Outreach

Don’t Forget to Vote November 4!

Over 73% of California’s eligible voters are registered to vote, including more than 4.8 million L.A. County residents. Yet across the state in the June Primary Election, just 18 percent of the voter population decided for all Californians. Make your voice count! Remember to #GoVote on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Polls are open between 7:00am and 8:00pm. In addition to the candidates for elected

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Tips for Using Videos in Non-Profit Outreach

Videos can be an exciting and useful tool in engaging your stakeholders, but it is important to use them wisely. The more strategic your use of videos, the more effective they will be. Are you starting a new program or campaign in your neighborhood? Doing outreach for upcoming elections? Think carefully about your message and whether a video is an effective medium for getting that message across.

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Making LA Conference Brings Together Designers, Architects, and City Leaders for Creative Solutions to City’s Problems

Join de LaB on Friday, November 7 as we bring together designers and city leaders working to transform Los Angeles. The day's focus will be on urgent issues that Los Angeles faces in the areas of water, transportation, density, and community and how designers, architects, and artists are making a difference in their neighborhoods. Held at the historic Los Angeles River Center and Gardens in Cypress

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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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