Findings from the Field

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New this fall! Messaging This Moment: A Handbook for Progressive Communicators. This covers the basics of how to frame an effective message to engage the base and persuade the middle — no matter your issue.

And now, on specific issues…

Working with the Bay Area Early Childhood Funders, we put together a report and handout on message hits and misses for the issues of early education, childcare and paid time to care for kids.

The centerpiece of my just completed six month stint in Australia, here are the dial tested findings on people seeking asylum done in collaboration with Centre for Australian Progress and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. And some clear, concise coverage of how to change this critical conversation.

Progressive publishing powerhouse Grist covered new research I helped complete on how to move people on climate. Spoiler alert: “Climate change” changes very few minds.

A slew of progressive champions, with the Center for Community Change at the helm, have taken up the cause of creating millions of new jobs while improving the wages and benefits for people who work at existing ones. Read about this campaign that’s Putting Families First and the winning words up to the task of making it happen.

Everything you need to know about talking effectively about immigrants and immigration, from a project with America’s Voice, media strategist Ryan Clayton and Lake Research Partners.

Get in touch to receive newly completed findings on how to talk about Americans we’ve forcibly separated from their families and barriers to employment once their prison sentences are served.

Here’s, a research brief from a collaborative project with Lake Research Partners and Center for Community Change on how to actually broach and get traction on doing something about poverty.

Or, go in deep with a copy of Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy

2 thoughts on “Findings from the Field”

  1. The community schools approach could be utilized more broadly, but the trick is taking some pretty deep systems reform work and communicating the why, what and how in plain language.

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