United Citizens against Citizens United
How about a “Democracy Super-PAC” to combat corporate campaign finance? Might sound crazy, might sound hypocritical, but to Gideon Rosenblatt, it sounds like a good start. Whatever one feels about the merits of Rosenblatt’s argument for campaign finance reform, you can’t deny his sense for policy jujitsu. Just imagine using the Citizens United decision to power up the campaign to overturn it.
The Future of Storytelling
In an era of immediate and abundant communication, the craft of message delivery may be as important as the message itself. Speaking yesterday at a Global Health Council / InterAction co-sponsored event, Wendy Hanamura of LinkTV’s promoted ViewChange.org as the future of advocacy messaging. Whether or not that’s the case, it’s a pretty nifty site.
When we needed a hero… and no one else came … we got this guy
Our colleague David Devlin-Foltz is co-chairing the American Evaluation Association’s rapidly-growing “topical interest group” on Advocacy and Policy Change. (Advice to DDF: next time they ask for volunteers, sit on your hands.) But hey, we like the AEA and urge our readers to sign up. You’ll be able to check out fun stuff like these “Coffee Break Webinars.” Hint: DDF is doing one on April 7th.