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Moral Budgeting & Convention Across America

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 6/29/2020

 

DMO Update

  • Thank you for everyone who joined us for “Good Jobs: A Road to Equity and Racial Justice”, the second webinar in our Municipal Mondays series.
  • Register now to join Sam Sinyangwe of Campaign Zero to discuss policing solutions on Wednesday’s Policy Council Call.

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Ideas for Cities

Advisory Board Spotlight

News for Democrats 

Pic of the Week

Three Words. 70 Cases. The Tragic History of ‘I Can’t Breathe.’

Local Justice & City Art

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 6/22/2020

 

DMO Update

  • Stay on the lookout for more Municipal Monday content!

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Ideas for Cities

Advisory Board Updates

News for Democrats 

 

Junteenth & Combating Purges

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 6/15/2020

 

DMO Update

  • We have upcoming state chapter calls for Maryland (1pm Wednesday) and Michigan (4pm Thursday). To join, or learn more about starting your own state chapter, email Christine.Senteno@NationalDMO.org.
  • Couldn’t attend the first Municipal Mondays with Rep. Maxine Waters and Mayor Van Johnson? Stay on the lookout this summer for more Monday webinars featuring top Democrats, policy experts, and DMOs.

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DMO Political Council Advice

Mark Schaur of Winning Connections

Telephone Town Halls: Safely Interacting with Constituents and Voters at Scale

As our country continues to adjust to life under Covid-19—coupled with nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd and racism in America— telephone town halls are an ideal tool to help elected leaders and candidates at all levels safely and conveniently communicate with constituents and voters at scale. Telephone town halls, essentially, are your own “radio call-in show,” controlled and moderated by you and your team. In the era of video conferencing, we’ve added a video livestream option to our traditional town halls, which place out-bound calls to a landline universe.

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Winning Connections-hosted telephone town halls are helping Democratic leaders engage in interactive conversations with constituents and voters at a time when in-person meetings are limited, if not impossible. The public is filled with uncertainty, and there is no better way to address their concerns and keep people informed than through live, interactive town halls.

During this period of social distancing and public wariness about “returning to normal,” we have seen an enormous surge in telephone town hall participation rates. And like the New York Times reported in April with the story “Surprising Poll Results: People Are Now Happy to Pick Up the Phone,” this isn’t a fluke. We are having longer conversations with more engaged voters who desire real conversations about the issues.

Winning Connections has facilitated telephone town halls this year for governors, mayors, U.S. senators, interest groups, and candidates.  At this year’s Campaigns & Elections Reed Awards, Winning Connections took home the award for “Best Telephone Town Hall” for a town hall we ran for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan which featured Governor Gretchen Whitmer. If you’d like to learn more, contact me at ms@winningconnections.com or (269) 209-3940.

Mark Schauer is a former Battle Creek (MI) City Commissioner, MI state Representative and Senate Minority Leader, Member of Congress (MI-07), and 2014 Democratic nominee for Governor.

Police Solutions & Obama’s Pledge

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 6/8/2020

 

DMO Update

  • We have upcoming state chapter calls for Ohio, Maryland, and Florida. To join, or learn more about starting your own state chapter, email Christine.Senteno@NationalDMO.org.
  • Want to build the movement for water security? DMO now has a sample op-ed for you to publish in your local paper.

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Safer Protests & Real Change

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 6/1/2020

 

DMO Update

  • Join Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Giffords group for a discussion on gun violence prevention during the DMO Policy Council call, Wednesday at 3pm ET / 12pm PT. Email Nils.Robbins@NationalDMO.org for dial in details.

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Ideas for Cities

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Pic of the Week

Trump had police attack peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets after calling on city officials to imitate his brutality.

Job Losses & SNAP Online

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 5/25/2020

 

DMO Update

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Pic of the Week

As deaths from coronavirus reach 100,000, cities must stand firm in enforcing social distancing policy.

HEROES Act & Lost Revenue

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 5/18/2020

 

DMO Update

  • The right to running water has been added to the HEROES Act, but only for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. Add your name to the campaign above and make that security permanent.

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Advisory Board Spotlights

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News for Democrats 

  • Sign up for DemList. As the Convention draws near, stay connected to the latest Democratic Party news and upcoming events.

Tenant Protection & Unacceptable Losses

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 5/11/2020

 

DMO Update

  • Organize your state before November. Attend the DMO Council of State Chapters call, this Friday at 4pm ET / 1pm PT. Email Christine.Senteno@NationalDMO.org for details.
  • DMO is standing with essential city workers. We have signed on to this SEIU letter calling on additional resources for the people keeping our cities running during COVID-19. You can still add your name today by emailing abe.silk@seiu.org.

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DCCC Action & Reopening Guidance

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 5/4/2020

 

DMO Update

  • Are the other Democrats on your council members of DMO? Make sure your peers sign up at NationalDMO.org/join to get connected to Democratic Party resources before the Convention.

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DMO Political Council Advice

Zach Mandelblatt of Compete Everywhere

It’s a great time to communicate with voters and constituents through Digital

Digital ads are bought through a giant, real-time auction, and COVID has produced a  combination of “Higher Supply” (more people stuck at home on the internet) and “Less Demand” (advertisers are pulling their budgets back due to economic uncertainty).  That presents an opportunity for campaigns and governing entities to communicate with voters and constituents at an even lower cost than usual.  See the graph below – we are paying over 40% less to buy ad inventory for voter file targeted Facebook ads than we were before COVID.

See this attachment for more information on the COVID PSA we are running for this client.

Water Security & Eviction Relief

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 4/27/2020

 

DMO Update

  • Join DMO Illinois at 10am this Thursday for our monthly State Chapter call. (Now in Zoom Meeting). Email Christine.Senteno@NationalDMO.org for details.
  • Are the other Democrats on your council members of DMO? Make sure your peers sign up at NationalDMO.org/join to get connected to Democratic Party resources before the Convention.

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DMO Political Council Advice

Russ Swindell of Public Policy Polling

I hope you and your family are doing well and staying healthy as we all adjust to our new living and working situations. As we head into this uncertain time in campaigning, I wanted to make sure you had PPP’s most recent pricing on hand as you work to understand this new electoral and issue landscape. If it is helpful to talk through any research needs that you have, we are always willing to do that, and you can book a meeting here: Link to book a meeting on my calendar .

As we do more and more texting this year, we are encouraging clients to do more polls with calls and texts. Most projects still come out around $6,000. Our IVR only surveys generally start at $3,000 for 5 questions plus demographics, and go up from there depending on the number of additional questions, whether it is a primary or general election, the geographic area being polled, and larger than standard sample sizes.

We are also now offering texting to cell phones as a supplement to automated telephone polling. We strongly recommend this for effectively reaching younger voters and voters in urban areas. At an additional cost of only $2,500, it allows us to reach cell phone-only voters and still keep your project under $6,000.

When you need other modes, we also offer online panels and live calls to cell phones to supplement automated telephone calls, each at an additional cost. The attached pricing guide provides more details.

Standard Pricing

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Please contact me if you have any questions or need a quote for a project.

Russ

Russ Swindell

www.publicpolicypolling.com

919-800-1102