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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:31 AM

Progressive group launches $10 million online voter registration drive

Source: Politico

Citing an urgent need for young people and minorities to vote at higher rates in southern states where Democrats are coveting wins in 2020, the progressive group ACRONYM is launching a $10 million online drive to register voters in the South.

ACRONYM’s new program — which is currently being tested in Virginia’s down-ballot elections — will target Arizona, Texas, Georgia, and Florida. The group is aiming to register and mobilize more than 100,000 young and minority voters online, reaching them via Snapchat, Instagram and other digital platforms.


“When you look at young people, when you look at people of color, they are spending a disproportionate amount of time online,” said Tatenda Musapatike, senior director of campaigns at ACRONYM, who is leading the effort. “It’s key that we are reaching people where they are. Young people spend more time on Instagram.”

In addition to registering voters, ACRONYM will try to use peer pressure to encourage people to vote by launching a tool called “Formation” that allows people to easily look up friends’ voter registration data, which is publicly available information.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/14/progressive-online-voter-registration-drive-1461912

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:39 AM

1. Where does their funding come from, article doesn't say.

I find knowing the source of funding to be far more important than a mission statement - think oil and gas industry funded conservation organizations.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:42 AM

2. I find having to

enter my political preferences along with my personal info online troubling. I wonder who the officials are and where the funding is from.

We need to be aware of efforts to purge and mislead voters all the way into the elections.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:49 AM

3. Be on the lookout

for James O'Keefe.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:14 PM

4. Is it weird to ask . .

what does ACRONYM stand for LOL!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:18 PM

5. This is a legitimate group

McGowan, an Obama reelection campaign veteran who directed Priorities USA's $42 million digital effort in 2016, said the voter registration campaign is an effort to seize on the Democratic-leaning electorate's increased enthusiasm and engagement.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/24/politics/acronym-democratic-voter-registration-digital-push/index.html

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