11/8 RTIR E-zine: Last Minute Voting, Career Mistakes, Bad Bosses

November 8, 2016

01. Last Minute Voting Help
02. Where Do I Vote? How Do I Get There?
03. Polls, What Do They Know?
04. The Good, Bad and Ugly of Election Voting
05. The Latino Vote
06. #Pantsuit Nation
07. Will the Election End with a Sore Loser?
08. The Election Could Influence World Economies
09. Weirder than The Election
10. Prepare for a Post-Election Market Crash
11. Good News about Bad Bosses
12. You’re Probably Making This Huge Career Mistake
13. Build a Nest Egg in 15 Minutes a Week
14. Real Estate, Realtors, and the New Market
15. The Weirdest Political Swag
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1. ==> Last Minute Voting Help

Millions of undecideds and current non-voters hold the
presidential election in their hands…. but literally
don’t know how to cast a vote. It’s socially taboo to
admit you’ve never registered to vote and politics is
complicated, but Lisa Fontana believes it’s time to fix
that. 42 states don’t teach civics and over 90-million
people have never voted before. In fact, Lisa didn’t
cast her first vote for anything until she turned 35
years old! Invite her to create a party-free, friendly,
fun zone for listeners to learn how to register to
vote, how to have a political conversation—or stop
one—without bloodshed, and how to avoid the pitfalls of
the polling place. A former actor and voice-over
artist, Lisa Fontana has extensive media experience.
Now a deputy voter registrar for Illinois, she runs
informal ‘Welcome Party Seminars’ that cover basic
civics and election issues. She wrote “Me, The People”
to encourage non-voters to feel welcome and wanted in
politics and their government. Contact her at (708)
473–6951; MeThePeopleVote@gmail.com

2. ==> Where Do I Vote? How Do I Get There?

The non-partisan GoVoteBot can answers voting questions
and help people navigate the system. Bob Greenberg will
explain how listeners’ can chat on Facebook and get
answers to their voting questions in real time. The
‘chatbot’ takes people who are first-time voters,
recently moved or lack general information through the
entire process, including where to find their voting
place and how to get there. “Our mission is to help
every American get the information they need so they
can vote. GoVoteBot offers us the best way to reach the
generation who currently votes the least, but is the
most technically savvy,” says Bob Greenberg, of R/GA.
GoVoteBot is a joint effort from R/GA, for the
Connected Age, and the Ad Council, a non-profit which
has produced thousands of PSA campaigns. Contact Ellyn
Fisher of the Ad Council at (212) 984-1964 or Suzanne
McGee of R/GA at (212) 714-5910.

3. ==> Polls, What Do They Know?

Talk to political pollsters about their predictions in
this election. On Monday, Emerson College Polling was
predicting Hillary Clinton to win the Electoral College
by a landslide. The pollsters also say Democrats will
walk away with at least 50 seats in the Senate. Talk to
Emerson College Political Science professor Spencer
Kimball about the polls (were they right?), how
pollsters get their information today, and how polling
has changed in today’s technological society. The
Emerson College Polling Society conducted the latest
survey. Contact Kimball at (617) 824-8737;

4. ==> The Good, Bad and Ugly of Election Voting

Remember hanging chads? This election season was full
of unprecedented surprises but today’s voting may be
the icing on the cake. States are implementing a
dizzying array of voting rule changes. This year,
states like Texas and North Carolina are making it
harder for citizens to vote by imposing new
identification requirements at the polls. Other states,
like Florida, are disenfranchising thousands of former
felons, while in Maryland and Virginia former felons
are gaining the right to vote. Kristin Clarke,
president and executive director of the Lawyers
Committee for Civil Rights Under Law can discuss
changes to voting across the country and likely
problems voters, and especially minority voters, will
face. Contact Jamie Horwitz at (202) 549-4921;
jhdcpr@starpower.net

5. ==> The Latino Vote

Early voting numbers reflect an energized Latino
electorate. as NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía
says, “For an election cycle that has focused a great
deal on Latinos, we need to ensure that the country
hears from Latinos. For anyone who cares about good
schools, safe streets, healthy communities, a better
economy, sound immigration policies, or a strong and
inclusive society, the growth of the Latino electorate
should be a welcome development, because those are the
issues that move our community.” Discuss the pivotal
role of Latinos in this election and what that means
for the next president. Contact Camila Gallardo at
(305) 215-4259;
cgallardo@nclr.org

6. ==> #Pantsuit Nation

For some Hillary Clinton supporters, today is more than
Election Day. It’s Pantsuit Day, and they are dressing
accordingly. Libby Chamberlain started the private
group Pantsuit Nation after the final presidential
debate, inspired by a conversation with a friend. She
says, “We talked about how beautifully and stoically
Hillary embodies women’s fight for equality, and how
the pantsuit is an emblem of that struggle. It’s a
symbol that might be lost on younger women, and so I
wanted to do something to re-appropriate that symbol
and everything that it means to me as a feminist and
Clinton supporter.” In little more than two weeks the
phenomenon has spread from the private group to become
the latest feminist rallying cry for Clinton. There’s a
public Facebook page and people are using
#PantsuitNation to join the conversation on social
media. Even Beyonce caught the fever, opting for a
black-and-white polka-dotted number at her Friday night
Clinton rally. Libby Chamberlain is a college and
educational counselor in Maine. Contact her at
libbychamberlain.cc@gmail.com

7. ==> Will the Election End with a Sore Loser?

There is no doubt that losing is painful. But accepting
defeat can make us stronger, says Akram Alashari, and
that holds true for whoever loses this election and
their constituents. If it’s Trump, will he really be
the sore loser he seems primed to be? And if so, how is
this likely to affect his future and the country’s?
Alashari, known as the Peak Performance Doctor, will
share what the gifts of adversity are and why losing
can be a blessing. As a trauma surgeon, he’s seen
people cope with the loss of loved ones, loss of limbs,
loss of functionality and loss of financial security.
He’s identified patterns of thinking that cause losses
to be magnified, making them more devastating and
paralyzing than they need be, and identified thought
patterns that lead to strength and resilience. Alashari
is the author of “The Power of Peak State: Massively
Enhance Your Personal Potential.” Reach him at (888)
233-4553; thepeakperformancedoctor@gmail.com

8. ==> The Election Could Influence World Economies

According to George Bittlingmayer of the University of
Kansas, “The 2016 U.S. presidential election presents
the country with two firsts: a female candidate in
Hillary Clinton and a candidate, Donald Trump,
seemingly at odds with much of his party’s traditional
positions on economic policy. Although of undoubted
historic significance, a Hillary Clinton presidency is
unlikely to be very different in economic terms from a
Bill Clinton, Obama or even either Bush presidency. The
network of advisers and supporters — both those that
are obvious at the political level and the more hidden
network that operates through lobbyists — will be
largely unchanged. On the other hand, a Trump
presidency brings the United States into uncharted
territory, for good or for ill.” Bittlingmayer has
served as a visiting economist at the Federal Trade
Commission. His research interests include the effect
politics and regulation have on business and financial
markets. Contact George Diepenbrock at
gdiepenbrock@ku.edu

9. ==> Weirder than The Election

Think this year’s Presidential election is weird?
That’s nothing in comparison to some of the strange
tales in the new book “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Unlock the Weird!” Edward Meyer has spent more than 35
years collecting stories, oddities and artifacts for
the company and will share some of the weirdest,
wildest (but all true) stories from Unlock the Weird!
Find out what stories from your city or state are in
the new book. Contact Frank Wolff at (407) 339-0879;
frank@wellonscommunications.com.

10. ==> Prepare for a Post-Election Market Crash

The majority of the 12 regional Federal Reserve banks
voted to raise interest rates during their two most
recent meetings. Yet, the Fed board decided to hold the
discount rate steady and kept the main benchmark
interest rate unchanged. Could the fact that this is a
U.S. presidential election year have anything to do
with this? Did you know that the sub-prime crash of
2008 and the dot-com crash of 2000 both occurred during
U.S. presidential election years? Politics, the stock
market and our personal finances are linked in ways
that few people truly understand, according to
financial life coach, investor and certified financial
planner Roel Sarmago[L1]. Invite Coach Roel to share
five ways people can financially protect themselves and
profit from the inevitable global market crash that
will happen after the U.S. presidential election. Coach
Roel worked in the mutual fund industry and is now a
real estate investor, options trader and entrepreneur.
He is the author of “Undiscovered Riches: Find Your
Hidden Wealth.” Contact him at (647) 494-7880
(Ontario); roel@coachroel.com

11. ==> Good News about Bad Bosses

If your audience members have a bad boss, as many
people do, they often fail to see the good news; short
of leaving for another job, there are ways to make your
situation much more tolerable. So says Cindy Hochart,
whose three decades of corporate experience includes
time spent as vice president and regional director for
a large health insurance organization. Having worked
for both good and bad bosses, Hochart can explain what
you can say to a bad boss that can turn things around,
the difference between employment and slavery and how
to rewrite your brain to have a better day at work.
Hochart is the author of “Find Your Burning Bush.”
Reach her at 816-588-8735;
cindy.hochart@findyourburningbush.com

12. ==> You’re Probably Making This Huge Career Mistake

Are you bored or disengaged at work? According to Tami
Gilbert, author of “Career CPR: Meaningful Strategies
to Resuscitate or Nurture Your Career,” the number one
reason people are dissatisfied at work is that they
have become complacent. In other words, at best they
are coasting or at worst they no longer have a passion
for it, have stopped investing in new skills or rely
too much on short cuts. An appearance by Gilbert—who
holds an MBA—is like a shot of career adrenalin as she
outlines how to recognize and treat a depressed career,
and how to develop healthy new habits in order to stay
out of future career ruts. Reach her at (312) 218-1744;
info@tamigilbert.com
13. ==> Build a Nest Egg in 15 Minutes a Week

Top stock market researcher, investor and expert Gary
Stone says everyday investors can use low-effort
strategies that take only 15 minutes a week to create
thriving stock market portfolios and comfortable
retirements while cutting loose from the financial
shackles of fee-ridden Target Date and active mutual
funds. “The primary reason people risk running out of
money in retirement is that they simply make the wrong
multi-decade investment choices for their retirement
nest egg while they are working,” Stone says. He’ll
discuss how to protect a nest egg from the next severe
bear market and why diversification is a poor risk
management strategy for multi-decade investing. Gary
Stone has helped thousands of ordinary investors with
straightforward and doable investment strategies.
Established in 1995, his company, Share Wealth Systems,
has pioneered a smarter approach to investing. Stone is
the author of “Blueprint to Wealth: Financial Freedom
in 15 Minutes A Week.” Contact him at 800-392-1257;
garys@sharewealthsystems.com

14. ==> Real Estate, Realtors, and the New Market

To help someone buy or sell a home, a real estate agent
needs to be 18 years old, not have a criminal
background, and pass an exam. Erik Brown says the world
of real estate is changing and you need more than a few
weeks’ training to understand what’s going on. Brown, a
realtor and entrepreneur, says, “As a nation, the US is
approaching one of the largest generational shifts in
our country. Baby boomers are aging while millennials
are growing up, and we are about to see a massive shift
in family make up, net worth, and yes, home ownership.”
Erik Brown will discuss upcoming real estate trends as
well as how to sniff out a bad agent, and what
characteristics and qualities make up a real estate
rock star. Contact Brown at (612) 408-3611;
info@themidcoastgroup.com

15. ==> The Weirdest Political Swag

Besides the usual bumper stickers, buttons and yard
signs, there’s been some very odd political product
tie-ins this election season according to Timothy
Andrews, of the Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI).
From a pair of wearable canvas shoes featuring each
candidate’s face (Trump is on the left shoe and
Hillary’s on the right) to Trump hair socks and “We
Shall Overcomb” T-shirts, Andrews says there’s swag for
everyone. “Trump’s official campaign store features $30
logoed hats, #Yuge buttons, playing cards and drink
coolers. Clinton’s store sells branded totes,
notebooks, houseware and apparel.” Andrews can talk
about how much money candidates spend on promo
merchandise, who spent more this season, and some of
the weirdest stuff he’s seen. Advertising Specialty
Institute® is the promotional product industry’s
largest membership organization.  Contact Dawn Marie at
(215) 953-3119; PRESS@ASICENTRAL.COM
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