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BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 24 2014

A bizarre online marketing effort targets actress Emma Watson; why the news media needs to defend the privacy of its online readers; Chicago's playbook for civic user testing; and much, much more. Read More

CREDO Mobile Opens Online Platform To Enable Progressives To Self-Organize

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Wednesday, August 21 2013

CREDO Mobile on Wednesday opened the doors to a new online organizing system that enables individuals to launch their own issue campaigns. Read More

Gun Control Advocates Take Aim At LivingSocial for Promoting Guns and Alcohol

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, May 13 2013

"The days of the Old West are behind us, but that doesn't mean we can't still pretend to be cowboys," says this ad.

A coalition of advocacy groups is launching a new campaign this week against the promotion of American gun culture. The campaign focuses on the daily deals site Living Social, which hasn't stopped promoting social events ... Read More

The Curious Case of CREDO's Corporate, Democratic, Data-Driven Super PAC and "The Tea Party 10"

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, November 26 2012

CREDO Super PAC's 3,000 volunteers made thousands of calls and door-knocks to unseat Tea Party Republicans

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Looking ahead to future cycles, Democrats are becoming more comfortable with the idea of super PACs, which can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money in uncoordinated support or opposition of any candidate. CREDO's emerging model, which raised $3.5 million to fund a data-driven, field-oriented campaign in 11 House races — including five races where Tea Party Republicans were replaced with progressive-backed Democrats — may help to explain why. Read More