Outreach

GoVote.org Encourages Voting Through Art

Election Day is coming up! How are you encouraging your friends and neighbors to vote? Hundreds of amazing artists have come together to produce awesome art to inspire you to #GoVote. Share them with your friends & family to encourage them to vote on November 4th! GoVote.org is a creative, non-partisan campaign that uses art to drive energy and momentum for this year’s election and beyond. Beautiful

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Surprising Facts About Social Media

Are you reluctant to invest time and energy in social media like Facebook and Twitter because you don’t feel like these platforms are as effective in reaching your stakeholders as “good old-fashioned” mailers and door-to-door canvassing? Do you worry that you wouldn’t reach your target demographic through social media tools? Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are no longer just for

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Need Outreach Help? Check Empower LA’s List of Recommended Vendors

Are you looking to improve your digital presence, spruce up your website, or create more eye-catching flyers for your events? Want to hire an expert who can help you streamline your social media platforms, create attractive templates for your online content, or manage your newsletter and email lists? Don’t know where to look? EmpowerLA is putting together a list of approved vendors that can provide

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#TUXbootcamp: Digital Tools for Engaging Your Community

The TUX Team was out in full force at the Congress of Neighborhoods on Saturday, ready to share insights and resources for using technology to engage your stakeholders and extend your outreach. At the “Amplify Your Klout: Digital Tools for Empowering Your Community” workshop in Session 2, Stephen Box led a lively discussion about digital tools that can help you make sense of the many outreach

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#TUXBootCamp at Congress of Neighborhoods

So you’re now a Neighborhood Council board member and suddenly you have a flood of emails coming in from your board, your committees, EmpowerLA and beyond. What do you do with all this information? How do you keep track of it? Attend the TUX Team’s “Amplify Your Klout” workshop at this Saturday’s Congress of Neighborhoods to find out! This workshop will give you resources and tools to better

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3-Foot Buffer Law for Cyclists Goes Into Effect

As of Tuesday September 16, California drivers must now give a 3-foot buffer zone to cyclists sharing the road with them when passing. California is the 24th state to pass such a law. This effort to increase cyclist safety aims to decrease the number of car-cyclist accidents and fatalities and raise driver awareness of bicycles on the road. More than 150 cyclists were killed in car collisions in California

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World Car-Free Day and Car-Free SFV

Did you know.. Angelenos spend collectively 490 million hours in traffic Traffic congestion costs nearly $10 billion each year 38% of Greenhouse Gas emissions in California are due to transportation Biking and walking 24 minutes a day on average has been found to reduce heart disease and diabetes by 14% while decreasing greenhouse gases by 14% Decreasing exposure to heavy traffic and long commutes

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City Controller to launch “Tech Bullpen” This Sunday

The City Controller’s office is proud to announce the launch of the City's first Civic Innovation Lab. This lab, in collaboration with HubLA and Learn Do Share, will bring together designers, developers, activists, and City government to design creative solutions to civic problems. This is not just another meetup or hackathon - this is the beginning of developing new ways citizens can productively

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Five Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Program

Los Angeles, CA - The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD) is presenting its Five Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness program, an easy-to-use guide for creating a neighborhood-wide disaster preparedness plan along with a series of upcoming community preparedness workshops to be held throughout the City. To introduce residents to the program, which is designed to help them better

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Last Call for Citywide WiFi

Your feedback on Citywide Wifi is requested. The LA Community Broadband Network (LACBN) initiative (follow on Twitter @LACBN #LAWantsGbFiber #LAWantsWiFi) is a project that is seeking an industry business model that will enable a high speed gigabit network to be implemented in Los Angeles to all residences, businesses, nonprofits and government facilities. It is also seeking WiFi for visitors, students

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