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How Can Tech Communities Help Deal With Disinformation?

September 18, 2017

Transparency in both news and the government is really important. Unfortunately it isn't the norm, and we can't assume that orgs are factchecking for us. One nonpartisan nonprofit, the First Amendment Coalition (FAC), works to protect and promote freedom of expression and the people’s right to know. The Coalition is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated… Read more »

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brennan

Protecting Voting Rights Shows Gratitude to Veterans

September 8, 2017

Voting is the core of democracy, and not only that: it's also a way to thank veterans, active-duty, and their families for their service. That being said, I work with groups who are protecting Americans' right to vote. The Brennan Center for Justice is is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve… Read more »

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Not Every GI is a Joe: Finding Gender Equity for Veterans

August 28, 2017

There are so many veterans in the US, and never enough support. Though, there are good orgs who are really serious about getting stuff done. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is fighting hard for the often invisible veterans: Women. #SheWhoBorneTheBattle is IAVA’s campaign to fully recognize and improve services for women veterans. The… Read more »

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How I Went From Fashionista to Veteran Advocate

August 8, 2017

[This guest blog post was won in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.] Above the din of the crowd surrounding the red carpet, the clicking sounds subtly announced the explosions that were glittering camera flashes bombarding me. The lights were everywhere, reminiscent of the stars in the American flag. They say one cannot see the… Read more »

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How Animals Support America's Heroes Every Day

July 11, 2017

Hey, folks – big news: we just raised a total of $290,644 for America's heroes, including the $50K that the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund donated to the orgs. This is our 5th year hosting the American Heroes Charity Challenge on CrowdRise in an effort to raise as much money and awareness as possible for organizations… Read more »

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Why Women Veterans Need Your Help Right Now

June 29, 2017

Did you know that more than 345,000 women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan? Women are the fastest-growing segment of the veteran population, and yet many women vets are left without the proper care to support their needs when they return from service. She Who Borne the Battle will change this by providing a foundation… Read more »

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