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13 Apr’ 2024

Feed The Greed: Mapping How Republicans Rob The Poor To Feed The Rich

Republicans complain about Student Debt relief, but are happy to take Federal loans themselves. What gives? Biden cancels $7.4 billion in student debt. - CBSThe income-driven...

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12 Apr’ 2024

Get rid of PLCAA — The gun makers’ GET OUT OF JAIL FREE card

You can sue the maker of a toy water pistol for negligence, but not an assault weapon maker! How is that? Because the gun lobby is...

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9 Apr’ 2024

How to tell your friends about the horrors of Project 2025

It's crucial to talk to everyone we know about Project 2025. They may roll their eyes and say, “That can’t happen in America.” But so much...

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8 Apr’ 2024

He said what? AI analysis of Trump’s video on abortion bans and IVF

Trump’s “moderation” on abortion is a lie "Trump has repeatedly boasted since the Supreme Court’s 2022 Dobbs decision, it was his judicial appointments that enabled the overturning of Roe v....

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8 Apr’ 2024

AI innovations in campaigns: RFK Jr.‘s Spoiler Role video admission

"New Bombshell Video Shows RFK Jr.’s New York State Director Admitting Spoiler Role" "Rita Palma, New York-based campaign official for Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is pitching Republican voters to support...

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6 Apr’ 2024

Online petitions made easy for grassroots organizers

Petitions do better when they quickly follow an incident and are easy for supporters to sign Movement Digital is a free app that let's organizers create...

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6 Apr’ 2024

Cost of traveling out-of-state for an abortion calculator

MAGA Republican abortion bans force women and girls with little money to have unwanted pregnancies because they cannot afford to travel-out-of-state for care. "The suppression of...

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1 Apr’ 2024

No Border Wall Coalition organizes grassroots resistance with English y Español bots

The No Border Wall Laredo Coalition organizes local residents, landowners, faith leaders, veterans and families to stop the border wall. The Border Wall project calls for...

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1 Apr’ 2024

Map of Republican racism starving HBCUs of funding

GOP lawmakers replace trustees at historically Black college in Tennessee "Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Republican politicians, who are predominantly White, are accused unfairly singling out...

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30 Mar’ 2024

Trump follows Dictator’s Playbook: Incite Violence. Kill Democracy.

Trump cultivation of political violence is straight from the Dictator's Playbook. Trump is accused of 'inciting violence' after sharing video with image depicting Biden tied up...

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30 Mar’ 2024

ALABAMA ABORTION BAN Copies RUNAWAY SLAVE LAW

New legislation proposed in Alabama would make it illegal to help someone under 18 years-old obtain an abortion. "Alabama HB378 goes even further than other Republican legislation. In addition to...

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26 Mar’ 2024

Grassroots organizing: Shooting victim’s parents start with free SURVIVORS TOOLKIT

"Ask not for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee." - John Donne And so it is with victims of gun violence. Shooting death statistics...

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25 Mar’ 2024

MAGA justices push abortion pill restrictions

Trump appointed Justice Matthew Kacsmaryk suspended the FDA's longtime approval of key abortion pill mifepristone - NBC News "The same Supreme Court Justices who undid constitutional...

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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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21 Mar’ 2024

Elon Musk’s Meltdown: Using AI to analyze his interview with Don Lemon

What triggered Elon Musk so much in Don Lemon's interview that he cancelled Lemon's deal with X? "Musk, who rarely grants interviews to journalists, sat for...

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17 Mar’ 2024

Planning a Bloodbath? Check Out The Dictators’ Top Ten List.

"Trump predicts ‘bloodbath’ if he loses election" "Trump predicts ‘bloodbath’ if he loses election and claims ‘Biden beat Obama' in elections that never took place... We...

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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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9 Mar’ 2024

Find when something was said in a video or podcast with AI-powered SayWhen.us

AI makes it easy to find what you're looking for in a video or podcast. President Biden's State Of The Union was about an hour long....

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8 Mar’ 2024

Team Unity Uses Geo-Targeting to Mobilize Black Voters In Georgia

Fight fire with fire. Republicans use mapping to gerrymander with scientific precision so they can cling to power. Grassroots groups should use the same mapping tools...

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8 Mar’ 2024

You thought President Biden’s State Of The Union was good? It’s even better in Spanish!

Listen to President Biden deliver the State Of The Union (SOTU) in Spanish with this AI generated recording. 13.1% of Americans speak Spanish at home. Many...

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5 Mar’ 2024

Disinformation Detours: Fast Fixes for Election Interference And Robocalls

Think of election interference as traffic accidents that interrupt voting. Election interference can happen anywhere at any time, just like traffic accidents. Election interference take different...

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2 Mar’ 2024

MAGA Republicans block access to IVF: Map of devastated women and IVF clinics

"Republican Senator blocks bill that would protect access to IVF nationwide" Religious extremists on the Alabama Supreme Court  ruled  that frozen embryos could be considered children...

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28 Feb’ 2024

Vote Smart, Vote Safe: 8 Resources to Protect Democracy

Voters gonna to vote! Whatever our color, background or zip code, most of us believe that voters pick our leaders -- our leaders do not get...

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25 Feb’ 2024

Who criminalized IVF? Check this map.

125 House Republicans including Speaker Mike Johnson back a ‘life at conception’ bill without any IVF exception. The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are "unborn children."...

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23 Feb’ 2024

Doctors’ Advice: PROTECT IVF and your RIGHT TO PARENT

MAGA Christian extremists ban IVF denying women and couples the RIGHT TO PARENT. Alabama's Assault on IVF Is Even Worse Than It Sounds - The SlateRepublicans...

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23 Feb’ 2024

From Debt to Delight: Mapping Biden’s Student Loan Relief

President Biden Cancels Student Debt for more than 150,000 Student Loan Borrowers The Biden-Harris Administration has now approved nearly $138 billion in student debt cancellation for almost...

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19 Feb’ 2024

Mission Possible: Improve Voter Turnout

Why rob banks? Because that's where the money is! Notorious American bank robber Willie Sutton explained that he stole from banks: “Because that's where the money...

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17 Feb’ 2024

Key 2024 Races Map

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead DemCast...

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2 Feb’ 2024

Amplify your message with shared talking points

Chorus members do better when they sing in unison. It's the same in politics. But how do you get your supporters to use the same talking...

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30 Jan’ 2024

Catholic Hospitals Criminalize Women’s Reproductive Healthcare

"Black woman charged with a felony after miscarrying" - NBC Brittany Watts was arrested for having a miscarriage in Ohio. The ‘abuse of a corpse’ charges...

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29 Jan’ 2024

Help America Vote: POWER THE POLLS

January 30 is Help America Vote Day! Sign up to be a poll worker to help ensure that elections this November are safe, secure, and accessible....

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28 Jan’ 2024

The revolution will not be televised. It will be podcast.

"You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to cop out. The revolution will not be televised" - Gil Scott-Heron...

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28 Jan’ 2024

MAGA Cruelty Map: Where Abortions Are Banned And Mothers Denied Food To Feed Their Babies

Changes to WIC Benefits Would Cut Food Access for Millions of Parents - Civil Eats MAGA Republicans ban abortions, deny food aid to mothers to feed their...

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23 Jan’ 2024

How AI Generates Fake Robocalls For Voter Suppression

"Fake Robocall Impersonates Joe Biden To Urge Dems Not To Vote In New Hampshire Primary" How can AI impersonate other people's voices? How can AI be...

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22 Jan’ 2024

Abortion Stories From Casualties In The Republican War on Women

"Woman Forced to Leave Texas to End Dangerous Pregnancy" Dr. Austin Dennard, an OB-GYN and a mother of three from Texas, says she became pregnant with...

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21 Jan’ 2024

Supreme Court To Help ABORTION BOUNTY HUNTERS Track Down Women

First they overturned Roe. Now the Supreme Court is set to overturn the Chevron Doctrine to make it easier for Abortion Bounty Hunters to track down...

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17 Jan’ 2024

Demographic Geotargeting: Your Shortcut to Finding Voters

Find likely voters with the the same tools that businesses use to find their customers. Improve your odds of finding likely voters by factoring in those...

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14 Jan’ 2024

Teach AI to Inspire: How ChatGPT Learns From Speeches by MLK Jr.

Computers can't inspire like Martin Luther King Jr., but they can learn from his speeches and imitate his style. We trained ChatGPT on eight of MLK...

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8 Jan’ 2024

Map Of Election Deniers Running For Office

"Heads, I won... Tails, the election was rigged. I'll deny the election results and stage an insurrection to overturn the results..." "These politicians denied democracy on...

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5 Jan’ 2024

Republican HYPOCRISY, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS Follows Iowa Mass Shooting On School Opening Day

Mass shooter kills 1, and injures 5 others on the first day after winter break at Iowa High School - NBC "Our prayers are with the...

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4 Jan’ 2024

Mapping The Impact of Biden’s $35 Insulin Price Caps

"Jan 1, 2024: Insulin $35 cap price now in effect, lowering costs for many Americans with diabetes" - USA Today How many Americans will President Biden's...

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29 Dec’ 2023

How we created an AI Bot to write Obama-like speeches. Yes we can!

A select few are great communicators. Most aren't. AI can help the rest of us. We trained an AI bot to review ten of President Obama's...

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28 Dec’ 2023

How to make rapid response videos & GIFs: “Clarence Thomas Must Recuse From Insurrection Cases!”

How can you reach more people but have little time, money or creative skills? Create a rapid response video and GIF. They're ideal for spreading your...

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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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23 Dec’ 2023

How MAGA Republicans weaponize hunger to force poor children to work

Elections have consequences: You may have to send your kids to bed hungry. What's behind the Iowa MAGA Republican decision to refuse Federal aid meant to...

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23 Dec’ 2023

How to build a website for free in minutes without programming

You have an important message to share, but have no money, tech skills or time. How can you build a website to spread your message quickly?...

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20 Dec’ 2023

Fast And Furious: AI Generated Response to Bogus MAGA Impeachment Inquiry

Use AI to create 'Fast And Furious' rapid response audio clips. It's fast and free. Plus it makes easier for people to hear your message on...

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17 Dec’ 2023

Abortion Ban Casualty Map From The REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN

Trying to make sense of the news about women suffering from Republican abortion bans? Struggling to keep track of the flood of news about women being...

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16 Dec’ 2023

Housing Hijacked: Follow the money behind billionaire made housing crisis

Hedge funds buy up homes making buying or renting a home unaffordable for hard working Americans. Disabled vets forced to live on the streets. Supreme Court...

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15 Dec’ 2023

Freedom over fascism: Fighting words to frame your message for maximum impact

Pick the right messaging frame to make the most impact. Framing matters. Especially when mobilizing supporters and persuading the conflicted to defeat fascism and win our...

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12 Dec’ 2023

Republicans turn women into WALKING COFFINS

A Country of "Walking Coffins" Kate Cox is leaving Texas to get an abortion. But what if there was no place to go? - Jessica Valenti...

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9 Dec’ 2023

Insider’s Guide To Spreading Disinformation

Struggling to find new ways to mislead people? Worried a pesky reporter will expose you? Use this INSIDER'S GUIDE adapted from research by Dr. Rand Waltzman,...

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7 Dec’ 2023

Speaking of a little man who wants to be a dictator

"The best way to beat a wannabe strongman is to reveal his weaknesses" "Trump is running for president for himself, not the public. His campaign is...

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3 Dec’ 2023

No one is above the law including indicted frontrunners

Former Presidents do not get a lifelong ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ pass. Judge Chutkan made an very important statement about the rule of law in America. How do you...

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28 Nov’ 2023

How to fool people with BOGUS SURVEYS

"Nine out of ten Americans prefer broccoli to hamburgers" Whoa! Where did these results come from? It all depends of who conducted the survey? Who and...

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17 Nov’ 2023

Shared Language, Common Values: Keys to Successful Communication (Podcast)

"Good communication is about connecting with your audience on their own turf based on shared language and common values." - Edward Erikson What are some of...

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17 Nov’ 2023

Mississippi Voter Suppression Playbook

A football 'set play' is plan of action to score. See how the Mississippi Voter Suppression playbook robs the poor to pay the rich. "Reeves misspent...

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12 Nov’ 2023

BIDEN 18: Mapping the Democrats’ route to recapturing the House

"The route to recapturing the House runs through the “Biden 18” - the 18 Republicans sitting in districts won by Joe Biden in 2020." - Washington...

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9 Nov’ 2023

Follow The Dirty Tricks Behind Republican Abortion Ban In North Carolina

Turncoat behind North Carolina abortion ban that denies 10 million women their freedom to choose. "Tricia Cotham, a Democrat who supported abortion rights, was encouraged to...

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8 Nov’ 2023

How to frame an issue and amplify your message through supporters

How do you get your message heard when there's a lot of noise? Copy choir directors. Choose a song and have all your choir members sing...

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6 Nov’ 2023

Tour Trump’s Inflated New York Properties

"Trump Committed Fraud By Inflating His Assets" "Trump and his company committed fraud by overstating the value of their assets, a New York judge ruled Tuesday,...

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5 Nov’ 2023

Build contact lists faster with helpful info for the people you’re trying to reach

Savvy organizers build goodwill by serving the needs of their community. Helplines use the same approach to build contact lists. Choose "PULL" over "PUSH" marketing. Push...

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2 Nov’ 2023

Republican Guide To Hostage Taking

"GOP wants to hold Israel aid hostage to reward its rich donors" - MSNBC There is a method to the madness. Understand the Republican playbook for...

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2 Nov’ 2023

What are your chances of being arrested for an abortion? Check this map.

What's the connection being poor, arrested for an abortion and living in a Republican led state? This StoryMap summarizes a few of the main points of...

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31 Oct’ 2023

Rob the poor to pay the rich: Follow the missing $70 million in Mississippi welfare scandal

Robin Hood robbed the rich to help the poor. Mississippi Republicans do the opposite: They rob the poor to pay their multimillionaire friends. "The nation's poorest...

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27 Oct’ 2023

Virginia, Vote for Reproductive Rights: Don’t Fall For Republican Dirty Tricks

Virginia Republicans resort to dirty tricks and lies to overcome the backlash to their abortion ban plans. Voter suppression. Purging voters. Closing polling locations. Slander and...

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25 Oct’ 2023

24 shootings. 33 Americans killed in one day! Vote to END GUN VIOLENCE MADNESS.

24 shootings on Oct 25th 2023 killed 33 people and injured 66 more. Gun violence incidents are on the rise. In 2021, nearly 21,000 people were...

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24 Oct’ 2023

Follow the dark money behind Georgia’s Six Week Abortion Ban

Don't Be Next, Virginia! Learn from Georgia's Six Week Abortion Ban. Georgia Supreme Court upholds six-week abortion ban. Justice John J. Ellington dissented with the Supreme...

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23 Oct’ 2023

How much does the MAGA CLOWN SHOW cost you? Find out with this free calculator!

MAGA Republicans have paralyzed the the American government for three weeks. What did it cost you? This is the longest that Congress has been rudderless since...

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21 Oct’ 2023

How DEMOCRACY dies when violence kills the RULE OF LAW

A judge is killed in his own driveway. Judges, politicians, poll workers threatened with violence... Welcome to the MAGA style of politics. Take a look at...

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20 Oct’ 2023

New restrictions on Viagra announced

What would happen if pale, male, stale Republicans had to follow the same laws they impose on women? What would abortion restrictions applied to Viagra for...

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19 Oct’ 2023

Republican ABORTION BAN Playbook: Now as free app & podcast in both English and Spanish!

Banning abortions while claiming to be against bans at the same time is called 'DoubleSpeak'. Republicans are using DoubleSpeak word games to hide their plans to...

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17 Oct’ 2023

Grassroots organizing on TikTok

Think outside the box to find the next generation of voters on Tik Tok. Distill Social is a Michigan grassroots group that organizes on social media....

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9 Oct’ 2023

From TikTok to Virginia: The $2M Connection Fueling Youngkin’s Abortion Ban

Youngkin flip flops over Chinese national security threat after getting $2 million donation from TikTok investor. More money to fund Youngkin's campaign for an abortion ban...

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8 Oct’ 2023

How To Use DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS To Run Smarter Campaigns

Savvy marketers use Demographic Analysis to find and persuade customers to buy their products. Demographics is a fast, affordable technique works just as well in political...

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5 Oct’ 2023

Virginia Handmaid’s Tale

Men takeover control of women's bodies in the HandMaid's Tale How close are Republican led states to the Handmaid's Tale? What could happen in Virginia? Compare...

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3 Oct’ 2023

Scandal Ridden Supreme Court Justices To Determine Women’s Rights

Ban abortion pills? Abortions for rape victims? Let domestic abusers get guns? Ban no-fault divorces? Who decides what freedoms American girls and women keep and which...

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2 Oct’ 2023

How WHITE Billionaires Have Rigged The System Against BLACK and HISPANIC women

Two white Trump appointed justices stop investments invest in Black women startups What gives? Why make it harder for Black women entrepreneurs than it already is?...

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1 Oct’ 2023

Mapping 90 GOP Hostage Takers and their Scheme To Shut Down America

Ninety MAGA Republicans tried to take American hostage and force a shutdown unless their ransom demands were met. Who are the hostage takers? Which districts do...

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27 Sep’ 2023

Campaigning on a budget? Use AI to stream your message Loud and Clear!

How do you reach and persuade more people on a tight budget? Use free AI apps to create, translate and stream your message! Rachel Levy is...

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25 Sep’ 2023

Mapping Trump’s Assault On U.S. Military

"Trump Floats the Idea of Executing Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley" Trump wrote Mark Milley’s phone call to reassure China in the aftermath of the storming of...

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25 Sep’ 2023

MAGA Circus Shuts Down The Government To Keep Trump Out Of Jail: What will it cost you?

The MAGA Circus follows their cult leader's orders and shuts down the government. What will it cost you? "Trump Tells Republicans to Shut Down the Government...

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24 Sep’ 2023

UAW Strike Map and Demands

The UAW Strike expands to more GM and Stellantis locations. Where are the new strike locations? What are UAW members demanding? How do you share protest...

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21 Sep’ 2023

How to create websites quickly for free without tech skills

Use innovative apps to reach more people. It's fast, free and easy. Grassroots groups struggle to be heard against dark money funded group. They have less...

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20 Sep’ 2023

Sisters Lead Sisters Vote: Mapping The Black Women Who Ran For Office in 2022

Meet the inspiring Black women who stepped up to lead, empowering their communities and driving change. Sisters Lead Sisters Vote (SLSV) interactive map showcases the incredible...

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19 Sep’ 2023

Protect Your Medicaid

Millions of Americans are being purged from Medicaid. Many don't even know they've been cut! Nearly 5 million Medicaid recipients have lost coverage because they were...

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18 Sep’ 2023

Ken Paxton acquitted: Follow the money and threats behind the ruling

Anything goes when you have a gerrymandered legislature that puts MAGA Republicans above the law. "Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later...

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17 Sep’ 2023

Virginia Audio Voter Guides in English and Spanish

There's a lot at stake in the upcoming Virginia election. Abortion Rights. Healthcare. Gun Violence. Voting rights... "Too often people often don’t vote because they don’t...

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16 Sep’ 2023

How to find and mobilize rural voters with yard signs

How do you find and mobilize your rural supporters? Start with a yard sign. Many organizers struggle with building support in rural communities because it's hard...

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13 Sep’ 2023

Driving Change: AI enables RIDES TO THE POLLS for low income voters

Why is it hardest for Americans in need to vote? Voter suppression. MAGA Republicans make it harder for low income families, the rural, seniors, the disabled...

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9 Sep’ 2023

Virginia Election Info: Your Way, Your Say!

There's a LOT at stake in the upcoming Virginia election. Virginians deserve to know how the election will make their lives better or worse, and make...

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8 Sep’ 2023

How To Create Compelling Content: Your guide to persuasive YouTube and TikTok videos

Use these tips to make persuasive videos. This Politics Girl video is important. You learn about the importance of voting in Nov 7th Virginia election, and...

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7 Sep’ 2023

Impeaching Justice: Wisconsin GOP tries to cling to its gerrymandered seats

Cheeseheads gone bad: Republican scheme to rule forever, regardless of how people vote. Wisconsin Republicans are considering nullifying the recent election of Justice Janet Protasiewicz to...

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6 Sep’ 2023

Corporate Empire Strikes Back At #StopCopCity Resistance

“A Political Prosecution: 61 Cop City Opponents Hit with RICO Charges by Georgia’s Republican AG" Georgia is intensifying its crackdown against opponents of Cop City, with the state’s...

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6 Sep’ 2023

Dialing for Democracy: Phonebank to Defend Reproductive Rights in Virginia

Reproductive rights are on the ballot in Virginia in November 2023. Virginia Republican Governor Youngkin is pushing for 15 week abortion ban. Other Virginia Republicans are...

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1 Sep’ 2023

Virginia Votes: The App That Puts Democracy in Your Hands

Improve voter turnout by making it easier for voters to get the information they need. Voters face many hurdles to voting in Virginia: fewer polling locations,...

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25 Aug’ 2023

Visualizing Justice: Free Visual Database to Track Georgia’s RICO Indictments and Surrenders

Organized crime is meant to be confusing. That's why pros use software to analyze RICO cases. Use this free visual database from Democracy Labs to track...

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24 Aug’ 2023

Democracy Denied: The Dark Side Of Signature Matching For Voter Suppression

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller The same goes for voter suppression. If you don't...

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22 Aug’ 2023

From Protests to the Polls: Tennessee’s Rising Gun Violence Demands Political Change

The truth will set you free. John 8:32 The truth also helps understand Tennessee's gun violence epidemic. Where and when did the shootings take place? How...

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20 Aug’ 2023

Amplify Your Impact: Train More People With AI-powered Apps

How do you quickly train supporters across the country in different languages? Use AI. We created online training to train people on how to message the...

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20 Aug’ 2023

Real-Time Weather Maps Serve the Greater Good

Real time data matters, especially in weather emergencies. But information is only as useful as how up to date it is? How local is the information...

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18 Aug’ 2023

American Taliban Bans Abortion Pills

"Extremist Federalist Society Judges Restrict Critical Abortion Pill" How did we get here, when a small group of religious extremists can deny millions of women their...

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16 Aug’ 2023

VOTE to fight the REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN

Texas Republicans attack Planned Parenthood with a $1.8 billion lawsuit to close Planned Parenthood clinics. Texas ranks last in the America for women's prenatal healthcare. Where...

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15 Aug’ 2023

Press PLAY To Listen To The Georgia Indictments against Trump

You're busy. Don't have time to read the Georgia indictment against Trump. Not a problem. Listen to the indictment highlights in these 11 audio summaries in...

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13 Aug’ 2023

Lost in Kansas — Freedom of Speech

Kansas police raid office of the Marion County Record newspaper and seize its computers... Wait! Doesn't such press intimidation normally happen in dictatorships? Sorry, Dorothy. This is the...

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12 Aug’ 2023

Vote To Stop Cop City: Atlanta’s Fight Against Corporate Control

Cop City is a $90 million dollar, 381 acre police militarization center. The Stop Cop City Referendum Campaign has launched a ballot referendum to let the...

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10 Aug’ 2023

How to improve User Interface Design to empower more voters

User interface makes interacting with technology easy and friendly. The iPhone is the ultimate in user interface design. It's easy to learn and fun to engage...

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9 Aug’ 2023

Byte Back: Fight Republican Voter Suppression with better technology

Voter suppression makes it harder for people to find out where, when and how to vote. Fight back with technology. Republican voter suppression dirty tricks:Reduce the...

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7 Aug’ 2023

Organizing Unleashed — Free Audio Book Condenses Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’

Saul Alinsky is the father of community organizing. He wrote Rules for Radicals in 1972 which explains his organizing philosophy for organizers and community activists. Both President...

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1 Aug’ 2023

Racist Voter Suppression: Virginia Republican Scheme Explainer

Politicians choose their voters and suppress voters who don't support them. That's voter suppression. That's not how it's supposed to be. Voters in a democracy choose...

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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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25 Jul’ 2023

Free Visual Storytelling App Helps Activists Amplify Their Message

Visual stories are engaging, persuasive and dominate social media. Smart activists use visual storytelling with images, GIFs and videos to engage viewers and drive engagement. Wakelet...

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21 Jul’ 2023

Follow the money and people behind RFK Jr.

What's behind a campaign? Follow the money, people and their real agenda! RFK Jr.’s Campaign Coffer Is Getting Stuffed to the Brim by GOP Donors. Of...

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19 Jul’ 2023

Empowering Voters: Understand the Freedom To Vote Act with This Infographic!

Protect Americans freedom to vote. The Freedom to Vote Act, a comprehensive voting rights bill that would establish national voting standards, end partisan gerrymandering, tackle felony disenfranchisement,...

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17 Jul’ 2023

WhatsApp Truth Squad: Tackle Disinformation One Message At A Time

WhatsApp is the ideal platform to spread disinformation. AI makes it even more dangerous. Bad actors target disinfo to WhatsApp groups that only group members can...

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14 Jul’ 2023

MAGA Republicans Launch Culture War on G.I. Jane

MAGA Republicans want women to fight and die for America, but deny them access to basic healthcare. Republicans loaded up the annual defense policy bill with...

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12 Jul’ 2023

What does President Biden’s INTERNET FOR ALL plan mean for you? Check this map.

A lack of high speed connectivity holds back too many Americans. Many rural, tribal and communities of color suffer the most from lack of affordable broadband...

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7 Jul’ 2023

Ohio August Special Election Determines Abortion Rights. VOTE!

Ohio Moves Closer to Ballot Issue That Would Protect Abortion Rights - NYT But Republicans are trying to change their own rules in order to enforce...

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6 Jul’ 2023

Mobilize supporters around issues that matter most to them

Community organization is the process of people coming together to address issues that matter to them. SAAVETX works to increase voter registration, turnout, and political awareness...

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3 Jul’ 2023

Protect your Medicaid. Update your info.

"More than 1 million people are dropped from Medicaid as states start purging their rolls" "Most got dropped for not filling out paperwork... Florida has dropped...

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22 Jun’ 2023

Strategic Rural Organizing

Rural communities have enormous electoral potential once organized. What criteria should be used to choose the counties with the most potential? Which counties could impact Senate,...

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18 Jun’ 2023

Answer questions on Zoom with real-time help from ChatGPT plug-in

You're stumped by a question on a Zoom. What do you do? Ask ChatGPT for help discreetly. Copy the answer into the BigStage Teleprompter and read...

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15 Jun’ 2023

How much do DREAMERS contribute to America?

Dreamers are Americans. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allows young people to live and work in the only country they’ve called home. Since...

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14 Jun’ 2023

How to build contact lists with online petitions

Mobilize supporters and build contact lists at the same time with online petitions. Direct people's demand for change to the politician with an online petition. Make...

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28 May’ 2023

HEALTH HAZARD: Hypocrites who ban books but not guns in schools

What kills more students? Guns or books? Why is it then that dark money groups want to ban books but not guns? Are they really concerned...

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27 May’ 2023

How Harlan Crow profits from Clarence Thomas’ vote to gut the Clean Water Act

"The Supreme Court just gutted the Clean Water Act" - Washington Post "Under the court’s new view, pollution requires a permit only if it is discharged...

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25 May’ 2023

How will the Supreme Court gutting the CLEAN WATER ACT hurt you? Check this map.

"The Supreme Court Just Gutted the Clean Water Act" - Yahoo "The Supreme Court has ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency in a decision that significantly...

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24 May’ 2023

Tips for building a TikTok following

Follow TikTok's tips on creating content. Building a presence on TikTok isn't easy. How does TikTok's recommendation engine choose what to share? How do you create...

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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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17 May’ 2023

North Carolina MAP OF SHAME

"North Carolina Republicans ram through ABORTION BAN as crowds chant 'Shame! Shame! Shame!" - HuffPo "The 12-week ban and its additional restrictions concerning medication abortion are...

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16 May’ 2023

National Women’s Political Caucus Virginia: Endorsed Candidates

How do you mobilize broad support for a slate of candidates? Showcase dozens of candidates for both State House and Senate? Let voters find details on...

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13 May’ 2023

Change starts with Organizing

Organizers empower the under-represented win collective political power to create change. What does an organizer do? What skills do good organizers share? How do organizers get...

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11 May’ 2023

Follow the money behind CNN pandering to fascists

"Trump makes a fool of CNN" - Today's Edition Newsletter "Donald Trump played CNN for a fool at its televised town hall... he steamrolled Collins with...

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1 May’ 2023

ChatGPT analyzes Republican abortion policies

Use ChatGPT to understand Republican abortion policies and their War On Women. Politicians use a flood of words to disguise and hide what they really mean....

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30 Apr’ 2023

DemCast amplifies progressive messages with grassroots power

How do you get your heard against an army of bots? DemCast amplifies progressive messages through a network of grassroots volunteers. It's real. Authentic messages shared...

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29 Apr’ 2023

How to create political memes with AI image generators

Innovation wins. Learn how to create memes with AI image generators. It's fast, free and fun. "AI image generators convert a text input to produce striking visuals....

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26 Apr’ 2023

Use AI to generate political images and videos

RNC slams Biden in AI generated ad - Axios "The RNC video features AI-created images appearing to show President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris celebrating at...

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26 Apr’ 2023

AI converts Biden-Harris campaign video into Spanish, Tagalog and Chinese

Biden-Harris announce 2024 reelection campaign The Biden-Harris campaign video is inspiring, but it's only in English. To make it easier for the millions of Americans who...

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24 Apr’ 2023

Where will the Republican scheme to cut veterans benefits hurt the most? Check this map.

Republicans want to cut Veteran benefits by 22%. This is how Republicans say thank you to those who served our country. - Reddit President’s Biden's Budget plan to...

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22 Apr’ 2023

Use ChatGPT chatbots to mobilize young voters

New Ohio voter ID requirements put out-of-state college students “between a rock and a hard place” - Ohio Capital Journal A new law changing voting ID...

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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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13 Apr’ 2023

How far must women go for an abortion after Republicans ban Mifepristone? Check this map.

Trump appointed "Federal judge bans abortion pill: What the ruling means for women across the country." - ABC Kacsmaryk's issuing of a nationwide injunction on mifepristone...

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11 Apr’ 2023

Mobilize supporters and build lists with rapid response TikTok campaigns

How do you mobilize supporters quickly to turnout for an event and build contact lists at the same time? TikTok campaigns pack a punch. "After a...

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9 Apr’ 2023

Supremely corrupt Clarence Thomas

For over 20 years Clarence Thomas has been treated to (unrevealed) luxury vacations by billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow. - ProPublica Details are emerging of Clarence's...

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7 Apr’ 2023

Organizing for gun safety reform after Tennessee expulsions: Newtown Action Alliance podcast

GOP-controlled Tennessee state house expels Black lawmakers Justin Jones and Justin Pearson for demanding gun safety - The Guardian How are organizers responding to this 'political...

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6 Apr’ 2023

How fascists silence critics

Tennessee statehouse expels Democrats for gun control protest - BBC Hundreds of protesters have flooded the State Capitol since a school shooting. The 27 March attack...

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5 Apr’ 2023

Republicans resort to ‘political lynching’ to silence demands for gun safety reforms

After mass shooting, Tennessee House moves to expel three members calling for gun control - Popular Info Holding a hand-drawn sign calling to “protect kids, not guns” and...

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5 Apr’ 2023

Use AUDIO INFOGRAPHICS to reach more people in both English and Spanish

How do you reach more people with an important message like how to protect their Medicaid coverage? "Millions of Americans May Soon Lose Medicaid Coverage. Here’s...

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4 Apr’ 2023

STOP REPUBLICAN APARTHEID

"Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill Creating Unelected Court in Jackson" - Democracy Docket "MS House Bill 1020  would allow court personnel, including judges and prosecuting attorneys, to be...

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3 Apr’ 2023

I am not a crook

I am not a crook say Republicans and claim to be above the law. Nope. Democracies don't work like that. Check your knowledge. Do you know...

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2 Apr’ 2023

Heather Booth podcast on organizing for women’s rights & the critical Wisconsin Supreme Court election

Image: Wikipedia Heather Booth podcasts the need to organize to bring about change based on a lifetime of activism for women's rights and social justice. Heather...

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30 Mar’ 2023

Republicans take healthcare for servicewomen hostage: Map of military installations affected

Republicans threaten to deny healthcare for American servicewomen they would have die to protect the country. Tommy Tuberville Won't Promote Hundreds of Military Members Because He's...

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29 Mar’ 2023

Disabled vets disenfranchised

How do Republicans ask Americans to die for the country, but deny veterans their freedom to vote? "Wisconsin Supreme Court outlaws ballot drop boxes for elections....

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28 Mar’ 2023

Phonebank for abortion rights at stake in Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

Image credit: Roy Lichtenstein The Wisconsin Supreme Court race could decide abortion rights and 2024 rules in key battleground. Susan Pfeiffer, veteran phone phonebank organizer explains...

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27 Mar’ 2023

Twitter source code leaked: Ten possible motivations

"Twitter Says Parts of Its Source Code Were Leaked Online" - NYT "Parts of Twitter’s source code, the underlying computer code on which the social network...

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23 Mar’ 2023

They died for our freedom to read the books we want

100 year old war widow describes how her husband died fighting the Nazis to protect our freedom to read the books we want. - WPTV "I...

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21 Mar’ 2023

Use podcasts to mobilize voters

How can organizers with slim budgets and short timelines reach more voters? Podcasts. Andrea Miller founder of Center for Common Ground recorded this podcast to emphasize...

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16 Mar’ 2023

Republicans kidnap justice

Trump appointee in single-judge federal district in Texas could bar nationwide access to the abortifacient mifepristone. - AP How did we get here where an ultra-right...

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13 Mar’ 2023

Postcards get out the Black vote for key Wisconsin Supreme Court election

Surprise! Many people don't have a computer nor cell phone. Don't watch TV... How do you get them to vote? Center for Common Ground (CCG) is...

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12 Mar’ 2023

How to profile a domestic extremist

What do domestic extremists have in common? Learn more about political extremism and violence with the free PIRUS app by START from the Department of Homeland...

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10 Mar’ 2023

Top ten reasons why billionaires shouldn’t have to pay their fair share of taxes

President Biden proposes billionaires pay their "fair share". - MSNBC The howls of protest from Republicans to protect their wealthy donors have started. Use this infographic...

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9 Mar’ 2023

Remembering Karen Hobert Flynn, Common Cause Leader and lifelong democracy advocate

Karen Hobert Flynn, Common Cause President, passed away in March 2023. Karen was a fearless, persistent advocate for a better democracy. She spent her entire life...

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7 Mar’ 2023

Lost your freedoms? Thank these Republicans who packed the Supreme Court with extremists.

"Republicans have hijacked the US supreme court." - The Guardian "The court’s hard-right majority has neither popular support for its agenda nor institutional legitimacy. It is...

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7 Mar’ 2023

#BoycottWalgreens rapid response app

"Calls to boycott Walgreens grow as pharmacy confirms it will not sell abortion pills in 20 states, including some where it is legal." - Business Insider...

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3 Mar’ 2023

How Twitter monetizes hate and what you can do counter it

"Twitter stands to make millions from ads on just ten toxic reinstated accounts" - Counter Hate "Musk has reinstated tens of thousands of Twitter accounts, including...

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26 Feb’ 2023

How fascists rig elections

Hungarian Viktor Orbán has become a hero for the American right. - Rolling Stone Orbán has made Hungary a laboratory for the conversion of  a liberal democracy...

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21 Feb’ 2023

How many Norfolk Southern accidents have involved brakes? Check this map.

Looking for the real cause behind a major accident? Follow the facts, not conspiracy theories. We decided to see how many railroad accidents have there been?...

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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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17 Feb’ 2023

Voicebots make it easy to arrange rides to the polls

Voicebots make it easy and affordable for even small campaigns to arrange rides to the polls. Grassroots campaigns struggle to compete with better funded rivals. How...

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11 Feb’ 2023

DeSantis pushes for concealed firearms without permits or training. Check Florida gun violence map.

"DeSantis pushes Florida lawmakers to pass permitless carry law in 2023" - WFLA St. Petersburg police Chief Anthony Holloway, opposes permitless carry and worry that more...

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3 Feb’ 2023

Local journalists use videos to extend their reach and fight racism

Technology is an equalizer between local journalists and big media. About half or more of adults 50 and older get news from TV, but digital devices...

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30 Jan’ 2023

Move fast to convert outrage into action and supporters

Use rapid response campaigns that leverage the headlines to recruit new supporters and donors. The news cycle moves fast. How can a grassroots group leverage what's...

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30 Jan’ 2023

What Federal, State and Local benefits are you entitled to?

"Every year 103 million Americans leave $80 billion in benefits unclaimed." The government uses your tax dollars to provides benefits and services. But too often, people...

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29 Jan’ 2023

Use geo-targeting to organize food-stamp users who’d be denied meat under Republican proposal

"Iowa Republicans want to ban food-stamp users from buying meat" - CBS News Iowa last year had a state budget surplus of $2 billion, and the...

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28 Jan’ 2023

Police killings of 2,700 Black Americans mapped

"Tyre Nichols Cried in Anguish. Memphis Officers Kept Hitting." - NY Times Was this a random event? How does it fit into the larger pattern of...

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21 Jan’ 2023

Google helps Republicans prosecute women who have abortions: How to protect your privacy and fight back!

How does Google help Republicans prosecute women who have abortions? What can you do to push back? Websites Selling Abortion Pills Are Sharing Sensitive Data With...

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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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19 Jan’ 2023

Want a side of chicken with your fracking? Follow the dark money endangering your health and the environment.

Oil is green energy? Gas companies can frack on public lands? Stuffed in legislation about chickens? There's something going on when a weird bill is signed...

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18 Jan’ 2023

Warriors for gun safety

Golden State Warriors Visit Biden White House. - HuffPo Steve Kerr, Head Coach of the Warriors said he participated in a roundtable on gun violence with...

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17 Jan’ 2023

Who’s your political rep?

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) said he may prosecute women for ending their own pregnancies. - Law & Crime Who is your political rep? Congressperson? Senator? Governor? State...

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16 Jan’ 2023

Track what your elected reps are doing and call them out

Would you tolerate an employee whose salary you pay, but works against you? It's no different with politicians. It's no different with politicians who get paid...

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15 Jan’ 2023

If Martin Luther King came back, this is the birthday present he’d want!

Martin Luther King Jr. would want 270 votes. This blog describes how activists designed a rapid response video for MLK day to encourage people to vote....

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14 Jan’ 2023

Follow the George Santos money trail

Kevin McCarthy overlooks Santos' lies to seat him in Congress. “A person who misrepresented themselves as speaking on behalf of a candidate in order to raise...

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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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2 Jan’ 2023

Enhance your video with an AI generated talking head. It’s fast, easy and affordable.

Talking-head videos engage more viewers. How can groups with small budgets, few technical skills and tight deadlines create videos with talking heads? DemLabs volunteers created two...

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2 Jan’ 2023

Voter suppression through racist prison policies

Republican's racist prison policies prevent even those not convicted of a crime from voting. Illinois conservatives are fighting to keep CASH BAIL, a policy that frees...

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31 Dec’ 2022

Why are Republicans really attacking the IRS? Follow the money.

Trump paid no tax in 2020! Republicans are upset Trump's tax returns were released and threaten to attack the IRS. Billionaire tax dodgers pay under a...

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15 Dec’ 2022

Party like Kavanaugh!

A tax payer funded job that pays $268,300. You can't get fired. No code of ethics. Party on! US Supreme Court justices don’t often seem too...

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13 Dec’ 2022

Leave no American voter behind

Millions of Americans can't vote because of a prior conviction despite having served their sentence! Did you know that 5.2 million Americans are disenfranchised? 2.3% of...

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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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7 Dec’ 2022

Georgia election result mapped by turnout, race, poverty, healthcare and more

The people have spoken... Senator Warnock "... a vote is a kind of prayer for the world we desire for ourselves and for our children. It is...

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4 Dec’ 2022

Republican BS Detector

Do you understand what Republicans really mean? Test yourself with this quiz. Doublespeak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak disguises the nature...

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19 Nov’ 2022

How to project a message on a building

"Musk trolled as a lawless oligarch by a projection activist." - Daily Mail What is 'projection bombing"? What technology is needed to project a sign? Is...

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12 Nov’ 2022

How do election recount rules apply to close races?

A few close midterm races will determine which party will control Congress. What rules apply? When does a recount take place? Who requests it? Who pays...

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10 Nov’ 2022

Seven ways polling is manipulated to produce bogus results

Political pollsters predicted a red wave (NYT). How did so many pollsters get it so wrong? "Polls have a number of limiting factors. Pollsters can't know...

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9 Nov’ 2022

Midterm message: Codify Roe

THE MIDTERMS HANDED DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS A MANDATE TO CODIFY ABORTION RIGHTS. USE IT. Voters in several states where abortion was on the ballot were generally favorable to...

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8 Nov’ 2022

Mapping Republican attempts to trash votes. Count every vote!

"Republicans are engaged in an aggressive effort to invalidate ballots in key states from legal voters." We mapped just a few of the dozens of lawsuits...

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5 Nov’ 2022

Blue Wave Advisory

"Women are already showing up in large numbers, and they’re going to show up in masse to vote driving a blue Democratic tsunami.” - Michael Moore...

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2 Nov’ 2022

Test your disinfo spotting skills with this quiz after brutal attack on Paul Pelosi

Republicans use disinfo to hide their guilt in savage attack on Paul Pelosi. Test your skills with this quiz to spot their tricks. This quiz is...

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31 Oct’ 2022

Mapping the victims of GOP plan to kill Social Security

“Republicans want to gut Social Security and Medicare to give more tax breaks to the wealthy.” - President Obama “Some of your parents are on Social...

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28 Oct’ 2022

Spread your message with a WhatsApp chatbot

You're running a grassroots campaign with little money or staff in a district which loves WhatsApp. How do you reach them? Use a chatbot. Bots are...

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26 Oct’ 2022

Bot helps absentee ballot voters find signature witnesses

Imagine you're old, disabled or live in a rural area. You want to vote to protect Medicare. Your state requires two witnesses to vote by absentee...

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25 Oct’ 2022

Homer’s Voting Guide

How do you describe Democratic accomplishments? Duh! Ask Homer. Democrats have delivered for working Americans despite Republican roadblocks for their rich donors. How do you describe...

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20 Oct’ 2022

Judicial races will determine abortion rights

Judicial elections in five states will determine access to abortion, voting rights and gerrymandering. Hotly contested supreme court elections in Illinois, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina and...

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20 Oct’ 2022

Alabama rising

Election turnout improves when candidates reflect their voters. Democratic Alabama candidates reflect their electorate. How do you make it easy for voters to learn about the...

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18 Oct’ 2022

Use their own words against them

Use their own words to expose lies with an ACTION BUTTON that combines their video with your call to action. Some politicians will say anything to...

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18 Oct’ 2022

DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA endorsed candidates map

Democracy for America's people powered campaign fights for social justice at all levels of elected office. DFA endorsed candidates are running for Senate, Congress, State Senate,...

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17 Oct’ 2022

Student debt relief: Apply now!

How do you share details of a program, like Student Debt Relief that'll improve the lives of millions of Americans? But do it fast, with no...

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16 Oct’ 2022

Mapping the plot to steal the Presidency

Follow Trump's plot to steal the Presidency with the help of MAGA Republican accomplices. The story of what caused the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol...

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15 Oct’ 2022

North Carolina mass shooting: Follow the money blocking gun safety reform.

A 15-year-old fatally shot five people and wounded others in Raleigh, N.C. - WaPo. Vote to end gun violence. The Raleigh shooting was the latest in...

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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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10 Oct’ 2022

Don’t fall for SMISHING

STOP! Don't respond to that urgent text telling you to do something. It could be a SMISHING hack. Review your cybersecurity practices. Hackers are busy around...

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9 Oct’ 2022

Why do billionaires hate student debt relief? Follow the money.

President Biden's student debt relief will benefit up to 43 million lower and middle-class borrowers. Billionaires oppose the plan. - Popular Info Why would a bunch...

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8 Oct’ 2022

Who’s blocking marijuana legalization? Follow the money.

President Biden issues pardons and takes first steps to decriminalize marijuana. Biden pardoned thousands of people with federal convictions of marijuana possession and encouraged governors to take...

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5 Oct’ 2022

How Alabama Republicans rig voting maps to cling to office

Want to make sure can't get voted out of office? Rig voting district maps to make your critics' votes powerless. See how Alabama Republicans gerrymander so...

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4 Oct’ 2022

Hurricane Ian exposes PROPERTY INSURANCE MESS Florida Republicans have created

Rubio and Scott vote against storm aid. DeSantis fundraises from insurance firms while Florida residents struggle to get affordable property insurance. Follow the money, flooding and...

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3 Oct’ 2022

Supreme Court Conflicts Of Interest: Follow the Money

Six unelected officials with hidden conflicts of interest and beholden to billionaires should not be able to strip Americans of their freedoms. Who funded the campaigns...

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2 Oct’ 2022

Affordable tech to canvass better

Canvass better to get out the vote and fight voter suppression. It's hard when there are thousands of people to contact with a few volunteers in...

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1 Oct’ 2022

Republican ABORTION FLIP FLOP awards

Republican Flip Flop awards recognize hypocrisy in banning abortions and then flipping to fool voters. This level of acting is rarely seen outside movies, so it...

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30 Sep’ 2022

Halloween scares politicians use to trick voters

Don't fall for political scare tactics. Get the facts to make an informed decision. How do you share the facts so people can get them easily...

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29 Sep’ 2022

Ten best voting information websites

Finding information on where, when and how to vote isn't easy. Details are scattered across different websites. Sometimes it's hard to find answers to your specific...

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26 Sep’ 2022

Arrange rides to the polls for seniors with ALEXA-like system

Fight Republican voter suppression that prevents seniors from voting to protect their Social Security. Imagine you rely on Social Security and Medicare and worried about Republican...

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24 Sep’ 2022

Arizona Republicans pass strict ABORTION BAN taking state back to 1864

Arizona judge upholds century-old abortion ban that could sentence abortion providers to prison. - ABC Republican appointed Arizona judge approves return to 19th century near-total ban...

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21 Sep’ 2022

Merrick Garland on protecting THE RULE OF LAW

The Rule of Law applies to all Americans: Former presidents demanding special treatment and politicians illegally exploiting migrants. "The Rule of Law means that the law...

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19 Sep’ 2022

Voter Suppression Academy Award nominations

The Academy Awards recognizes creativity in films. The Voter Suppression Academy* awards recognizes Republican dirty tricks to prevent Americans voting. "It's high time our voter suppression...

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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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14 Sep’ 2022

ABORTION BAN Tops Roberts’ Supreme Court Hit Parade

"Chief Justice John Roberts defends the legitimacy of the Supreme Court" - MSN Really? Decide for yourself based on these extreme rulings by Roberts' Supreme Court....

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13 Sep’ 2022

Mapping the key races for Democrats to Hold the House

Democracy is on the ballot. Which races will determine if Democrats will Hold The House? Who are the candidates? How can you support them? How can...

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9 Sep’ 2022

How to choose the right storytelling app

Choose the right app to tell your story by considering your audience, the message and your desired outcome. There is no one size fits all in...

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4 Sep’ 2022

Don’t fall for STRONGMAN playing the VICTIM CARD

Authoritarians pose as persecuted individuals to justify their violence and crimes. Trump has built his appeal by casting himself and his supporters as political outsiders and...

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3 Sep’ 2022

Grassroots innovation finds unregistered voters

"Arkansas was the worst state for voter registration and election participation in 2020". Get Loud Arkansas innovates to change that. Get Loud Arkansas (GLA) uses data...

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31 Aug’ 2022

Canvass better: Plan your routes with smart apps like FedEx does

Image: FedEx FedEx delivers millions of packages every day. Use the same tech-savvy approach to canvass better. Delivering packages and contacting voters are similar: How do...

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30 Aug’ 2022

Teachers deserve better

The GOP war on education has created a teacher shortage. Republicans slash teachers' wages and public school funding. Issue educational gag orders that politicize education. Block...

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27 Aug’ 2022

Mapping GOP handouts for the rich vs President Biden’s Student loan relief plan

Republicans who got PPP handouts and lobbied for tax cuts for their billionaire donors, now criticize relief for the needy with student loans. We mapped the...

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26 Aug’ 2022

How to create midterm campaign videos with the winning FREEDOM narrative

Use the winning 'freedom narrative' to mobilize the base and persuade swing voters in the midterms.  This election is a clear choice, between Americans who work...

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25 Aug’ 2022

Answer questions automatically with a Twitter bot

Help people get the facts with Twitter bots that respond automatically when tweeted a question. Bots interact with people in different ways - voice call, text...

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8 Aug’ 2022

Who’s fighting for American workers? You make the call.

Ignore the hype. Check the facts to see who's really fighting for working Americans. Who's investing in people? Promoting shared prosperity? Pushing companies to pay their...

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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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6 Aug’ 2022

Track political Facebook ad campaigns for free with Ad Observatory

What ads are campaigns being run on Facebook? When? Where? By whom? Explore political advertising across Facebook and Instagram with the free Ad Observatory app from...

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2 Aug’ 2022

Support Democracy: Power the Polls on Election Day

Democracy isn't a spectator sport. Help staff your local polling place as a poll worker. Our democracy depends on ordinary people who make sure every election...

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29 Jul’ 2022

Republicans ambush veterans’ benefits: Mapping the casualties

"Stab vets in the back Senators...there are real people who face tragic consequences for their fuckery” - Jon Stewart "In an eleventh-hour act of cowardice, Republicans...

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28 Jul’ 2022

16 best free graphics apps for activists

Tell your story better with pictures. Use free apps to design persuasive images, GIFs and videos. See how other campaigns apply these apps to inspire people...

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23 Jul’ 2022

How to deal with deceptive political arguments

Push back against deceptive arguments that use false flags, strawmen and whataboutism to manipulate you. Learn how to spot bogus arguments being used to manipulate you...

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22 Jul’ 2022

Scorched by the heatwave? Thank these Senators.

"Unrelenting, coast-to-coast heat wave scorches America" - USA Today Republicans deny climate change while Americans bake in heatwaves. A GOP-packed Supreme Court cripples the Environmental Protection...

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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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17 Jul’ 2022

Republicans deregulate nursing homes to pay back their donors. Sorry grandma.

"Florida’s Republican politicians are shielding their campaign donors from liability while chipping away at safety standards for elderly residents." - Read Sludge Where are these nursing...

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15 Jul’ 2022

Check your flood risk from global warming with this free app

Sea levels rise with global warming. A Republican-packed Supreme Court just crippled the EPA increasing your risk from flooding. See if you'll stay dry. "With the...

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13 Jul’ 2022

Whistleblowers needed

"Former Twitter Employee's Testimony Is an Urgent Call for Social-Media Platforms to 'Fix the Feed'" - Common Dreams Whistleblowers expose illegal and unethical activity from the...

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9 Jul’ 2022

GOP-packed Supreme Court cripples EPA putting your life in danger

GOP-packed Supreme Court cripples the EPA to stop it regulating oil polluting tycoons funding Republicans. Follow the money. Oil tycoons fund the GOP to pack the...

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7 Jul’ 2022

What Expected Supreme Court Rulings Mean For You

Women enslaved to make babies. Women have lost all their rights and are forced into sexual servitude in Margaret Atwood's book The Handmaid's Tale. Commanders and...

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5 Jul’ 2022

Independence Day mass shooting: Mapping the Republicans blocking gun safety reform

Six dead, dozens injured in mass shooting at July Fourth parade outside Chicago. The shooting comes weeks after a racist mass shootings at a Buffalo grocery store...

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3 Jul’ 2022

Top ten storytelling apps

Use the right storytelling app to inform and persuade more people to take action. How do you choose which app to choose? Does your message involve...

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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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1 Jul’ 2022

Koch Rigged Supreme Court Rules For Oil Companies

Follow the money to see how oil tycoons rig the courts to get the laws they want. Millions in dark money to get ultra-right wing lawyers...

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25 Jun’ 2022

Convert outrage into votes and volunteers with chatbots

Convert outrage into votes and volunteers. Who are the Pro Choice candidates running for office? How to explain what the overturn of Roe v Wade in...

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13 Jun’ 2022

Get out the vote with geotargeted reminders

Every vote matters - especially in a tight race. How does a grassroots campaign make sure its most likely supporters get out to vote? Geotargeted reminders....

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6 Jun’ 2022

Active Shooter protection tips from Black Voters Matter chatbot

How do you protect yourself against an active shooter? Black Voters Matter chatbot offers tips and builds lists to organize for gun safety. Mass shootings surge...

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26 May’ 2022

Use TikTok in campaigns to reach the next generation

The revolution will not be televised - but it will be on TikTok. Did you know that TikTok captures more monthly hours from users than Facebook...

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25 May’ 2022

GOP filibuster kills gun safety bills as children die in mass shootings

In 2022, there have been 206 mass shootings as of May 25th, killing 236 Americans and injuring 888. Mass shootings seem to occur so frequently that...

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21 May’ 2022

Supreme Court approves political bribes. Follow the money to see how this will change your life.

“The politician is happy; the donors are happy. The only loser is the public.” - Justice Elena Kagan "Republican-appointed justices struck down limits on candidates who...

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16 May’ 2022

How to protect your online privacy as Republicans unleash bounty hunters in their war on women

A Republican packed Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v Wade as abortion vigilantes search for victims to sue. "An antiabortion law in Texas will...

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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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7 May’ 2022

Classifying Abortion as Murder: Taker vs Giver States

Louisiana is about to Charge Women Who Get Abortions With Murder. Minority Rule: How TAKER states exploit GIVER State generosity to persecute women Louisiana also ranks...

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6 May’ 2022

How much more will reproductive healthcare cost when the Supreme Court nullifies Roe v Wade?

It's going to cost a LOT more for reproductive healthcare as the Republican packed Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade! Women will have to travel much...

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5 May’ 2022

Extremist Candidate Tracker by Renew America Foundation

"MAGA CROWD 'MOST EXTREMIST POLITICAL ORGANIZATION' IN MODERN U.S. HISTORY" - President Biden How do you track political extremist candidates? In real time? Make their past...

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3 May’ 2022

The Future of Roe V. Wade: Women’s Choice Election 2022

The Republican-stacked Supreme Court poised to trash Roe v. Wade. EVERY non-voting woman and man who supports Reproductive Choice MUST know that we are: "JUST. 2....

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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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30 Apr’ 2022

How to find your new voting district after redistricting

Voters often struggle to find their new voting districts after redistricting. A new map makes it free and easy. What's your new district after Republicans have...

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24 Apr’ 2022

Florida crime scene: DeSantis murders Black voters’ rights

‘Democracy in Florida isn't functioning.’ Governor’s rigged maps rob Black voters of power. - The Guardian Check the crime scene for yourself with this map to...

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21 Apr’ 2022

Stand up against hate

“Hate will only win if people like me stand by and let it happen" "In response to a colleague who had called her a “groomer” in...

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18 Apr’ 2022

Create your own Rapid Response GIF

South Carolina Rocked by Back-to-Back Mass Shootings That Wounded 18 - TIME Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) blocks common sense gun safety measures and takes NRA contributions....

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17 Apr’ 2022

Fight the hate mongering dividing America

Fight hate mongering and the politics of dividing Americans to get elected. How does a community organize to fight a Klan rally? Respond to a shooting...

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15 Apr’ 2022

Facebook — Meta shareholders to vote on reducing misinformation

Facebook / Meta shareholders can vote until May 25, 10AM PDT to support Proposal 7, which compels the corporation to confront the cost of the harm...

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13 Apr’ 2022

Where will gas prices fall from President Biden’s plan to expand ethanol usage?

How can a plan be shared so it's easy for people to see how they'll benefit from it? Maps are a great communication tool. They make...

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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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9 Apr’ 2022

Stop FOX streaming Russian propaganda to American military bases

"As Ukrainians fight for their lives, it's time to permanently remove pro-Putin propaganda from US military bases. Stop brainwashing our troops. As the GOP has embraced...

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7 Apr’ 2022

Understand how voters feel about local issues and identify potential supporters with textbot surveys

Make smarter decisions with better information. How can surveys be customized to local issues and conducted quickly? On a tiny budget with little technical expertise? Textbots...

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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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25 Mar’ 2022

Mapping Ginni Thomas’ attempt to overturn election results

"Ginni Thomas Pressed Trump’s Chief of Staff to Overturn 2020 Vote, Texts Show" - NY Times “The consequences of what she’s done is that I don’t...

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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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18 Mar’ 2022

Democracy is on the Ballot. Mapping where Election Deniers are Running For Office.

Why do people who don't believe in fair elections run for office? They'll get to control how (and if) future elections will be run and votes...

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16 Mar’ 2022

America has oligarchs too. They’re called billionaires.

Oligarchs are very wealthy businessmen with a lot of political influence. American oligarchs (billionaires) dodge paying their fair share of taxes. This reduces funding for Child...

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14 Mar’ 2022

Geotarget better with maps and data. Stop guessing.

Smart maps combine maps and data. They take the guesswork out of choosing the best areas to target. Businesses pick the best locations for their stores...

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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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5 Mar’ 2022

Russian oligarchs manipulate American politics, media and elections

How do Russian oligarchs manipulate American politics and media to threaten democracy? Follow the money. What would inspire a former president to praise a Russian invasion...

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3 Mar’ 2022

Play DRUG MONOPOLY. Raise drug prices. Make millions!

34 million Americans suffer from diabetes. How do drug monopolies keep raising prices? Follow the blood money. President Biden and Bernie Sanders have proposed cutting prescription...

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16 Feb’ 2022

Don’t let Gun Lobby Republicans hide behind Sandy Hook settlement. Demand gun safety reform now!

Sandy Hook families settle with Remington over school massacre. Gun lobby political donations buys Republican obstruction to common sense gun safety measures while mass shootings surge....

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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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9 Feb’ 2022

Supreme Court approves Alabama Republican racially gerrymandered maps. See how such crooked maps are drawn.

No taxation without representation. Republicans propose to tax all Alabamians, but deny Black voters fair representation. How did that work out for the British? The U.S....

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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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3 Feb’ 2022

Mapping the Trump-Endorsed 2022 Candidates

Trump endorses Republican candidates in 2022 ready to overturn election results to prove their loyalty to him. "Kari Lake, Trump's pick for Arizona governor, said the...

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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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30 Jan’ 2022

Spotify removes Neil Young over COVID misinfo protest. Follow the money to see why.

"Spotify removes Neil Young following rocker’s protest over COVID-19 misinformation" - PBS “I realized I could not continue to support Spotify’s life-threatening misinformation to the music...

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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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26 Jan’ 2022

Super Bowl Satire: Republicans rig football rules to ensure a win

How would football be played after Republicans rig the rules with voter suppression-like tactics? Check this satire. Football is a game of strength, skill and strategy....

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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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21 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6 Insurrection Map expands with new information

The Jan 6 Committee has issued more indictments and is questioning more people as the investigation expands. The relationship map has been expanded to include this...

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20 Jan’ 2022

Describe the Jan 6th insurrection and election sabotage clearly with the right messaging frame

Use the right messaging to explain the Jan 6th insurrection and how the people behind it are now passing bills to steal our freedom to vote....

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17 Jan’ 2022

Backlash to Republican voter suppression set to music

Nina Simone recorded Backlash in 1967. Fifty five years later, it captures the public disgust of racist Republican voter suppression. What is the Freedom to Vote...

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16 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6 Insurrection map of the people and money behind the plot to overthrow an election

Follow the money to trace who did what in the Jan 6th insurrection and how they were funded. Get the big picture as the evidence and...

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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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11 Jan’ 2022

Whistleblowers expose wrongdoing

The Signals Network helps whistleblowers who speak out against corporate and government wrongdoing. A whistleblower exposes activity that is illegal, immoral, illicit, unsafe, fraud, or abuse of taxpayer funds....

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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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5 Jan’ 2022

Leaked GOP Voter Suppression Playbook (Satire)

Don't have enough votes to get elected? Don't worry. A new satirical guide shows how to win by cheating: Suppress your opponent's voters. The guide illustrates...

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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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1 Jan’ 2022

Geotarget with free Redistricting Data Hubs maps

Geotarget canvassing campaigns with data rich maps for better results. Redistricting Data Hub is a wonderful, free resource for non-partisan maps and data that can be...

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27 Dec’ 2021

“How to make gazillions spreading misinformation with algorithms like Facebook” — Dr. Evil

Spreading misinformation is a money making scheme. Just ask Dr. Evil* His secret guide explains (along with real examples) how to make gazillions spreading spreading misinformation...

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25 Dec’ 2021

Jan 6 Investigation Roadmap

Confused by the large number of people involved in the Jan 6th insurrection? Who has been charged by the Jan 6 Commission? Who's cooperating with the...

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22 Dec’ 2021

Grassroots canvassing innovations increase voter participation

Democracy works best when everyone's voice is heard - not just a loud minority. How can grassroots groups locate unregistered voters to increase voter participation? How...

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20 Dec’ 2021

Republicans can’t handle the truth so they whitewash history.

Republican legislators push bills to whitewash history. "DeSantis proposes legislation to let parents sue teachers who tell the truth about U.S. history." - Popular Info "54...

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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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13 Dec’ 2021

Follow the dirty money funding Republican climate change deniers

“There’s none so blind as those who will not listen.” - Neil Gaman Tornadoes devastate thousands of lives. Republicans deny climate change and block investments that...

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11 Dec’ 2021

Follow the dark money funding ELECTION SABOTAGE

Election sabotage isn't cheap. Follow the dark money funding media outlets spreading disinformation and corporate politicians willing to sabotage elections for their billionaire donors. The scheme...

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9 Dec’ 2021

Democracy Centers: Deep canvassing basecamps.

Change can’t come from outside. It can only happen from within. "People want to know what they can do to create the change they want to...

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8 Dec’ 2021

Canvas smarter: Enhance voter files with targeting data and maps

Canvass smarter by enhancing voter files with demographic data and interactive maps. It's fast, simple and affordable. Business marketers use demographic data and visual analysis apps...

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6 Dec’ 2021

McConnell: The Democracy Eating Turtle

A turtle destroying American democracy? Only cartoons can describe the beast. This collection of cartoons show how Mitch McConnell: Stacks the Supreme Court with his conservative...

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5 Dec’ 2021

How to geo-target women denied control over their bodies to vote

Women denied control over their own bodies and forced by Republicans to have babies even if they are raped, have a strong reason to vote. How...

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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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29 Nov’ 2021

Record police encounters automatically with your iPhone and Siri Shortcuts

Videos of Philando Castille, Daunte Wright and George Floyd's deaths raised public awareness of police encounters and demands for justice. Imagine you're suddenly pulled over and...

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28 Nov’ 2021

Organizing? First build trust by sharing your story.

Cesar Chavez organizes farm workers Good organizers build trust before asking others for their support. How? Personal storytelling. Organizers share their own personal stories to quickly...

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22 Nov’ 2021

Check what’s in the Build Back Better bill for you with this free app

Everyone wants to know what's in it for them? Make it easy to understand the benefits of the Build Back Better bill with free apps and...

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20 Nov’ 2021

What’s in the Build Back Better bill? Check this map.

The Build Back Better rebuilds America's social safety net, expands health care and fights climate change. See how the bill does this with the help of...

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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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13 Nov’ 2021

Who funds politicians spreading hate?

Who funds politicians spreading hate, racism and misogyny? Follow the money with Code For Democracy. "Paul Gosar a Republican posted a photoshopped anime video to his...

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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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8 Nov’ 2021

Republicans push taxation without representation

Republicans push taxation without representation but still want to collect taxes. That didn't work well for British royalty. The British enriched themselves off American colonies without...

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4 Nov’ 2021

Voter suppression crime scene

Keep it simple. This QR Code packs dozens of Republican voter suppression bills and encourages readers to call their senator to demand they support the John...

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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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2 Nov’ 2021

Joel Kaplan: Zuck’s fixer and GOP operative

Facebook spreads Republican disinformation and promotes right-wing conspiracy theories. Meet Joel Kaplan, Republican operative and Zuckerberg fixer. "Kaplan is Facebook's vice president of global public policy. He...

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1 Nov’ 2021

Make data easier to understand and share

The truth will set you free. John 8.32 So will the facts. But first you have to make them understandable. Organize and present data so it's...

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31 Oct’ 2021

Stand Your Ground bill has deadly consequences

Adil Dghoughi was killed in his car outside a house in Martindale, Texas. The case against the killer could be hindered by Texas' "Stand Your Ground"...

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30 Oct’ 2021

Organizers provide emergency water faster with chatbots and drive-throughs

Organizers provide emergency water supplies to Benton Harbor (MI) residents in lead contaminated water emergency. Community organizers and volunteers help distribute supplies at the Abundant Life...

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28 Oct’ 2021

Zoom interview? Make your answers easy to find and read.

Ace your Zoom interviews by scrolling your answers on screen, and read them naturally without ever looking away from the camera. Zoom calls go better when...

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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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20 Oct’ 2021

Republicans mess with Texas district maps to cling to power

Republicans propose a gerrymandered Texas district map that gives them 24 of 38 U.S. House seats despite only getting 53% of votes last November. This racial...

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18 Oct’ 2021

Virginia Election: Youngkin morphs into Trump

Virginia GOP candidate Youngkin tries to distance himself from Trump. Activists create GIFs to highlight their similarities. "Trump has endorsed Youngkin. "A great gentleman. We've got...

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15 Oct’ 2021

Republicans drag America into the Dark Ages on Women’s Reproductive Health

Republicans deny women reproductive healthcare, putting America behind China, Cuba and Iran. How have other countries moved ahead on women's healthcare while America moves backwards? How...

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13 Oct’ 2021

Keep it real

People buy brownies, not the recipe. Emphasize how you'll improve their lives. Skip the geek-speak. Anat Shenker-Osorio is the founder a of ASO Communications and a...

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8 Oct’ 2021

Frame and deliver your message to be persuasive

Frame your message to be persuasive. Practice presenting it so you can deliver it naturally. Share your script so others can amplify your message. Anat Shenker-Osorio,...

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6 Oct’ 2021

Make Facebook Whistleblower Testimony Video Available To All Audiences

The Facebook whistleblower testimony is important for everybody to see, no matter what language they speak. Frances Haugen explains in her testimony how Facebook conceals information...

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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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4 Oct’ 2021

Billionaire tax dodgers use political influence to rig the system

The richest 1% Americans dodge $175 billion in taxes every year. How do they get away with it? Follow the money... Where do the uber-rich live?...

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2 Oct’ 2021

Ten Supreme Court SHADOW DOCKET decisions made in the dark of the night that changed America

"The Supreme Court increasingly relies on the shadow docket to make decisions often in a dramatically accelerated fashion, without providing signed opinions or detailed explanations. Decisions...

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1 Oct’ 2021

LITTLE SIS shows how the rich influence politicians

Follow the money to see how big donors influence politicians to get laws passed that make them even richer - and block bills like Build Back...

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30 Sep’ 2021

Don’t mess with Texas women

Image: Handmaid's Tale - Hulu Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he'll “eliminate” rape rather than let victims get abortions. That's after his bill that bans abortions...

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28 Sep’ 2021

TARJIMLY connects volunteer translators with nonprofits

The free Tarjimly app connects nonprofits with bi-lingual volunteers to overcome language barriers. Tarjimly was founded in 2017 to improve the lives of refugees and the...

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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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23 Sep’ 2021

Racism on tap

Benton, Michigan shows what happens when the rich control power and deny others clean drinking water. Systemic racism and corporate donations to politicians pushing voter suppression...

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19 Sep’ 2021

Service helps mothers released from jail using text bots to first survey their needs

How does a small group collect the information it needs to serve community members during a pandemic? A text bot to automatically conduct surveys. Life After...

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18 Sep’ 2021

Unethical corporate behavior? See something, say something.

Corporation behaving unethically? See something, say something for love of country. Share tips with trusted journalists to investigate. Facebook routinely hides its activities and blocks access...

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13 Sep’ 2021

Survey community concerns during COVID by crowdsourcing

Tenants face eviction and bad living conditions during COVID as some landlords exploit their plight. Organizers better serve and mobilize communities by crowdsourcing their grievances. How...

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10 Sep’ 2021

Ohio Republican 2021 Redistricting Maps are Absurd. Take a Look.

"Ohio Republicans have proposed new district maps that give them a larger share of seats despite rules against partisan gerrymandering." - Cleveland.com Understand the Republican scheme...

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9 Sep’ 2021

Improvise solutions with design thinking

Floods and power blackouts in the middle of a pandemic. That's Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Every disaster is unique and demands its own...

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8 Sep’ 2021

Provide Eviction Protection and other forms while building contact lists automatically with MailBots

Millions of Americans could be left homeless after the Supreme Court's decision to lift the eviction moratorium. How can tenants find the forms that might protect...

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7 Sep’ 2021

Who do they work for? Follow the money with a ‘mind map’.

Follow the money and a person's connections to find their real motivation. "... Tax hikes will cause your life savings to collapse... plan could cause a record-setting depression”...

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30 Aug’ 2021

COVID conspiracy playbook revealed

Conspiracies like COVID are contagious and can be fatal. Learn to spot conspiracy symptoms and how they're spread. Conspiracies manipulate people based on their desire to...

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27 Aug’ 2021

Community organizing with diaper banks

Community organizers help people solve problems such as not having a diaper for their baby. It's a big need. Most child care facilities require parents to...

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26 Aug’ 2021

How to find your ‘Community Of Interest’ to draw a redistricting map

Make sure you're fairly represented when political districts are redrawn in 2021. You only get this chance every ten years after the census is completed, so...

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22 Aug’ 2021

Gerrymandering. Georgia style.

Georgia voter suppression includes gerrymandering and hostile takeovers of county election boards. NAACP Atlanta mobilizes resistance against racist voter suppression. NAACP makes it easier for people...

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21 Aug’ 2021

Infobots help the needy find food banks and clinics while building contact lists at the same time

The digital divide hurts the poor by making it harder for them to find the resources they desperately need. VoterPAC uses an innovative approach to help...

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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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19 Aug’ 2021

NAACP Atlanta organizes against Georgia Republicans’ hostile State takeover of County election boards

NAACP Atlanta mobilizes Georgians to contact their Republican senators to demand they stop their hostile take over of Fulton county elections. Georgia Republican lawmakers are mounting...

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17 Aug’ 2021

The Real Hunger Games

The poor fight each other to entertain the rich in the Hunger Games. Poor Americans struggle to survive while the rich thrive on tax cuts in...

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16 Aug’ 2021

Worried about COVID? Vote NO on the California Recall.

"Republicans risk becoming face of delta surge as key GOP governors oppose anti-covid measures" (WaPo). Stop politics from infecting California's science based COVID response. Healthcare workers...

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15 Aug’ 2021

Black Voters Matter: Think National, Act Local.

Black Voters Matter builds community power by understanding and supporting local infrastructure. It works with local partners to expand its outreach nationwide. How do you attract...

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14 Aug’ 2021

Fair Districts Ohio fights gerrymandering

Public officials crush democracy by drawing legislative district maps to benefit their political party. Fair Districts Ohio organizes citizens to fight this gerrymandering.  Ohio voters passed...

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13 Aug’ 2021

MailBots fight voter suppression by helping the disabled and seniors find voting info

Making access to voting information harder disenfranchises the elderly, disabled, less educated and those with limited internet access. This Jim Crow-style voter suppression is especially hard...

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11 Aug’ 2021

Love your kids? Check their school’s COVID situation.

Parents have to protect their children against both COVID and reckless politicians. New maps highlight areas where COVID cases are accelerating. Large amounts of data that's...

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9 Aug’ 2021

Pandemic profiteers

Who are the profiteers making money from COVID disinformation? How do Facebook and YouTube help the 'Disinformation Dozen'? Who funds them? "The Anti-Vaxx Industry boasts over $35...

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6 Aug’ 2021

Encouraging vaccinations with videos and relational organizing

Incentives help nudge people to get vaccinated. How can nonprofits with limited resources quickly get the word out about vaccination incentive programs before they expire? 9Health365 is...

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1 Aug’ 2021

Wanted: Unregistered Voters

Use data analytics and behavioral targeting to find unregistered voters. It's easier and cheaper than you think. VoterPAC aims to register, rally, and empower the rising...

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31 Jul’ 2021

COVID incompetence unmasked

"Florida has 6.5% of the U.S. population, but accounts for 20% of America’s new COVID infections. Its daily average is four times the national." - L.A....

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30 Jul’ 2021

Ohio volunteers fight Jim Crow online voter suppression

"Check your voting status online". Too bad if you don't have internet access. You might just lose your right to vote. Meet Jim Crow online voter...

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28 Jul’ 2021

Precision canvassing

Companies increase sales by picking store locations with demographic analysis. Use the same approach to decide where to canvas. Center for Common Ground (CCG) is a...

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26 Jul’ 2021

Let vets vote

New Republican voter suppression bills deny disabled vets their right to vote. How can politicians ask Americans to die for democracy, but then deny them their...

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25 Jul’ 2021

Signs of voter suppression

Infographics help understand the dozens of Republican voter suppression schemes. The human brain is a lazy muscle. It skips things that require effort with too much...

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24 Jul’ 2021

Olympic Gold Medal for voter suppression goes to …

If there were an Olympic contest for voter suppression, who would win? We have three contenders. The Republican Party creating new laws to deny Americans their...

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23 Jul’ 2021

A better way to find and canvas unregistered voters

Find potentially unregistered voters - faster, easier and with less money using better technology and new data sources. Registering every eligible voter is critical with the...

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22 Jul’ 2021

American prison labor camps

The $80 billion prison industry enriches the powerful while exploiting and disenfranchising the poor. Prisons can force inmates to work for little or no wage per...

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19 Jul’ 2021

Reaching the politically invisible voter

Millions of Americans entitled to vote aren't in the Voter File. They're invisible to most campaigns. Voter files collect voter registration information (which is a matter...

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18 Jul’ 2021

Blood on their hands

COVID is an equal opportunity killer. It doesn't care who you voted for, or even if you voted at all. Death isn't a political issue. Should...

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16 Jul’ 2021

Indivisible Michigan fights Republican voter suppression with relational organizing

'Michigan GOP plans “shocking” scheme to ram through voting restrictions' - Salon "Republicans state legislators in Michigan have already introduced 39 bills that restrict citizens’ voting...

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14 Jul’ 2021

How the Florida Key Dems located eight thousand unregistered voters

"Seek and ye shall find" - Mathew 7:7 Philip Dodderidge is the Vice-Chair Florida Keys Democrats and searching for unregistered voters in the Florida Keys. He...

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13 Jul’ 2021

Why isn’t cannabis legalized?

You can be arrested for possessing even a small amount of marijuana in many states. Imprisoned. Forced to work for slave labor and denied your right...

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9 Jul’ 2021

Fight rural hospital closures with Medicaid expansion

Republican led states reject Federal healthcare funding. Rural hospitals are closed denying poor, rural and communities or color the medical care they so desperately need. Where...

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7 Jul’ 2021

Heat wave 2021 map ‘burns’ climate deniers

Heat waves kill Americans. Homes and businesses destroyed. Droughts ravage farms. But Republicans deny climate change and block common sense measures to fight it. What gives?...

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5 Jul’ 2021

Grassroots canvassing made free and simple

Grassroots groups canvas to register voters and fight voter suppression. "The GOP’s 2022 Strategy: Voter Suppression or Bust. After failing to suppress enough Black votes to steal...

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29 Jun’ 2021

Slow or no internet? Measure and report internet access in your area to the FCC.

Over 160 million of Americans lack reliable or affordable high-speed internet. Black, Latinx, Native American and rural families suffer from this digital divide. The federal government has...

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27 Jun’ 2021

Are you one the losing side of the DATA DIVIDE?

One side of the data divide has companies making money from personal data. The other side buys data from them. Which side are you on? Companies,...

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26 Jun’ 2021

Republican voter suppression targets the visually disabled. Voicebots inform and mobilize them.

Republicans suppress disabled voters in order to kill the ACA. Republicans have tried to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) over 70 times. Republicans aim to...

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25 Jun’ 2021

Abused? Arrested? Imprisoned? Ten apps to help the poor cope with a justice system that favors the rich.

The rich post bail, or lawyer up and go free. The poor are imprisoned for minor offenses, cannot pay bail, end up in jail and stripped...

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23 Jun’ 2021

Speak truth to power, but first practice your lines.

There are few chances to speak truth to power. Make the most of them. Help your supporters make the most of their turn in the spotlight...

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21 Jun’ 2021

Empower volunteers to help voters in areas without cell service by putting the data they need on their phones

A lack of internet access makes it harder for voters to register, request absentee ballots, see if they have been purged... Voting rights groups helping voters...

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19 Jun’ 2021

Denied broadband internet? How to challenge the faulty FCC data that leaves you offline.

Bad FCC data denies broadband internet access to millions of Americans. "The pandemic forced many essential activities online: going to school, earning an income and staying...

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18 Jun’ 2021

Juneteenth! Celebrate with community outreach and power building.

Celebrations are brief. Power building is for ever. How do you harness the excitement around Juneteenth, for community organizing and build long term power? How about...

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11 Jun’ 2021

Republicans slash unemployment benefits. Where will the suffering be worst?

Republican cruelty to the poor to please their corporate donors has no limits. Republican Governors play politics and slash unemployment benefits to sabotage the recovery brought...

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10 Jun’ 2021

Lawyers, cartoonists and musicians fight for democracy with their special superpowers

From each according to his ability... In the fight to protect American democracy, different groups give as only they can. Here are three wonderful groups to...

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9 Jun’ 2021

Yard sign activism for fair redistricting

Ohio voters show their support for fair redistricting maps and opposition to gerrymandering with Fair District yard signs. Voters should choose their legislators - not legislators...

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8 Jun’ 2021

Opioid epidemic: Map the profits, political donations and deaths.

The opioid epidemic involves over 500,000 deaths and a $13 billion fortune. How much do you know about Purdue Pharma? The Sackler Family and their political...

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7 Jun’ 2021

Build double opt-in contact lists the smart way

When they go low by denying internet access to suppress voters, go high with free internet hotspots to help voters and build contact lists at the...

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6 Jun’ 2021

How to make rapid response videos. Like for Voting ProChoice after the Texas abortion ban.

Texas governor signs extreme six-week abortion ban that bars abortion with no exception for rape or incest. "18-year-old Paxton Smith used her valedictorian address to protest Texas’s near-total...

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4 Jun’ 2021

Activists use new digital tactics to fight environmental racism

Forests destroyed to make wood pellets for corporate profits. Black communities devastated by the pollution and flooding it causes. That's environmental racism. Community activists struggle to...

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2 Jun’ 2021

Zoom media interview? Perform better with realtime invisible helpers.

There's little margin for error in a Zoom interview and performance anxiety just makes it worse. Fortunately there are ways to stay on message and get...

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1 Jun’ 2021

Fight the connectivity poll tax that disenfranchises poor voters

Connectivity is a poll tax that stifles voters in Black, Brown, indigenous and rural communities who cannot afford to get online. "Poll taxes were essentially a...

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30 May’ 2021

Campaigning with WhatsApp

WhatsApp has over 2.5 billion active users and has been downloaded five billion times. Over 100 billion WhatsApp messages are sent every day. Does your campaign...

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26 May’ 2021

Republican voter suppression targets disabled vets for Memorial Day

Republicans are making it harder for disabled vets to vote - just in time for Memorial Day! Millions of veterans live in Texas, Florida, Georgia and...

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24 May’ 2021

Lost your right to vote? Thank ALEC.

ALEC drafts bills without regular democratic review and gets them passed into law by Republican legislatures. ALEC thrives on corporate donations. "Exposing ALEC: How Conservative-Backed State...

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23 May’ 2021

Leave no voter behind

The price of voting has gone up! Republican voter suppression schemes are making it more costly to vote. And soon it may only be the rich...

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22 May’ 2021

Meet the Republicans voting against the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act fights the surge in crimes against Asians. Yet 63 Republicans voted against the bill. Which districts and what do they represent?...

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20 May’ 2021

Capitol riot coverup: cartoon edition

"Trump demanded that Republicans in Congress oppose the creation of a bipartisan Commission to investigate the events of January 6." - Popular Info 175 Republicans in Congress led by...

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19 May’ 2021

Use WhatsApp from your laptop to reach more Latino voters

"47% of Hispanic adults are on WhatsApp - over twice as much as the general public. Latinos are expected to make up 13.3 percent of all...

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14 May’ 2021

Will COVID become a pre-existing condition used to deny health insurance?

Republicans have vowed to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Insurance companies could deny health insurance to over 32 million Americans by treating COVID as a...

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13 May’ 2021

Fundraise with relational organizing

Your best donors are people you already know. How do you tap a large number of your contacts for donations, but in a personal manner? How...

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30 Apr’ 2021

Find unregistered voters with precision mapping

Fight voter suppression by leaving no eligible voter behind with easy-to-use precision mapping apps. Find areas likely to have unregistered voters with the same precision mapping...

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26 Apr’ 2021

Looking for unregistered voters? Use SMART MAPPING.

Businesses pick the best location for stores with Smart Mapping. The same technology also works to find unregistered voters. Most maps just show locations on a...

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24 Apr’ 2021

For The People and George Floyd Act featured in Editorial Cartoons

For The People Act protects voting rights needed for common sense gun safety measures and police reform. These editorial cartoons highlight the importance of passing the George Floyd...

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22 Apr’ 2021

Make a bigger impact on Zoom with a good background and free on-screen teleprompter

Make a bigger impact on Zoom with a background to reinforce your message and a free teleprompter to stay on script. Have an important message to...

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21 Apr’ 2021

Protect your voting power during redistricting. Draw Community Of Interest maps.

How redistricting draws boundaries often determines who gets elected. Redistricting can split a community leaving people without a representative who feels responsible for their concerns. How...

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20 Apr’ 2021

Volunteer driven social media campaign generates a billion impressions For The People Act

Campaigns shape public narratives by having volunteers share GIFs through peer-to-peer messages and social media posts. Why are GIFs so popular? How does a campaign use...

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7 Apr’ 2021

Explaining voter suppression? Use an infographic.

Visual storytelling is fast, friendly and powerful. Use infographics to help more people understand vital issues - such as new schemes to make it harder to...

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3 Apr’ 2021

Cash cows block rural internet

Corporations love cash cows: businesses that generate them a steady stream of cash for no money. AT&T, Verizon and Comcast treat internet services as cash cows....

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2 Apr’ 2021

Mobilizing Latinx voters? Use relational organizing with WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is the favorite Latinx messaging app. It's free and messages come from a known sender. WhatsApp campaigns cost less than SMS and is ideal for...

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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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26 Mar’ 2021

Black voters in Georgia recognize that voting has its rewards. Don’t let anyone snatch that away.

Sometimes the benefits of voting aren't obvious. For Black voters in Georgia they are, courtesy a NAACP Atlanta StoryMap that shows how they gain from the...

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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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24 Mar’ 2021

The ultimate voter registration machine

How can remote, under-served communities get reliable information? How can advocacy groups promote voter registration and COVID vaccinations? And build opt-in contact lists at the same...

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23 Mar’ 2021

Conducting a survey? Use this free solution to collect more responses in less time.

Conducting a survey doesn't have to be complicated, expensive, nor time-consuming. "How can we quickly survey a community of 1,000 families in 10 city blocks to...

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13 Mar’ 2021

Jim Crow. Cat-In-The-Hat. COVID Stimulus Bill. The week’s top political cartoons.

‘Jim Crow in a suit and tie’: Outrage over Georgia’s new bills to restrict voting access. Bills would reduce weekend voting , end automatic registration, and...

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11 Mar’ 2021

Think different to persuade more people

Polarized voters. People trapped in information bubbles. Corporations making billions spreading disinformation in order to sell more ads. How do you get heard when calling and...

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9 Mar’ 2021

Zoom event production made easy

Presenters run over their allotted time, others drift off script, struggle with audience questions... How can virtual events be kept on track and presenters on script?...

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3 Mar’ 2021

When they go low with more voting restrictions, we expand free internet access so no voter is left behind

As Republicans introduce new Jim Crow style voting restrictions, it's vital to empower more eligible citizens to vote. Free internet access enables more people to learn...

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2 Mar’ 2021

Why do poor Americans get bad water? What’s race got to do with it?

Contaminated water is a health hazard for many Black, Hispanic and Native American communities. It is even more fatal with disasters such as the recent Texas...

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21 Feb’ 2021

For The People. Mapping how H.R. 1 fights voter suppression.

"We the People deserve a responsive, accountable government that gives us all a stronger voice and puts our needs ahead of special interests. Congress must pass...

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18 Feb’ 2021

Fighting disinfo? Coordinate a rapid response with shared talking points.

Disinfo requires a rapid, broad spread response. Get talking points to supporters for them to spread the truth and have their messages reinforce each other. A...

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16 Feb’ 2021

From Russian With Love: Disinformation Playbook

The Russians are disinformation grandmasters. Learn how to guard against them by studying how they're being used in American politics. Learn how these moves are used...

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15 Feb’ 2021

Listen to the experts. Subscribe to the Digital Politics Podcast.

Listen to weekly Digital Politics podcasts to stay abreast of innovations in political technology. Karen Jagoda has hosted the weekly Digital Politics Podcast since 2007. The podcast features...

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13 Feb’ 2021

How well do you understand redistricting? Take this quiz.

Many states allow public input to make sure district maps are drawn fairly. Check your understanding with this online quiz? "Redistricting affects whether the nation’s diverse...

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11 Feb’ 2021

Reach more people. Caption and translate videos.

Reach the one in five Americans who do not speak English and others who prefer to watch videos on mute. Add captions and translations to your...

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8 Feb’ 2021

Organizing resistance against Republican State Senators’ scheme to suppress Georgia voters

"Georgia Republicans have proposed a fresh round of measures to increase voter suppression and limit participation. Hiding under the guise of making sure “legal” votes count, Republican lawmakers want to eliminate...

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7 Feb’ 2021

Want to make your vote count? Learn how to draw redistricting maps.

All votes are equal. Some are just more equal than others. It all depends on how voting districts are drawn. And that's how some politicians get...

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5 Feb’ 2021

Answer tough questions on Zoom without breaking a sweat

You're stumped by a question on Zoom. What do you do? Use an on-screen teleprompter so an assistant can help you with the answer. You respond...

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3 Feb’ 2021

Activists Take On Prison Industrial Complex

"Regions Bank Of Alabama Turns Its Back On CoreCivic" Morgan Simon's article in Forbes.com inspired us to explore how strategic activism works. How did community organizers...

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28 Jan’ 2021

Fighting disinformation? Eighteen free weapons for your arsenal.

Fighting disinformation? Use all the tools in your arsenal. Here are eighteen of the best. Disinformation basics Disinformation attacks involve these tactics according to Harmony Square:-...

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18 Jan’ 2021

Trying to reach more people? Use non-political headlines.

What gets read? What gets skipped? It all starts with the headline. How do you get your message read by more people across the political spectrum?...

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15 Jan’ 2021

Activists use relational organizing to push for reusable COVID masks

For Our Kids Montréal taking community action, demanding a green and just recovery from the Quebec government - September 2020 Online petitions help build public support...

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13 Jan’ 2021

Follow the corporate funding behind sedition and violence

"Millions of people had to be whipped into a frenzy over bogus charges of voter fraud and a critical mass of them had to be directed...

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8 Jan’ 2021

Fed up of politicians inciting mob violence and sedition? Hold the companies funding their campaigns accountable.

“Armed violent protestors who support the baseless claim by outgoing president Trump that he somehow won an election that he overwhelmingly lost have stormed the U.S....

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6 Jan’ 2021

Trumpland? Meet the Republicans and their corporate donors trying to overturn election results.

"Eleven Republican senators and senators-elect said that they would vote to reject President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory ... to defy the unambiguous results of the...

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2 Jan’ 2021

Make sure every vote is counted. Take photos of poll tapes at voting centers after the polls have closed.

Smartphone cameras are weapons against voter suppression. Take photos of poll tapes at voting centers after the polls have closed to help preserve election integrity. Taking...

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31 Dec’ 2020

Looking for your Georgia run-off voting location? Call, text or use this app.

Lack of information should not prevent people from voting nor in reporting obstacles they encounter. Reclaim Our Vote and NAACP Atlanta teamed with DemLabs to provide...

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28 Dec’ 2020

Redistricting: What to know now

Redistricting has been hijacked. Partisanship has increased. Political districts are supposed to be revised to to reflect population changes but instead they're being manipulated. Politicians in...

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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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26 Dec’ 2020

The activist’s guide to creating videos quickly, easily with free apps

Videos get three times as much exposure on social media than just words. Making videos has been slow, expensive and complicated - leaving it beyond the...

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23 Dec’ 2020

Mark Hamill phone banks to fight voter suppression in Georgia

How can volunteers be organized remotely to help others vote? How can celebrities support a cause? How can phone banks be energized with video streaming? How...

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22 Dec’ 2020

Voting early or using a drop box to vote in Georgia? Find your closest location with just two clicks.

You're about to vote early. Where's the closest location in your county? When is it open? How do you get there? Vote Georgia makes it easy...

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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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20 Dec’ 2020

We’re texting in the name of the Lord

The Lord may work in mysterious ways, but it's pretty clear his flock at the Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta are fired up. Volunteers in the...

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19 Dec’ 2020

See Something, Say Something. Georgia.

Voter suppression has evolved. The systems used to track and respond to it need to keep pace. How can voters be empowered to report incidents of...

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18 Dec’ 2020

Amplify your message with online volunteer flashmobs

Bots spread disinformation by pretending to be human, sharing and liking content they have been programmed to promote. Building an army of bots requires skills and...

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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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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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30 Nov’ 2020

Mitch’s scheme to tax without representation

McConnell aims to cling to power by creating an American underclass that pays taxes but cannot vote and gets no benefits. His scheme overturns the American...

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25 Nov’ 2020

Create online training with free, easy-to-use apps

Remote learning is urgently needed but creating training courses the traditional way is slow and expensive. How does a group with little money and few technical...

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24 Nov’ 2020

How to design smart route plans for canvassing, campaigns and non-profits.

How do you stretch limited time, money and workers to reach the most people? The problem comes in different forms: canvassing, delivering campaign supplies or giving...

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21 Nov’ 2020

How relational organizing helps Georgia voters learn about acceptable forms of voter ID

Voter ID laws prevent or intimidate millions of eligible Americans from casting their ballot. Obtaining an ID that fulfills voting requirements is costly and confusing. It...

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25 Oct’ 2020

Trust but verify. Take photos of poll tapes to make sure vote counts add up correctly.

"Photograph poll tapes at the polling place on election night and check the vote totals against the official vote totals to catch erroneous election results." -...

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22 Oct’ 2020

Inside Edition, billboards & The Lincoln Project show voters how to report voter suppression.

How do you tackle rampant voter suppression? Thousands of citizen reporters exposing voting issues and getting them quickly to the press, officials and voting rights advocates....

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18 Oct’ 2020

Combat voter suppression. Data by the people, for the people to react quickly.

Spot and combat voter suppression. Get the facts quickly to the public, journalists, influencers, lawyers and voting rights groups. Information that has been screened, provided with...

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16 Oct’ 2020

Lincoln Project: See Something, Say Something!

With just under three weeks left until the November 3rd election and early voting well underway in many states, The Lincoln Project is today beginning to...

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10 Oct’ 2020

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING about voter intimidation.

Federal law prohibits voter intimidation. How can voters report issues preventing them from voting or other election related irregularities in time to do something about it?...

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4 Oct’ 2020

Searching for voter suppression incidents as they happen? Use these Twitter expert tips.

Analyzing tweets it is like drinking from a fire hydrant. New apps make it easier to analyze tweets to spot instances of voter suppression as they...

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3 Oct’ 2020

Take a bite out of vote counting crime: Track the poll tapes!

Image credit: DFS "POLL TAPES are printed vote results from voting machines that are transferred to a central tabulator. This process can be used to manipulate...

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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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29 Sep’ 2020

Fight voter intimidation. See something, say something.

"Trump supporters seemingly attempting to physically intimidate voters and block them from a polling place in Fairfax, Virginia..." - Bipartisan Report Voter intimidation has no place...

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25 Sep’ 2020

Looking for the closest Voting Center in Texas? Call or text this friendly chatbot.

Vote centers are an alternative to traditional, neighborhood-based precincts. Voters can cast their ballots at any vote center in the jurisdiction, regardless of their address. -...

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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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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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14 Sep’ 2020

Hot dogs, music and early voting

Making early voting fun and easy. Turning out early voters in Indiana Vanderburgh County, Indiana has approximately 60,000 voters. The county has the third largest city...

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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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6 Sep’ 2020

Conducting voter surveys is easier with a chatbot

How would they like to vote? By mail? Dropbox? In person? Conduct a survey to find out. Chatbots take the cost and complexity out of conducting...

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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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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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1 Sep’ 2020

Train protesters to better ‘frame’ issues to cut through the lies and control the narrative.

"While this literal battle rages—with tear gassing militias on one side and kneeling protestors on the other—the rhetorical one does as well." - Race Class Narrative...

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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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30 Aug’ 2020

Law and order in BLACK and WHITE.

Vigilante mobs suppressing peaceful protestors isn't new in America. What's new is how politicians are using social media to fan the flames to hold on to...

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27 Aug’ 2020

COVID-19. Hurricanes. Violence. Chatbots get election info to voters through it all.

How do you get reliable election related information to voters coping with a pandemic, hurricanes, violence and voter suppression? Chatbots. People forced to evacuate due to...

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26 Aug’ 2020

How to fight back when information is weaponized for voter suppression

Information warfare restricts timely access to the information Americans need to vote. Lack of information on how, when and where to vote disenfranchises many Americans from...

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24 Aug’ 2020

Interactive music video recruits Gen‑Z poll workers

Young poll workers are needed as COVID-19 is a greater risk to seniors who typically staff polling centers. Gen-Z artists recruit the next generation of poll...

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23 Aug’ 2020

Which rural communities will be ruined by the U.S. Postal Service being crippled?

The U.S. Postal Service is the lifeblood of many rural communities. Seniors, veterans and farmers will all suffer from cutbacks. Where will the cuts hurt the...

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22 Aug’ 2020

Billboard campaign uses relational organizing to encourage millennials to become poll workers and vote

Targeting millennials and Gen-Zs to vote and become poll workers "Millennials and GenZers make up 37% of the voting population. No one wins without our vote....

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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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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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17 Aug’ 2020

USPS mailboxes removed. Twitter’s freaking out, should you be?

One doesn't just "go on" twitter anymore, one "flocks to" or "rushes to" it. This week, people took to twitter to slam President Trump for his...

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16 Aug’ 2020

Indian American group uses interactive video campaign to raise support for Kamala Harris

Extend the persuasive power of a video with interaction buttons for viewers to donate and volunteer immediately with BigStage. President Obama clasps his hands in traditional...

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13 Aug’ 2020

Inspire college students to vote with friend-to-friend influence? There’s an app for that.

Encouraging college students to vote is hard in the best of times. It's even harder during a pandemic with many college campuses closed. Campus Election Engagement...

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12 Aug’ 2020

Livestream ZOOM meetings to YouTube & Facebook Live to reach larger audiences

Livestream ZOOM meetings to YouTube/ Facebook Live: The perfect couple to host your next big online event.Increase the turnout for your virtual events and fundraisers by...

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10 Aug’ 2020

RECLAIM OUR VOTE increases voter turnout among the underrepresented

Getting out the vote matters especially with voters in under represented communities of color in key states. Which areas, demographic groups and issues should be focussed...

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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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6 Aug’ 2020

Do voters even care about that issue? There’s a way to find out.

More than 60 Green Berets pay their respects to the first U.S. soldier killed by hostile fire in Afghanistan. What issues do veterans prioritize? "Russia Secretly...

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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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2 Aug’ 2020

President Obama’s eulogy used to get out the vote

Former President Barack Obama eulogized the late Rep. John Lewis as "a founding father of that fuller, fairer, better America" that lies in the nation's future. John devoted...

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30 Jul’ 2020

Infographic contrasts coronavirus relief proposals

Infographic: Differing Coronavirus Relief Bills How will the latest Coronavirus relief proposals impact you? The different Coronavirus relief bills can be confusing. Most people don't have...

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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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24 Jul’ 2020

AOC speaks up against harassment — Not lost in translation

Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) addressed Congress about harassment and the marginalization of women Everyone should get to hear important messages regardless of the language they speak,...

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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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18 Jul’ 2020

Social media analysis of reaction to masked Federal agents abducting Portland protestors

"Federal agents dressed in camouflage and tactical gear have taken to the streets of Portland, unleashing tear gas, bloodying protesters and pulling some people into unmarked...

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16 Jul’ 2020

Human sacrifice

"The Trump administration is demanding that all school districts fully reopen in the fall or risk losing their federal funding". Your children have become political pawns....

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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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4 Jul’ 2020

¡Yo hablo español, 中文 and हिन्दी too!

One in five American speaks a language other than English at home. CIS 85% of Facebook videos are watched without sound. DigiDayThe message is clear: caption...

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2 Jul’ 2020

Mapping the protests across America

Preview(opens in a new tab) Protests sweep the nation, but it's hard to fully appreciate the hunger for change. Where are protests occurring? What are their...

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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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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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7 Jun’ 2020

Convert Protestors Into Voters With Geofenced Ad Campaigns

[caption id="attachment_2449" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Protesters teargassed as police disperse them near the White House. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP[/caption] Protesting is good, but voting is even better. How do...

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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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11 May’ 2020

Geotargeted Campaigns Mobilize Voters Struggling With The Coronavirus

Use geotargeting to reach those struggling with the Coronavirus. Geotargeting uses data collected from mobile apps to precisely target messages based on people's activities and movements. For instance, patients visiting a hospital...

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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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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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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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6 Apr’ 2020

Statewide Michigan Indivisible Rapid Response To GOP Demand That Jeopardizes Lawmaker’s Lives

Michigan Republicans insist legislators vote in-person in the middle of a pandemic! "The vote will come a day after it was announced that State Rep. Karen...

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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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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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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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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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19 Feb’ 2020

No More Busy Signals

Don't let hackers clog phone lines and block real callers. Use voicebots to guard against such attacks and streamline call handling. "Trump supporters clogged Iowa caucus phone...

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14 Feb’ 2020

Talk To Me

The disabled, poor, uneducated and senior citizens suffer from not knowing of healthcare cuts and new voting restrictions until it is too late to protest. Flyers,...

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11 Feb’ 2020

Community Oriented Political Outreach

How does a candidate with a small budget standout in a crowded field? Innovation. Seeyew Mo is running to represent S.F. Assembly District 19 at the...

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8 Feb’ 2020

Leave No Voter Behind

People in remote areas are often overlooked by the census and find it hard to vote. Many Americans in remote areas suffer because poor roads and...

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23 Jan’ 2020

Tracking Twitter Trolls

Keep an eye on trolls activity and report harassment to Twitter. New apps make it easier and more affordable to monitor trolls. Who is behind the Twitter bots attacking you? What...

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21 Jan’ 2020

Triage voters for better results

Photo by Online Marketing on Unsplash Doctors triage patients. They divide patients into those who don't need treatment, those beyond hope, and those they should focus...

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18 Jan’ 2020

Pledge To Vote Cards Go Digital

Canvassers improve voter turnout with pledge to vote cards. Digital pledge cards work even better than printed ones. DemLabs and Deliver My Vote are testing digital Pledge to...

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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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5 Jan’ 2020

Podcast Training Retreat For Women Changemakers

[caption id="" align="aligncenter"] Photo by CoWomen on Unsplash[/caption]   Millions listen to podcasts but not enough are hosted and produced by women. How can we fix this?...

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30 Nov’ 2019

Five Free Online Training Platforms To Training Volunteers And Organizers.

How do you train volunteers and staff the skills to be better activists and organizers? Especially when a range of skills have to be taught from...

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17 Nov’ 2019

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....

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13 Nov’ 2019

App Immediately Translates Impeachment Testimony Into Videos In Different Languages.

Language should not be a barrier to knowing the facts. New software quickly and affordably translates and captions video clips for mass distribution. Background Most major...

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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...

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6 Nov’ 2019

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...

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31 Oct’ 2019

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...

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29 Oct’ 2019

Does Your Congressperson Support The Impeachment Inquiry? Ask The Common Cause Chatbot On Facebook.

Politicians can run, but they cannot hide from where they stand on the impeachment inquiry. Common Cause's new Facebook chatbot tells voters where their congressperson stands...

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27 Oct’ 2019

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...

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25 Oct’ 2019

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...

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19 Oct’ 2019

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...

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18 Oct’ 2019

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....

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11 Oct’ 2019

New App Lets Progressive Volunteers Find Free Lodging With Local Supporters.

  Volunteers donate their time and energy to canvas and get-out-the-vote. But often they're cash-strapped and need a place to stay. Supporters have lodging to share....

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4 Oct’ 2019

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...

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25 Sep’ 2019

Activists Innovate With Free Apps To Alert Supporters Of Rallies, Town-Halls And Canvassing Drives.

Coordination makes all the difference - especially when time and resources are tight. Thousands of people taking part in hundreds of events, organized by dozens of groups. Where and...

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24 Sep’ 2019

Lessons From Black Voters Matter Geofenced Get-Out-The-Vote Mobile Ad Campaign In NC.

Geofenced mobile ads reach more people with better precision for less. Black Voters Matter campaign in North Carolina's special election put the approach to good use. African American voters are important voting...

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24 Sep’ 2019

How Indivisible Michigan Uses Advanced Software To Coordinate Activities To Flip Swing Districts.

Planning makes all the difference - especially when you're underfunded. Grassroots groups make a bigger impact with better software. StateWide Indivisible of Michigan (SWIM) is a...

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16 Sep’ 2019

New Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powered App, Coaches You To Become A Better Public Speaker.

A very few of us are naturally, gifted public speakers. The rest of us need to practice. Technology can now coach activists, organizers and candidates to become better...

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4 Sep’ 2019

A Free Canvassing App To Get Out The Vote When You Have No Budget And Limited Time.

Native American voters are the margin of victory in many key races. Vast distances, scarce funds and a legacy of voter suppression makes it hard to get out...

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28 Aug’ 2019

Worried About Your Child’s Well Being If You’re Deported? There Is An App For That.

  How will your children be taken care of if you're deported? How should a community prepare for an ICE raid? What are the latest guidelines...

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12 Aug’ 2019

App Converts Phones Into Walkie-Talkies. Ideal For Managing Rallies Without Cell Service.

Large crowds can swamp cell tower capacity. Natural disasters and other groups can disrupt cell coverage at a rally. Rally organizers need to plan for all contingencies. They need a way...

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12 Aug’ 2019

Group Mounts Social Media Video Campaign To Block Redevelopment Of African-American Community.

Make the Road Nevada is fighting in solidarity with Windsor Park residents as the City of North Las Vegas is proposing to sell 80% of the land of...

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26 Jul’ 2019

As State Close Down Clinics, ACN Uses New Apps To Help Women Find The Nearest One Still Open.

It's becoming increasingly difficult for patients to get care as more and more reproductive healthcare clinics are forced to shut down. Families are being forced to travel further, spend more, and take more time...

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17 Jul’ 2019

Western Native Voice Uses Free App To Organize Native American Communities.

Organizing Native American communities is challenging. Tribal lands span hundreds of square miles often without internet or cell coverage. Community members often use mailboxes instead of a street address which...

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9 Jul’ 2019

Free canvassing app for voter registration & census turnout — works without internet access.

Many rural communities suffer from a lack of connectivity. It's harder to stay informed, benefit from online services, locate polling locations, vote and take part in the census. Organizers struggle to reach...

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1 Jul’ 2019

Free app simplifies canvassing and makes it affordable for even small grassroots groups.

Some people drive fancy cars. Others bike. It all depends on your destination and budget. Canvassing is the same. A lack of funds holds back some campaigns from maximizing...

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18 Jun’ 2019

How does your audience feel? Find out with an instant poll using the free DirectPoll app.

How does your audience feel about an issue or candidate? A quick poll is best way to find out but hard to manage in a noisy, densely packed room. A count of hands is easy but error-prone. Paper questionnaires are...

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13 Jun’ 2019

The Florida League Of Women Voters Mobilizes To Help ‘Returning Citizens’ Regain Their Right To Vote.

"In November, a supermajority of Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to former felons who’ve completed their sentences. Florida legislature advanced a bill that will strip hundreds...

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13 Jun’ 2019

A Free Peer-To-Peer Canvassing App. How To Use Existing Apps For Fast, Frugal Innovation.

Personal connections make a big difference. Especially in peer-to-peer canvassing where volunteers encourage their friends to register to vote. How can volunteers be equipped to easily collect details for a...

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31 May’ 2019

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...

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21 May’ 2019

Lessons From How The NRA Quickly Mobilizes Its Members For Maximum Political Power.

"The NRA activates its membership when elected officials are facing gun-related legislation, resulting in phone calls and emails and letters to Congress", reports NBC: "How the...

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6 May’ 2019

Target ads with geographic info on people’s movements and the places they’ve visited.

Farmers use digital tags to monitor their livestock. Advertisers have it easier. People voluntarily carry tags that constantly report their position and activity: mobile phones. Geomarketing Personal...

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3 May’ 2019

Up your game with this library of free campaigning and organizing ‘how to’ guides.

Grassroots organizing changes constantly with new tactics and apps. How can the lessons learned on one campaign be quickly shared with other progressive groups? Blueprints for Change converts know-how from campaign organiziners into free...

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29 Apr’ 2019

They only listen to their own voters. Use geocoding to mobilize better and focus supporters’ energy.

Elected officials only listen to their own voters. So it's essential for campaigns need to direct their supporters to lobby the right official. How can this be done with shifting...

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1 Apr’ 2019

Midwest Academy Online strategic campaign training for Organizers.

The Midwest Academy has trained over 25,000 grassroots activists. Heather Booth founded the Academy in 1973 to train leaders fighting for social, economic and racial justice. It has played a...

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28 Mar’ 2019

Who are they, really? Find out with these free apps.

Campaigns can be devastated by opponents pretending to be volunteers and donors. These ten free background research services help reveal the truth. It's advisable to first test the accuracy...

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19 Mar’ 2019

Two Free Mapping Apps To Better Target Campaigns

Winning campaigns want to focus their resources and efforts to maximize impact. The challenge is where to focus for the most votes and what issues to emphasize?...

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5 Mar’ 2019

How To Find And Mobilize Voters With Geo-Fenced Mobile Ads

Where and when someone goes reveals a lot about them. Savvy marketers use these clues to target their ads. Mobile apps report their user's location so they can get a...

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27 Feb’ 2019

Build opt-in text lists by helping people with their issues.

There is no red poverty. Nor blue poverty. Campaigns can engage more people by addressing the issues that really matter to them, and collect information about them in the process. Campaigns find...

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18 Feb’ 2019

Enough of old, male and pale. Let’s train more campaign staff of color.

[caption id="attachment_1113" align="aligncenter" width="394"] Genny Castillo & Ashley Robinson - Co-founders, The BLUE Institute.[/caption] “Lack of minority staffers threatens to hobble 2020 Democrats. If you don't...

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31 Jan’ 2019

8 Highly Effective Training Resources for Organizers

[caption id="attachment_1086" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by Miguel Henriques on Unsplash[/caption] "Change requires more than righteous anger. It requires a program and organizing, which is the only way to...

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16 Jan’ 2019

Making friends and influencing people in Silicon Valley? Use a local connector.

Local connections make all the difference. Especially in Silicon Valley. Get a head start with a local partner to guide you and create connections. Innovation thrives...

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8 Jan’ 2019

A smart way to find addresses of people to persuade.

Ready. Aim. Fire. Accurate targeting matters. That's why businesses spend billions for the best data to target their outreach. It's the same with campaigns: data quality will determine...

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21 Dec’ 2018

Free resource to locate potential swing voters (and more)

Finding swing voters is hard. Locating people with specific traits, has typically required money, time and technical skills - putting it out of the reach of...

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22 Oct’ 2018

‘Sí, Se Puede’. Spanish-Speaking Chatbots Offer Voter ID Advice.

Voter ID regulations can be confusing - especially when English isn't your first language. They vary by state and often change at short notice. How can the...

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16 Oct’ 2018

See something. Say something. Especially at polling centers.

"See something - Say something". We see this at airports and on public transportation. So why not do the same while we are trying to vote?...

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8 Oct’ 2018

Where’s the rally?

Uber can immediately match passengers with drivers nearby. Their technology works. So why is it so hard to easily find out about rallies and events nearby?...

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8 Oct’ 2018

Use the news cycle to amplify your marketing

Winning marketing campaigns successfully surf the wave.  The message goes further with less effort. Marketing campaigns aligned with the news, increase the odds of getting picked up by...

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8 Oct’ 2018

Leave no voter behind

Many people don't vote because they can't get to their polling center. Several groups offer rides, but requesting a ride is often the bottleneck. Many rural voters have neither internet access nor a cell...

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21 Sep’ 2018

Fight fire, with fire.

It's ironic: the same technology companies use to slash their workforce is also being used to organize workers demanding fair treatment. Automation is eliminating jobs for...

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19 Sep’ 2018

Let’s please keep it civil

How many Facebook discussions are hijacked by trolls? Bots flood discussions with hundreds of messages, drowning out real participants. How can conversations be kept civil in such...

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11 Sep’ 2018

Micro Target Your Canvassers

Uber does it. Lyft does it. Send drivers to where there's known demand - rather than going to the same old locations as many cabs do. It's...

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5 Sep’ 2018

Micro-targeting made simple

"GoFundMe raises thousands to place billboard of Trump's anti-Cruz tweet in Texas". Where exactly should you place a billboard to reach the people you want to target? Companies...

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30 Aug’ 2018

Reach more people

Just as with any interaction, people respond better when you speak their language and reply personally to their questions. How's this done online with thousands of...

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7 Aug’ 2018

We’re on the warpath

Five million Native Americans live in battleground states such as Arizona, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada and North/South Dakota. They could have a big impact in the midterms - if they voted. But voting...

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1 Aug’ 2018

East meets West

DC and Silicon Valley are thousands of miles apart - in more ways than one. But when the two connect, good things happen. Voter Participation Center (VPC)...

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24 Jul’ 2018

Check the fine print

Donations are just one way to support the causes you believe in. Programmers with more creativity than cash, can support their values by restricting how their software can be used....

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16 Jul’ 2018

Alexa, what ID do I need to vote?

Over 25 million eligible voters lacking the right Voter ID may be prevented from voting. And getting an acceptable ID in thirty four states with Voter ID laws is both confusing and difficult....

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5 Jul’ 2018

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...

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5 Jul’ 2018

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....

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3 Jun’ 2018

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......

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1 Jun’ 2018

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...

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17 May’ 2018

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...

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11 Apr’ 2018

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...

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6 Apr’ 2018

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...

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3 Apr’ 2018

“Innovation”

There is a better way. But it’s hard to find when you’re busy. That’s where DemLabs comes in. We test new apps in campaigns and share...

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13 Feb’ 2018

What Your Campaign Can Learn From Starbucks

The success or failure of a new store depends on how close it is to its best customers. In the "old days", the placement of a...

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31 Jan’ 2018

This Little Light Of Mine

2018!  It's finally "midterm election" year and DemLabs is geared up with some New Ways to Win!  We are excited to introduce you to a new...

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1 Dec’ 2017

How to Use Facebook to Nudge Low Propensity Voters to the Polls

Low-propensity voters are an elusive target, but they’re often the margin for victory. Could sales techniques on social media be applied to increase LP voter turnout?...

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13 Oct’ 2017

Open Media Project Increases Government Transparency with Technology

A naive and idealistic man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back...

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13 Oct’ 2017

How Tech Activists Harness Purchasing Power to Bring About Change

Money talks. Companies listen when millions of customers boycott their products and services. Peaceful, economic mass-protests aren’t new. Gandhi and Martin Luther Kings Jr. used them....

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13 Oct’ 2017

Is Open Source the Transformative Solution for Activism?

Organizing public rallies really is rocket science. A successful launch needs careful planning and good software. Especially when highly vocal users are involved! How well does...

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4 Oct’ 2017

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised — It’ll be Computerized

Imagine that you have millions of supporters eager to help your cause. You only have a few weeks to get organized and hardly any existing systems...

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