The Leslie Marshall Show

Winning with Progressive Political Messaging

October 15, 2019

Leslie is joined by two different guests during today's show.

She's first joined by Morris Pearl, Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of hundreds of high-net-worth Americans who are committed to making all Americans better off by building a more prosperous, stable, and inclusive nation. The group focuses on promoting public policy solutions that encourage political equality, guarantee a sustaining wage for working Americans, and ensure that millionaires, billionaires, and corporations pay their fair share of taxes.

Leslie and Morris discuss his organization's relaunch of 'Patriotic Millionaires University,' also known as PMU. They created PMU as a one-stop-shop for polling, policy, and communication insights on the GOP tax scam. It was a winning message in 2018 and has never been more important or more effective with 2020 right around the corner.

Since there has never been a more important time to be involved in the political process, they’ve also updated Patriotic Millionaires University for Citizens.
This grassroots-focused sister site to PMU is built to help all participants in our democracy fight inequality and build a more prosperous country for everyone.
You can find Patriotic Millionaires University (PMU) on the web at website for the Patriotic Millionaires is, their Instagram handle is @PatrioticMillionaires, and their Twitter handle is @PatrioticMills. Morris Pearl's Twitter handle is @Morris_Pearl.

During the second half of today's show, Leslie is joined by Anat Shenker-Osorio, Founder and Principal of ASO Communications. Anat examines why certain messages falter where others deliver. She’s led research into how to persuade and mobilize on issues ranging from tackling right-wing race baiting to promoting clean energy and from honoring the rights of immigrants to reforming criminal justice.

The focus of today's discussion is Anat's new podcast, 'Brave New Words.' 'Brave New Words' takes listeners on a journey around the globe with Anat as she unpacks real-world narrative shifts that led to real-world victories. From electing the dynamic Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister of New Zealand, to repealing a national ban on abortion in Ireland, to beating back right-wing race baiting in Minnesota, Anatand her guests explore what made it possible to engage the base, persuade the middle, send the naysayers packing, and win.

Anat has delivered her findings at venues such as the U.S. Congressional Progressive Caucus, Centre for Australian Progress, Irish Migrant Centre, Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, the European Commission and LUSH International.

You can find the 'Brave New Words' podcast on the web at Anat's Twitter handle is @anatosaurus and the handle for her podcast is @_BraveNewWords.