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Despair is NOT an Option

Fight Disinformation

  • Creating secure elections and explaining that they are secure is one of the best disinformation tools (Verified Voting for information) . Common Cause has a good explanation of the Freedom to Vote Act 2024. The bill sets fair redistricting standards and citizen funded elections, expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls.

  • Several important organizations have emerged to inform low engagement voters and to combat disinformation by reaching them through the sources they use to  get their news: social media! Courier Newsroom has local reporters in swing states that focus on community information and lifestyle topics and introduces politics through stories about the impact of governmental decisions on the lives of local people. Courier offers subscription newsletters but also posts on media like Facebook, TikTok and Instagram. You can help by forwarding their materials to friends, family and colleagues.

  • The 19th is a national nonprofit newsroom at the intersection of gender, race, politics and policy. Combatting mis- and dis-information and centering voting rights for marginalized communities is central to The 19th's mission and its barrier-busting journalism. Even better: All of its journalism and fact-checking is free to read and free to republish, including its newsletters and podcast, The Amendment. The 19th also hosts live events all over the country aiming to get women and LGBTQ+ people more engaged in our democracy. 

  • Galvanize USA and Galvanize Action, launched six years ago in response to the rising white nationalism and authoritarianism that threatens to destroy our democracy, similarly brings factual information to women who do not get their news from traditional media.They use cutting-edge audience research and modeling to create messaging that moves moderate women to defend our democracy and support progress. Their messages can also be shared.

  • Rumor Guard, a product of the News Literacy Project lets you know when major disinformation is circulating and what to post to combat it.

  • Truth Brigade, is a project of Indivisible which offers training and camaraderie while teaching you to effectively stop disinformation.​

  • Democratic Messaging Project is rolling out its messaging campaign quite literally. Utilizing analytical data, it strategically places rolling billboards in key-population centers showcasing rotating images and videos.

  • Since its founding in 2017 WDN Action , has moved over $30 million in c4 grants to more than 120 organizations across the country.  Today it is: Boosting critical organizing infrastructure in battleground states; Protecting and advancing gender and racial justice via ballot initiatives and issue advocacy from abortion rights to climate justice to the defense of trans rights; Investing in youth organizing at the state and national level; Resourcing emerging organizations and strategies to reach disillusioned voters and catalyze political power that is rooted in community.

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