In 2020, Artists and Storytellers came together to imagine a better future. CEL brought together experienced political strategists, compelling artists, and cutting-edge movement organizations. Together we wrote a new playbook, using stories to mobilize a historic turnout.
It is time for progressive campaigns – especially those trying to reach Black, Latinx, AAPI, Indigenous, and young people – to involve artists at a much deeper level who can breathe life, hope, and representation into advocacy efforts. When campaigns and organizations partner with artists to tell authentic and compelling stories, they can win in the near-term and reshape the narrative landscape over the long-term.