John Tsarpalas: Commonwealthy Podcast# 42, “Get Out the Vote in a Political Campaign.” Kristina Keats and I talked about the basics of the “Get Out the Vote” plan. How you’ve been voter ID-ing right along through the campaign, making phone calls, knocking doors and finding out who’s supporting you, and then putting that into a good database. Well, today, I decided we needed to get more specific.
We didn’t get into enough detail on the different points in the “Get Out the Vote” plan, early voting, absentee voting, and Election Day strategies. That’s what we’re calling it, and this is Commonwealthy #47.
I am so excited to finally have Jason A. Hart on the podcast to explain how to use FOIA. Every political activist should understand the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Jason is an Ohio based reporter who will give you the basics.
It is essential that activists, candidates and concerned citizens keep tabs on their governing bodies. Both elected, as well as those who are employed by the taxpayers, need to be reminded that those they work for are watching. FOIA is key in finding out what government is doing and where the money is going. The world needs many more citizens requesting information, and voters demanding that the information be shared in a timely and forthright manner.
John Tsarpalas: Every candidate and activist should understand the basics of the Freedom of Information Act. And so today, we’re going to have a lesson on it. It’s using FOIA, Commonwealthy #46.
Well I know that I have mentioned in at least three previous podcasts that I was going to have somebody on Commonwealthy to talk about how to use FOIA, the Freedom of Information Act. And I’m thrilled to have Jason Hart here today.
Even after spending so much time in politics, I am still reminded of a thing or two! In this podcast, I am going to share with you a couple of political campaign lessons that I have learned (or relearned as the case may be) that will help you in your own local election campaign. Continue reading →