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E-Voter Institute has produced Digital Politics Radio since 2007. Karen Jagoda is the host of this is non-partisan show that covers the business of politics rather than the squabbling that goes on across the political spectrum.

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

E-Voter Institute has produced Digital Politics Radio since 2007. Karen Jagoda is the host of this is non-partisan show that covers the business of politics rather than the squabbling that goes on across the political spectrum.

    Benefit Screening Tool Cuts Through Eligibility Maze with Melanie Lavelle Benefit Kitchen

    Benefit Screening Tool Cuts Through Eligibility Maze with Melanie Lavelle Benefit Kitchen

    Melanie Lavelle, Founder of Benefit Kitchen, joins Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to discuss the impact of welfare reform and the creation of an app and database to empower people to understand what benefits are available.  Benefit Kitchen is focused on working with people to overcome obstacles and gain insight into the eligibility rules for federal, state, and local benefits. Melanie has discovered that many rules and hard-to-find information are designed to keep people from enrolling and discourage participation in programs.  The more these agencies hide, the more determined Melanie is to dig out the information and help people get necessary services and resources. Deepak and Melanie talk about: How people find out about benefit programs and who is qualified to participate Creating an app that helps people decide which benefits to pursue and how one benefit might impact another Who is most likely not to get benefits Why a mobile-first solution for this target audience is essential #BenefitKitchen @TheDemLabs #WelfareReform #GovernmentBenefits #FederalBenefits #StateBenefits #FoodStamps #SDOH #Seniors #MobileFirst  BenefitKitchen.com TheDemLabs.org  

    • 24 min
    Activists Focused on Regulating Ammunition Sales with Sandy and Lonnie Phillips Survivors Empowered

    Activists Focused on Regulating Ammunition Sales with Sandy and Lonnie Phillips Survivors Empowered

    Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, Founders of Survivors Empowered, join Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to discuss their reaction and activism as a result of the murder of their daughter Jessi, killed in the Aurora Colorado theatre 2012 mass shooting.  Their organization is focused on regulating companies that sell ammunition and repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. Deepak, Sandy and Lonnie talk about: Who is selling ammunition and what information is being collected Who is building arsenals of ammunition, and the role of online sellers Addressing the trauma of survivors and victims of gun violence National actions being taken to repeal the PLCA act that provides immunity to gun sellers  #SurvivorsEmpowered @TheDemLabs #MassShootings #Ammunition #GunViolence #NRA #Activism #AssaultWeapons #RepealPLCA SurvivorsEmpowered.org TheDemLabs.org

    • 20 min
    Changing Role of the Campaign Manager with Joe Fuld The Campaign Workshop

    Changing Role of the Campaign Manager with Joe Fuld The Campaign Workshop

    Joe Fuld, Founder of The Campaign Workshop, joins Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to consider how the role of political and advocacy campaign managers has changed over the last 20 years. The constants are the ongoing challenges for a campaign to refine the message, have the candidate or advocate's voice heard by the target audience, and find the pressure points to make the most short-term and long-term impact. Joe also emphasizes the need to keep innovating to build robust campaign strategies.  Deepak and Joe talk about: Driving civic engagement Power mapping Need for training to maximize the impact of advocates and candidates Working with underfunded causes to maximize resources #TheCampaignWorkshop @TheDemLabs #Organizing #Advocacy #Fundraising #CivicEngagement #PoliticalCampaigns  The Campaign Workshop TheDemLabs.org  

    • 25 min
    Why Campaigns Need a Wikipedia Strategy with Rhiannon Ruff Lumino

    Why Campaigns Need a Wikipedia Strategy with Rhiannon Ruff Lumino

    Rhiannon Ruff, Co-Founder of the digital agency Lumino, is a Wikipedia expert and author of the book Wikipedia & Crisis Comms. Increasingly, for voters and the media, Wikipedia is the go-to source for campaign and candidate information, and the accuracy of the information is critical for the site's moderators. While there are ways to get content edited, one presidential candidate's approach is a lesson in what not to do. We talk about: Why campaigns should care about Wikipedia What sources are used to create and update Wikipedia pages How content is moderated on Wikipedia Tips on how to get Wikipedia pages changed Advice for campaigns about creating a Wikipedia strategy and who should take the lead #LuminoDigital #Wikipedia #PoliticalCampaigns  LuminoDigital.com

    • 17 min
    Fighting Christian Nationalists with Andra Watkins How Project 2025 Will Ruin YOUR Life

    Fighting Christian Nationalists with Andra Watkins How Project 2025 Will Ruin YOUR Life

    Andra Watkins, The New York Times best-selling author and speaker, joins Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to discuss the threat of Christian Nationalists to the future of our democracy. Indoctrinated as a child in Christian Nationalism, Andra understands the language of the calls to action in Project 2025 and warns about the potential impact on families and communities in her Substack: How Project 2025 Will Ruin YOUR Life.  Deepak and Andra talk about: How Christian Nationalists are different from other Christians  The true meaning of the words Christian Nationalists use when describing God's Law and Man's Law  What Christian Nationalists mean by pornography The need to drill down into the details of the 900-page Project 2025 Presidential Transition Project and not be distracted by the length The cost of fighting back against Christian Nationalists #AndraWatkins #HowProject2025WillRuinYOURLife @TheDemLabs #Project2025 #ChristianNationalists #ChristianNationalism  How Project 2025 Will Ruin YOUR Life TheDemLabs.org

    • 29 min
    The Ongoing Fight for Civil Rights with Deepak Puri The Democracy Labs

    The Ongoing Fight for Civil Rights with Deepak Puri The Democracy Labs

    Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, shares his reaction and insights from participating in the recent commemoration of Bloody Sunday and his walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. As an activist, Deepak appreciates the importance of learning from history and the need to continue the fight for civil rights. We talk about: What motivated people to attend the 59th gathering to remember the beatings of the civil rights marchers and pass on lessons to the next generation Voter suppression Overcoming voter apathy Why it is essential to visit the actual places where history is made The threat of Project 2025 to democracy @TheDemLabs #EdmundPettusBridge #CivilRights #Activism #HowProject2025WillRuinYourLife #VoterSuppression #VoterApathy #VoterRegistration #Protests #CivicEngagement TheDemLabs.org  

    • 19 min

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

ErmaTheLurker ,

Fascinating Show

These high value conversations are delivered with grace and thoughtfulness! This is a great show!

bwhalen80 ,

So Good

Great show. Important conversations.

malloryck ,

Very informative!

Karen is an engaging and dynamic host. I learn something new every time I listen.

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