Check out Beats for Bangladesh

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FCP Friend Taz Ahmed launches Beats for Bangladesh: A Benefit Album in Solidarity with the Garment Workers of Rana Plaza. 

Imagine you wake up one day to news that low-wage, exploited garment workers are literally burning alive while major US clothing companies watch and do nothing from afar.  With a death toll of over 1,100 and another 2,500 injured…what would you do?

If you are FCP friend and political activist Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed, you do the same thing you always do…run towards the fire.  We’ve known Taz as a fighter for API voter engagement, a powerful artist, and super networker/connector.  She has never shied away from asking tough questions of those in power, and demanding not just answers, but an on-going engagement on the issues that matter.

A Closer Look at Hashtags

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Twitter, while only seven years old, is a complex social media universe with its own language. An early step in many social media campaigns is choosing your hashtags. Adopting a hashtag already in use will help you enter ongoing conversations, while creating a new hashtag will help you frame and present your issue to your audience.

MAKING THE MOST OF A CRUCIAL MOMENT

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Pictured: HHS Network advocates gather in the Capitol.

Sometimes in our shared work, we all know an important moment is coming.  Sometimes it’s a date on the calendar. Sometimes its an annual rite.  Either way, when these moments arrive, good communicators venture to maximize them and define the moments in an advantageous way.

3 Strategies for Writing Persuasive Opinion Pieces

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Opinion pieces – such as op-eds and blog posts – are a great way to get out your organization’s message on your own terms and timeline.  What, however, will make your piece stand out and get selected for a newspaper’s opinion page or picked up on a blog?  We suggest a few tips for creating persuasive and unique op-eds and blog posts.