“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for." - Barack Obama
Local Majority isn't waiting. The nonprofit has volunteers aged from 23 to 90 years and gives them the opportunity to volunteer their skills and passion in service of democracy. Volunteers collect and analyze information, prepare research studies tailored to local issues for campaigns. Local Majority serves as a personal research department to Democratic campaigns for state legislatures. Candidates run smarter campaigns and administer better even when they don't have they don't have their own experts.
Local Majority is currently working on Virginia to help flip the entire Legislature to a Democratic majority. It's working hard to retain state Senate control and to flip back the state House of Delegates. "Only three seats are needed to flip in the House. Glenn Youngkin, Governor and the Republican majority of this purple state have been very busy trampling on voting rights, education, worker's rights, criminal justice reforms, LGBTQ+ rights, and much more." Here are some of their recent research papers.
Democratic Messaging Project
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Local Majority research papers are shared in print and online. Talking points are also packed into the free BigStage teleprompter app and shared with volunteers and campaigns. This lets them stick to the talking points and use the teleprompter on their phone or Zoom calls to present better.
More VA based teleprompter scripts
Organizers can create talking points with the BigStage Teleprompter app and freely share those with scripts with volunteers and candidates. The script can be used on a phone or laptop without having to instal any software. The script can be updated and everyone using that script, immediately gets the new version.
Pay more attention to State Legislatures
Joann Loulan, Executive Director of Local Majority explains the importance of activism at the state level and the need to pay attention to what state legislatures are doing. Local Majority is promoting research from subject experts to counteract the influences of misleading and disinformation at the state and local levels.
Why well-documented research is essential to dispelling misinformation and disinformation about the activities of state legislatures
Use of rolling billboards to promote candidates and highlight local issues
Finding and engaging specific voters to motivate them to take an interest in state and local candidates
Who is taking responsibility for infrastructure projects
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