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Endorsement by the EMPO Project
The EMPO Project offers its public endorsement to candidates who meet either of the following criteria:
Endorsed candidates are asked to:
Information is contained on the candidate's campaign website that identifies the candidate as having received training as a mediator or who otherwise has experience in mediation.
A statement is included on the candidate's campaign website similar to the following: "I advocate the use of mediation and other interest-based methods of dispute resolution in government, with the goal of reducing partisanship, polarization, and unnecessarily adversarial practices."
Why accept EMPO's endorsement?
- Place the EMPO Endorsement Seal on their campaign websites, linked to www.mediationworks.com/candidates
- Place the following statement on their campaign websites "Endorsed by the Elect Mediators to Political Office Project" linked to www.mediationworks.com/empo/candidates.htm to support other mediators running for public office.
- A link to endorsed candidates is included in the MTI Monthly newsletter, currently with over 40,000 subscribers.
- The EMPO Project is #1 on search engines for relevant terms — click each to test today's results on Google, Yahoo!, and MSN.
- The EMPO Project will send a personalized news release announcing its endorsement to your campaign chairperson, which can be forwarded to news media and used in other publicity.
- Emphasize to your constituency that you possess the skills and knowledge to work cooperatively with others once in office to reduce the polarized partisanship so evident in government today — one of the most severe public criticisms of politicians.
- The EMPO Project will issue occasional press releases, bringing public attention to the need to elect candidates who have the knowledge and skills to resolve disputes in a manner that serves the public interest.
- The EMPO Project will soon launch an initiative to establish links to the list of endorsed candidates from hundreds of mediator-friendly websites throughout the Internet.
- Additional initiatives are being planned to bring public and constituent attention to the candidacies of mediators, regardless of party affiliation.