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Posts from August 2017

By: Carly Goodman
Published: August 25, 2017

Communications researchers have put together a powerful new toolkit on framing immigration issues to reach what they call the "persuadable audience" – that is, people who do not feel strongly one way or another about immigration. Their research shows that certain words and ideas connect with audiences far better than others. And the more we use effective frames, the more effective we will be at changing the narrative around immigration.

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By: Rebecca Fealk
Published: August 24, 2017

Across the nation, there is growing awareness of the increased use of opioids, and a related rise in the spread of blood-borne disease, accidental overdoses, and deaths. From Indiana to Alaska, state officials have implemented emergency ordinances to address this devastating epidemic.

By: Gabriel Camacho
Published: August 24, 2017

Politicians who condemn white supremacy must also oppose racist policies in their states.

In the wake of racist white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, public officials in Massachusetts held a press conference denouncing a planned rally by the Free Speech Movement, the Daily Stormer, and Bikers for Trump scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Boston Common. At the press conference, Gov. Charlie Baker also vigorously...

By: Carly Goodman
Published: August 22, 2017

Through conversations with our friends and family, in real life and on social media, many of us are trying to create more inclusive communities, to challenge racism, and to build peace. A terrific new resource from the Center for Community Change and Anat Shenker-Osario provides research-driven principles for framing issues and building compelling narratives. Drawing...

Published: August 18, 2017

In the wake of Charlottesville, communities are increasing the pressure on local officials to remove confederate monuments. Some are even taking action themselves. Here's what we're reading to learn more.