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Meet the Math Professor Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering With Geometry - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Moon Duchin

Moon Duchin is an associate professor of math and director of the Science, Technology and Society program at Tufts. She realized last year that some of her research about metric geometry could be applied to gerrymandering — the practice of manipulating the shape of electoral districts to benefit a specific party, which is widely seen as a major contributor to government dysfunction.

All About Redistricting

All About Redistricting: Professor Justin Levitt's guide to drawing the electoral lines Redistricting is the way in which we adjust the districts that determine who represents us. Most of our federal legislators, all of our state legislators, and many of our local legislators in towns and counties are elected from districts. These districts divide states and the people who live there into geographical territories. Districts are occasionally the same size as the whole jurisdiction: members of a local school board, for example, may each be elected from...

Town Hall Project || Find a Town Hall Near you

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We are a volunteer-powered, grassroots effort that empowers constituents across the country to have face-to-face conversations with their elected representatives. We are campaign veterans and first time volunteers. We come from a diversity of backgrounds and live across the country. We share progressive values and believe strongly in civic engagement. We research every district and state for public events with Members of Congress.

The Interactive Fiction Database - IF and Text Adventures

The Interactive Fiction Database is an IF game catalog and recommendation engine. IFDB is a Wiki-style community project: members can add new game listings, write reviews, exchange game recommendations, and more. Tips & More Info

These are a few randomly-selected games with high average member ratings. If you log in and rate a few games yourself, IFDB can offer customized recommendations (explain).

Track Trump. The First 100 Days

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Donald Trump has made many statements about his plans. Below are the concrete items from Donald Trump's Contract with the American Voter, which contains his promises for his first 100 days. Here, we will track fulfillment of those promises, and update it daily during the initial 100 day period. Learn more

The Info-Activism How-To Guide | Strategies and tools for digital campaigning

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The Info-Activism How-To Guide is a new guide for activists, advocates, NGOs and community based organisations who want to use technology tools and practices in their campaigning. This guide assembles, strategies, digital tools and case studies from around the world with a critical focus on the intended strategic impact of digital campaigns.

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Demand Progress

We work to win progressive policy changes for ordinary people through organizing and grassroots lobbying. We focus on issues of civil liberties, civil rights, and government reform.

We run online campaigns to rally people to take action on the news that affects them — by contacting Congress and other leaders, funding pressure tactics, and spreading the word in their own communities.

Tau Day | No, really, pi is wrong: The Tau Manifesto by Michael Hartl

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Tau Day is an annual celebration of the circle constant τ = 6.283185…, which takes place every June 28 (6/28 in the American calendar system). To learn more about what τ is and why it is important, read The Tau Manifesto, or watch one of the tau videos below.

Technical Majority

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Every day, more organizations and projects are launched to help people better use technology for the causes they care about. Technical Majority aims to be a catalog of what's out there.

These are groups of technologists, technology-minded folk, or those using technology to help activists.

What the groups above have been working on to help activists and the politically minded.

bkeepers/stop-trump: a list of public projects on GitHub resisting the Trump administration

A list of public projects on GitHub tackling immigration, civic engagement, fair media, civil rights, or general resources on resisting the Trump administration.