Last September, we built an interactive website for Class Size Counts, a non-profit, statewide organization of parents, teachers, students and voters advocating for smaller class sizes in Washington’s public schools. As part of a grassroots effort to raise awareness about the size of Washington’s public school classes – Washington currently ranks 47th in the nation – volunteers, teachers, parents, and others counted students in their classrooms and submitted their findings, and personal stories, to the site. Over the course of just a few months, more than 5,000 classes were counted, making for an astounding visual on the state of Washington’s class sizes.
The site that the Winning Mark team developed for Class Size Counts created just the kind of buzz and interest we were hoping for as we launched a grass-roots project. With very little paid promotion, the site attracted over 35,000 unique visitors, and 5,300 of those signed on as supporters our campaign.
Class Size Counts has just filed their initiative and is now collecting signatures to get I-1351 on the ballot. To learn more about the initiative (and if you’re in Washington, to submit a class size) visit classsizecountswa.com.
Have you ever thought about running for office? Are you an activist wanting to make a change? Or are you just interested in learning more about Oregon politics?
The Oregon Women’s Campaign School (OWCS) is just for you. As a non-profit, non-partisan, and independent organization, the OWCS has helped to organize women, and any pro-choice person, to run for office or work on an issue or candidate campaign for over 30 years.
By learning what it means to be a candidate or working as a staff member on a campaign, the Oregon Women’s Campaign School gives you the tools and guidance needed, from networking to fundraising, for a successful campaign.
The next Oregon Women’s Campaign School is coming up on March 15th – 16th at the World Trade Center in downtown Portland – there’s still time to register!
As one of this year’s sponsors, we think that this is a great opportunity to not only learn about Oregon politics, but also a great chance to meet the people that help shape them.
Register for the event here.
Whether fashion inspiration or not, the infamous Hillary Clinton pantsuit has achieved a higher purpose. Now, these rainbow-inspired pantsuits convey a deeper meaning.
Can anyone say Pride 2013?
Thanks to Bullduke on Reddit!
The Human Rights Campaign’s iconic equal sign has gone viral. On the first day of oral arguments in marriage equality cases before the Supreme Court, hundreds of thousands of Facebook users have changed their profile pictures to the red equal sign as a show of support for marriage equality. Stay current on the Supreme Court hearings and find out how you can stand for marriage here.