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Three Strategies to Get the Attention of the New Conress

Three Strategies to Get the Attention of the New Congress

By Martyn Griffen | February 7, 2019

More than 100 new members of Congress took office last month, and just about every advocacy organization in Washington are lining up to meet them. Congressional schedules will be full for the foreseeable future. How can your organization command the attention of lawmakers brand new to Washington? Our latest webinar, How to Get the Attention of…

Creating Your Playbook of 2019 Advocacy Tactics

Creating Your Playbook of 2019 Advocacy Tactics

By Meredith Keller | January 15, 2019

2019 has already ushered in a new Congress, a divided political landscape, and declarations of presidential campaigns for 2020. Savvy advocacy teams are planning their strategy for the months ahead to ensure they’re employing the right tactics for this year. To help in that effort, Phone2Action gathered a group of advocacy professionals on a webinar last…

State Advocacy: Preparing for the Upcoming Legislative Session

By Martyn Griffen | December 10, 2018

Does your organization have a roadmap for advocacy at the state level? If your issue’s policy extends beyond the national level, it’s imperative that you advocate your stance to elected officials in affected states. And, with the current national political climate, it’s often possible to influence policy more easily at the state level, given the…

Aumenta El Voto Latino: El Gigante Despertó, Pero No Por Completo

By Ximena Hartsock | November 19, 2018

A pesar de la gran cantidad de latinoamericanos en Estados Unidos, la participación política de esta comunidad no había marcado grandes diferencias en los procesos eleccionarios. Adicionalmente, las elecciones de medio término no convocan tanto interés como las elecciones presidenciales, por lo que las expectativas de participación no eran muy altas, mucho menos en la…

How Incoming State Trifectas Will Impact Policy in 2019

By Sean Gannon | November 14, 2018

November 6th brought an influx of diversity to the U.S. House and Senate and a drove of newly passed ballot measures. Passing legislation at the Federal level, however, has proven more convoluted than ever, and with a divided government post-midterms, we only expect that issue to be further exacerbated come 2019. Meanwhile, incoming State Trifectas…

Midterm State Ballot Initiatives as a Thermometer for Your Issue

Midterm State Ballot Initiatives as a Thermometer for Your Issue

By Meredith Keller | November 9, 2018

What do this year’s ballot initiatives tell us about citizens’ attitudes on issues? Voters weighed in on more than just candidates in Tuesday’s midterm election. 157 ballot initiatives were approved or rejected across 37 states. Results from ballot initiatives provide a temperature check on how voters feel about a specific issue. Some states allow citizens…

How the Midterm Winners Will Influence Legislation in 2019

How the Midterm Winners Will Influence Legislation in 2019

By Alekhya Tallapaka | November 8, 2018

As the country recovers from the frenzy around this year’s historic midterm elections, advocacy groups are shifting their focus towards trying to predict what legislation in 2019 will look like. With a Democratic House, and a Republican Senate and White House, we’re likely to see legislative battles around key issues that will greatly impact the…

9 best practices for SMS advocacy campaigns

9 Best Practices for SMS Advocacy Campaigns

By Jeb Ory | November 1, 2018

Think about the last time you received a text. Did you open it? The answer is, likely, yes. Now, think about the last time you received an email. Depending on the email, you may have blindly deleted it or opened it, depending on who sent the message and what the subject line was. The average…

Steven Cruz, Strategic Partner, RedEdge

GrassScoops: An Interview Series – Steven Cruz, RedEdge

By Meredith Keller | October 22, 2018

Steven Cruz, Strategic Partner at RedEdge, works with organizations and political campaigns to develop strategies for issue advocacy and communications. We recently spoke with Steven about the digital tools he uses in his work, trends he sees in advocacy campaigns today, and the future of grassroots advocacy. Tell us about your professional background and how you got into advocacy.…

How to Benchmark Your Advocacy Program Against Your Peers

By Hang Ngo | October 2, 2018

Have you ever wondered how your advocacy program stacks up against your peers? Our platform makes it easy for our clients to track detailed aspects of their own advocacy programs. But it’s also helpful to have some context for how your advocacy program is performing relative to other organizations. We weren’t able to find any…