These savvy, practical insights can reach and convince the public about our issues

I’ve been working with some people who want to “nationalize” an industry that has been owned by capitalists for many decades.  Several members of that group pointed out that calling for “nationalizing” it can leave us open to accusations of being “socialists” or “communists.”  They said that INSTEAD we should call for “public ownership,” which sounds more democratic and practical.

I agree that it is crucially important to frame this issue with the appealing term “public ownership.”

I wrote an article about the overall concept of how to choose our terminology to reach out effectively to the public and bring them onto our sides.  SEE THE LINK BELOW for insightful and practical information about “framing” and “re-framing” the issues.  I wrote this and encourage everyone to share it to help strengthen the movement for all kinds of progressive issues.

Framing our issues smartly can win public acceptance and avoid problems








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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093