Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 9/14/2020
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Ideas for Cities
- People With Mental Heath Disabilities Have Ideas on How to Prevent More Police Shootings – “One reason police encounters can go wrong, I’ve learned, is that people with intellectual disabilities often struggle to comprehend spoken instructions – particularly in a high-stress situation.”
News for Democrats
- National League of Cities is asking local leaders to remind the Biden campaign of their commitment to the Leading Together Cities Agenda, and share this letter with the campaign.
- How Conspiracy Theories Are Shaping the 2020 Election—and Shaking the Foundation of American Democracy – Lurid conspiracies have not only infected a significant number of voters, but have inoculated their minds against the fact-based responses Democrats rely on.
Pic of the Week
33% of polled Republicans believe the QAnon theory is “mostly true”, with another 23% believing it is “partly true”. While QAnon can mean many different things to different people, longtime Republican messaging about “elites” has likely primed Republicans to believe the wilder claims of this myth.