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Healthcare Nonprofits Cannot Lose This Fight

By Aditya Komanduri | March 30, 2020

As a $2 trillion bill to address the needs of COVID-19 worked its way through Congress, scores of healthcare nonprofits advocated for funding, tax provisions and other initiatives. The language they used matched the urgency of the pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening to decimate community-driven charitable organizations like the American Cancer Society (ACS) that…

Civic Unity is the Answer to Coronavirus

By Ximena Hartsock | March 30, 2020

Today, people around the world are united by their isolation. We are at home to protect the most vulnerable among us from COVID-19. This physical distancing will save lives and spare our health care systems from being overwhelmed. At the same time, it has left many of us feeling helpless, uncertain, and unheard. The answer…

COVID-19 Launched an Advocacy Boom

By Will Lopez | March 26, 2020

The Coronavirus has closed schools, dampened commerce, laid off thousands of people and left the rest working from home. But it has not silenced Americans, at least not in Washington. The pandemic launched a boom in grassroots advocacy as nonprofits, trade associations and companies champion everything from improved safety equipment for healthcare workers to federal…

Advocacy Planning for a Post-Pandemic World

By Stephanie Stouffer | March 24, 2020

Companies are going through massive changes as they work to adjust to the new normal, modifying supply chains, adjusting their workforce, and maintaining service to customers whose needs are shifting in a stay-at-home world.  Now, advocacy is part of that equation, too. Organizations of all kinds used the Phone2Action platform to launch more than 900…

Digital Advocacy is More Vital Than Ever—That’s Why We Launched #HearUsOut

By Jeb Ory | March 19, 2020

The advent of Coronavirus is changing how business gets done in Washington. Fly-ins are postponed. Meetings are cancelled. People are working from home.  In the weeks ahead, digital advocacy will be increasingly vital. That’s why Phone2Action is sharing its technology with the public for a first-of-its-kind effort to promote the nationwide discussion over the response…

COVID Mobilizations & Virtual Fly-ins

By Diego Rivera | March 19, 2020

COVID Mobilizations & Virtual Fly-ins: How to Keep Your Audience Engaged and Show Value in today’s social distancing reality Membership and trade organizations have particular challenges conducting advocacy amid the COVID-19 emergency.  Members are preoccupied with adapting their own lives to a strange new world, their organizations to a work-from-home world, and the annual meetings…

Phone2Action Joins Vote Early Day 2020 Campaign Efforts

By Diego Rivera | March 11, 2020

Phone2Action has joined Twitter, Snapchat, the NAACP, the League of Women Voters and more than 65 other organizations and brands to help create a national Vote Early Day in this year’s general election.  Sponsored by MTV, Vote Early Day is set for Oct. 24, a Saturday when most states have in-person options for early voting…

We All Contribute #EachForEqual: Celebrating 2020 International Women’s Day

By Diego Rivera | March 4, 2020

An amazing thing happened in January of 2019. Without a great deal of fanfare, Nevada swore in the first majority-woman legislature in the history of the United States. Fifty-two percent of Nevada’s assembly are now women.  Yet Nevada’s success is still more exception than rule. Among all 50 states, only Colorado’s legislature comes close at…

Inside Headcount’s Incredible Electoral Engagement Program

By Diego Rivera | March 3, 2020

There are many things that people like to do at concerts, but getting politically active was not generally on the list—until now. HeadCount is changing that with pioneering efforts in voter registration nationwide. The nonprofit is using concerts, festivals, theater, and other entertainment events to draw people—many of them young—into the electoral process. Engaging people…

Why Patagonia is an Advocacy Pioneer, Even in an Election Year

By Diego Rivera | March 2, 2020

Why Patagonia is an Advocacy Pioneer, Even in an Election Year As an outdoor clothing and gear retailer, Patagonia might be considered an unlikely catalyst for political change. Yet the company, started by west coast climbers with an environmental bent in the 1960s, has become something unique in American politics. Patagonia is perhaps the best example…