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Fighting The Good Fight? Make Sure To Pick The Best Apps.

Magic is a long shot. Bet on innovation instead.   Technology is the equalizer against bigger, better-funded opponents. Winning campaigns innovate faster. What holds back Democratic tech innovation? Why do progressive tech startups struggle to reach the groups that most need their solutions? What can speed the flow of innovation to campaigns? – Gatekeepers who …

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The Iowa Caucuses: Analyzing What, Where And When The Candidates Doing?

Campaigns have to make the most of limited time, money and staff. What events should be held? Where? When? What are the other campaigns doing? Software quickly analyzes data to reveal what campaigns are doing. The ten leading Democratic candidates have already held over 500 events in Iowa, as of Sept 2019. John Wertman analyzed …

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And The Award For The Most Creative Voter Suppression Scheme Goes To …

  Creativity should be recognized. Even if it is evil and killing democracy by suppressing votes. DemLabs is partnering with voting rights groups on ‘Voter Suppression Dirty Tricks’ project to raise public awareness of the range of techniques used to suppress votes. But just like in the Academy Awards, we want public input on dirty …

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Grassroots Group Uses Radio Ads, Chatbots & Mobile Apps To Arrange Rides To The Polls For The Needy.

Why do those with the most to gain from change, face the most hurdles in voting? Living in remote rural areas, a lack of transport, cell coverage and internet access disenfranchises many voters. How can needy voters be informed of an offer to get free rides to the polls? How can a small group process …

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Wrong Polling Location Info Can Devastate Voter Turnout.

Mapping apps easily guide people to their destinations. Why then do voters often get sent to the wrong polling location?   Bad data on polling centers. Organizers rely on Voter Activation Network (VAN) files to direct voters to polling locations. But sometimes the VAN isn’t updated promptly when a polling location has been changed or …

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Trying To Understand The Impeachment Inquiry? Use A Relationship Map Follows The Money.

Tracking a complex case of corruption? Use a relationship map to follow the money.   How to map a swamp It’s easy to get lost in a swamp of data. Step back for a better perspective of the swamp and the creatures living there. Welcome to the swamp of corruption exposed by the impeachment inquiry! …

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Betrayal Map: Why Are The Kurds Being Abandoned?

One day you’re a loyal American ally. The next you’re cannon fodder. What explains the sudden change in American policy towards the Kurds? Democracy Partners wanted to present the facts so people could understand what might have driven the decision. They decided to build a StoryMap. Background “We already knew that Trump was willing to …

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Bet On Winning Posts For Better Facebook Political Campaigns

Campaigns can’t avoid Facebook’s power to influence people. How can cash-strapped campaigns harness this power to reach more people? Follow the money: Facebook thrives on ad revenue. It keeps people engaged for more time by delivering personalized content and sharing trending posts more frequently. ActionSprout a free app lets campaigns harnesses Facebook’s desire to keep people engaged to reach more people. ActionSprout finds popular posts on the topics chosen by …

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