Outreach Ideas


JP Kalb
 

Hi all,
I have a few ideas about how we can make major outreach in the state. One of the big groups I think we should focus on is the Latino and Asian votes are about a third of the votes in California.

Thanks,

JP Kalb


Leslie Shaw Klinger
 

What are your ideas, JP?  I am interested!


Leslie Shaw Klinger OP

On Nov 4, 2019, at 9:07 PM, JP Kalb via Groups.Io <jpkalb1990@...> wrote:

Hi all,
I have a few ideas about how we can make major outreach in the state. One of the big groups I think we should focus on is the Latino and Asian votes are about a third of the votes in California.

Thanks,

JP Kalb


JP Kalb
 

I think we should find a way to show Latinos and Asians how the Democrats and the socialism that is being pushed is hurting them by talking about the past as a good number of them probably have relatives who know the experiences of how socialism and communism has hurt them (Korea, Vietnam, China)


Leslie Shaw Klinger
 

How would you do this?

Leslie Shaw Klinger OP

On Nov 5, 2019, at 3:51 PM, JP Kalb via Groups.Io <jpkalb1990@...> wrote:

I think we should find a way to show Latinos and Asians how the Democrats and the socialism that is being pushed is hurting them by talking about the past as a good number of them probably have relatives who know the experiences of how socialism and communism has hurt them (Korea, Vietnam, China)


JP Kalb
 

I would think we should make some sort of ad in different languages describing stories of those who have fled or left some of the Communist/Socialist countries due to the economic struggle and the oppression involved. 


Leslie Shaw Klinger
 

Interesting.

Let’s see an example in English.  

Leslie Shaw Klinger OP

On Nov 5, 2019, at 4:32 PM, JP Kalb via Groups.Io <jpkalb1990@...> wrote:

I would think we should make some sort of ad in different languages describing stories of those who have fled or left some of the Communist/Socialist countries due to the economic struggle and the oppression involved. 


Joyce Fan Rice
 

Hi,

I'm not a fan of this specific outreach strategy.  We have enough trouble convincing conservatives that our distributist ideas are not the same as socialism or communism.  Also, socialism isn't always bad, which is why we aren't Republicans.  Also, lots of Caucasian-Americans already see China as a political enemy, which then occasionally contributes to xenophobia aimed at Asian-Americans that have no current ties with China.  

I think that if we were to try to reach minority communities, we should focus on how our social values are more similar to their values than the Democratic Party, while still wanting to have safety nets like medicare and being more open to immigration than Republicans.  Our message should be that we are the pro-family values pro-immigration party.  But honestly, the way to reach any community is through in-person connection / word of mouth, not through random facebook memes or ads.  If you're really interested and don't know where to start, I would post on websites that target Christian minorities, such as Reformed Margins.com.  Someone could write a blog post for them.

I would also say to call minority pastors, but I really struggle with how appropriate it is to use church networks for politics.  So that's why I suggested the blog post idea instead.

Personally, I'm struggling with whether our party really has anything to offer anybody at this point, so maybe a phone call would be more appropriate if it was along the lines of "We're trying to form a party that is socially conservative but believes in government safety nets.  Based on your experience with x community, how could our party serve your needs?"  And then let the other person talk about what they would like to see from such a political party and what issues matter to them. 

Joyce


Amar Patel <amar.patel.asp@...>
 

https://www.usworker.coop/member-directory/

California is a rich source of organization with worker co-operatives. You don't have to convince these people of our economic position. Some may be socially progressive but you would still be able to contact them to research local and state policy issues that effect them and build around that.


Joyce Fan Rice
 

That looks useful!  Thanks for sharing!