Mapping Prison Divestment Campaigns

Enlace has been doing some stellar organizing around prison divestment. A friend and comrade of mine reached out about mapping out information they’ve been collecting about divestment campaigns and victories (city, divestment amount, background information, types of campaigns, etc). We’re def not front-end ninjas here at PDXO4J, but we tried our best to present this info in an accessible way. Here is our process for how we developed this tool. The map Live link: https://pdxo4j.org/prison_divest_map.html Process We decided on a really nice javascript mapping API called Leaflet For latitude / longitude coordinates: https://www.latlong.net/ Note: I’m sure there’s a nice API to grab this in a more automated way than I did After massaging the data a bit, we ended up with the following code Hoping to improve some elements of this, but I’m pretty excited about how easy it was to get a nice visualization of some really exciting data!

May Day 2017 Outreach

Alright, things just got serious with Portland May Day Coalition outreach letters :) There are about 150 orgs this is going out to, and I’ll be damned if I do any of the envelope / letter creation manually. The irony is it has probly taken longer to automate than suffer through the manual tedium, but it’ll be really useful (and save significant time) going forward. For the typography / print