Whether someone is deeply engaged in politics or relatively unplugged, the most powerful way you can help them consider Pete in 2020 is by sharing your story. Grab coffee with your friend, bring up Pete over lunch with a coworker, or send your sister a text message. However you choose to start your conversation about Pete, remember that the best way to help someone in your life learn about Pete is by sharing what values brought you into this community.
With so many candidates, the only way to have authentic conversations is through speaking about your own experience, rather than cycling through another news byte or video clip, when you’re having a conversation.
Remember, values are your internal motivations, while policies enable us to bring those motivations to life through actions and systems. Many people care about creating economic growth for all, but different people will be drawn to that issue through commitments to different values, such as justice, equality, freedom, compassion, or resilience.
Describe what moments in your life drew you to care about a specific value.
For example, if you identify compassion as a core value from seeing it in action in your neighborhood as a child, describe how, when, and where you saw and learned compassion, name how you act on it today, and take us to a moment where you saw or heard Pete embody that value.
This election is important. Take us to both the urgent challenge you see today and the hopefulness and opportunity you see in getting involved and a Buttigieg presidency.
Nobody loves to be pitched on anything for 20 minutes, let alone a candidate. Tell your story and see how your person responds:
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