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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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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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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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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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18 Oct’ 2023

Looking for legal help? Find local legal resources with this map.

Finding legal help is urgent as Republicans continue to deny Americans of their essential services. But finding local legal help isn't easy. Why? Google and other...

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15 Oct’ 2023

Supreme Court enables MAGA extremists to topple democracy

How do a handful of right wing extremists topple democracy? Follow the money to see how billionaires have the stacked the Supreme Court with right wing...

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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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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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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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31 Jul’ 2023

Defend Democracy: Vote NO on Ohio Issue 1!

An Ohio police officer releases an attack dog on a defenseless, young black man with his hands up. What does this have to do with Democracy...

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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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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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1 Jul’ 2023

Fed up with partisan judges. Get your Voter ID ready. PODCAST

Elections have consequences: You get partisan, extremist judges who take away your freedoms. How did the Supreme Court get so politicized? Mitch McConnell blocked President Obama's nominee...

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4 Jun’ 2023

Top Newsletters On Protecting Democracy

American democracy is at stake and it depends on each one of us to defend it. Stay informed. This infographic features some of the best newsletters...

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21 May’ 2023

Why billionaires should get more tax cuts in MAGA created debt crisis

"Republicans have signaled that there cannot be any new tax increases as part of a budget deal" - Washington Post It's payback time for MAGA Republicans...

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5 May’ 2023

Lost your right to vote? Follow the money with this SUPREME COURT CORRUPTION map

Judicial activist directed fees to Clarence Thomas’s wife, urged ‘no mention of Ginni’ - Washington Post "Conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo arranged forthe wife of Supreme...

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4 May’ 2023

MAGA Republicans force student loan borrowers to fund tax cuts for billionaires

"Student loan relief would be torpedoed by GOP debt ceiling bill" - MSN House Republicans' debt ceiling proposal would slash President Biden's student loan relief plan and undercut potential future student...

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25 Apr’ 2023

Students For Justice

"Trump-Backed Attorney Wants to Restrict Voting Access on College Campuses" - Complex Why are Republicans so afraid of young people voting? Could it be related to...

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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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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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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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4 Jan’ 2023

Mapping how gerrymandering lets Republican chaos agents hold America hostage

19 Republicans from gerrymandered districts hold America hostage. "The “Never Kevin” crew represent solidly Republican districts. Nearly all of them were endorsed by former President Donald...

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28 Dec’ 2022

Who killed the DREAMER BILL? Follow the money.

Republicans kill the Dreamer Bill. Block immigration reform. Why? Follow the money. Connect the dots for yourself: Corporations exploit and underpay undocumented workers who are not...

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16 Nov’ 2022

GOP packed Supreme Court delivers Congress to Republicans

THE SUPREME COURT'S HANDS ARE ALL OVER THE ELECTION RESULTS  Republicans will owe their slim majority to the Republican-appointed justices on the Supreme Court who authorized...

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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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4 Nov’ 2022

Help voters fix their rejected ballots through ‘ballot curing’

'Ballot curing' is a two step process that helps voters correct errors in their ballot. Volunteer to help cure ballots "A voter who mailed in a...

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27 Oct’ 2022

Nine ballot measures that could change your life

Ballot measures are direct democracy. You vote on key issues that could change your life like these ballot measures. Voter will decide on 140 certified statewide ballot measures from...

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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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28 Sep’ 2022

Government for the people — not just billionaires

Who's fighting for you? And who looks after their billionaire donors? Actions speak louder than words. Check these ten maps that highlight what President Biden and...

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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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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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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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23 Jun’ 2022

Mapping Trump’s Fake Elector Probe

84 people signed bogus documents claiming that Donald Trump won the 2020 election. Who are they? How do you put a face to a name and...

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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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11 Apr’ 2022

Republicans criminalize abortion: mapping the forces at work

Texas Woman, 26, Charged With Murder After Alleged 'Self-Induced Abortion' The extreme move comes after Texas passed a draconian anti-abortion law last year that has forced...

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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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12 Mar’ 2022

Republican tax plan robs the poor and gives to the rich. Robin Hood gone bad!

Many Americans will pay over $1,000 more every year in the new Republican tax plan. Rick Scott is Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC)...

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27 Feb’ 2022

State and Federal supreme courts should reflect­ the diversity of America

State and Federal supreme court justices should reflect­ the diversity of America for fair justice. Rich, white, male judges sentence men of color to prison, deny...

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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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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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29 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6 Committee subpoenas fake Trump electors: Mapping the conspirators.

As the Jan 6 committee uncovers more details on the conspirators and fake electors, a network map helps keep track of the investigation. This map has...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 Dec’ 2021

Follow the dark money packing the Supreme Court with conservatives

Follow the money to see how billionaires get the laws they want. How some Supreme Court justices get rushed on while others are denied a hearing....

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11 Nov’ 2021

Veterans deserve better

Why do Republicans who claim to care for veterans, block $5 billion allocated for the VA and veterans' care? Deny veterans their right to vote? This...

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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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29 Oct’ 2021

Billionaires vs. America

Billionaires dodge paying taxes but impose their values on other Americans. Corporate politicians cover for them. How is the system rigged? Follow the money. This StoryMaps...

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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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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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29 Sep’ 2021

Billionaire welfare. Corporate tycoons oppose Build Back Better that helps regular Americans.

Multi-millionaire CEOs fund lobbyists to deny basic benefits for the rest of us. Politicians beholden to corporate donors. Follow the money to see how billionaires get...

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3 Sep’ 2021

CEOs funding the hostile takeover of women’s bodies

Who are the CEOs funding the Republicans stacking the courts? Denying women control over their own bodies? Encouraging vigilantism? Follow the money to see how corporate...

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29 Aug’ 2021

Voter suppression by eviction

A Supreme Court stacked with McConnell nominees overruled the CDC allowing landlords to evict thousands of families during a pandemic. Judicial activism now defines health policy....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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16 Jun’ 2021

How billionaires strangle democracy to get richer

There is something very wrong when billionaires do not pay taxes, deny their workers a living wage and use political donations to prevent people from voting....

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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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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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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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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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21 May’ 2021

Fight gerrymandering. Draw your own community of interest map for redistricting.

All votes are equal, but some are more equal than others. Especially if they are from rich, white Republicans. Gerrymandering is dark art of drawing districting...

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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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12 May’ 2021

Liz Cheney’s speech on protecting democracy — in five languages

"We’re witnessing a daylight mugging of our democracy. Thank you, Liz Cheney, for doing something vitally important and clarifying — something that only a conservative Republican...

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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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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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4 Apr’ 2021

Georgia Voter Suppression — Illustrated Edition

We interrupt the regular blog for this special Illustrated Edition of Voter Suppression in Georgia. Enjoy as a GIF or Video. Now back to our regular...

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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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28 Mar’ 2021

Mass shooters, Jim Crow and racist Republicans: This week’s top political cartoons.

This week's top Political Cartoons cover racist mass shooting, Republican voter suppression and obstruction with the filibuster. Enjoy the cartoons individually, as a GIF or as a video. DeepakDemLabs Voter suppression...

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21 Mar’ 2021

Racist killings and voter suppression bills: The week’s top political cartoons.

This week's top Political Cartoons cover racial killings and Republican voter suppression bills. You can view the cartoons individually or as a GIF or a one minute video....

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6 Mar’ 2021

Unemployment insurance. Domestic terrorism. Texas. The week’s top political cartoons.

Republicans gave billions in tax cuts to the wealthy but now vote against a living wage for workers. This week's top Political Cartoons capture the hypocrisy,...

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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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27 Feb’ 2021

Minimum wage. Filibuster. Cult followers. This week’s top cartoons.

Republicans give billions in tax cuts to wealthy donors but use the filibuster to deny working Americans a living wage. They gerrymander and deny the poor...

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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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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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