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40 Of The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think - Claimsmaking

Many people complain about glossy advertisements and TV commercials as an obnoxious way for companies to invade our everyday lives and ram their products down our throats, but that’s not all that printed ads are good for. The best commercials on this list are excellent examples of effective advertising strategies for social issues marketing campaigns that let their voices be heard. A well-made advertisement is designed to grab your attention and to remain in your memory long after you’ve left it behind, and that is precisely what many of these social problems need. Getting people to think and worry about various social and environmental issues such as human trafficking, racism, and air pollution is significant for raising public supporting and affecting meaningful changes. A few of these ads are, in fact, commercial ads, but it’s still nice that they champion socially or environmentally aware causes/products.Just like with commercial advertisements, having just the facts is not enough.

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Obamacare opening doors, poll suggests Chicago Tribune 6/20/14 About 4.5 million of the 8 million Americans who signed up for health insurance on marketplaces created by the new federal health care law did not previously have insurance, reported a survey that provides the most detailed look to date at who enrolled for coverage under the Affordable Care Act this past year. The tally provides new evidence that the health care law’s marketplaces, or exchanges, have sharply expanded access to insurance nationally, one of the legislation’s central goals. Some of the law’s leading foes have claimed that most who enrolled for coverage already had insurance. But the new survey data from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation indicates that just 39 percent of enrollees were previously covered. The survey also found that those who did previously have coverage and later bought a plan on the new marketplace more often than not saved money.

The Roof: Original Soundtrack Original Soundtrack from Requardt & Rosenberg's 'The Roof' produced by Fuel. Commissioned by LIFT and presented in association with the National Theatre. Funded by Arts Council England. 10 Graphic Novels Written By Activists That You Need To Read Now More Than Ever Activism through comics is nothing new. Superman was a Jewish immigrant and Captain America once socked Hitler in the mouth. As long as sequential art has existed, it's been used to fight against the forces of hate and prejudice. But, as the U.S. continues to devolve into a Hunger Games-style political nightmare, it might be time to revisit some of the most poignant activist comics out there. At this point, we need all the artistic inspiration we can get.

The San Francisco Globe - Everything Worth Seeing On the Internet Here at the SF Globe we get a lot of user submitted pictures. These definitely struck us as memorable. 1. William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914 - The company was founded in 1903 and demand for motorcycles grew starting with WWI. Young feel better under health law, study finds Chicago Tribune 6/18/14 Expanding the number of young adults with health insurance appears to have improved their health and saved them money, according to a new study that is among the first to measure the effect of the health care law that President Barack Obama signed four years ago. Starting in 2010, the Affordable Care Act allowed adults under age 26 to remain on their parents’ health plans, the first coverage expansion to take effect under the law. Previous surveys have indicated that this provision allowed millions of young adults to get health insurance over the last several years.

Bad news won't give you PTSD, anxiety, or depression, but subtle long-term impacts are possible. A terrifying jihadist group is conquering and butchering its way across big swaths of Iraq and Syria. Planes are falling out of the sky on what seems like a weekly basis. Civilians are being killed in massive numbers in the Israel-Gaza conflict. Others are falling prey to Ebola in West Africa. The world, in short, is falling apart. That’s how it feels, at least, to those of us who sit at a blessed remove from the death and destruction, but who are watching every bloody moment of it via cable news and social media. Non-Fiction (Graphic Novels) - Graphic Novels at HMCPL - LibGuides at Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Envisioning the first book of the bible like no one before him, R. Crumb, the legendary illustrator, reveals here the story of Genesis in a profoundly honest and deeply moving way. Originally thinking that he would do a take off of Adam and Eve, Crumb became so fascinated by the Bible’s language, “a text so great and so strange that it lends itself readily to graphic depictions,” that he decided instead to do a literal interpretation using the text word for word in a version primarily assembled from the translations of Robert Alter and the King James bible. Now, readers of every persuasion—Crumb fans, comic book lovers, and believers—can gain astonishing new insights from these harrowing, tragic, and even juicy stories.

The Illustrative Works of Marion Fayolle We have shown you the works of Marion Fayolle before on the site, but more of the sneaky perverse works that are slightly pornographic, but in a more tame sort of perverse porno way. Now we have a look at Fayolle's full illustrative repertoire, which has a little Marcel Dzama quality to it. We like it. The Hidden Culprit Behind Rising Tuition: Wall Street by Lisa Wade, PhD, 9 hours ago at 09:00 am In the lasts 15 years, student debt has grown by over 1,000% and the debt held by public colleges and universities has tripled. Where is the money going?

8 Facts That Show Us Elephants Are People, Too Okay, fine -- elephants aren't people. But they're like people in a lot of ways, and on World Elephant Day, that counts for something. And yet around 35,000 of these pachyderms were killed in 2013 alone, and there's a continuing demand for their valuable ivory tusks. If we aren't careful, most of these creatures could be extinct by 2020, according to some conservationists. It's a tragedy for any animal to face extinction, but it would seem like a special tragedy to lose this one. Access the John Muir graphic novel - Scottish Book Trust This PDF version of John Muir, Earth – Planet, Universe allows you to print the graphic novel or read on screen. You can adjust the settings on your computer to listen to the story being read out loud, or increase the size of the text to help you read it. Alternatively, hard copies of the book have been distributed to secondary schools in Scotland, or can be found in your local library or by contacting the John Muir Trust(this will open in a new window). Open the PDF in Adobe Reader(this will open in a new window). Go to the menu bar and click on View > Read Out Loud > Activate Read Out Loud.

Powerful Pictures Three sisters pose for photographs taken years apart. A Russian war veteran visits the tank that he fought in which has been preserved as a monument. A child gives a gift to riot police in Bucharest. Retired Police Chief Captain Ray Lewis is arrested at an Occupy Wall Street protest. Washington takes it slow on day 1 of legal pot sales Chicago Tribune 7/9/14 SEATTLE — The first customer to buy legal pot — for recreational, not medicinal reasons — here in Washington state’s biggest city was a retired 65-year-old woman who overnighted on a sidewalk to ensure her place in hemp history. Deborah Greene accidentally bought two times more marijuana Tuesday than she’d originally planned. Cannabis City’s second customer was the American Civil Liberties Union attorney who drafted the initiative legalizing weed in Washington state. Alison Holcomb bought two 2-gram bags of O.G.’s Pearl, a strain with a particularly high level of THC, after declaring that Washington was “moving marijuana out of the shadows.” The third customer was the interesting one. Before he opened his wallet, City Attorney Pete Holmes said he was “buying the marijuana to use it.