How do we Democrats talk about deeply unpopular issues with people who don’t hold our views? In this county, we are often called, “Baby killers, Gun grabbers, Anti-military, and Anti-police”. We know we are none of these things, but we say not one word for fear of….of what?
The time has come to stand up, to speak out, and to let people know we are PEOPLE, just like them. In Democrats Need to Stand Up for Themselves, Molly Jong-Fast makes the point that the way Mallory McMorrow, a Democratic state senator from Michigan got through was by connecting with her audience through story telling. In particular, she told her story.
If we can be effective story tellers, perhaps we can bridge the divide between Democrat and Republican and get back to promoting legislation that benefits the average person, rather than the divisive politician.