DFA Night School - Framing the Election w/ George Lakoff

DFA Night School is back, baby! The fall semester will teach you the advanced skills you need in order to get voters to the polls this November. Participating is easy, fun, and free!

We have a very special guest for the first lesson, which we'll hold on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 8:30 PM Eastern. I'm sure many of you know UC-Berkeley professor George Lakoff, author of "Don't Think of an Elephant" and more recently "Whose Freedom?". When you're standing at a voter's doorstep, or you're phonebanking voters through a call list, how do you really persuade them to get out and vote for your candidate? We'll answer that and teach you how to develop a message that will sway voters at the deepest levels. RSVP to the live, toll-free conference call right now:


We'll be holding a DFA Night School lesson every Tuesday evening for the next four weeks. These lessons are conducted through a toll-free national conference call, and you'll be asked to follow along with a slideshow which we'll post on the day of the Night School.

The Fall Semester will be focused on empowering you with the skills needed to win in November. All lessons start at 8:30 PM Eastern time. Here's the full schedule. You can click on each title to RSVP:

  • Framing the Election on September 19 -- As I wrote above, Professor Lakoff will teach you how to apply framing to persuade voters and get out the vote.
  • Winning with Social Networks on September 26 -- Karen Hicks, who directed Howard Dean's innovative House Meeting program during the 2004 New Hampshire primary, will train you in the power of social networking -- and how it can help your community before and after Election Day.
  • Voting Early, Voting Easily & Voting Safely on October 3 -- Deb Markowitz, Vermont's Secretary of State, will advise you on early voting, voting by mail and absentee balloting and the necessity of delivering the vote for your candidates and campaigns well before November 7.
  • Getting Out The Vote on October 10 -- Robby Mook, a veteran of local, state and presidential GOTV operations and one of the Democratic Party's most dynamic trainers, will help you put the final touches on your Get Out The Vote plans.

If you've missed the past spring and summer sessions of Night School, you can get the DVD version of the lessons:

https://contribute.democracyforamerica.c om/...

I hope that you can join us!

Arshad Hasan
Training Director
Democracy for America

Tags: Democracy for America, DFA, Framing, Lakoff (all tags)


1 Comment


Hi Arshad! This looks cool. I'll be participating.

by bridgetdooley 2006-09-15 02:27PM | 0 recs


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