Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM Eastern
This teleconference/ webinar is designed especially for Greens who are running for office or considering a run in the near future. This call will cover two distinct topics in succession — developing a campaign platform and a campaign website. This will be an interactive dialogue with participants on experiences with platforms — how they are developed, used, and how they can help or hinder the campaign. The Platform is a tool and provides guidance in responding to questionnaires, live forum/debate questions, or potential voted on the spot. The call will cover:
- What is the platform: do they matter-how much and how little?
- building a platform including defining terms for constituents, stakeholder input, building consensus from the team
- framing the platform: sound bites, key phrases, key words
- sticking to your platform and message no matter what
- setting up your first campaign website even if you don’t have technical skills
Darryl! Moch will cover the platform portion and Matt Cleveland will discuss websites.
Darryl! L.C. Moch, currently residing in Washington, DC, is a Co-Chair of the US Green Party and a community activist and advocate rooted in social justice, equality, and quality of life issues for African-American/People of Color and minority communities, children, youth, families, LGBTQ constituencies, people living with mental and physical challenges, the homeless, as well as people living with, and/or affected by, HIV/AIDS and other health disparities. Darryl!, was a recent steering committee member of the DC Statehood Green Party (and is a delegate to the USGP National Committee), USGP Black Caucus, USGP Plat Com, and USGP Media Committee. He ran for DC City Council in the 2010 DCSGP primary.
Matt Cleveland has been a Green for over a decade assisting many candidates and local parties with their web sites including the Green Party of PA and three local groups. Matt has assisted the Green Party of the United States with its election database. He also runs New Menu , a web site for Green Party candidates, and Local Green Party, a web site for local groups. Matt is a founding member and secretary of his local, the Lancaster Green Party.