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2021 Summit

February 6 & 7, 2021

Thank You for a great summit!

You can find all recordings and resources from the summit by scrolling down on this page to the two tables!

Keynote Speaker

Anat Shenker-Osorio

Host of the Words to Win By podcast and Principal of ASO Communications, Anat Shenker-Osorio examines why certain messages falter where others deliver. She has led research for new messaging on issues ranging from freedom to join together in union to clean energy and from immigrant rights to reforming criminal justice. Anat’s original approach through priming experiments, task-based testing and online dial surveys has led to progressive electoral and policy victories across the globe.

Anat delivers her findings packed in snark at venues such as the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Centre for Australian Progress, Irish Migrant Centre, Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation and LUSH International.

Her writing and research is profiled in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Boston Globe, Salon, The Guardian and Grist among others. She is the author of Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy. 

Did you love Anat’s keynote and want more? Here are three top resources she recommends:

  1. Race Class Narrative Action – Messaging guides, ads, research
  2. ASO Communications – Messaging guides, articles, research
  3. Words to Win By podcast –Podcast with research briefs, ads

Saturday, February 6

State of Sister DistrictFounder & Executive Director Rita BosworthRecording
The Road Ahead:
Our Vision for the States
Co-Founder & Incoming Executive Director Lala WuRecording
2021-2022 StrategyCo-Founder and Political Director Gaby GoldsteinRecordingSlide Deck
Keynote AddressAnat Shenker-OsorioRecordingRace Class Narrative Action
Messaging guides, ads, research
ASO Communications
Messaging guides, articles, research
Words to Win By podcast
Podcast with research briefs, ads
Recruitment Sister District StyleRecordingSlide Deck
Fundraising Success Stories PanelRecordingSlide Deck
Social Media WorkshopRecording Slide Deck
Plenary Panel: Sister District Alumni Panelists:
Faith Winter, CO
Ricky Hurtado, NC
Regina Lewis-Ward, GA

Sunday, February 7

Research UpdateSister District Action Network Director
of Research Gaby Goldstein and
Associate Director of Research
Mallory Roman
RecordingSlide Deck
Phonebanking Success Stories Panel

RecordingSlide Deck
SDAN Research & 2020 Analysis Q&ARecording
Resource Library OrientationRecording
Plenary Panel: Campaign Manager InsightsBrooke Condrey
(Campaign Manager, Shea Roberts),
Gowri Buddiga
(Campaign Manager, Brittney Rodas)
Alexander Myers
(Campaign Manager, Nancy Guenst)
2021 Messaging: Why It Still Starts With StatesCo-Founder and Director of Communications
Lyzz Schwegler
RecordingSlide Deck
Plenary Panel: What’s at Stake in Virginia
Jaime Reimers
(Executive Director of the VA House Democrats)
Tram Nguyen
(Co-Executive Director of New Virginia Majority)
Joshua Cole
(VA Delegate)
Andrew Whalen
(State and Local Campaigns Director -EMILY’s List)