Write Your Rep: Please Frame!

By Stephen Cataldo, 24 July, 2017

Most of the time we write congress to push them on a particular issue. With so many party-line votes, this is usually pointless in my district. What the Democrats are doing wrong is failing to put resources into developing and cooperating on messaging. Let's ask them to. I don't want to push my congresswoman to use the frame I prefer, but I want to hear why she chose the frame she did, to hear that someone bothered to run it past focus groups, and who she is cooperating with. Too often individual congresspeople "Don't Think of an Elephant" — saying no to Republican frames instead of doing the work to craft a progressive frame. Let's change that.

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