The following sources for good information were provided by Charlottewomensmarch member Gillian Russell:
I joined the Communications group, and as we introduced ourselves, I heard a number of women emphasize the need for effective messaging. While we’re waiting to organize our working session, I wanted to pass along some resources I thought might be helpful to the Communications group and our group as a whole.
- The Indivisible Guide. A group of Congressional staffers wrote the guide. It outlines the most effective ways to reach elected representatives. The guide can be downloaded as a PDF, and I like to have the link handy on my phone for quick reference.
- The Muslim Ban Guidebook. This is from the Muslim Girl blog that I’ve followed for about two years now. It offers talking points about the ban, Muslims in American, and the refugee crisis.
- Awesomely Techie. This is a blog from Luvvie Ajayi that focuses on using social media, blogging, and websites. She covers everything from security to not looking like spam on Twitter. She also has a New York Times best-selling book titled I’m Judging You. I highly recommend it and her blog, Awesomely Luvvie.
- Townhall Project 2018. This is an ever-expanding list of upcoming townhalls. There are some for North Carolina, but nothing for Tillis or Burr. However, it’s constantly updated.
Finally, for messaging ideas, I would like to recommend George Lakoff’s Don’t Think of an Elephant. He describes how to frame messages in a way that can persuade conservative and conservative-leaning audience members. I read his Moral Politics last December, and his work in cognitive science was quite compelling.