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Rethinking Advocacy Email

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Email is an incredible tool for many things, but it's also *not* a very good way to communicate for much of what we tend to use it for. And on top of that, we all just get so darned many! Reading email often seems more a nuisance than an opportunity to many (most?) people. And that's a shame. In fact, it's an outright "problem" if your job is to engage both current and potential supporters in your cause, because email is still considered the primary outreach channel for most organizations.

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Top 25 Viewed Pages in Elena’s Inbox

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The most interesting pages to Elena's Inbox visitors (judged by most viewed and tweeted) are quite telling. Given the diversity of incoming links and the numbers of views over such a short period, these numbers can provide some nice insight into what the public is curious about with Obama's latest Supreme Court nominee.

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Getting a Receipt this Year?

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Hate 'em or love 'em, you almost certainly invested more of your hard earned money into the government last year than you did any other thing in your life. In fact, it's likely that you spent more on government than you did food, clothing and shelter combined. And did you get a receipt for it?

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Idea to Action: Launching the Public=Online Campaign

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Ultimately, Public=Online is focused on getting government to pass the transparency laws we need - laws that put government information online in real-time where we can use it - and we're going to do that by building a demand for transparency that is so large it cannot be ignored by politicians.

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Sunlight Live Recap: How We Did It

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During the Health Care Summit on Thursday, Feb 25, Sunlight tried something new by connecting a live political event to the government data and information we work to make more accessible every day. Dubbed "Sunlight Live," our coverage of the joint Republican and Democratic heath care summit as a pilot was a smashing success, thanks to all of you.

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