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NDTDW Persuasion Project


canstockphoto34375030Start changing minds and how voters will mark their ballots in the crucial 2018 election.  Now is the time to use the techniques described in the  The Resistance School developed by the Kennedy School at Harvard, coupled with the teachings of Dr. George Lakoff (“Don’t Think of an Elephant”).  To find information on the Resistance School session on-line and Lakoff’s writings, click here.

We are doing this by sharing The Progressive values represented by the Democratic Party. How do you persuade? No facts. No lecturing. Ask questions. Find shared values. Relate to one another on basic levels of values. And share your stories. Just think of IRS (no, not the tax people).

I = Inquire. R = Relate, S = Share.

NDTDW has formed three groups for NDTDW members to work on these techniques as well as developing “frames” to use so that our progressive ideals stick in voter’s minds. The groups are GOTV/NextGen (now combined into one group; Get Out the Vote & reaching out to younger generations), Health Care (defending the principles of ObamaCare) and Education.

We need YOU to join these working groups who will be reporting back to the NDTDW board and then to the club, as a whole, on your plans and projects.

To facilitate these groups, NDTDW has added a meeting night specifically devoted to meetings of these groups; the 3rd Tuesdays of the month at the Northaven United Methodist Church, 2nd floor, 7 pm.

If you are an NDTDW member and want to be part of these working groups sign-up below.  Please don’t think of this as a one-off.  We want people committed to attending the meetings, educating themselves on techniques and issues and reporting to our general membership on the plans and progress that result.

Our first meeting on May 16th, 7 pm, Northaven United Methodist Church, started with a  viewing the first session of the Resistance School, 

How to Communicate our Values in Political Advocacy . Presenter, Timothy McCarthy, is an award-winning scholar, educator, and public servant specializing in politics and social movements, media culture, and human rights.

After the screening, we broke into groups and discuss how to move forward.  Many of the NDTDW board members attended the meetings to help groups keep their focus …. You know how we all like to discuss the latest Trump stupid statements!