Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 5/4/2020
Keep water flowing to every home – Join the DMO Campaign for Water Security
Join Political Council Member Josh Nanberg for two webinars this week. The first with DMO Board Member Wendy Davis for a conversation on telephone town halls during COVID (Tuesday 4pm ET), and the second with Political Council Member Beth Becker for her insights on social media management (Thursday 5pm ET).
- 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.
- Homeserve – Leadership During Coronavirus
- Former Auburn City Councilmember Bill Peloza dies – Read the writeup of Bill’s time on Council from late last year
Ideas for Cities
- Mayors on the Front Lines of Two Public Health Crises: Addressing Gun Violence Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
- ICSC Guidance on Reopening – Take these steps to keep local businesses safe
News for Democrats
- What Reopening Georgia Might Really Be About – States likely do not have to pay unemployment for poeple who refuse to return to unsafe workplaces
- The DCCC Virtual Action Center – Call on your constituents to preserve our Congressional majority
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.