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Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) is the largest union of Registered Nurses and health care professionals in New Jersey. With more than 12,000 members, they are also the fastest growing health care union in the state. Nurses, social workers, therapists, technicians, medical researchers, and other healthcare professionals join HPAE to advance and improve patient care and professional practices and working conditions in their health care facilities. Whether it is advocating for safe staffing at the bedside, for patient and worker safety, for adequate funding for medical research and health care access, HPAE members play a strong role in setting standards for health care throughout New Jersey and the nation.

In the summer of 2016 we launched the new flagship site for Health Professionals and Allied Employees. Planning strategically with the union’s leadership, Social Ink built a custom CMS powered by WordPress, created to manage events, downloadable publications and union forms, campaigns, and much more. Designed and developed to grow as the union grows, this site reflects HPAE’s transition from a regional advocate to a national presence.

Key features of the site include a custom locals locator for union members and a hub for each individual local. The site is responsive across several phones, tablets, screens, other displays.

Our collaboration with HPAE expands our great portfolio in the political arena. We’re delighted to continue creating websites for unions and advocacy organizations!

Members of the American Federation of Musicians perform in orchestras, backup bands, festivals, clubs and theaters—both on Broadway and on tour. AFM members also make music for films, TV, commercials and sound recordings. As the largest union of musicians in the world, AFM has the power to make the music industry work for musicians.

Social Ink is proud to have worked with the American Federation of Musicians on the complete overhaul of their flagship site. Built in the user-friendly WordPress CMS, the site primarily serves current and potential members. We coordinated with AFM leadership to design an immersive site that gave them embedded video, social media integration, news, an interactive feature demonstrating the steps of union organizing, and easy-to-reference resources for various types of musicians.

Key features of the site include dual language options for the many French speaking members in the Canadian branch of the union, an interactive travel kit tool with quick tips and resources for traveling with instruments, a locator for union locals, and mobile and responsive design.

We are thrilled to continue our work with progressive organizations, creating websites for political organizations and advocacy groups.

Scaffold Safety Law

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The Scaffold Safety Coalition is a group of workers and advocates committed to protecting construction workers in New York state from industry-backed efforts to cripple a vital safety regulation known as the Scaffold Safety Law (codified in New York’s Labor Law Section 240).

For a time-sensitive legislation awareness campaign, we put together a full-featured advocacy site, with information sections, slideshows, testimonials, and news updates, in addition to action areas for organizing and sign up.

We are proud to work alongside the Scaffold Safety Coalition as they fight for protection of workers and labor.

 

Every Vote Counts Illinois

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Every Vote Counts Illinois is a voter registration and participation site targeted to citizens concerned with political engagement and civil rights in Illinois.

Continuing our work building short turnaround advocacy sites for community and organizing groups, the site featured key action buttons, an information panel with slideshow capabilities, and basic information pages, along with search and contact forms, made immersive with a full bleed background image.

The site is built entirely in a user-friendly CMS, which allows for easy content upgrades by any non-technical admin. GET OUT THE VOTE!

Pennsylvanians for Quality Affordable Healthcare is an advocacy organization affiliated with healthcare workers in the greater Pittsburgh area.

This time-sensitive project included soup to nuts design and development services, from a type based logomark to web interface design and development. By merging testimonials, news updates, and fact explainer cards, along with a dedicated contact page, the “microsite” gives the organization a landing page for other marketing and web ads, and a gathering place for collective action and organization.

We’re thrilled to align with organizations fighting for worker’s rights and smart health care choices, building efficient, powerful advocacy websites in the Pittsburgh area, and beyond!

Working Families

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Working Families: Home - Websites for progressives and political organizaitons

“Working Families is a growing progressive political organization that fights for an economy that works for all Americans, and a democracy in which every voice matters.”

Social Ink worked with Working Families to completely overhaul their website, shifting their presence from a small, grassroots startup political organization to a powerful party with an national scope. As Working Families extends their presence, starting coalitions and outreach in an increasing number of States, the site is built to grow accordingly. The site patches together local and national advocacy and action, with content broken down by state, issue, and elections, in addition to dedicated actions.

When we coded and designed their new site, we had to organize meetings with various chapters of WF staff in different regions and states to see how we could connect national and local news, as well as distinguish between the political arm of the party and 501(c)3 that handled nonprofit advocacy.  We had to build a systematic way for over 30 users to enter data that was both moderated but could be pushed to the site easily.

Project specific design and functionality includes powerful State Hubs and related content for multiple feeds and filtering, Action modules integrated with the Salsa CRM, dynamic filtering along States, Issues, News, and Elections, and multi-faceted Twitter integration, pulling state-centric twitter feeds. The site is responsive across phones, tablets, and displays of all shapes and sizes.

We are thrilled to continue our work in the progressive arena, building websites for political organizations and advocacy groups.

San Bernardino Rising

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San Bernardino Rising - Homepage - Social Ink

With the SEIU’s researchers, Social Ink produced a campaign-oriented website helping its members – and others – calculate healthcare costs and shine a light on complicated industry details. We developed a detailed calculator that amortizes and calculates different rates depending on plan, dependents and income.

Our tradition of bringing strong, reliable and rapid design to bear on mission-critical endeavors continues with our San Bernardino website.

Raise Illinois Action

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Raise Illinois Action Homepage by Social Ink

Working together with advocates in Illinois, Social Ink delivered another advocacy website around raising the minimum wage in Illinois.   Raise Illinois Action’s motto resonates with Social Ink’s mission:

We believe that everyone deserves fair and decent wages; the opportunity to grow and flourish in our workplaces and communities; and the right to live with economic security and shared prosperity.

Weaving together stories, contact forms and videos & images, we gave our best contribution to this growing movement.

Raise the Age New York

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Raise the Age New York - Homepage

Another quick turnaround project continuing Social Ink’s work building advocacy websites addresses pending state legislation in New York to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York State, “in the best interest of New York’s children and youth, communities and community safety, as well as the state’s economy.”

This project continues our series of efficient, flexible, CMS powered advocacy sites helping to stir political action and participation. Features include slideshow, video integration, news feed, Twitter feed, and integrated petitions.

Walgreens Gone Wrong

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Walgreens gone Wrong Homepage - Social Ink

Change to Win approached Social Ink about their latest consumer watchdog advocacy campaign, to educate shoppers around Walgreens’ business practice.

Social Ink worked with CTW to have a fair use campaign site, combining video, mailing list signup and educational materials to help the nationwide campaign. The site is built with a responsive framework that intelligently and fluidly changes the layout to accomodate for a variety of resolutions and device types.

No Tax Breaks NY / NJ

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No Tax Breaks Slideshow

Social Ink built parallel advocacy sites in support of pending state legislation in New York and New Jersey to eliminate subsidies and tax breaks to businesses outsourcing labor.

This project continues our series of efficient, flexible, CMS powered advocacy sites helping to stir political action and participation. Features include slideshow, news feed, Twitter feed, and integrated petitions.

Don’t Hang Up On Connecticut

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Don't Hang Up On CT | Home

Social Ink worked to quickly launch a campaign site for Don’t Hang Up On Connecticut, a loose affiliation of of organizations united to stop SB 447.

We used previous assets that are market-tested in campaign-oriented sites (both ours and externally) to help get the message across, integrating Salsa and Twitter to take full advantage of social media awareness.

 

Social Ink has been in NYC since 2007!