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Run For America: electing the best and brightest to U.S. Congress

What if we could fix politics in the US? What if our political system truly tackled our nation’s toughest problems? What if the best and the brightest viewed running for elected office as a desirable form of public service? Run for America (RFA) is a citizen-powered movement to reimagine politics and reinvigorate government by recruiting, training, and working to elect a new generation of solutions-oriented leaders ...more »

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POLLitics: Connecting Individuals with Government

POLLitics is a polling application that reengages the public in American politics. Connecting users to representatives via polls and data figures, POLLitics gives voice to the public, and data to all. It is about furthering the democratic process locally and nationally, giving insight into public opinion and political action that ultimately help both parties make informed decisions.

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Chalkbeat's Election Engine

Chalkbeat is a nonprofit news organization covering educational change efforts and changing the education landscape in the communities where we work. Chalkbeat's Election Engine is an original online tool that empowers voters to make more informed decisions by helping them compare and contrast candidates’ positions on crucial education issues.

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How Text Messages Can Save Democracy

Build technology that allows the local government officials who run elections to easily send election alerts and notifications to voters via email and SMS. Voters can then receive all vital election information digitally, including their polling place and when to vote.

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youth regional Targ.Balci.Fest

This project is about a youth regional Targ.Balci.Fest that focuses on non-formal education and social entrepreneurship. During one full week every August we empower youth for being the next leaders on their societies through cultural-sport-seminars-contests- trainings- art activities.

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The Case for Modernizing Voter Registration

Recall the long lines at the polls in 2012? For the 2014 midterms, the nation faced a different challenge: the worst turnout in more than 70 years, with just 36.3 percent of eligible Americans voting. On the one hand, we have an electorate increasingly frustrated by partisan, polarized politics, a gridlocked Congress, and an election season dominated by special interests. On the other hand, for those who still want ...more »

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