Logo

RESULTS National Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
35:02
Hi Brazil and Lynne, great to see you all! Good morning ;)
Joanna DiStefano
35:09
Hey to my Capital Region leaders, Elizabeth and Sarah!
Margaret Rohter
36:31
VP Kamala Harris in Chicago for rally- join us!
Lisa Marchal
36:53
A reminder to all - the CC button on the bottom of your Zoom screen will enable closed captioning.
Captioner Captioner
37:21
closed captioning also available by clicking the following link on any electronic device:
Captioner Captioner
37:30
https://west.typewell.com/faelapgb
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
38:35
Yes, really great work from our partners at Together Women Rise! Thank you!
Leslye Heilig
39:04
Thank you Joann. RISE loves advocating with RESULTS
Catherine S Logsdon
41:20
Saw Senator Brown last night and ask him to let us know what we can do to move CTC forward this fall. I said he would email or call me.
Ken Patterson, RESULTS (he/him)
41:56
Nice Catherine!!
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
42:03
That's wonderful Catherine! He has been a real champion, let us know what happens next!
Lynne Patalano
42:05
Great work Catherine!
Ken Patterson, RESULTS (he/him)
42:06
Do report the details of that encounter
Howard Comen
43:15
Dr Ehrenkrantz- Results Phili, working on major effort to bring Equity in Education, Economic Opportinty, and Justice worldwide
Jos Linn, RESULTS (he/him)
43:37
Report your GR successes here: https://results.org/volunteers/reporting-your-advocacy-actions
Howard Comen
51:46
Defense Attorney Required to Follow Through on Appeal
Gayle Boyd
52:49
How do you establish a relationship with op-ed editor?
Gail Dolson
53:18
I had several op- editorials published in some local papers. and after 50 attempts a LTE in the NY times . How can I increase my chances. I am a pretty good writer but find it hard to limit my words when I get passionate about a story
Cynthia Levin
53:55
Would an editor think it is positive to send an LTE right to their personal email instead of following the “rules” and submitting it on their online form? I’ve sent my op-eds directly to the editors, but I thought they’d want the LTE’s to go to the general submission so that it’s conveniently with the rest of them.
Howard Comen
54:11
Due Process civil rights violations Anders vs. California. Defense attorney must investigate cases. I am working such a case- Care to comment?
Lisa Marchal
54:44
Howard, for this conversation, we'll keep our comments related to our poverty work. Thanks for being here today!
Gail Dolson
54:52
Almost all the papers in the SF bay area are owned by the BayArea news group and it is hard to even know who is the editor - and that is true of many areas in the country - so how do you actually get to know who is the editor and ?meet with the editorial board?
Jan Kleinman
55:18
I am new to my community. How can I cultivate a relationship with an editor at my local paper, The Baltimore Sun?
Sarah Izabel | EOP | 2022 Fellow (she/ela)
56:59
What about states where we already have support for RESULTS asks? Should we just focus the writing on saying thanks?
Pat Payne
57:03
Always best to "meet and greet" drop by office and ask to talk with editor. Also look on Linked In and connect. Introduce yourself and what RESULTS stands for.
Howard Comen
57:52
sorry- He was introduced as spending a lot of thime investigating prisons.
Jos Linn, RESULTS (he/him)
58:13
I got to know my local editor in IA by e-mailing her and thanking her when she printed a piece I liked. That sparked a back-and-forth where pretty soon she was asking me what issues I was working on. We even had lunch every few months.
Cynthia Levin
58:59
We had good luck building a relationship with the main St Louis newspaper by inviting him to be a speaker at a meeting at our regional conference. He was really surprised to see who was behind those poverty-focused letters (lots of high school students, moms, etc). He said he loved doing it because it meant we were going to give him more of what he wanted to see if he actually helped to train us!
Melissa Strobel, RESULTS, she/hers
01:00:25
Love that idea, @cynthia!
Jos Linn, RESULTS (he/him)
01:00:49
@Sarah, ask them to do more? E.g. speak up publicly, talk to colleagues, try to get people across the aisle to join in.
Jos Linn, RESULTS (he/him)
01:01:15
Sorry, not a question. Ask them to do more.
Rayna Castillo
01:04:35
I’ve found that the papers here in AZ don’t inform us if they plan or don’t plan to publish our LTEs. We just check the papers to see if they have been published, but maybe forming a relationship or finding a phone number would help with that follow up.
Anne Child
01:06:50
Thank you Mary for being a fine example of how to build a relationship and get the job done.
Kit Logsdon
01:07:08
Many of the Ohio papers are Gannett &/or USA Today. publications. The editor of the Columbus Dispatch has taken on the Opinion/Conversation pages. Is there a good way to reach a larger editorial exposure to out LTEs?
Beth Wilson, Olalla, WA
01:07:21
Anne's right, Mary. Thank you!
Peter Stoel
01:07:54
cAN WE ASK FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH AN EDITORIAL PAGRE WRITER ON A SPECIFIC TIMELY ISSUE? dO THEY WANT US TO COME BY AND AND HEAR OUR PITCH? oops sorry about caps.
Leslye Heilig
01:08:02
The Boston Globe doesn’t let me know unless they want to ask a clarification
Jan Kleinman
01:08:07
Baltimore Sun neither verifies my ID nor informs me if they plan to publish or not. Good advice: to pester a bit and ask.
Sylvia Lewis
01:08:24
I’ve had several LTEs published in the Detroit Freepress. I use their form and wait to see if they publish it. If they do it’s usually in the Friday or Sunday paper. They automatically send a confirmation as soon as I send it.
Beth Wilson, Olalla, WA
01:08:43
Our Editor at the Kitsap Sun knows me and will recognize if my LTEs are consistent with my "typical" LTEs. He never calls to confirm, but we know each other.
Jos Linn, RESULTS (he/him)
01:10:53
Rayna, it just depends on the paper. My paper, I get an auto reply when I submit and if they plan to publish, the LTE editor lets me know. In IA, the paper verified the few times to confirm it was me but never let me know whether it would be printed. I just had to check. Setting up a Google alert with your name or a phrase from your letter is one way you can track it without checking the paper every day. But doesn't work 100 percent of the time.
Gail Dolson
01:11:22
letters to your congressional reps and senators are important as well . I recently got a letter from the Shote house and one from my congressional rep after I sent them a letter
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:11:31
thank you Jeff, really great tips!
Lisa Marchal
01:14:17
Marvelous job, all!
Cynthia Levin
01:17:32
oooo…I like this method even better than EPIC
Lisa Marchal
01:19:14
If you have media-related questions, Jos is available to help! He can be reached at jlinn@results.org.
Cynthia Levin
01:20:08
I always end up writing my letters backward but I’ve never actually thought about it nor trained people to do it that way
Gail Dolson
01:21:25
Josh - I wil send you copy of a op- ed I wrote some time ago on homelessness and poverty for your feedback . And your suggestions on who to send it to
Mary Lash
01:22:19
If you don't have a compelling personal story, would a hypothetical story be appropriate?
Coumba Marenah
01:22:37
Hello everyone.
Lisa Marchal
01:23:35
Mary, your question is perfectly timed. It's good to stay grounded in "the real," and referencing recent news stories is a great way to go, especially if it's an article from the very paper you're pitching.
Randolph Splitter
01:23:56
How about … having the folks in your group who are very comfortable writing letters write those letters while other folks do other things. Take avantage of individual strengths…
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:24:28
Hi Coumba, great to see you on!
Mary Lash
01:24:49
Thx, Lisa and Randolph!
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:25:23
Yes, Randy, that's great advice. The strongest groups use individual talents, and share roles and leadership!
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:25:44
People could also work as pairs if they don't feel comfortable and want to learn how
Janet Brumbaugh
01:26:10
Yes working in pairs-good idea!
Lisa Marchal
01:26:24
Randy, yes, want to build on what Karyne said - we want all advocates to feel that they can develop any and all skills they are interested in at RESULTS, but playing to people's strengths and interest - fantastic! Local groups can also have Media Point Persons who work to scan for hooks and information on how to submit to papers, provide friendly editing, etc.
Mary Lash
01:26:59
Share our strengths, yes!
Carol Kraege
01:27:18
Is the hook for the editor or the person we want to influence?
Randy Rosso
01:27:31
@Carol, both, I would think
Janet Brumbaugh
01:27:52
I struggled for years to get my LTE published. I turned to Willie's style and help and have had more success.
Emily Bird
01:28:04
Platinum rule… treat others the way they want/need to be treated
Jan Kleinman
01:28:39
Does Jos mean we should submit our LTE in that "backward" order as well? Or once drafted in the backward fashion, rework it to lead with the local hook?
Lisa Marchal
01:28:54
Janet, can you talk more about that style? Willie Dickerson is such a great writer!
Ken Patterson, RESULTS (he/him)
01:28:58
No, re-order with the hook first
Sheryl Passarge
01:29:22
Willie Dickerson is the bomb dot com! 🏆
Ken Patterson, RESULTS (he/him)
01:29:22
Good question Jan
Lisa Marchal
01:29:43
Jan, we'll ask Jos to be certain.
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:29:50
PUPO!
Janet Brumbaugh
01:29:52
I look at his format and sort of imitate it with my own personalization.
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:30:00
Especially for letters to the editor
Lisa Marchal
01:30:07
Thanks, Ken!
Ken Patterson, RESULTS (he/him)
01:30:11
PUPO = Persistence Usually Pays Off
Lisa Marchal
01:31:09
Again, Jos's email = jlinn@results.org.
Gail Dolson
01:31:47
2 people on call from Marin County CA
Mary Minor (she, her) Snohomish Group Washington
01:31:55
Thanks Joss
Cynthia Levin
01:32:18
Great training Jos!
Lisa Marchal
01:32:33
Registration for Nov. 17: https://results.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAufu6upj8sG9c2Hx6HFenFh3vC3lgsLcqO
Zelda Foxall
01:32:56
Thanks, so much Jos! Very helpful.
Gail Dolson
01:33:29
I sent 55 invites for the Policy Forum event
Ken Patterson, RESULTS (he/him)
01:33:37
Nice Gail!
Lisa Marchal
01:33:46
Outreach guide for the Nov.17 event: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wew1tYBOFsUIQ6yw0RdnlLgXjYFg2dthfcsLSTHwwpU/edit
Eloise Sutherland
01:34:01
Can we have a handout about 11/17
Ken Patterson, RESULTS (he/him)
01:34:01
Nice flyer, Anne
Lisa Marchal
01:34:50
If you require a captioner for the breakout room, please stay in the main room (don't accept the invitation to the individual breakout room).
Misty Novitch
01:45:56
Great to chat with y’all Brazil, Kathleen, and Leslie!
Pat Payne
01:46:28
Invite potential advocates to your home to have a watch party on 11/17.
Lisa Marchal
01:46:45
Experts on Poverty application: https://results.org/wp-content/uploads/EOP-App-Guide-2023.pdf
Lisa Marchal
01:47:41
For Experts on Poverty Cohort questions, contact Lakeisha McVey at lmcvey@results.org!
Lesley Reed
01:49:35
You can create your own GivingTuesday fundraising page here: https://results.org/donate/fundraise
Ken Patterson, RESULTS (he/him)
01:49:53
Nice! Like these online campaigns tools.
Lesley Reed
01:50:20
We'll have a toolkit posted on that page by Tuesday
Ken Patterson, RESULTS (he/him)
01:51:26
Next week—don’t forget to wish Cindy happy bday
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:51:45
Happy Birthday Cindy!
Leslie Weinberg
01:51:59
How can I save the Chat comments? They are very helpful. I know a summary of this event will be sent.
Sheryl Passarge
01:52:36
Hi, Lesley! 👋☮️💛
Anne Child
01:52:43
Just above the line where you entered the comment, is three dots. Click on it and the "save Chat"
Ken Patterson, RESULTS (he/him)
01:52:44
They will show up with the recording, Leslie, but you can save them by clicking on the three dots at the bottom of the chat
Jos Linn, RESULTS (he/him)
01:52:46
Click the 3 dots at the bottom right, Leslie, then click Save Chat
Leslie Weinberg
01:53:26
I want to save messages in the chat. They are valuable as well. tHANK YOU.
Melissa Strobel, RESULTS, she/hers
01:55:14
Happy to answer any questions or help with fundraising efforts! mstrobel@results.org
Claudia Morgan
01:55:31
Houston is hosting our annual Seeds of Hope benefit on the evening of November 17, and thus we will not be able to take part in the meeting. ( I understand it will be available on video later.) Chris Tomlinson, the recipient of our Seeds Award is a New York Times best selling author, and an award winning journalist, with a bi-weekly column in the Houston Chronicle. I recommend to all his two books “Forget the Alamo” and “Tomlinson Hill” for insights on the oppression overhang that remains from the fact that the economy of State of Texas was built on the backs of the enslaved.
Ken Patterson, RESULTS (he/him)
01:55:58
Sounds like an awesome event Claudia!!
Lynne Patalano
01:57:40
Yikes the poll just disappeared!
elizabeth berry
01:57:46
it disappeared
Kathleen Duncan
01:58:05
Thanks Claudia! Houston is up to (I think) $42,000 has already been donated.
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:58:24
Wow, great job! Congrats Houston!
Melissa Strobel, RESULTS, she/hers
01:58:44
$62,000+ pledged for Houston, thanks to the hard work of the amazing volunteers!!
Cynthia Levin
01:58:59
I don’t see the poll, but there’s just 1 (me ) in the room
Jos Linn, RESULTS (he/him)
01:58:59
Yay, Houston!
Auby Legall
01:59:03
thanks for all your hard work @Claudia @Kathleen🙏🏽
Lesley Reed
01:59:07
Yes, shout out to Houston and Dallas for doing fundraisers this fall!
Karyne Bury (she/her), RESULTS
01:59:07
Remember to vote everyone, and bring others!
Rayna Castillo
01:59:16
Bye everyone!