Political strategies

Reviews | Why Climate Resilience Strategies Won’t Save Florida

Sea levels in Florida are rising faster than the global rate – an astonishing six inches in the past 25 years in Miami – partly due to ocean currents in the area. Salt water flooding on city streets – so-called sunny weather flooding – is on the rise 400% since 2006. A greater proportion of […]

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Housing Strategies Presented at Urban Land Institute Virtual Conference

Elected officials and advocates calling the lack of affordable housing a “crisis,” especially when the National Alliance to End Homelessness estimates that more than 500,000 people nationwide are homeless. The Urban Land Institute seeks to combat this with presentations during a two-day webinar with a singular mission: to expand housing opportunities in all communities. The […]

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County Ethics Committee assesses police union donations to political campaigns

By Raymond Janis The Suffolk County Ethics Board issued an advisory opinion on February 16 regarding police union campaign contributions to elected officials. In May 2021, County Legislator Rob Trotta (R-Fort Salonga) sought an opinion regarding donations made by the Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association to former District Attorney Tim Sini’s (D) campaign. Trotta asked […]

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5 outreach alternatives if platforms unplug politics

During the last presidential cycle, many campaigns, consultants and practitioners were caught off guard when Facebook abruptly banned political advertising the week before the 2020 election. In the last week of the race, we saw opponents attack and candidates unable to respond via social networks. When Facebook moved to extend this ban through the winter […]

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Ross Ramsey: The Blurred Line Between Government and Political Campaigns in Texas | Opinion

If you’re struggling to tell where government work stops and campaign work begins, which ads are political and which are civic, which are paid for by political donors and which are funded by Texas taxpayers, this is because there is often no difference between the two. The top three Republican incumbents on the ballot have […]

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Syndicated Column: Analysis: The Blurred Line Between Government and Political Campaigns in Texas | Opinion

What voters hear from the offices of senior Texas officials often sounds identical to what they hear from incumbent campaigns. It is difficult to distinguish their government work from their political work. If you’re struggling to tell where government work stops and campaign work begins, which ads are political and which are civic, which are […]

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The blurred line between government and political campaigning in Texas

Editor’s Note: If you would like to receive an email notification each time we publish Ross Ramsey’s column, click here. If you want to listen to the chronicle, click on the play button below. (Audio unavailable. Click here to listen at texastribune.org.) If you’re struggling to tell where government work stops and campaign work begins, […]

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Analysis: The blurred line between government and political campaigning in Texas

Editor’s Note: If you would like to receive an email notification each time we publish Ross Ramsey’s column, click here. If you want to listen to the chronicle, click on the play button below. If you’re struggling to tell where government work stops and campaign work begins, which ads are political and which are civic, […]

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A year after the attack on the Capitol, Connecticut leaders are launching blows at political parties

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Thursday marks one year since the deadly uprising at the Nation’s Capitol in Washington, DC Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo said democracy was under threat that day. “Inspired by Donald Trump’s rhetoric, his supporters rioted violently,” DiNardo said. State Democratic party leaders added that Republicans had established “the big lie” – […]

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Gibson: Political party parity at work in Virginia’s proposed congressional redistricting maps | Columnists

Bob Gibson As a year of failed redistricting drew to a close, the Virginia Supreme Court handed Virginians what might be the fairest maps of the state’s legislative districts ever drawn. The High Court was given the thorny task of redistricting — drawing new maps for 11 congressional seats, the 40-member Virginia Senate and the […]

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New progressive civic political parties are forming in the New West

Together New West is progressive – but not to be confused with New West Progressives A new municipal party is aiming to elect “progressive candidates” to council and the school board in next year’s municipal elections. Together New West, which held its first annual general meeting over Zoom on December 5, is a new municipal […]

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Financing of political parties: natural resources, a key catalyst

Green Governance Zimbabwe TrustPOLITICAL party financing remains a cog in the democratization of elections because of its potential to put some parties ahead in the electoral process at the expense of others. In cases where the sources of election funding are opaque, parties raise illicit funds from foreign investors (through arranged investments), private individuals and […]

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The New York Times uncovers a Wyoming-based effort to sabotage political campaigns

Wapiti resident Erik Prince is one of many associated with a Wyoming-based effort to infiltrate political campaigns and obtain “dirt” to sabotage candidates. The New York Times published an article chronicling a spy effort based in Wapiti, Wyoming. Authors Mark Mazzetti and Adam Goldman interviewed dozens of people, including several Wyoming politicians, to piece together […]

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Why political campaigns endure despite being mired in paradoxes

Oith the sound of the election bugle in five different states in India, social distancing has been replaced by social uprising, as witnessed in political campaigns. Fear of the pandemic has faded, as crowds unite to listen to their favorite leaders from their respective political parties. The whole mechanism of political campaigns, in addition to […]

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Diddy launches a new political organization for black people called “Our Black Party”

Months after suggesting that black people should hold their votes “hostage” in the 2020 election, Sean “Diddy” Combs is changing his tune. The hip-hop mogul has announced that he is supporting a new political organization that aims to center the voices of black Americans in politics and promote a radically black agenda called Our black […]

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Political organization ‘Our Black Party’ aims to empower black voters

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) For decades, black voters had little choice in deciding their political affiliation. But a new political organization called Our dark evening (OBP) seeks to give the black diaspora a better choice in the future and aims to have an impact on the 2020 elections. leGrio spoke exclusively with OBP National […]

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Simple Ways for Seniors to Get Involved in Political Campaigns

By Mégy Karydes, Next avenue Donor Getty Now that the 2020 election season is officially underway, you might be interested in finding ways to become politically active. Not only could it help you make a difference, but it could also increase your sense of well-being. Getting involved in campaigns and issues is something many people […]

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Ways to get involved in political campaigns

Now that the 2020 election season is officially underway, you might be interested in finding ways to become politically active. Not only could it help you make a difference, but it could also increase your sense of well-being. Credit: @JackieWaldrop via Twenty20 Getting involved in campaigns and issues is something many people in their 50s […]