June 7, 2016

The LAB is Hiring!

We’re excited to announce that we are seeking candidates for a unique and exciting opening on our team!  The LAB is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Field & Media Organizer. This role on our staff entails a unique combination of social justice organizing and media production and represents a unique opportunity for applicants who are motivated to …

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April 7, 2016

HUGE Headlines!

Breaking news: as the findings from Broockman and Kalla’s measurement of the Leadership LAB’s work go public today in the journal Science, the story is breaking across numerous outlets. Check this page for a compilation of the coverage as we get a chance to post it! Science The New York Times Magazine This American Life MSNBC – Morning Joe – (begins …

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April 2, 2016

We Need YOU on April 16th!

It takes a big team to defeat transphobia, so WE NEED YOU TO JOIN US for our NEXT L.A. CANVASS. Why? A few days ago, North Carolina effectively BANNED TRANS PEOPLE FROM USING PUBLIC RESTROOMS. Last November voters in Houston elected by a huge margin to DENY SIMPLE NON-DISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS TO LGBT PEOPLE. As a result, in Houston it REMAINS LEGAL …

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April 1, 2016

In-Depth Report on 2015 Trans Equality Work in Miami

Interested in reading more about the grassroots canvassing project to reduce transphobia, conducted in Miami in 2015 as joint effort of the Leadership LAB and SAVE, that was measured by David Broockman and Josh Kalla in their recently-published research? The attached document (2015 Miami Report) contains a comprehensive explanation of the effort, including an extensive collection scripts, training outlines, walk lists, …

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June 5, 2015

Nice Piece at a Tough Time

In many ways, this is a difficult moment for our team. But we remain unshaken in our determination to fight back against prejudice and in our faith that the face to face method that over a thousand LAB volunteers have spent the last five years pioneering is worth testing – for real. We’re thankful to see a great piece out …

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April 27, 2015

LAB on This American Life!

Hey Leadership LAB friends – tune into the latest episode of This American Life, “The Incredible Rarity of Changing Your Mind”, to hear the show’s brand new segment about the story of our team’s canvassing work since 2009!        

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November 5, 2014

Election Day @ the LAB 2014

Election Day @ the LAB For E-day 2014 the LAB teamed up with the No on 67 Campaign in Colorado to change hearts and minds, get out the vote, and help defeat the insidious Amendment 67. After months of canvassing and having heartfelt, personal, persuasion conversations about abortion rights with voters all over LA county, our team has been chomping …

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October 23, 2014

TED Talk: The LAB’s Approach to Persuasion!

Earlier this year the Leadership LAB’s erstwhile project director, Jackson Darling, gave a TEDx Talk about our persuasion model. Turns out, if we want someone we disagree with to change their mind, the forgotten art of listening, and relentless curiosity, are key. Check out Jackson’s talk to find out more!

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October 21, 2014

Big Time Action at UCLA

Big Time Action at UCLA! This past Saturday, October 18th, over 60 volunteers turned out at UCLA to fight for women’s rights. In a matter of days, voters in Colorado will face the deceptive and dangerous Amendment 67 on their ballots. If passed, the measure would ban abortion in the state under any and all circumstances, including rape, incest, and …

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September 30, 2014

896 Conversations for Women’s Rights!

896 Conversations for Women’s Rights!! Across the US, the LGBT community is experiencing a remarkable breakthrough on same-sex marriage – it seems as though every day brings a new piece of good news about gay couples’ chances of living their lives free of judgment, condemnation, and legislative attack. But the same cannot be said for women. More restrictions on women’s …

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