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Make Your Point Clear. Create Infographics Easily With This Free App.

It’s hard to quickly explain the scope of corporate welfare and how to bring it under control. How can the case for reform be presented in a simple, engaging manner? Infographics convert complex issues and mountains of data into graphics that are visually appealing and easy to understand. Infogram is a free app that makes it simple for anyone to create engaging infographics. We created this infographic in three …

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David vs Goliath. Rookie Virginia candidate uses free apps in challenge to powerful incumbent.

In a modern day version of David vs Goliath, a rookie candidate uses high tech stones to challenge a powerful incumbent. The ending has yet to be written… Herb Jones a retired Colonel and disabled veteran spent decades in the Infantry. He’s running for office in 3rd Senate District of Virginia against Tommy Norment, a long term incumbent and Republican Senate Majority Leader. This is …

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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? New apps now supplement the planning  done with the voter file, phone surveys and canvassers. They reduce the time, skills and expenses needed to plan campaign efforts.These two free mapping apps include demographic data are worth trying out. Campaign exercise: …

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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 texting works to raise fund raise and mobilize voters, but often struggle to find a good lists of phone numbers to use. Mass texting a list of phone numbers …

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‘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 latest Voter ID details be delivered to thousands of people, when they want it in the language of their choice, for the state where they plan to vote, by either SMS or Facebook? …

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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 phone. Disabilities prevent others from using keyboards. How can requests for rides be managed efficiently when a landline is the only option? Background Andrea Miller is a veteran organizer and the founding …

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