Political organization

The FFA is not a political organization; it is a leadership organization, writes its CEO in an op-ed.

Although the political climate in our country may seem divided, the FFA encourages and welcomes the dialogue of individual viewpoints and opinions. Marc Poschl | Indy Star It is a longstanding tradition of the FFA National Organization to invite the incumbent President, regardless of political affiliation, to deliver remarks at the FFA National Convention and […]

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How to “follow the money” when it comes to political campaigns — ProPublica

Why do we care about money in politics? There’s a phrase that often comes up when investigative journalists talk about politics: Follow the money. It won’t lead you to uncover large-scale corruption (but if you do, please shout at us). This will increase your awareness of the industries that donate to the races you are […]

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How Political Campaigns Disturb Your Mind

The Obama campaign also repurposed an advertising strategy called “uplift” or “brand lift,” normally used to measure consumer-brand interactions, and used it to pursue persuasive voters. They first gathered millions of voter data points from public sources, business information brokers and their own surveys. Then they polled voters with high frequency and looked for patterns […]

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Savvy political campaigns in Kansas, Missouri target cord cutters with ads | KCUR 89.3

The same technology that lets you stream your favorite team or show from anywhere also lets political groups on either side of the aisle find you and subject you to a glut of political ads for congressional races. in Kansas, Missouri and nationwide. Television is still the biggest force in political advertising, with research firm […]

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A new type of grassroots political organization?

Like the conservative Tea Party groups that rose up after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008 and helped Republicans retake the House and gain power in state legislatures in 2010, this new liberal movement emerged largely outside the traditional party structure. It is led by hundreds of thousands of middle-aged, mostly white, college-educated women, […]

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Why I volunteer for political campaigns

In this article, Linzy Rosen, 18, a freshman at Brandeis University, explains why she volunteers for political campaigns. There are more than 500 elections in 2018. The 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested. Thirty-six state governors and three US territory governors could […]