Political organization

Girl Up Alberta, a political organization, launches a new club at the U of A

Connecting with other University of Alberta students can seem daunting in a Zoom class of 300, let alone organizing together for social change. Enter Girl Up, a newly created club at the U of A designed to help students come together in pursuit of political and social action around women’s issues. Although Girl Up is […]

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Davidson students join political campaigns and work to change their communities

By: Tess Finke ’24 (she/her), Personal editor Davidson students work to get the vote. Photo by Hannah Dugan ’21 How many text messages and calls did you receive from passionate political campaigners before election day? Five? Ten? Twenty? You may have ignored the messages or maybe you thought it was spam. However, in an election […]

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Gianaris calls the NYC PBA an “armed political organization”

NEW YORK — State Senator Michael Gianaris on Tuesday night called the Police Benevolent Association an “armed political organization.” The comment came amid a Twitter uproar that began in the afternoon after Gianaris needled the union after Nassau County State Senator Kevin Thomas, a Democrat, said the victory on Monday, after trailing his PBA-backed challenger […]

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What political campaigns have learned about how to spend money

An estimated $14 billion has been poured into the 2020 federal races, and money is still being raised and spent on post-election legal battles and campaign debt settlements. But with a decisive Senate runoff coming up in Georgia, campaigns and political activists are doing a quick study of the recent campaign to determine how best […]

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Political campaigning students adapt to canvassing in the age of the pandemic – The Daily Free Press

Now that knocking on doors is an outreach strategy of the past, students working for local and national political campaigns have had to get creative. But the change, some said, has produced unexpected benefits. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students in political campaigns have had to rely on telephone banking and SMS banking to reach […]

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2020 Election Highlights Musicians’ Struggles Against Political Campaigns

The role of music in political campaigns has become a hot topic. In August, Neil Young for follow-up Donald Trump’s campaign for the use of his songs ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ and ‘Devil’s Sidewalk’ at campaign rallies. Young argues that Trump was never given permission to use his songs at campaign rallies and therefore […]

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Who funds political campaigns and why should you care?

Even though the stakes have never been higher, the urge not to vote remains tempting (but you should, please don’t twist it). Much more than dissatisfaction with a candidate, one of the most discouraging factors at play is the seismic influence of money. The average voter is ridiculously ill-equipped to oppose the Goliath that is […]