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Live video audio recording vehicle trending idea

Use the current front and rear cameras to record video and audio

 

Ad more cameras to cover all angles

 

To protect yourself and have evidence of any occurrence

 

This way you won't have to use your phone which can be taken from you

 

This will be of great help when it's your word against a police officer

 

I travel often in Mexico and the cops there are famous for extortion

 

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Pahadi Food trending idea

My idea is to built a specific theme restaurant which only have uttarakhandi food , as I'm from uttarakhand I knew the different food that most of the people dont know about . There are varieties of food available in uttarakhand that people of uttarakhand do make like ( different kinds of daal , uttarakhandi cucumber have their own different kind of taste) and which is also healthy, that's the main thing why people of... more »

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Use "Outreach Circle" App to send and track your text messages and emails

Benefits of using the Outreach Circle app:

  • You can write a template message (text or email)

 

  • You can upload all your contacts

 

  • You can send the message to any contact with a quick tap tap! (and further customize at that moment if needed)

 

  • You can track your progress!

 

I attached two images:

  1. My template message

 

  1. My action dashboard

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Share a digital postcard with key info

Step 1: Make a digital postcard with voter registration and logistical information for a swing state (the example shown here is for a blue state, but the key is to make a similar post card for a battleground state. I made this one using a free version of Canva. Here is my postcard on Canva: https://www.canva.com/design/DAED1q0IgPQ/7l-SHQw_59rugkjiMovsMA/view?utm_content=DAED1q0IgPQ&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton... more »

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Share NPR's Life Kit episode with major outlets that have young audiences

NPR's Life Kit did a 15 minute episode on how to vote by mail. It addresses everything from the practical how-to's to the worrisome post office challenges we saw in the news these past two weeks.

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/15/902879959/life-kit-how-to-vote-by-mail

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Share this with your network on social media or via text or email

 

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Organize a Letter Writing Party

Lots of organizations are partnering with Vote Forward to get out the vote through the BIG SEND, a letter-writing campaign that's engaging, effective and easily accomplished. From coast-to-coast, people are writing 10 MILLION letters of encouragement to fellow voters in key states reminding them to get to the polls or mail in their ballots for the November 3 election. We're prepping letters NOW so we're ready for the... more »

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Take an hour and fire up that phone, baby.

Did you know 90% of text messages are read within the first 10 minutes of being received? Did you know a phone call can have the same psychological impact on someone as a hug? Have you rung up mom or dad or Uncle Fred lately? We trust our friends and family more than we trust strangers in our inbox, so why not take an hour on November 3rd (or a day before) and go through that old contact list with short texts like "hey... more »

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Assuage the Fear

There are many reasons why eligible citizens might not register and those who are registered, might not vote. Fear of the unknown and possible chaos of the pols might be one reason people stay away. My idea is to create very short videos in real polling places that walk citizens through what they can expect and how they will proceed on voting day. These videos can then be shared on social media in a voters' region.

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Banish the Apathy

If potential voters don't think their votes will make a difference, they will have a tendency to not vote. For example, in contests that are not competitive, there is a decrease in voting numbers. BUT, this can be changed with real, personal, stories on how just one person's vote CAN make a difference. These stories could be shared in short videos via social media, or they could be shared to people calling lists of people... more »

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Upping the Registration Numbers

Provide lists of non-registered voters broken down into counties nationwide. Offer these lists to people who want to make personal phone calls to people. Create a script or decision-tree for callers to use. Make it into a contest. So, the lists are available on-line and one-by-one I call people. As soon as I get off the phone, I add my notes on their reasoning why or why not to vote. Each person I call is tagged with... more »

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QR Code fliers in parks

Young people like easy, technology-driven things, so have qr code on fliers which would link them to register to vote sites. could put up easily on college campuses if having in-person or on webpages if virtual

maybe call it SnapVote and have snapchat come up with I registered to vote and I voted emojis/filters.

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The new LAN gaming party -> the GOTV party

Data from November 2018 voting patterns clearly showed that only 32% of voters in the 18-24 year age band voted, compared to 51%-66% in older age bands. Clearly, we need to get the younger voters more excited about voting, and appeal to them through activities like gaming that they enjoy.

With high speed wireless connections available, or made available by GOTV campaigners, young people of voting age can be invited to... more »

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Swing the mood -> Enthusiasm

In the style of Pres. Obama's speech about the importance of voting, people are challenged to post their own 2-minute videos about why GOTV is so important to them. Share the videos on social media. Raise awareness. Infect with enthusiasm that people can swing the mood and the future of the nation.

Videos with the most likes, reshares, etc (at precinct/local, city, state, etc) level may be entered into a lottery for... more »

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Virtual celebrity hugs 4 votes

Ask movie and TV celebrities to take part in a virtual hugs 4 votes incentivization campaign. Anyone who votes and can submit a photo to prove he or she voted (e.g. pic of polling station, or pic of ballot drop box, voting ink on finger, etc) will receive a virtual hug GIF from his or her chosen celebrity and personalized with his or her name.

Lots of celebrities are politically active now, are willing to lend their... more »

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Like the Ice Bucket Challenge

Each person can nominate 3 people on social media. They get 3 days (72 hours) to take their necessary next step to voting - either registering to vote or requesting their email or paper ballots respectively. Or confirming that they have already taken the steps. Or, if not of voting age, confirming via social media post why they cannot vote. Once they are done, each of these 3 people calls out another 3 people on social... more »

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