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Rapid Response. Virginia Candidate Uses Current Events To Focus Attention On What Really Matters.

A gunman walked into a government office building in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Friday, May 31 and murdered 12 people. The incident quickly faded from the news as other mass shootings have done in the past. How does a candidate draw attention to the need for common sense measures to curb gun violence? Annette Hyde is the Democratic …

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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 enormous press coverage, recruited hundreds of supporters and raised thousands in donations. How did they accomplish this on a budget under $10,000 ? The campaign “We realized that most people don’t really understand the …

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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 when many women do not yet know they are pregnant”, explains the NY Times. “We want abortions to be safe, and we want them to be few, but it should …

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Recording a video to shine a light on injustice? Do it right for maximum impact with these expert tips.

A powerful image can tell a full story without a single word. Organizers, however, often lack the skills needed to shoot such videos. WITNESS and Video4Change meet this need. They provide training resources to shoot powerful videos whether at a rally, protest, town hall or police action. Here are some of their recommendations. Prepare Assess your data and internet connection at the event. Have a trusted …

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Harness public outrage through Facebook petitions to fundraise and build lists.

Public outrage is both powerful and fleeting. Convert the outrage to also fund raise and build lists for long term change. It is simple with apps that combine the reach of Facebook petitions and the psychology of micro-commitments. Background Really American is a political and social issues-based website, founded by Nathan Mackenzie Brown. The website focuses on news that matters to Americans who want to make a difference. ActionSprout is a smart story …

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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 training for affordable apps is hard to come by. There is no money to be made in promoting free apps and training people on how to use them. Here is …

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Get your actions more publicity with highlight videos made from the Facebook Live stream.

Organizers use Facebook Live to stream videos of their actions, but their audience is often limited to just those who can watch it all. Short highlight clips make the action accessible to others who are tight on time. It’s like golf coverage on TV: people are interested, but many prefer to just watch the highlights. Broadcasting on Facebook Live has been easier …

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Virginia Candidates Create Issue-Specific Campaign Videos With Free, Innovative App.

“There is an 80% increase in the time spent on watching videos … 45% of the people surveyed in North America said they expect to watch even more videos on their phones“, reports Facebook. Candidates on tight budgets often skip video campaigns due to high production costs. New apps have leveled the playing field. Challengers can now create their own campaign videos against well funded incumbents. …

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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 and mountains of data into graphics that are visually appealing and easy to understand. Infogram is a free app that makes it simple for anyone to create engaging infographics. We created this infographic in three …

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