See what The Metaphor Project is up to now as of 2.17.18:
For our new 2018 social media campaign with hashtags #AmericansStepUp and #CommonsenseAmericans, see our pages on Twitter and The Metaphor Project on Facebook .
2.17.18: New VIP Frame: Re #Guns now: #StepUp to talk about the fact that we need “better #GunSafety laws,” not “gun control,” or “gun violence,” if you want to counter NRA-induced voter panic re owning any guns at all! Americans fear “control!”
2.14.18 New Blog: What “#(Americans)StepUp _______” Can Do Right Now
11.21.17 New blog: Say: “Stop the GOP war on America: (fill in the blanks). “
-9.22.17 New blog and reports: See Announcements and our new blog Reframe “climate change,” in 3 Steps!
-9.09.17 NEW: To see our quick suggestions for frames that respond to breaking news, please check our Twitter and Facebook pages, available via the icons on our home page. You may also post a request for a frame on our Facebook page. We have some new versions of our previously posted VIP Frames as well, on that home page section.
-8.11.17 NEW: The Metaphor Project has a new dedicated Facebook page, as of a few days ago, at https://www.facebook.com/The-Metaphor-Project-1263733840423146, and our F link in the column to the right. Please visit, like, and ask your networks to do the same!
And if you are at the Netroots Nation ’17 conference in Atlanta right now, please stop by Booth 220 in the Town Hall (exhibit hall) to meet Emily Bookstein, our Youth Adviser, and she will talk with you about what we offer in depth.
-7.31.17 Announcing the Metaphor Project’s presence at Netroots Nation 2017 in Atlanta: visit our booth #220 in the Town Hall (exhibit hall) and meet our Youth Adviser, Emily Bookstein, who is representing us there!
7.31.17 New Blog: How to Write Slogans That Move! (Better than “a better deal!)
-6.09.17 New Blog: Say “Build a common sense American future!”
-6.04.17 See What The Metaphor Project is up to now as of 6.04.17 on the home page and our updated VIP frames.
-4.24.17 A New VIP Climate-related Frame on home page
-3.09.17 We’ve also been very busy lately consulting, giving talks, and brainstorming new media options with a great team! A new blog is coming soon too.
-3.09.17 New VIP Frames on home page
-1.30.17 New Post: Getting Heard Beyond the Choir
-12.03.16 New Post: Say: “Clean Energy Jobs Now!”
-11.17.16 See the Home Page Blog section for notice of changes to come in the 10.15.16 Climate Action blog post & an update of the Gun Safety frame.
-10.15.16 New Post: Re Climate Action: “Protect & Prevent” or “Make War & Control”?
-9.17.16 Check out our brand new Still Featured Section on our home page. We’ve included there all of the recent 2016 posts in the “Death Spiral or Rebirth” series, for easy access.
-9.o7.16 New Post: The Hope: Grass Roots Bipartisans at Work Right Now
-8.17.16 See Announcements on the home page for our Netroots Nation ’16 highlights report and a correction in Redeem Our Nation’s Honor:
Correction: In our June 25, 2016 blog post, Redeem Our Nation’s Honor, we have made the following correction: Paul Kivel is one of the co-founders of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), not the founder.
-6.25.16 New Post: Redeem Our Nation’s Honor!
-6.12.16 A New VIP Frame and also one to repeat now: Say “Respect is a human right!” and Say again: “We need better gun safety laws,” not “gun control.” Americans love safety and hate control!
-6.12.16 Edits to http://metaphorproject.org/tools/american-story-elements/
-6.12.16 Edits to http://metaphorproject.org/announcements/
-6.12.16 Edits to http://metaphorproject.org/america-2016-dea…piral-or-rebirth/
-New Post: http://metaphorproject.org/america-2016-dea…piral-or-rebirth/
-New Post: http://metaphorproject.org/say-americans-de…ve-a-fair-market/
-New Post: The Two American American Dreams: Poison or Power?
-New VIP Frame: Say we want a “fair market!” “Free market” = free-for-all for 1% poison and lies (see Flint, MI).
-New Post: Framing Climate Change Action Now: An Update
-New VIP Frame: Say “Solar energy = American jobs!”
-New VIP Frame: Say ” Black lives matter for America’s future!”
-New VIP Frame: Turn off the high alert nukes now!
-What The Metaphor Project is up to now: Susan is increasingly able to work again, using email, phone, and other web tools, especially Twitter. Check out her Twitter feed at @susancstrong to see what kind of language she’s suggesting now about a wide range of issues. (Susan’s tweets also get automatically posted on her Facebook page, so it’s a social media two-fer.) As her recovery progresses, she hopes to get back to writing regular blogs too.
-Our Netroots Nation ’15 presence and 2016 plans: We had another great year at Netroots Nation ’15 in the exhibit hall at our Metaphor Project booth. Acting Director, Silvia Swigert ably represented us there and noted interest from a wide range of conference attenders. (Executive Director Susan Strong was unable to be there this year because of back problems but is getting good treatment now.) We expect to have a representative at Netroots Nation ‘16, which will be in St. Louis, where the conference will feature strong outreach to the Black Lives movement..
-New Post: Say “Rebate, not Dividend”
-New post about Susan C. Strong’s 1.09.15 TEDx Vail talk, “How Speaking American Can Help Save America,” on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcxEYXHWxqs
-New VIP Frame, a new announcement, two new Still Featured items: see Home page.
-See Susan C. Strong’s 1.09.15 TEDx Vail talk, “How Speaking American Can Help Save America,” on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcxEYXHWxqs
–2015 Calendar addition: Netroots Nation ’15, July 16.18, Phoenix, AZ. Visit us in the Exhibit Hall! Details tba.
-Addition to A Watershed Metaphor for These Times 11.22.14 on 2.2.15: Letters exchanged between me and Paul Krapfel, author of Shifting, after publication of this piece.
–New blog post: The “One Big Family” Frame in 2015, and also new VIP Frame, and New info in Announcements on home page. The new blog post includes material that was in my TEDxVail talk.
–New info about Susan C. Strong’s TEDxVail talk 1.09.15 posted in Announcements on 1.06.15
–New Article: A Watershed Metaphor for These Times 11.22.14
–New Site! This whole site is brand new, as of the end of the first week in December, 2014.
We invite you to use the search box or site map to find the posts below, dating from the time before we launched this new version of our site. A few of the *most recent posts are still easily available from the page called Still Featured
– New Article: Framing a “Why vote?” Message 10.17.14
–*New Article: Faming Climate Change Action Now: Advice, Slogans, & the Necessity Frame 9.11.14
–*New Article: Stopping the Mega-Corp Coup 8.31.14
–As of 7.29.14, updates to our 2015 calendar, Groups Served list, Home page announcements, What People Say About The Metaphor Project list, and our Video & Audio page. Biggest news: January 9, 2015 Susan C. Strong speaks at TedxVail Women, held at the Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, CO. Also, we’re looking to launch the new version of our website late this fall.
-As of 6.21.14, many edits and updates to existing pages on this site, as well as additions to the Announcements.
-Update for 7.16.14 at Netroots ’14: Netroots Nation ’14 Conference opens;possible American Framing salon after check-in time at my conference hotel, time/place tba; contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance if interested.
-Updates and new details in our 2014 Calendar for July 2014 Midwest events: Our 2013-2014 Calendar so far
–Many Revised Pages: As we have been getting more and more deeply into our site redesign project, we’ve been moving, editing, or recombining a lot of our current pages and finding a lot of out-of-date material that is now being corrected! This process is ongoing right now, so do check back to pages of interest to you. The site map can be your guide, as it changes with these changes
–New Article: Say “Let’s get to climate safety fast!” 4.26.14
–New Page: What People Say about The Metaphor Project
–*New Article: National Security: Going “Up” or “Down?” 3.07.14
–New 2014 Calendar events: see especially our Midwest swing 7.08 – 7.16 for opportunities available to sponsor American Framing events locally. (listed in our 2013-2014 Calendar item under About).
-New Youth Advisor (in About), & new VIP Frames section (home page)
–New online audio link info for an American Framing Workshop for 340.bayarea.org on divestment (home page)
-New Article: SOS: Framing the Climate Protection Act Now 1.11.14
–New Article: Reframing “Obamacare” Now 11.30.13
–New Items: New info on Our 2013-2014 Calendar so far, and new VIP frame on Home page.
–*New Article: Framing Climate Change Action Now 11.02.13
–See Home Page Announcement re seeking feedback on what a new MP site needs!
–New Article: Re Syria: Say “We Can Do Better than Bombs!” 9.06.13
–New Article: Say: “’True’ Public Safety Means Prevention!” 7.20.13
–Ebook version of Move Our Message: How to Get America’s Ear launches6.20.13! Plus detailed June conference news, all on our home page under NewAnnouncements, top of page.
-New Article: Say: “Make Social Security Fair.” 4.28.13
-New Article: Guns, Nukes, Dollars, and the One Big Family Frame 3.16.13
–*New Article: Tell the Media Again: Say “Safety,” not “Control!” 2.01.13
-12.14.12 Updates in Metaphor Project News, in our home page event calendar, bookstore list, quotes about our book, and our home page intro paragraph
-New Article: Say: Cut Military ‘Corporations’ Instead 12.14.12
-New article: Counter-frame the Economy! Three Ways to Avoid Their Words 11.02.12
-New article: How to “Speak American” When You GOTV 9.21.12
-New article: Counter-frame It! How to Stop Using Their Words 8.10.12
-New 8.10.12 entries on the Metaphor Project News page
–New Article: Let’s Get Beyond Left “Groupspeak” Now! 6.29.12
-New Article: Let’s All Say “Cards on the Table,” Again! 6.01.12
-new reader comments and a new review of our Move Our Message as of6.01.12
-a new Announcement about summer conferences, and new Groups Served entries. The first two are on our HOME page, the last one is part of our ABOUT section, under the WHO WE ARE link.
–New Article: We’re Pro-100%____? 4.13.12
-New ways to get the book listed on our home page
-E-store link for Move Our Message: How To Get America’s Ear (on every page)
-New Article: Reframing Climate Change Now 3.02.12
-New Article: Re Iran: Say ‘Think Outside the Box!’ 1.27.12
-Tax-deductible DONATE BUTTON added to our Donate page and to left side bar of all other pages
-New Article: Occupy Congress Today! Protect the 99%! 12.01.11
-New Article: Protect the 99% Right Now! 12.01.11 (long version with full
-New Article: Spring the Super Trap! 10.29.11
-New Article: Speaking to America’s Broken Heart 9.23.11
-New Article: Telling the “Set America Free!” Story 7.29.11
–New Article: Say Credit Rating, not Debt Limit! 5.23.11
-New Article: Use the ‘One Big Family’ Frame! 4.10.11
-New Article: American Dream or American Sword? 2.24.11
-New Article: Framing “Our American Budget” 1.28.11
-The 2010 Metaphor Project News: Metaphor Project News
-New Article: Framing the Right’s Nuclear Gamble 12. 11.10
-New Article: Countering the Right’s “American” Con 11.18.10
-New Article: Let’s “Reinvent America!” 9.29.10
-New Article: Popping The Have’s “Credibility Bubble “ 7. 22.10
-New Article: Framing “Fair Elections:” The Dream of America! 5.28.10
-New Resource: Some American “Breakthrough” Language
-New Article: Cards on the Table! 4. 29.10
-New Article: Got American Breakthrough Language? 3.28.10
-New Article: The “Big Business Thugs!” 2.18.2010
-New Article: Say ‘Rules,’ Not ‘Regulation’ l.17.10
–New Article: Framing Earthgate After Copenhagen 12.16.09
–New Article: Framing Afghanistan as a Snare, Trap, or a Trick 11.28.09
–All of our 2008 – 2009 Daily Kos pieces to date are now included in the Examples section of this site. Use the search function to find the topics that interest you the most!
-New Article: The Really Bad Frame: “bury the bubble economy” 10.15.09
–We’ve just filled in the gap between 2006 and 2009 on our Metaphor Project News page! Those have been three of the most exciting years in the Metaphor Project’s existence, and there’s a lot to report.
-There are also two new pages under the About link: What We Do andWhat We Offer.
-New Article: Smart Healthcare Includes Preventive Earthcare 9.25.09
-As of 9.26.09, all links in the resource sections of the Framing pages have been reactivated or corrected.
-Metaphor Project News – 8.03.09:
The Metaphor Project goes to Netroots 2009! Look for us at the Netroots Nation conference in Pittsburg, PA, August 13-16, in the Exhibit Hall, inthe ‘Democracy Begins At Home!’ booth, near the Netroots booth.
MP Post: American ‘Truth Bites’ 9.10.08
MP Post: The Metaphor News: July – August 2008
MP Post: Re Iran: More Cool It Citizens! 6.13.08
MP Post: MP Alert: Re Iraq: Lifting, Not Withdrawing 5.30.08
MP Post: Food and Taxes 4.28.08
MP Post: Taking America Forward 3.31.08
MP Post: The ‘Health Care’ Fallacy 2.27.08
MP Post: Revisiting The One Big Family Frame 1.14.08
The new Speaking American Kit is ready: Services and Publications
New Groups Served: Some Groups Served
MP Post: Re Torture: Pain Breeds Lies 12.01.07
MP Post: An 11th Hour Sequel 10.1.07
MP Post: The Goal: An Ecocide-free Economy 7.31.07
MP Post: Re the Iran Trap! 6.16.07
MP Post: Veto-proofing Congress Now 5.30.07
New Section on Visual Metaphor: Visual Metaphor
MP Post: Leapfrog Climate Conflict Now 4.23.07
MP Post Archive: Examples MP Post Archive
MP Post: Re Iran: The ‘Cool It’ Option 3.13.07
MP Post: What the Mom AND Pop Party Needs 2.23.07
MP Post: The Story That Works 1.20.07
MP Post: Metaphor Project News: 12.15.06 – 9020 Hits, 43 Countries
Repair of Contact page e-mail address bug
Printing Tip: for best results, copy MP resources to your hard drive to print.
Why ‘Speak American?’ (essay format)
MP Post: Wrong on Terror 11.03.06
The Metaphor Project Web site has been entirely redesigned, refocused, and rewritten as of its November 12, 2006 re-launch date.