Ralph welcomes “the world’s greatest political adman,” Bill Hillsman, to discuss what Joe Biden and the Democrats need to do to beat Trump. And Susan Clark, author of “All Those In Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community” joins us to talk about the virtues of direct democracy.
Bill Hillsman is a writer and an expert on Independent voters. He is the founder and CEO of North Woods Advertising in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He ran award-winning political advertising campaigns for Senator Paul Wellstone, Governor Jesse Ventura and our own Ralph Nader’s presidential campaign. North Woods Advertising has won numerous awards for creativity in advertising, including an EMMY and multiple POLLIE awards. Mr. Hillsman authored the book “Run The Other Way: Fixing the Two-Party System, One Campaign at a Time”.
“There’s plenty of evidence that what Donald Trump has done has been outright harmful to you and your family on a day-to-day basis. Outright harmful! But the Democrats haven’t done a good job of connecting the dots on that. So, I think it’s incumbent on Democrats, on their communicators, to show people exactly what Donald Trump has done. What his policies have been. How those have harmed your family. Outright harmed your family.”
Bill Hillsman, founder of North Woods Advertising
Susan Clark is a writer and facilitator with a focus on community sustainability and citizen participation. She is a radio commentator and former talk-show co-host. She served as a communication director for the Vermont Natural Resources Council. And Ms. Clark co authored the books “All Those In Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community” and “Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home”.
“It’s pretty easy to vote down a budget when you’re in the privacy of a ballot box. But in a Town Meeting government isn’t an us-them situation. It’s a WE situation. It’s WE are here together. WE need to stay until we fix our problem. There’s much less of this sense of mob rule and much more a sense of ‘Okay, neighbors, we may not agree, but we need to come out of here with a decision.’”
Susan Clark, author of All Those in Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community