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Black Voters Matter Fund Innovates To Get-Out-The-Vote In Louisiana’s Election For Governor.

Getting out the vote is a campaign’s final drive push. The Black Voters Matter Fund ran a fast, frugal get-out-the-vote campaign in Louisiana’s election for governor. Background Getting out the vote (GOTV) allocates limited funds and staff to push supporters to go vote. Cliff Albright, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund used $1,000 in …

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Supreme Court To Decide Future Of DACA. StoryMap Explains What’s At Stake.

Ending DACA and deporting 700,000 Dreamers will devastate families and cripple communities. People should understand what’s at stake as the Supreme Court reviews President Trump’s plan to end DACA. Background Stories shape public sentiment and mobilize voters. But, attention spans last seconds while news cycles accelerate. Stories have to be designed for mass consumption, distribution …

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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 for the Reynoldsburg City Council Ohio. If he wins, he will be the first Bhutanese-Nepali to hold elected office in the country. Is there a last-minute digital approach to …

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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 are vulnerable? Which districts are most flippable? Where are local volunteers concentrated? Where are local partners based? How should the campaign prioritize targets? A strategic plan has to factor …

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Online Training For Activists On How To Frame Issues To Build Support.

How do you get someone with very different beliefs to support your cause? Frame the discussion to align with their existing beliefs. Framing is an effective persuasion technique, but how can it be taught to new volunteers so they can apply it quickly? How can they learn and practice ‘framing’ skills independently, at their own …

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How Was Your Voting Experience?

Long lines. Not enough ballots. Broken voting machines… Voter suppression thrives in the dark. How often is voting related mischief reported after an election? Why is it that thousands of drivers can report traffic conditions immediately, but voting issues go undetected till much later? A pilot program between Common Cause and DemLabs using Esri technology will collect details on voting challenges during the upcoming Nov 2019 elections. …

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