Political Debates: Messaging, Communication; Gun Violence, Minimum Wage 8.1.19

  • Dr. Laura Sicola: What political candidates are saying, how they’re saying it, what messages are being communicated to ‘win voters’; effective communication.
  • Invest in jockey not the horse: it’s important to have the ability to articulate a message that allows connection with audience. Whether they love you or hate you – they have to be able to understand what you said!
  • Ryan McMaken: Root causes of gun violence crisis; minimum wage debate; reparations demands; education issues; role of Church and State in making society prosper.
  • Minimum wage: Bernie Sander’s campaign workers demanded minimum wage increases. Living wage vs. minimum wage: forcing small businesses to raise wages at the same rate of large businesses, putting small business at risk of going out of business.