Campaigns & Elections: Training Group Schools Organizers on National Security Message
Campaigns & Elections on how the Truman Project is improving the debate on national security:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Truman National Security Project is using the Democratic National Convention as an opportunity to school progressive leaders and operatives on messaging foreign policy.
A training titled “Winning the Security Debate” was one of several events the group held this week. The training dispensed advice on selling progressive positions on hot-button defense issues to swing voters.
“We want to train progressives on how to talk about security issues that we care about,” says Stephanie Dreyer, media relations director for the Truman Project. “So this was sort of ideal because you have so many people from all over the country that share many of our values and that maybe struggle to talk about their issues to people other than their base.”
When it comes to defense and national security, conservatives are still winning the messaging war, Dreyer says, but progressives are steadily gaining ground—President Obama polling about even or ahead of Romney on the two issues. . . .
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