Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 5/13/2019
- Educators Look to End the Big Corporate Tax Giveaway – Are property tax breaks costing your schools money?
Ideas for Cities
- While we often think of voting as an act of rational self-interest, more often voting decisions are based on moral stances.
- Liberals tend to think that people are generally good and limited by circumstances, whereas conservatives think that people are generally selfish and want to restrict threats to social order.
- Lberals tend to make political decisions based on whether the policy will help/hurt people, and whether they are fair.
- Conservatives use those considerations, but also factor in loyalty to their ingroup, authority and respect, and purity/sanctity.
- Be deliberate about the moral framework and word choices you use when promoting policy and speaking to different political crowds.
News for Democrats
- Please welcome DMO’s new Vice President, Candace Mumm (Spokane, WA) and Representative to the DNC, Ron Galperin (Los Angeles, CA).
- Alderman Van Johnson received Blue Star Candidate status from the DMO Board in his race for Mayor of Savannah.
- DMO California begins an endorsement process for state Democratic Party Chair this week, a first of it’s kind decision for DMO.