurely ending the COVID PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY mean for you?

Should the COVID Public Health Emergency be ended prematurely? How many Americans would be hurt? You make the call. We mapped the number of COVID cases...

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21 Jan’ 2023

How to conduct a survey quickly with little money or staff

What matters to people in your community? How do they feel about an issue or a recent event? Conduct a survey and ask them! It's hard...

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8 Jan’ 2023

Hakeem Jeffries’ speech in free teleprompter app

Hakeem Jeffries explained Democrats' Principles in his A-to-Z speech. Read it in a free BigStage Teleprompter. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’ ABCs of American Values: “The Constitution over...

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9 Dec’ 2022

How to build geotargeted contact lists

How can you collect details of people in a particular area at a specific time? Geotarget. Where a person is a provides a lot of clues...

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13 Oct’ 2022

Black Voters Matter bus tour mobilizes voters

“We Won’t Black Down” puts the Blackest buses in America on the road for a 12 state tour to mobilize voters. How do you energize marginalized...

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15 Sep’ 2022

BLACK VOTERS MATTER Bus Tour Gets Out The Vote

Black Voters Matter's bus tour engages Black voters, faith-based leaders and HBCU students to get out the vote. A good campaign such as a bus tour,...

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7 Aug’ 2022

TikTok activism for abortion rights

“Reproductive Freedom for All” petition would add the right to an abortion to the Michigan Constitution. The Reproductive Freedom for All petition required 425,000 signatures to...

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24 Jul’ 2022

Starbucks denies workers abortion benefits to bust unions

Starbucks denies abortion benefits to workers forming unions. "In June, the company said it would reimburse abortion travel expenses for employees enrolled in its healthcare plan if there...

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18 Jul’ 2022

Assign canvassers to areas where they have more in common with residents with geotargeting

Assign canvassers with geotargeting to areas where they'll be most effective. People respond better to those they can relate to. Choose canvassers that best match that...

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10 Jul’ 2022

Political billboards work

Reach busy voters where they spend a lot of their time on the road - with billboards. Billboards cost a fraction of many online outreach campaigns....

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2 Jul’ 2022

HIGH INSULIN PRICES devastate communities

Why does insulin cost eight times more in America than Canada? Follow the money from Big Pharma to Republican Senators keeping drug prices high with their...

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8 May’ 2022

When Tucker Carlson bashes immigrants, use it to inspire voter registration

What do the CEO's of Google, Adobe, Microsoft and IBM have in common? They're all from India, which Tucker Carlson calls a 'sh*thole' country. Carlson hosted...

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1 May’ 2022

Republicans wage war on women. #VoteProChoice

Republicans wage war on women. Ban abortions. Close clinics. Reward abortion vigilantes. Claim rape is an 'opportunity'. Other Republicans claim 'Legitimate rape doesn't cause pregnancy. A...

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28 Apr’ 2022

YouTube Shorts: Ideal for campaigns and activists on the move

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” ― Ferris Bueller It's the same with organizing....

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27 Apr’ 2022

Long COVID patients at risk from GOP scheme to kill ACA and coverage for pre-existing conditions

Almost a million Americans have died from COVID. Millions more suffer from Long COVID. The GOP 11 Point Plan kills ACA with its insurance for pre-existing...

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10 Apr’ 2022

Geotarget campaigns by zip code

Focus your campaign on the areas with the most potential supporters. Make the most of your campaign time, money and volunteers with geo-targeting. Use information on...

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8 Apr’ 2022

Amazon workers unionize! How to train workers to amplify demands with a common script.

How can the magic of great organizers be bottled to train others to explain their demands better? Messages are amplified when repeated many times by many...

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6 Apr’ 2022

Republicans block funds to fight COVID. Mapping where more Americans are likely to die.

Almost a million Americans have died from COVID. Republicans are now blocking funds to fight COVID. When did politics become so lethal? This map shows the...

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30 Mar’ 2022

Mobilize supporters with free apps like BOWL PAC for PASS THE MORE ACT to decriminalize marijuana

70% of voters believe marijuana should be legal - Quinnipiac University Poll The House is expected to vote on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act. (MORE...

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26 Mar’ 2022

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

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

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22 Mar’ 2022

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

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

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19 Mar’ 2022

Canvassing Goes Better With Palm Cards

Canvassers mobilize more voters with Palm Cards and Smart QR Codes. There's nothing better than door-to-door canvassing to mobilize voters. How can volunteers be trained to...

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13 Mar’ 2022

Make punchy campaign ads. Combine your message with a YouTube video and call to Action Button.

How can videos generate more responses for your campaign? Use videos of current news headlines in your campaign's outreach as they are already the public awareness....

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11 Mar’ 2022

Canvass smarter with door hangers

Door hangers are cost-effective for campaigns and they are a must during COVID. How does a grassroots campaign deliver its door hangers to thousands of houses...

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10 Mar’ 2022

Geotarget areas with more likely voters using cluster analysis to canvass smarter — not harder

Birds of a feather, flock together. So do voters. Find areas with high densities of likely voters with cluster analysis to canvass smarter - not harder....

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8 Mar’ 2022

Reach more Hispanics with online services to meet their needs. Echar una mano.

Design your outreach campaign around your audience's concerns. More engagement with less expense. This outreach applies proven community organizing principles. It engages people where they are....

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14 Feb’ 2022

Fight voter suppression: Canvass smarter to register more voters and increase turnout.

Canvass smarter to register more voters and increase voter turnout to counter Republican voter suppression. How can organizers: Canvass people from the voter file or any...

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12 Feb’ 2022

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

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

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10 Feb’ 2022

Keep your team in formation using the same talking points

Keep your team of canvassers and supporters on the same talking points. Or as Beyonce says 'let's get in formation'. "Use a “drumbeat” approach to communication:...

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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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5 Feb’ 2022

Grassroots political campaign run with military precision in Maryland

Sherman Hardy, a US Air Force veteran is running for office with military-style precision in Maryland. Sherman is the underdog candidate in the race for County...

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1 Feb’ 2022

Biden builds bridges, not walls.

Better roads and bridges help all Americans. Make it easy for people to see how they gain from President Biden's investment in infrastructure. How are your...

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28 Jan’ 2022

DACA Dreamers make great canvassers

DACA students believe in the American dream. These Dreamers advocate for fair political representation - and they make great canvassers. Elected officials should reflect the demographics...

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25 Jan’ 2022

Automated voice assistants help seniors and the disabled get to vote

Seniors and the disabled find it harder to vote as Republicans eliminate voting by mail and ballot drop boxes. This solution was designed for Center For...

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22 Jan’ 2022

Canvassers help Americans without cell phone service or internet access register to vote

Canvassers take digital voter registration lists with them to areas without cell phone service to help unregistered voters. Lack of cell phone service denies many Americans...

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15 Jan’ 2022

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

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

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13 Jan’ 2022

Geotarget voters, direct their outrage, and build contact lists the easy way.

New apps make it easier for voters to get the facts and hold their politicians accountable. Voters struggle to quickly find their political rep and complain...

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9 Jan’ 2022

Fight rural voter suppression with better canvassing technology

Republicans make it harder for rural communities and tribal lands to vote. Canvass smarter with innovative apps to increase voter participation. Republicans exploit rural communities' remoteness,...

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6 Jan’ 2022

Make rapid response videos for free with iMovie

How do you create a rapid response videos when you have no money and hardly any video editing skills? Use iMovie. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland...

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2 Jan’ 2022

Boost door hangers with QR Codes to get more responses

Door hangers go high tech during the pandemic with QR Codes and chatbots to get more responses, conduct surveys and engage more people. How can canvassers...

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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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14 Dec’ 2021

Canvass smarter: Plan walking routes with apps that companies use to deliver packages

Canvass better with software that businesses use to plan their deliveries. It's fast, simple and affordable. FedEx and UPS deliver millions of packages daily. Business route...

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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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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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12 Nov’ 2021

Plan campaigns for redistricted seats better with data rich maps

Campaigns have to adapt their plans after redistricting. Good technology makes it fast, simple and affordable. What are the demographics of the new district? Age, income,...

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3 Nov’ 2021

Canvas better with smarter software

Canvas better with business software that does more and costs less. Canvassing is vital to register more voters and mobilize supporters. Think beyond the voter file...

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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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5 Oct’ 2021

Free app to mobilize volunteers and voters through local events

Image: Election Let voters and supporters know about events and make it easy for them to sign up. Use the free SignMeUp app to share event...

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25 Sep’ 2021

Canvas more people from any list with free Glide based apps

Canvas better with this free app built with Glide technology that already has thousands of users. Organizers can use the canvassing app to:- Contact any list...

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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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31 Mar’ 2021

Canvassing for H.R. 1 over Facetime

How do you bring the personal appeal of in-person canvassing online? How can volunteers be more persuasive with a good script? Use FaceTime with an onscreen...

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25 Mar’ 2021

Zoom fundraising goes better with a teleprompter

Don't take chances with important presentations. Use a teleprompter. Fundraising online is stressful. It helps to maintain eye contact with potential donors while making your appeal....

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21 Jan’ 2021

NAACP Atlanta Gets-Out-The-Vote with relational organizing

Increased Black voter turnout was key to Senator Warnock and Ossoff's victories in Georgia. NAACP Atlanta worked with a broad coalition of partners to increase Black...

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3 Jan’ 2021

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

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

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27 Dec’ 2020

Relational organizing in action

"Relational organizing focuses on the most important tools at our disposal: our relationships and our ability to talk with one another about things that matter." -...

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21 Dec’ 2020

Stick to your script. Use an on-screen teleprompter.

Look 'em in the eye and deliver your message forcefully. It's easier with an on-screen teleprompter. Keep your audience engaged with an on-screen teleprompter to project...

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17 Dec’ 2020

GOTV Concerts organizes virtual concerts featuring Georgia musicians to get out the vote

Music can move people to action, but with COVID raging, online performances have replaced large concerts. Virtual events are tailored to local audiences. Turnout increases as...

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16 Dec’ 2020

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

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

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10 Dec’ 2020

Mobilize poor, rural voters without internet or cell coverage using VOICEBOTS

Poor rural communities are held back economically and silenced politically by denying them internet access. The lack of connectivity makes it hard for them to access...

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9 Dec’ 2020

How BLUE FUTURE uses textbots to mobilize young voters in Georgia

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

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5 Dec’ 2020

Innovating to get-out-the-vote in Georgia

Reclaim Our Vote and NAACP Atlanta will text over a million Georgia voters in December to get out the vote. Their innovative campaign provides voters with...

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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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20 Nov’ 2020

Fundraising through ZOOM events made easy

ZOOM makes it easy to connect, but how do you get supporters to take the next step and donate? How can they do this while still...

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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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24 Sep’ 2020

Florida early voting locations map. How to crowdsource information to help more people vote.

Information on when and where to vote improves voter turnout, but often hard to find. Organizers crowdsource early voting and dropbox locations and freely share them...

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16 Sep’ 2020

You’ve moved? Handy guide explains how to make sure you can still vote.

"Did you move this year? Do you plan to vote in the November election? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you need to...

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15 Sep’ 2020

NBA supports voting. A slam dunk!

NBA stadiums won't be empty for long. They won't be filled with cardboard cutouts either. They will be filled with voters. Vote at the three point...

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13 Sep’ 2020

Youth group launches multi-lingual, interactive video campaign on BigStage to get-out-the-vote

Multi-lingual video campaign to get out the vote Gen Z voices urge others to vote with new technology that merges a recorded video with interactive buttons....

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12 Sep’ 2020

Suppression on the Reservation makes it harder for Native Americans to vote

Barriers being placed to prevent Native Americans from Voting-by-mail Denying postal services to suppress Native American votes It's despicable when Americans are prevented from voting by...

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9 Sep’ 2020

Trying to connect with ethnic minority voters? Find the right influencer with this free app.

Work with influencers trusted by a community in your outreach to minority groups. Ethnic Media Services promotes cross cultural communications through their network hundreds of journalists,...

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7 Sep’ 2020

Voting early? Checkout these maps of dropbox and early voting locations in NC and Michigan.

Early voting has started! Find the nearest early voting location or dropbox in North Carolina and Michigan with these free maps. See how Map My Vote...

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5 Sep’ 2020

How to deliver POWERFUL messages on video

Use these five expert tips to make a bigger impact in your online presentations. They have nothing to do with the lighting or the quality of...

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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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2 Sep’ 2020

Don’t know where to vote early? Use these free apps to find out.

Voting is being made harder by choking the U.S. Postal Service. New apps help voters find early voting locations. The U.S. Postal Service is being crippled...

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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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21 Aug’ 2020

Ten tips to make anyone a ZOOM fundraising pro

Zoom is child's play with these ten tips. 1. Test the technology Navigate technical issues before they happen to improve efficiency. Technical issues come hand in...

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19 Aug’ 2020

Save money. Do good. Crowdsource texting campaigns to low income American workers.

Campaigns save money with crowdsourced texting and help low-income American workers at the same time. A win-win solution. What is crowdsourcing? Crowdsourcing matches online workers with...

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18 Aug’ 2020

How do they feel about absentee ballots? Conduct surveys faster for less money with chatbots.

Conducting surveys in a pandemic the smart way. Use chatbots. How do voters feel about absentee ballots vs. voting in person? How does this vary by...

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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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7 Aug’ 2020

Miss that live virtual event? It’s your lucky day, it’s still going on.

Zoom meetings can now stay live for people who missed them. Never miss a live virtual event again. With BigStage Online, events can remain live and...

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3 Aug’ 2020

Want a fair 2020 election? Become a poll worker.

America is in the midst of a nationwide poll worker shortage. "Without enough poll workers, voting locations close and lines stretch for hours. That’s why it's...

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28 Jul’ 2020

How grieving moms use protests against police killings to recruit supporters

Ishtyme Robinson lost two children to police violence. She founded Every Case Matters, a grass-roots organization devoted to stopping genocide of all black, brown and lives....

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27 Jul’ 2020

Mapping the spread of COVID-19 near Sinclair Broadcasting stations spewing Coronavirus conspiracy theories

What responsibility does Sinclair bear when it broadcasts information that hurts public health? "Baseless conspiracy theories about the novel coronavirus and Dr. Anthony Fauci, found a...

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25 Jul’ 2020

Republicans just don’t care. How to map the millions of families they’re about to make homeless during a pandemic.

Republican senators are blocking unemployment benefits for millions of Americans devastated by the Coronavirus. This will make millions of Americans homeless and cause more deaths. How...

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23 Jul’ 2020

How to create your own campaign videos for free at home

How does a candidate with little time or money get their message heard? Stephanie Moore, a candidate for State Representative of Michigan's 60th district, met this...

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20 Jul’ 2020

Fundraise Better On ZOOM

Fundraising has moved online with many campaigns choosing ZOOM for virtual fundraisers. But guiding donors from the impulse to give to actually making the donation during...

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14 Jul’ 2020

HipHop Politics On The BigStage

COVID-19 has forced campaigns to move organizing and fundraising online. Conferencing apps are great for meetings, but lacking key features for political events where the goal...

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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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1 Jul’ 2020

David vs Goliath in Kalamazoo

Necessity is the mother of invention. A team of Kalamazoo candidates innovate to overcome their lack of resources. BackgroundThe candidates have little funding and few technical...

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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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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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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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21 May’ 2020

Organize Workers Forced To Re-Enter COVID-19 Infected Facilities

Workers pressured back to work in dangerous conditions have a tough choice: their paycheck or their lives? How can they organize for safe working conditions and fair wages in such a...

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17 May’ 2020

COVID19 Death Sentence

Over 2 million people are imprisoned in America. Most of them are black or Hispanic and they are dying in the hundreds from the Coronavirus. Is...

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16 May’ 2020

Who’s Against Heroes?

Politicians often vote against their voters' interests. How can the public track what they're voting for and let them know when they go wrong?  In this blog you'll learn about:...

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12 May’ 2020

Musicians Power Virtual Fundraisers

Musicians and progressive campaigns are teaming to raise funds online with live streaming performances.    The Coronavirus has forced campaigns to innovate. How do you fundraise...

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6 May’ 2020

Who Lives? Who Dies?

Why do some black counties in Georgia have 20 times as many deaths as nearby white counties? What impact does voter suppression have on the healthcare provide to African...

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27 Apr’ 2020

Virus Free Voting

How can a virtual protest be organized during a pandemic? One where Congress gets to hear from real people?  A virtual protest #VirusFreeVoting is planned by Indivisible chapters...

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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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24 Apr’ 2020

Will You Be Counted In The Census?

[caption id="attachment_2319" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image: Lumen5[/caption] How can marginalized groups be inspired to take part in the census during a pandemic? Sharvin Lee with Michigan Voices is experimenting with difference approaches....

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22 Apr’ 2020

National Calendar Of Events Responding To The Coronavirus Pandemic

How can experts, volunteers and resources connect in a pandemic? NYC United Against Coronavirus (NYC UAC) shows how it can be done quickly and with few resources. They...

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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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12 Apr’ 2020

Organize Gig Workers Digitally In A Pandemic

The pandemic has devastated gig workers. No unemployment insurance. No health insurance. Unsafe working conditions. How can gig workers organize to demand their rights when they...

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10 Apr’ 2020

Pandemic-Mode Voter Suppression

"Wisconsin's holding of a primary during a pandemic is just the latest example of Republicans’ naked bid to keep power at all costs." - The Guardian The story...

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5 Apr’ 2020

Teach Your Children Well — At Home With These Free Apps And Games

[caption id="attachment_2288" align="aligncenter" width="548"] Image: Inspired Teaching[/caption] Free home education apps and resources to teach their children how to cope with pandemic induced anxiety.  Resources created...

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3 Apr’ 2020

Is Coronavirus Testing Really Color Blind?

[caption id="attachment_2285" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image: Eddie Murphy "White Like Me" on SNL[/caption] How evenly are different ethnic groups being tested for the Coronavirus? Mothers of Hope is a...

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2 Apr’ 2020

Poor People’s VA Campaign Offers Local Coronavirus Newsfeed

How does a grassroots group with little funding keep locals informed of dangers and resources during a pandemic? How can vital information be quickly collected and...

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31 Mar’ 2020

Groups Connect Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donors With Healthcare Providers.

Healthcare workers should not have to fear for lives because they lack personal protective equipment (PPE). These groups connect donors with workers to get them the equipment they need...

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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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23 Mar’ 2020

Crowdsourced Infomap Helps Idaho Communities Prepare For Coronavirus

Accurate, timely information is valuable - especially while you're preparing for a pandemic. Which stores have supplies you need? Which facilities open? Which offices are open at different times?...

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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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12 Mar’ 2020

How Many Coronavirus Tests Has Your State Conducted?

"Testing is a key tool in limiting the spread of coronavirus. You need to know who has contracted the virus so those people can be isolated, and...

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9 Mar’ 2020

Coronavirus Atlas Map US Cases, Safety Tips And Official Response.

There are facts - and 'alternative facts'.  A means to find the truth is needed when alternate facts put lives at risks.   Coronavirus Atlas is a free app created...

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29 Feb’ 2020

Group Uses Personal Video Testimonials To Encourage Use Of Vote-By-Mail Ballots.

Photo by Qim Manifester on Unsplash Make your videos more persuasive with personal testimonials. Video testimonials work but collecting them has been difficult for groups with limited time, money...

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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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27 Feb’ 2020

Drive To Get Out The Vote.

People lose their vote when it's hard for them to get to the polls. The elderly, disabled and low income voters in rural areas suffer the most.  How can...

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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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12 Jan’ 2020

Five Free Apps For Better Canvassing

Trying to find the right campaign app when you're tight on money and not tech savvy? Checkout the DemLabs site with over 110 solutions and Solution Guides like the one...

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10 Nov’ 2019

The Beginner’s Guide To Running A Low-Budget, Geo-Targeted Political Ad Campaign.

Reach voters on their phones even if you don't have their phone numbers with geo-targeting. Tips on running a smart, frugal campaign. Background "Bhuwan Pyakurel is running...

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7 Nov’ 2019

Map The Battlefield, Before You Launch Your Campaign.

Activists fight with limited resources against well funded political incumbents. They have to pick their targets strategically. Good mapping software can be the equalizer. Which incumbents...