What To Do TO FLIP IT BLUE
Resisters are not afraid of hard work or the long haul.
For almost two years, we’ve faxed, called and emailed everyone and anyone we can think of who might listen. We’ve marched and rallied. We’ve bought newspaper subscriptions and given money to the ACLU and campaigns we care about. Sometimes we’ve even engaged with family and friends who don’t agree with us on any issue.
And, a lot of us have tuned in to Resistance Live daily to hear ECM break through the mess to help us understand what’s really happening in this fight for the soul of our democracy.
Resist. Persist. Rest. Repeat. We’ve all gotten good at it.
But now we’re at a make-or-break point. The upcoming midterms are a tremendous opportunity to take back Congressional seats, governorships and local offices all across the country.
It’s not too late to make a difference in the 2018 elections. But we need to get focused, get organized, and get our activist boots on. And, we need specific tools that will work in the run-up to November 6th.
Here at #ResistanceLive, we’ve got all of that for you, and more.
What To Do To FLIP IT BLUE: #ResistanceLive Activist Training for the 2018 Midterms
Here at #ResistanceLive, we know you’re determined to take back all the federal, state and local offices possible, and capture those critical House & Senate majorities. But none of us can do that alone.
Flipping it blue in November 2018 requires time-tested and also new paradigm tools, both individual and collective: coalition-building and canvassing, storytelling and connecting, envisioning and intuition, manifestation and self-care.
That’s why we’re thrilled to invite you to join us for What To Do To Flip It Blue: #ResistanceLive Activist Training for the 2018 Midterms.
This 8-part series of live webinars will be hosted by Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, founder of #ResistanceLive, the viral daily broadcast where she provides a unique perspective on U.S. and global politics through her extensive background in both Wall Street and human rights law. Elizabeth is also a celebrated and long-time women’s leadership and executive coach, and CEO of the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership and Gaia Project Consulting.
Elizabeth will be joined by an incredible line-up of session facilitators:
- Nicole Lee (sessions 1-4) is a lifetime racial justice advocate, activist, attorney and non-profit leader who formerly served as the first female President of TransAfrica, the nation’s premier African American foreign affairs organization
- Allison Terracio (session 5) is the Democratic nominee for Richland County Council in Columbia, SC. She will serve her community on the Council beginning in January 2019.
- Keisha Shields (session 6) is a story strategist with a lifelong history as a social justice advocate and activist who has worked towards juvenile justice reform, foster care reform, racial justice, immigration reform and human rights on both the national and local policy and grassroots scales.
- Lindsay Pera (session 7) is a tech entrepreneur and intuitive strategist who has spent the better part of the last decade pursuing tools, processes and personal routines that facilitate deepening connection and personal transformation. It is her passion to direct resources into the hands of entrepreneurs, creatives, and world changers.
Here’s what you’ll get from every session of What To Do To Flip It Blue:
A little dose of perspective. A bunch of inspiration. And a whole lot of action steps.
During each Flip It Blue online webinar, you will learn how to leverage your story, your network, your community, your feet, your intuition, and your vision to take the most effective individual and collective actions possible in the run-up to the midterms.
Not only will you learn exactly what you need to do to make a difference in your local, state, and federal elections in the final 2 months before November 6th, but you’ll also be inspired and energized to get out there and do the work to flip it all blue.
Time will be included to share, process and get feedback from the facilitators and the group, as well as ask any additional questions you may have.
If you are not able to attend live, you can post your questions ahead of time. Each session is recorded and available for instant replay at the same link you’ll use to register.
Best of all, you can sign up for the individual sessions that fit your needs for just $99 each. Or, for $699, get our all-access pass.
And, whether you purchase one session, a few, or the all-access pass of 8, you’ll get a spot in a brand-new closed What To Do To Flip It Blue Activist Training Facebook Group, where we can support each other in the work of flipping it blue.
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Thursday, September 13th, Noon – 1:30pm PT
In today’s political climate, it can be difficult to figure out how to organize outside of your immediate circle. But to provide solutions for our communities, we have to reach out locally and in-person to build powerful coalitions. In this session, we’ll help you flip it blue as we
- Identify shifting demographics
- Discuss changing needs in our communities
- Create action plans to better harness this political moment to educate, organize and advocate.
Thursday, September 20th, Noon – 1:30pm PT
Intersectionality is essential to understanding the complex social issues facing our country during this election cycle. It is not enough to want justice and fairness. In order to flip it blue, we have to identify and understand what we’re working for and why. In this session, we will:
- grapple with the fact that not everyone is starting from the same opportunities
- develop an interesectional lens that takes into account the needs of folks with various identities.
- practice using that intersectional lens to understand issues we all care about
Thursday, September 27th, Noon – 1:30pm PT
This session will build on the intersectional lens skills developed in Session 2, to help us take an inclusive perspective as we work to flip it blue. We’ll
- Delve into specific intersectional issues around environment and climate change, racial justice, immigration
- Discover how to integrate different political issues into a solid values perspective
- Learn 5 action steps that will help you use this new perspective to evaluate candidates and drum up support from friends and allies.
Thursday, October 4th, Noon – 1:30pm PT
The political landscape is changing so rapidly, with new issues surfacing daily around candidates and ballot measures. In this session, just 30 days before the election, we’ll
- Analyze where we find ourselves in the 2018 midterm election cycle, in real time
- Identify how our community GOTV and other efforts may need to shift as a result
- Share and break down 5 action steps to take in the 30 days before the election, to leverage our spheres of influence and flip it blue on November 6th.
Thursday, October 11th, Noon – 1:30pm PT
Successful campaigns, whether candidate- or issue- based, are built through the physical experience of being out in a community and getting a gut feeling for the specific part of the world you’re in, geographically and culturally. Flipping it blue means we’ve got to get out there, knock on doors, and engage with our neighbors. During this session, Allison will draw from her recent experience getting successfully elected to the Richland County Council in Columbia, SC. We’ll
- explore the internal experiences and vulnerabilities that often show up when we put ourselves out in public
- practice some methods for processing those feelings
- discover the healing that happens personally and in the community when we start to talk with each other.
Thursday, October 18th, Noon to 1:30pm PT
In addition to marching, canvassing and voting at the polls, our voices and our stories can be our most powerful activist tools. When we have the confidence and an effective strategy to share our stories in-person and on social it can literally facilitate change, both for us and our communities. As activists and leaders our strength is in using our stories to heal and bridge the gap between us and others. In this session, we’ll learn and practice strategies that will allow us to flip it blue through:
- understanding how activism can be slightly different for introverts versus extroverts (and tips on how to find your activism sweet spot for either)
- identifying and leveraging our own primary activist leader stories
- using our voices and stories to have difficult political and life conversations amidst high-trauma and high-anxiety daily occurrences
- channel some of our anger and frustration into actionable, influential healing that advances the goals of the collective
- participate in a special 5-day #MyStoryIsWhy Challenge designed by Keisha, that will help us tell our stories in the run-up to the midterms, and also get us connected with each other on social.
Thursday, October 25th, Noon – 1:30pm PT
As you approach Election Day, November 6th, it’s so important to use your intuition to gauge what you’ve got left to give, and to call upon all your energetic tools to replenish yourself and bring the outcomes you desire. In this session, we’ll
- Discuss the depletion that many of us have experienced in this rollercoaster political era
- Explore the energetic, intuitive, and manifestation tools and skills we have at our disposal, and how to apply them in the run-up to the election and after
- Get grounded, nurtured, and empowered as we embark on the final two weeks before the election.
Thursday, November 1st, Noon – 1:30pm PT
Let’s be honest: flipping it blue is exhausting work, and the outcomes are never guaranteed. Many of the candidates and issues we’ve been working for will win, and a few of them are going to lose. But win or lose, we need to stay in this fight for the long term. In this session, we’ll
- Discuss ways to stay motivated in the last few days of the election cycle
- Gather all of our personal & activist tools for a final push of GOTV work
- Discover how visioning can keep us positive and ready to re-enter the arena.
Remember, you can sign up for the individual sessions that fit your needs for just $99 each.
Or, for $699, get our all-access pass. Either way, you’ll get membership to our Flip It Blue private Facebook group where you can connect with participants and support each other’s efforts.
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Flip It Blue Activist Training Scholarships
Here at the Gaia Project, we’re committed to offering all of our programs to those who would not have the financial means to participate otherwise. A portion of funds we receive from each sign-up will go towards offering as many full all-access pass scholarships as we can for the Flip It Blue Activist Training series. We will also award a number of partial all-access pass scholarships. If you are interested in applying, please do so here. The scholarship application period closes September 10th. Recipients will be notified on September 12th, in time for the first session.
If you’d like to sponsor another person’s participation in the Flip It Blue Activist Training, or contribute to our scholarship fund so we can further increase the number awarded, please add the pay-it-forward option when you register, or contact us to designate a donation to a particular individual or to discuss other options. Thank you!
Many participants in our programs have successfully sought organizational reimbursement for their participation. We encourage you to explore whether this option is available to you, and are happy to support you in doing so. If you are an organization interested in having your team participate in the training, please contact us to discuss group rates. You can reach our team here.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Flip It Blue Training is actually a series of eight self-contained webinars. The first one will take place Thursday, September 13th and the last one is on Thursday, November 1st. But, you’ll have lifetime access to the webinar recordings for any of the webinars you’ve registered for, through Crowdcast, and you can listen to them over and over again.
There are eight live webinar options in the series. You can check out the descriptions above and choose the ones you want to be a part of, and then register for them separately for $99 each. Or, if you like everything you see, you can grab the all-access pass for $699. You’ll get an email reminder and link to join just before each webinar you’ve registered for starts. Join us if you can. If you can’t be there, you can use the same link to listen in to the recording at any time. You’ll have lifetime access to those recordings and exercises.
Plus, you’ll be added to a private Facebook group we’ve created, that includes everyone who joins us for any and all sessions. There, you’ll be able to connect, and share ideas and strategies for flipping it blue, as we approach the election on November 6th. Plus, the group will continue after Election Day, so we can support each other in our continued advocacy, policy and Resistance work.
No worries! Of course, live is the most interactive way to be part of each webinar, but you can use the Crowdcast webinar link to listen in any time, and read through and add to the comments. And you can return to the recordings again and again, when you need those action steps or a dose of inspiration for flipping it blue!
We’d love to help you bring your whole activist leadership team on board for the Flip It Blue series. Please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to talk to you about how we can meet your needs.
Each webinar is 90 minutes long. You really don’t have to set aside any more time than that. But the action steps and inspiration will be so rich, you’ll probably want at least an extra hour or two to implement your Flip It Blue plan after each one.
Yes, you sure can! We’d love to have you join us for any of the sessions that you choose, even after the first few have already happened. You can purchase any session or the all-access pass at any time and you’ll receive lifetime access to the recordings, no matter when you sign up.
Yes, there are! We’ll be awarding several all-access pass scholarships to deserving emerging activists who would not otherwise have the financial resources to participate. In addition, we’ll be giving several partial scholarships, as well.
If you fit the description of a deserving emerging activist, we invite you to apply here. The scholarship application process will close on Monday, September 10th at midnight ET. We’ll notify our scholarship recipients on Wednesday, September 12th, just in time for the first webinar on September 13th.
Because of the substantial time and effort we invest in preparation for all of our programs, no refunds are available. We encourage and trust you to make the best decision for you with regard to your enrollment in What To Do To Flip It Blue.
Join Elizabeth for a live Q&A webinar on Friday September 7th at 10am PDT/1pm EDT where she will talk more about the program and answer any questions you have.
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ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin
Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin is the founder of #ResistanceLive, the viral daily broadcast where she provides a unique perspective on U.S. and global politics through her extensive background in both Wall Street and human rights law. She approaches the daily twists and turns in the political landscape by clearly educating her audiences and providing straightforward, tangible action items everyone can take to empower themselves and lead our country to a place where we embrace intersectionality, opportunity and a political system that works for all of us.
Elizabeth is also a celebrated and long-time women’s leadership and executive coach, and CEO of the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership and Gaia Project Consulting. Her work has earned the support and recognition of women such as Arianna Huffington, Ali Brown, DailyWorth and WorthFM Founder Amanda Steinberg, and Emerging Women Live Founder Chantal Pierrat, among many others.
Elizabeth has been featured in major media such as CNN, Forbes.com, Elle Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, DailyWorth, MindBodyGreen, Ali Brown’s Glambition Radio, corporette.com, Levo League, The Glass Hammer, and The New York Times. Elizabeth is the host of the Women’s Leadership Podcast, a top business podcast on iTunes, and has taught courses to thousands of executives worldwide, including at Columbia Law School. Elizabeth also keynotes routinely in corporate and non-profit environments on issues relating to leadership, women’s advancement, professional success and work/life alignment.
It is Elizabeth’s mission in life to transform traditional paradigms of leadership so that all leaders, and women leaders in particular, can lead lives that allow them to share their gifts, achieve epic success on their own terms, and lead lives in alignment with their deepest values– and to change the world as a result.
Nicole Lee is a lifetime racial justice advocate, activist, attorney and non-profit leader who formerly served as the first female President of TransAfrica, the nation’s premier African American foreign affairs organization. She, along with civil and labor rights icon Bill Lucy, was the coordinator of the Life, Legacy and Values of Nelson Mandela, a six month national celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela and his US Memorial Service at the National Cathedral. She is a founder of the BMLP, a legal assistance organization that assists protesters involved in mass mobilization.
Nicole is the Gaia Project's diversity, equity and inclusion expert and has played an integral role in shaping the company’s mission, strategy and programming. Nicole is also leadership coach, and nationally recognized speaker and strategist who regularly consults with non profits, schools and businesses to improve their organizational climate for their workforce and all those that they serve. Nicole is a prolific speaker and commentator who has regularly appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and BBC. She has been recognized for her outstanding contributions in the private and public sectors through numerous awards, including Congressional Black Caucus, Running Starts “Women to Watch”, Black Women’s Roundtable TrailBlazer and Global Leadership and the National Newspapers Publishers Association’s Press Champion Award.
Allison is the Democratic nominee for Richland County Council in Columbia, SC. She will serve her community on the Council beginning in January 2019. As an Advanced Certified coach with the Gaia Project, her mission is to inspire and support current and future leaders as they step into their greatness.
Allison is a graduate of the Emerge South Carolina Class of 2018 and the first woman from the inaugural cohort to win her race. Her path to candidacy and victory was laid through activism, advocacy, and volunteering alongside the women in her community who felt called to action in the long drive home from the 2017 Women’s March. She canvassed with Planned Parenthood and the Conservation Voters of South Carolina, made phone calls for candidates in local special elections, and spoke up for women’s reproductive rights at the South Carolina State House during committee hearings.
Throughout her life, Allison has sought growth through empowered choice and supportive community. Having worked as a financial services professional in a major New York bank, owned a yoga studio in her home state of Kentucky, and supported women in childbirth as a doula, she has created a life aligned with her values of service, connection, and family. She knows that the rewards of taking the next big step are worth the discomfort of getting started.
Keisha Shields is a story strategist with a lifelong history as a social justice advocate and activist who has worked towards juvenile justice reform, foster care reform, racial justice, immigration reform and human rights on both the national and local policy and grassroots scales.
A humanitarian, Keisha is most proud of her time being a foster parent for “high risk” children and teens. As an African-American woman from the deep south, Keisha brings a level of freshness & diversity to the often cookie-cutter leadership marketplace. Keisha’s intuitive ability to connect on the deepest level with women has been one of her greatest assets.
As a Story Activist and the Founder of Legacy in Stilettos™, Keisha works deeply with high-level women to support them in getting out of their own way, trusting their own intuition, and having the courage to turn their most sacred (and often vulnerable) life experiences into a powerful money-making legacy that can change the world and that they can leverage for the rest of their lives. Keisha is a powerhouse speaker, Gaia Project Certified Women’s Leadership Coach, and the foremost authority on couture confidence™.
Lindsay Pera is a tech entrepreneur and intuitive strategist who has spent the better part of the last decade pursuing tools, processes and personal routines that facilitate deepening connection and personal transformation. It is her passion to direct resources into the hands of entrepreneurs, creatives, and world changers.
With a background in management consulting, IT and technology, Lindsay serves the ever growing tribe of women finding their power and purpose through a life aligned with their gifts.
A sought after contributor and motivator on all topics health, wealth and transformation, Lindsay’s new paradigm business community, The Mystic’s Society, is a safe haven for entrepreneurs weaving magic into their *work* in the world.
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