Canvassing Tips, Social Media, Lessons of Kansas and More

Posted on August 10, 2022

Vote By Mail Act: The 2020 election, and those since, have proven that voting by mail is extremely popular and makes the ballot box more accessible to qualified voters. The Vote by Mail Act requires that all registered voters be mailed a ballot and that they can vote by returning that ballot by mail, by voting at an early voting center, or by voting at a polling place on Election Day.

Ten tips for canvassing door-to-door: Door-to-door canvassing is the lifeblood of politics. Done right, it is the most effective method of political persuasion. But how is it done right? Read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

The Axe Files: David Axelrod, formerly Barack Obama’s chief political strategist, is now Director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. His weekly podcast, The Axe Files, offers great interviews with a wide variety of political figures.

Why Kansas Abortion Amendment Failed Even in Rural Counties: This is an excellent analysis from the Kansas City Star (via Governing Magazine). It provides important lessons for abortion rights advocates in particular, and progressives in general.

New and improved Good Jobs First website: Valuable policy tools from GJF have become more accessible through their new website. Check out their corporate violation tracker, tax break tracker, subsidy tracker, and more.

When and how should you argue on social media? This archived IdeaLog essay is still just as important today. People hate to be told they’re wrong, but sometimes you’ve got to do it.