Eyes Wide Open welcomes a very proud Texas Democrat and dedicated public servant, Mike Collier. In 2014 Mike threw his hat into the ring to run for Texas Comptroller. Soon after the campaign came to a close he embarked on his latest venture, the 2015 Texas "listen tour" which spanned the first half of this year. Mike will share the details on his experiences with Texas politics and his thoughts on the issues and candidates for the Texas and National Election in 2016! The GOP has mastered the art of the clear, concise, bumper sticker style talking point. And, they have created an echo-chamber of confirmation bias, where from top to bottom the republican talking points are parroted out and saturate the conciousness of the right, even when the talking points are incorrect and/or would translate to horrible policy in the real world. Democrats could learn from the GOP when it comes to messaging. Imagine the success we would have if we were more unified and systematic in delivering the progressive values, priorities and policies we believe in! Mike has many excellent ideas on messaging, branding and being proud of who we are and what we stand for as Democrats! He will share those ideas and much more tonight!
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