The Leadership LAB organizes and empowers communities to defeat anti-LGBT prejudice locally, on the ground in campaigns across the US, and through hands-on mentorship with activists from around the world.
A conversation volunteer Steven M. had with a voter in Los Angeles in March 2016. The approach Steven uses here is the same model that was measured by Broockman and Kalla in their recently-published study.
About Author: Steve Deline
Steve started with the LAB as a volunteer canvasser in 2009. He helped create the LAB’s video documentation project, which has since captured over 2,000 conversations between canvassers and voters on film and become integral to the project’s ability to develop new approaches to persuasion. He joined the staff in 2011. In 2012 he worked full time on the Minnesotans United for All Families marriage campaign as the Co-Regional Field Director for conservative central Minnesota. He is deeply motivated by the LAB’s focus on empowering individuals to effect change and combat prejudice by engaging in open, emotional conversations with the people around them. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.
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