Research: Reclaiming Government for America’s Future

by Sarah White on July 17, 2016 in Feature

Indivisible_Logo_RGBCheck out our latest research project: Reclaiming Government for America’s Future.

Hash-It-Out Webinar on Self-Sufficiency Rhetoric

by Public Works on April 7, 2015 in Framing

Public Works recently introduced a new webinar series we’re calling “Hash-It-Out”. Our first Hash-It-Out topic was “How Personal Responsibility and Self-Sufficiency Rhetoric Undermines Support for Public Solutions and What We Can Do About It.” If you missed it or would … Continue reading

Why the Customer Frame Fails

by Public Works on February 26, 2015 in February 2015 eNewsletter

We love this piece that Paul Vandeventer of Los Angeles-based Community Partners wrote for the Stanford Social Innovation Review. He points out the damage done to our relationship with our government when we refer to those who use public services … Continue reading

Webinar: Seizing the Election Year Opportunity to Build Public Understanding

by Sarah White on July 30, 2014 in Framing

Yesterday, Public Works hosted a webinar on Seizing the Election Year Opportunity to Build Public Understanding.  During election season more Americans tune in to the public dialogue. This heightened interest provides a unique opportunity to define what elections should be … Continue reading

Backlash against public role in childhood illuminates challenges

by Elaine Mejia on May 29, 2014 in Feature

A firestorm ignited last month over a video promoting Melissa Harris-Perry’s weekend show on MSNBC. In the video, Harris-Perry argues that, as Americans, we should “invest” more in public education because we all have a responsibility to the next generation. … Continue reading

Values, systems and civics tell Ohio’s story

by Public Works on March 31, 2014 in Framing

We appreciated this op-ed by Gavin DeVore Leonard, the state director of One Ohio Now, a coalition of organizations working to tell a new public story of the importance of public structures. In this piece Gavin uses all three of … Continue reading

New vocabulary staved off debt showdown, but to what end?

by Elaine Mejia on February 21, 2014 in February 2014 eNewsletter

Last week Politico published an article by Doug Hattaway and Steve Pierce that highlighted the impact of changing rhetoric on the latest debt ceiling skirmish. If you missed that skirmish it may be because, as the authors suggest, proponents of … Continue reading