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Boost Mobile Is Turning Its Storefronts Into Polling Places on Election Day

Huge props to Boost Mobile using their brand and reach to help the communities that they’re based in and making money from and interact with those communities on a personal and civic level.  Voter registration suppression and voter suppression is a hugely important issue and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a brand take on this kind of responsibility beyond allowing individuals to maybe post signage, print T-Shirts, or perhaps create a hashtag regarding registering to vote.  Not that those aren’t helpful, but I’m hopeful that more brands, especially the ones whose CEO’s have spoken out recently, take on this kind of civic engagement because actions speak louder than words.  Not to mention (and I know this wasn’t at the heart of Boost Mobile’s idea) the overarching brand loyalty they stand gain.  Hell, I’m with T-Mobile, but this definitely sparks an interest in switching or seeing how I can get involved with Boost.

Boost hopes their efforts will filter into a larger play that extends to more communities. The company has extended its polling place offer to 817 county election boards across the country, and has created a change.org petitionto drum up support.

Election officials can contact Boost Mobile directly viaelections@boostyourvoice.com.

 

“History of Byrd – Part 1” iPhone case

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“History of Byrd Part” iPhone case by SHAOLIN JAZZ.  To purchase click here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / The PANEL DISCUSSION / Recap

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Our SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia programming has finally come to a close. Props to everyone who attended our panel discussion on Sunday and salute to all of the panelists, Wayna and Tewodross and our moderator Keanna for participating. It was a highly enriching experience and I personally learned a great deal. Continue to visit www.shaolinjazz.com and www.culturesciencestudio.com to learn more about our domestic and international travels as well as learn more about our upcoming events and projects.

Plot the Industry – Cross Cultural Panel / Recap

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The Plot the Industry panel by Creative Nomads was nothing short of dope.  We dropped some gems and in-turn learned a great deal from our fellow panelists Deborah Bond and Kokayi.  Props to @ComradesInArts for inviting having us on the panel and salute to all those that came.  A thorough recap is forthcoming.