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It’s not too late: join us today to learn about communicating transportation issues in 2012 and beyond

13 Sep 2012 | Posted by | 0 Comments | ,

Are you curious how to talk about transportation best resonate with the general public? Do you want to know how to make sure that transportation gets covered during a busy news cycle in the period leading up to the 2012 election (and beyond)? Are you interested in increasing your outreach to local reporters?

Join us today, Thursday September 13 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, for “Communicating Transportation Issues in 2012 and Beyond,” the most recent presentation in our Transportation Vote 2012 series.

Register here

This online presentation on communication and messaging transportation reform featuresDavid Goldberg, communications director for Transportation for America, and Hilary Reeves, communications director for Transit for Livable Communities in the Twin Cities. David will share basic concepts about framing the issues and choosing appropriate messages, based on previous opinion research and his experience as a longtime former journalist. He also will discuss about lessons learned from recent events, including metro Atlanta’s disappointing transportation vote.

Hilary will focus on media relations from a local perspective, including cultivating relationships, managing news flow, and ideas on how to win attention in a crowded news cycle. You will have opportunities to ask questions of both speakers.

If you haven’t already, sign up now and join us this afternoon at 2 p.m. If you’re unable to make it, we will be posting a summary and the audio from the session soon, so check back.