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Awesome Tools for Activism

growing list of digital tools for activism things

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Sending electronic written messages to members of Congress by reverse engineering their contact forms.

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a simple server that connects calls between citizens and their congress person using the Twilio API

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This Twilio-powered Rapid Response Kit gives you the elements to build and deploy communications apps quickly and easily.

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Roll your own crowdfunding

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Server for the ControlShift Prague donation application

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Countdown allows you to quickly & easilty create a webpage that counts down to your upcoming event

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Spoke is an open source text-distribution tool for organizations to mobilize supporters and members into action

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Platform for data management and visualization. Other tools include CrowdMap, CrisisNET (data about world crises), Ping (tool for checking is someone is ok after an emergency), SMSsync (two-way SMS gateway). Check out their github repos.

Optimize petition campaign content. Not actively maintained.

Contact management system for non-profit / activist sector, including donations, memberships, events, SMS, bulk mail & full CRM.

Software as a service:

Loomio is a collaborative decision-making tool that makes it easy for anyone to participate in decisions which affect them. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 Ruby

Petition site. Chose a target, make a petition, send it to your friends. If they get traction, Change.org has staff that can provide support. (They also have org accounts, that allow groups to do branded pages and export contact info of signers.)

Used to send emails to members of the US Congress. This is Fight for the Future's hosted-version of the open sources Contact Congress. Ideal for organizations that send a lot of emails to congress, but who don't have tech staff who can install and maintain their own version of the open source software.

Distributed petitions, events and local groups for progressive advocacy organizations. Tools to help make campaigns more participatory.

A provider of communication tools for activists, including free webmail, chat, and VPN

A nonprofit digital organizing toolset for progressive organizations. Includes petitions, advocacy, fundraising, mass email, and more for free or cheap.

code](https://github.com/sinak/democracy.io)) - Send messages to members of the US Senate and House of Representatives.

Start your own petition on MoveOn's hosted platform. If your petition gains traction, MoveOn staff may help support you.

Operating Systems:

A live media, Linux-based operating system that is designed to allow the use of a computer without leaving a digital footprint.

Browsers:

Projects to keep an eye on (ie projects in development)

mobile app for tactical comms on protest marches

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Map of #ferguson walk out actions planned for Dec 1, 2014

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Open source Android, iOS and Web app for learning about and managing digital and physical security. From how to send a secure message to dealing with a kidnap. Umbrella has best practice guides in over 40 topics in multiple languages. Used daily by people working in high risk countries - journalists, activists, diplomats, business travelers etc.

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code](https://github.com/drewrwilson/stencilvalidator)) - a design tool for determining if your artwork is a valid stencil

The Graveyad

use this to coordinate a group sharing the same message on social media at the same time. You write a tweet, make a campaign, and ask people to pledge to support your campaign. When you reach your goal of a certain number of pledgers, your tweet will automatically be posted to each pledger's social media.