Event: Hillary Bday Texting Party

Hillary Clinton’s birthday is on Wednesday and her campaign came up with a fun way to celebrate it – a texting party.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5:30-7:30
The Jane Hotel
113 Jane St New York, New York 10014

“What’s the best present Hillary’s home state can give her for her birthday? Thousands of voter contacts into battleground states! 

While the birthday girl will be campaigning in battleground states, you can join Kathy Najimy, DR Natasha Diggs and fellow Hillary supporters as we celebrate and forge a path to victory!”

RSVP here
Free admission with RSVP and a cash bar. Please invite your friends!

 

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Party + Voter Registration = Head Count

 

You want to listen to some nice music, make friends and fulfill your democratic duty at the same time? Or help others fulfill theirs?

Then you should check out, some of the events that HeadCount are hosting in New York.

The non-partisan organization partners with musicians and bands to promote participation in democracy. In practice this means that they do voter registration at concerts and festivals.

“By reaching young people and music fans where they already are – at concerts and online – we make civic participation easy and fun.” – HeadCount

According to their website, HeadCount has registered over 300,000 voters in the last decade. They have worked with artists like JAY-Z or The Black Keys. And they are constantly looking for volunteers to help out at their events.

Check out some of their upcoming events in NYC, for a full list click here.

9/14/2016 EOTO Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
09/14/2016 Phil Lesh & Friends Coney Island Amphitheater Brooklyn, NY
09/15/2016 Phil Lesh & Friends Coney Island Amphitheater Brooklyn, NY
09/16/2016 Tauk Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
09/22/2016 Explosions in the Sky Terminal 5 New York, NY
09/23/2016 Lucius Summer Stage New York, NY
09/23/2016 The Kills Terminal 5 New York, NY
09/24/2016 Global Citizen Festival Central Park New York, NY
09/26/2016 Brian Fallon & the Crowes Terminal 5 New York, NY

Pokémon GO as Campaign Tool

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No matter if you like it, hate it or don’t care about it, there is no way, you didn’t hear about Pokémon GO in the last couple of days. Lots and lots of people are playing the reality based game by scouring cities looking for Pikachu and his friends.

And now, some very creative Clintons supporters are taking advantage of that. They started showing up at PokéStops (where you can buy items) or “gyms” (where you can let your Pokémon fight) – hoping to register potential voters when they take a break from looking at their smartphone.

In 2008, Barack Obama’s team had him campaign in the virtual reality game “Second Life,” but the augmented reality Pokémon GO uses, allows the volunteers to directly interact with actual people.

Makes me wonder what will be next? Voting via your Google Glasses? Canvassing on your Fitbit?

[Vox]